CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Precision Machining Technology I (8539/36 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.

Ensuring Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection

  1. Demonstrate safe workplace practices.
  2. Handle hazardous materials as assigned.
  3. Describe the importance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
  4. Pass a safety exam on the topics of shop equipment safety, electrical hazards, and chemical and material handling.

Exploring the Foundations of Machining

  1. Describe the formulas for determining speeds and feeds.
  2. Apply mathematical problem solving to machining operations.
  3. Describe the principles and technology of precision measurement operations.
  4. Apply the properties of the various metals to cutting conditions and problems.
  5. Identify the fundamental workplace behaviors that are crucial to becoming a successful precision machinist.

Using Engineering Drawings and Sketches

  1. Interpret standard orthographic blueprints.
  2. Sketch orthographic and isometric projections of parts.

Applying Measurements

  1. Apply non-precision measuring instruments.
  2. Apply precision measuring instruments.
  3. Convert standard measurements to the metric system.
  4. Inspect simple parts, using precision tools and techniques.

Planning and Managing Machining Jobs

  1. Select machine tools for a given set of operations.
  2. Manage job and task priorities.

Performing Machining Jobs

  1. Operate power saws for cutoff operations.
  2. Perform routine drill press operations.
  3. Perform manual benchwork operations, including deburring parts, performing press fits, and using bench vise and hand tools as applicable.
  4. Perform manual layout operations, including laying out the location of hole centers and surfaces.
  5. Perform chucking operations for turning.
  6. Perform between-centers turning operations for straight turning.
  7. Perform routine vertical milling.

Performing General Maintenance

  1. Perform general housekeeping.
  2. Perform preventive maintenance on machine tools.

Applying Metalworking Theory

  1. Identify types of materials used in machining operations.
  2. Select tooling.
  3. Calculate speeds and feeds.
  4. Secure work to the machine.
  5. Select cutting fluids.
  6. Apply cutting fluids.