# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electricity II Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Electricity II (8534/36 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 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. Inspect course-specific hand and power tools to visually identify defects.
  5. Report injuries.
  6. Report personal, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  7. Pass safety exam.

Solving Mathematical Problems Related to the Electrical Field

  1. Solve problems using direct and inverse relationships.
  2. Solve electrical problems using calculators.
  3. Convert metric prefixes to their numerical equivalents and vice-versa.

Applying Basic Electrical Theory

  1. Troubleshoot series circuits.
  2. Troubleshoot parallel circuits.
  3. Wire series-parallel (combination) circuits.
  4. Calculate series-parallel (combination) circuits.
  5. Troubleshoot series-parallel (combination) circuits.
  6. Explain nameplate specifications related to motors, generators, and transformers.

Applying the National Electrical Code (NEC) Book

  1. Apply the NEC requirements for electrical installation.

Identifying and Installing Conduit and Raceways

  1. Identify various conduits and raceways.
  2. Select material and wiring support systems.
  3. Install conduits.

Examining Lighting Systems

  1. Install fixtures.
  2. Explain functions, operation, and characteristics of single-phase power systems.
  3. Install power devices.

Exploring Panelboards and Switchboards

  1. Identify basic components of service entrance equipment.
  2. Select OCPDs.
  3. Install OCPDs.
  4. Install various ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) devices.

Identifying and Installing Grounding Systems

  1. Identify characteristics of grounding systems.
  2. Illustrate sizing, layout, and installation of grounding systems.

Installing Transformers

  1. Install transformers.