# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radio Communications 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 Radio Communications II (8641/36 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.

Observing Safety Procedures

  1. Identify the use and maintenance of tools.
  2. Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  3. Demonstrate professional conduct.
  4. Identify electrical hazards and common safety procedures regarding wiring and cables.
  5. Demonstrate proper cabling techniques.

Practicing Communication Skills

  1. Identify inverted pyramid style.
  2. Write/edit a Public Service Announcement (PSA).
  3. Write/edit an interview.
  4. Write/edit a dramatic piece.
  5. Write/edit an editorial or commentary for the radio.
  6. Write/edit a non-dramatic piece (e.g., biography, documentary, or history).
  7. Write/edit a press release.
  8. Write/edit a review.

Following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules

  1. Describe the FCC regulations.
  2. Examine the necessity for regulations in radio broadcasting.

Directing Programming

  1. Identify how to determine a playlist.
  2. Explain how to manage on-air personnel.
  3. Design the overall sound of a radio station.
  4. Manage a radio station’s programming budget.
  5. Analyze the audience.
  6. Interpret survey data for programming focus.

Performing On Air

  1. Identify speaking skill considerations for on-air performance.
  2. Operate a digital delivery music system.
  3. Operate a transmitter according to FCC guidelines.
  4. Interact with listeners.
  5. Edit phone calls on-air.
  6. Perform radio station breaks.
  7. Interpret a radio station log.
  8. Operate EAS.
  9. Identify basic programming formats.
  10. Follow radio station programming format.

Reporting the News

  1. Conduct an interview (on-air and recorded).
  2. Incorporate radio actualities into a newscast.
  3. Produce a news feature.

Managing the Station

  1. Identify radio station management theory.
  2. Create a station budget.
  3. Manage radio station personnel.

Operating in Promotions

  1. Order station’s promotional materials.
  2. Supervise station’s branding.
  3. Supervise station’s remote broadcasts.
  4. Produce radio station copy.

Operating Radio Equipment

  1. Operate radio production equipment.
  2. Operate industry software.
  3. Identify various connectors and cables.
  4. Describe the various types of microphones.

Consulting for Radio

  1. Analyze the station’s market.
  2. Provide plans for various departments.
  3. Conduct various types of surveys.
  4. Analyze Nielsen data for market share and demographic breakdown information.