# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Precision Machining Technology 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 Precision Machining Technology II (8540/36 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.

Ensuring Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection

  1. Demonstrate safe workplace practices.
  2. Handle hazardous materials as assigned.
  3. Describe the importance of 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.

Applying the Fundamentals of Machining

  1. Apply the properties of various nonmetals to cutting conditions and problems.
  2. Apply statistical concepts and terminology to machining tasks.

Applying Measurements

  1. Apply surface plate instruments.
  2. Convert standard measurements to the metric system.
  3. Inspect samples for the required data, according to a sampling plan.

Planning and Managing Machining Jobs

  1. Develop a process plan for a part requiring milling, drilling, turning, and/or grinding.
  2. Write instructions for producing a part.
  3. Make process adjustments or improvements to the production of a single part.

Performing Machining Jobs

  1. Perform routine power feed milling, using power feeds.
  2. Perform routine surface grinding, location of surfaces, and squaring of surfaces, using manual surface grinders with a wheel 10 inches and smaller in diameter.
  3. Describe the functions and operations of CNC milling machine, CNC lathe, waterjet, lasers, 3D printers, and a wire-electric discharge machine (EDM).
  4. Write simple programs for a CNC milling machine, CNC lathe, and wire-EDM.

Performing General Maintenance

  1. Perform general machine maintenance.
  2. Manage the CNC tooling library.

Using Engineering Drawings and Sketches

  1. Interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT) from orthographic blueprints.
  2. Interpret engineering drawings with multiple auxiliary views.
  3. Interpret GDT drawings with multiple datums.

Applying Metalworking Theory

  1. Create specialized fixtures.
  2. Machine a variety of materials.

Exploring CNC Machining

  1. Describe the main computer systems used across the industry.
  2. Describe the variety of machines in the industry that are controlled by CNC programming.
  3. Write a basic G-code program for engraving.
  4. Design a part, using CAD/CAM software.
  5. Produce the designed part, using a 3D printer or CNC machine.
  6. Analyze the part design for improvements.

Exploring Automation

  1. Define the automation process.
  2. Identify sub-assembly and complete product assembly or packaging techniques.
  3. Compare a variety of final finishes and their effects.
  4. Describe the advantages of automated welding.