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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Drafting I (8530/36 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 Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

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.

Practicing Safety

  1. Follow general safety procedures.
  2. Adjust equipment for maximum comfort and usability.
  3. Describe ergonomic considerations.

Preparing for a Career in Drafting

  1. Describe career options for those with drafting skills.
  2. Identify educational experiences and personal traits that benefit a drafter.
  3. Describe potential barriers to career advancement and strategies for overcoming them.

Getting Oriented to Drafting

  1. Describe various types of drawings.
  2. Care for basic drafting equipment and tools.
  3. Use basic drafting equipment and tools.

Using Mathematics in Drafting

  1. Perform metric to U.S. customary system conversions.
  2. Perform conversions within a measurement system.
  3. Apply basic mathematical skills to drafting operations.
  4. Apply mathematical calculations involving practical geometry and trigonometry.

Performing Basic Drafting Operations

  1. Demonstrate techniques for scale usage.
  2. Prepare freehand sketches.
  3. Perform freehand lettering.
  4. Apply line conventions.
  5. Adjust manual drafting equipment.
  6. Apply geometric construction principles.
  7. Prepare orthographic projections.
  8. Create pictorial views from orthographic projections.
  9. Dimension mechanical drawings.
  10. Revise existing drawings.
  11. Prepare sectional views (full, half, and offset).

Performing Basic Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operations

  1. Identify basic components of a CADD system.
  2. Perform fundamental computer skills.
  3. Use CADD set-up commands.
  4. Use CADD drawing commands.
  5. Use CADD modifying commands.
  6. Use CADD dimensioning commands.
  7. Use CADD 3-D modeling commands.
  8. Use CADD file commands.
  9. Prepare basic CADD drawings.

Performing Mechanical Drafting and Design Operations with Extensive Use of CADD

  1. Use reference materials.
  2. Use basic drafting standards.
  3. Add general notes to a drawing.
  4. Select the appropriate types of projections to represent objects.
  5. Apply mechanical symbols to a drawing.

Preparing a Career Portfolio

  1. Plan a drafting portfolio.
  2. Gather material for a portfolio.