CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Building Trades II (8516/36 weeks, 280 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 legal 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 exam for shop/site safety and specific tool use.

Applying Fundamental Construction Skills

  1. Interpret scale.
  2. Determine materials from a blueprint.
  3. Estimate labor and material cost.
  4. Identify reference materials that govern professional procedures (e.g., code books).


Performing Masonry Skills

  1. Estimate amounts of materials needed for a job.
  2. Establish elevation reference points from a benchmark.
  3. Establish footing grades.
  4. Locate and square corners.
  5. Level walls, using a builder's level.
  6. Gauge masonry wall with mason’s scales.
  7. Build a straight lead.
  8. Build corners.

Laying Brick

  1. Lay a rowlock course.
  2. Build a block corner.
  3. Compare types of masonry cements.


Framing Walls

  1. Lay out walls on the floor deck.
  2. Lay out wall framing detail on wall plates.
  3. Raise a wall.

Framing a Ceiling

  1. Lay out ceiling framing detail on top wall plate.
  2. Cut ceiling joists.
  3. Install ceiling joists.
  4. Frame ceiling opening.
  5. Install strongback (i.e., stiffener or catwalk).

Framing a Roof

  1. Lay out roof framing detail on cap plate.
  2. Reproduce common rafters from a pattern.
  3. Install the ridgeboard.
  4. Frame roof opening.
  5. Install common rafters.
  6. Frame gable end.
  7. Install collar beams (i.e., rafter ties).
  8. Install purlins.
  9. Install roof sheathing.
  10. Install trusses.

Installing Roofing

  1. Install roof underlayment.
  2. Install three-tab composite shingles.
  3. Install a ridge cap.
  4. Install composite shingles in a valley.
  5. Install composite shingles around a roof opening.

Constructing and Installing Stairs

  1. Calculate the rise and run for stairs.
  2. Lay out straight run stair stringer.
  3. Cut stair component.
  4. Construct unfinished stair unit.


Applying Basic Electrical Wiring

  1. Describe series and parallel circuits.
  2. Identify functions, operation, and characteristics of grounding systems.
  3. Wire series circuit.
  4. Wire basic residential switching operations.
  5. Troubleshoot circuits by checking continuity using a multimeter.
  6. Wire duplex receptacles.
  7. Wire GFCI receptacles.
  8. Solve mathematical electrical problems by applying Ohm's law.

Navigating the National Electrical Code (NEC) Book

  1. Explain the intent of the NEC (article 90).
  2. Interpret the NEC requirements for electrical installation.

Identifying and Installing Panelboards and Switchboards

  1. Describe the purpose and location of overcurrent devices.
  2. Select overcurrent devices.
  3. Install overcurrent devices.
  4. Describe installation procedures for ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) devices.


Reading Drawings for the Plumbing Occupation

  1. Develop fitting/material lists based on drawings.
  2. Develop an overhead and an isometric drawing.

Installing Waste and Soil Pipes

  1. Rough-in a drainage, waste, and vent (DWV) assembly of PVC/ABS for a variety of fixtures.
  2. Calculate and set waste and soil pipes to level and gradient.
  3. Install water closet flange.
  4. Test drainage system by performing a standing water test.

Roughing-in Water Distribution Components

  1. Install a water distribution system of hard-drawn copper, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), and cross-linked polyethylene (PEX).
  2. Rough-in water supply for a variety of fixtures.
  3. Identify procedures for installing a building’s water service.
  4. Identify types of main shutoff valves.
  5. Install main shutoff valve.
  6. Perform air- or water-pressure test.
  7. Insulate water lines.
  8. Identify the need for backflow prevention devices.
  9. Install nail guards for protection of piping.

Installing Fixtures and Trim

  1. Install lavatory (wall-hung and cabinet installation).
  2. Install tank-type water closet.
  3. Install a kitchen sink.
  4. Install a garbage disposal.
  5. Install a dishwasher.
  6. Install an electric water heater.
  7. Trim a tub and shower valve.
  8. Install various fixture shutoff valves.