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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Electricity III (8535/36 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.

Using Tools and Materials

  1. Use the various types of hand tools used by electricians.
  2. Use the various types of power tools used by electricians.
  3. Use a variety of meters to take readings.
  4. Identify commonly used materials by name and by regional variance of terminology.

Solving Mathematical Problems Related to Electricity

  1. Convert numbers to scientific notation.
  2. Use calculators to solve electrical problems, including load calculations and service calculations.
  3. Use calculators to solve conduit bending problems.

Installing Conductors

  1. Explain the steps for pulling cable into a raceway in a commercial or industrial setting.
  2. Install conductors.
  3. Identify the color codes for phasing wires.
  4. Identify material associated with conduits and raceways.

Examining Lighting, Communication, and Power Systems

  1. Explain functions, operation, and characteristics of various lighting systems.
  2. Design lighting distribution and layout of fixtures.
  3. Explain functions, operation, and characteristics of various communication systems.
  4. Design communication distribution and layout of outlets.
  5. Install communication devices.
  6. Design power distribution and layout outlets.

Interpreting Prints and Specifications

  1. Draw a residential electrical plan.
  2. Read electrical drawings, including schematics and specifications.
  3. Draw a control ladder diagram.

Installing Service Equipment

  1. Install service entrance equipment.

Installing and Maintaining Motors and Drives, Motor Controllers, and PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)

  1. Identify function, operation, and characteristics of various motors.
  2. Demonstrate techniques for various motor installations.
  3. Identify function, operation, and characteristics of motor controllers, circuits, process control systems, and devices.
  4. Wire a control circuit, given a ladder diagram.
  5. Wire a multiple start/stop push-button station.
  6. Wire a control relay.
  7. Wire a two-wire motor control circuit.

Describing Generators and Power Supplies

  1. Identify types and configurations of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).

Exploring Transformers

  1. Identify function, operation, and characteristics of transformers.
  2. Describe the components of electrical distribution systems.