CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Electricity I (8533/36 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.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Applying Basic Construction Safety Standards (Core Safety)

  1. Comply with federal, state, and local safety legal requirements.
  2. Maintain a safe working environment.
  3. Explain safe working practices around electrical hazards.
  4. Identify emergency first aid procedures.
  5. Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
  6. Identify PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements.
  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. Demonstrate lockout/tagout procedures.
  12. Report injuries.
  13. Report personal, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  14. Earn the OSHA 10 card.
  15. Pass safety exam.

Focusing on the Electrician's Profession

  1. Explain electrician-specific safety issues.
  2. Discuss current topics in the industry.
  3. Explore the various occupations available in electricity and related fields.
  4. Investigate career opportunities in the electrical industry.
  5. Discuss all postsecondary training and licensing in the electricity field.
  6. Describe the employee’s role in ensuring the success of the electrical business.
  7. Identify national and local trade organizations.

Using Tools and Materials

  1. Utilize the various types of hand tools used by electricians.
  2. Utilize the various types of power tools used by electricians.
  3. Identify commonly used materials by name and by regional variance of terminology.
  4. Prepare a material inventory.

Applying Basic Electrical Theory

  1. Explain basic electrical theory.
  2. Explain the relationship of electron theory to circuit design by the use of Ohm's Law.
  3. Use a variety of meters to take readings.
  4. Calculate series circuits.
  5. Wire a series circuit.
  6. Calculate parallel circuits.
  7. Wire parallel circuits.

Solving Mathematical Problems Related to the Electrical Field

  1. Solve word problems involving whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  2. Solve algebraic formulas pertaining to electrical applications.
  3. Solve problems involving percentage, ratio, and proportion.
  4. Measure distances using scales and measuring devices.

Interpreting Prints and Specifications

  1. Draw electrical circuits.
  2. Read electrical construction drawings and specifications.

Navigating the NEC Book

  1. Explain the intent of the NEC.
  2. Interpret the NEC requirements for electrical installation.

Selecting and Installing Conductors

  1. Identify various types of conductors and their associated applications.
  2. Install conductors.
  3. Terminate conductors with lugs, connectors, or terminals.

Identifying Panelboards and Switchboards

  1. Identify purpose and location of overcurrent protective devices (OCPDs) and service entrance equipment.

Describing Generators and Power Supplies

  1. Explain principles of generating electricity.
  2. Explain principles of magnetism/electromagnetism.
  3. Apply principles of generating electricity.
  4. Identify components of a typical stand-alone generator.

Exploring Environmentally Friendly Choices

  1. Identify energy-efficient equipment and methods.
  2. Explore the environmental impacts of land use and site location for a proposed building project.
  3. Explore design choices for a proposed building project that reflect conservation and efficient use of materials.
  4. Explore design choices for a proposed building project that reflect conservation and efficient use of energy.
  5. Explore design choices for a proposed building project that reflect conservation and efficient use of water.
  6. Explore design choices that can affect indoor air quality for proposed building projects.