CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Building Trades I (8515/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.


Applying Basic Construction Safety Standards (Core Safety)

  1. Comply with federal, state, and local safety requirements, including OSHA, VOSHA, and EPA.
  2. Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  3. Inspect and maintain a safe working environment.
  4. Explain safe working practices around electrical hazards.
  5. Identify emergency first aid procedures.
  6. Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
  7. Inspect course-specific hand and power tools to visually identify defects.
  8. Demonstrate lifting and carrying techniques.
  9. Demonstrate safe laddering techniques.
  10. Demonstrate safe scaffolding techniques.
  11. Report personal injury, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  12. Earn the OSHA 10 card.
  13. Pass safety exams for shop/site safety and specific tool use.

Applying Fundamental Construction Skills

  1. Identify common construction hand and power tools.
  2. Read a ruler.
  3. Identify various pipe dimensions.
  4. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, with and without a calculator.
  5. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
  6. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, with and without a calculator.
  7. Convert decimals to percents and percents to decimals.
  8. Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
  9. Identify units of length, weight, volume, and temperature.
  10. Identify the basic geometric formulas for shapes common to construction.
  11. Identify basic blueprint terms, components, and symbols.
  12. Identify different classifications of drawings.


Using Basic Masonry Skills

  1. Identify tools that are specific to masons.
  2. Spread mortar.
  3. Apply head joints.
  4. Bond a brick wall to vertical joint uniformity.
  5. Lay running bond wall to the line.
  6. Gauge masonry wall with mason's scales.
  7. Strike joints.
  8. Build a rack-back lead.
  9. Build a straight lead.
  10. Build corners.
  11. Build rectangular brick columns.
  12. Identify types and sizes of brick.

Laying Brick Positions and Bonds

  1. Identify the six brick positions.
  2. Lay an American/common bond pattern.
  3. Lay an English bond pattern.
  4. Lay a Flemish bond pattern.
  5. Lay a stack bond pattern.
  6. Lay a soldier course.
  7. Lay a rowlock course.

Laying Concrete Masonry Units

  1. Apply head joints (block).
  2. Lay out a block wall.
  3. Lay block to the line.
  4. Build a block jamb.
  5. Build a block corner.
  6. Gauge block walls.
  7. Identify types and sizes of block.

Identifying and Mixing Masonry Cements

  1. Mix masonry cements.
  2. Select masonry cement based on a specific job.


Using Basic Carpentry Skills

  1. Identify tools that are specific to carpenters.
  2. Check stock and/or assemblies for squareness.
  3. Determine levelness and plumbness of surfaces.
  4. Handle and store materials.
  5. Identify materials.
  6. Maintain hand tools.
  7. Fasten stock with metal fasteners.
  8. Cut and shape stock.

Framing a Floor

  1. Identify the sill plate.
  2. Identify the floor joists and crown.
  3. Identify bridging and blocking.
  4. Identify subfloor sheathing.

Framing Walls

  1. Cut wall plates.
  2. Identify studs, headers, jacks, rough sills, and cripples.
  3. Identify framing layout on wall plates.
  4. Identify corner and tee posts.
  5. Identify types of headers.
  6. Identify types of door openings.
  7. Identify types of window openings.
  8. Identify metal stud framing procedures.
  9. Identify types of exterior wall sheathing.


Applying Basics of Electricity

  1. Describe basic electrical theory.
  2. Identify tools that are specific to electricians.
  3. Identify basic electrical wiring devices.

Selecting and Installing Conductors

  1. Identify types of conductors.
  2. Install conductors.
  3. Make connections with lugs, connectors, and terminals.
  4. Select conductors for specific applications.
  5. Install nail guards to protect conductors.


Performing Plumbing Basics, Cutting and Joining Pipe

  1. Identify tools that are specific to plumbers.
  2. Cut and deburr copper tubing.
  3. Cut plastic pipe with PVC/ABS saw or approved cutter.
  4. Construct copper tubing assembly, using solder joints.
  5. Calculate fitting allowance.
  6. Join plastic pipe (i.e., tubing) to fittings, using solvent method.
  7. Join PEX pipe (i.e., tubing), using crimp fittings.

Describing Water Recycling Systems

  1. Describe the process and functions of sewage treatment systems.
  2. Describe the process and functions of water supply systems.