CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 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 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.
  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.