Career and Technical Ed Curriculum
  STEM Advanced Electronics & Robotics
 

This course engages students in electricity and electronic experiments that focus on the application of scientific theories and mathematics principles.  Students solve problems using simple electrical devices and circuits and build electronic projects using DC and AC devices and circuits.

This course may assist the student in preparing for the following certification examinations, national assessments, or licensure examinations approved by the Virginia Board of Education:
• A+ Certification, 2006 Objectives (CompTIA)
• Basic Installer Examination, Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (Consumer Electronics Association)
• Certified Electronics Technician Associate (ETA)
• Computer Networking Fundamentals Assessment (NOCTI)
• Computer Repair Technology Assessment (NOCTI)
• Electronics Technology Assessment (NOCTI)
• Student Electronics Technician Certification, SET (ETA)
• Virginia Workplace Readiness Assessment (NOCTI) and IC3 Certification (Certiport)

Last Updated: 08/04/11 10:51 AM
 
 
CTE.AER
Standard 1
  DEVELOP WORKPLACE READINESS SKILLS: PERSONAL QUALITIES & PEOPLE SKILLS
 

Benchmark 1.001
Demonstrate Positive Work Ethic
 
Indicator 1.001.001
Demonstrate a positive work ethic
 

Benchmark 1.002
Demonstrate Integrity
 
Indicator 1.002.001
Demonstrate integrity
 

Benchmark 1.003
Demonstrate Teamwork Skills
 
Indicator 1.003.001
Demonstrate teamwork skills
 

Benchmark 1.004
Demonstrate Self-Representation Skills
 
Indicator 1.004.001
Demonstrate self-representation skills
 

Benchmark 1.005
Demonstrate Diversity Awareness
 
Indicator 1.005.001
Demonstrate diversity awareness
 

Benchmark 1.006
Demonstrate Conflict-Resolution Skills
 
Indicator 1.006.001
Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills
 

Benchmark 1.007
Demonstrate Creativity and Resourcefulness
 
Indicator 1.007.001
Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness
 
CTE.AER
Standard 2
  DEVELOP WORKPLACE READINESS SKILLS: PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
 

Benchmark 2.008
Demonstrate Effective Speaking and Listening Skills
 
Indicator 2.008.001
Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills
 

Benchmark 2.009
Demonstrate Effective Reading and Writing Skills
 
Indicator 2.009.001
Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills
 

Benchmark 2.010
Demonstrate Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
 
Indicator 2.010.001
Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
 

Benchmark 2.011
Demonstrate Healthy Behaviors and Safety Skills
 
Indicator 2.011.001
Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills
 

Benchmark 2.012
Demonstrate an Understanding of Workplace Organizations, Systems, etc.
 
Indicator 2.012.001
Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, etc.
 

Benchmark 2.013
Demonstrate Lifelong-Learning Skills
 
Indicator 2.013.001
Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills
 

Benchmark 2.014
Demonstrate Job Acquisition and Advancement Skills
 
Indicator 2.014.001
Demonstrate job acquisition and advancement skills
 

Benchmark 2.015
Demonstrate Time, Task, and Resource-Management Skills
 
Indicator 2.015.001
Demonstrate time, task, and resource-management skills
 

Benchmark 2.016
Demonstrate Job-Specific Mathematics Skills
 
Indicator 2.016.001
Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills
 

Benchmark 2.017
Demonstrate Customer-Service Skills
 
Indicator 2.017.001
Demonstrate customer-service skills
 
CTE.AER
Standard 3
  DEVELOP WORKPLACE READINESS SKILLS: TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
 

Benchmark 3.018
Demonstrate Proficiency with Technologies Common to an Occupation
 
Indicator 3.018.001
Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to an occupation
 

Benchmark 3.019
Demonstrate Information Technology Skills
 
Indicator 3.019.001
Demonstrate information technology skills
 

Benchmark 3.020
Demonstrate an Understanding of Internet Use and Security Issues
 
Indicator 3.020.001
Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues
 

Benchmark 3.021
Demonstrate Telecommunications Skills
 
Indicator 3.021.001
Demonstrate telecommunications skills
 
CTE.AER
Standard 4
  UNDERSTAND ALL ASPECTS OF INDUSTRY
 

Benchmark 4.022
Examine Planning at Individual Business and Overall Industry Levels
 
Indicator 4.022.001
Examine planning at individual business and overall industry levels
 

Benchmark 4.023
Explain Management Methods
 
Indicator 4.023.001
Explain management methods
 

Benchmark 4.024
Examine Finance: Decisions, Raising Capital, Expansion, etc.
 
Indicator 4.024.001
Examine finance in regard to ongoing accounting and financial decision
 

Benchmark 4.025
Describe Technical and Production Skills for Production Techniques
 
Indicator 4.025.001
Describe technical and production skills for production techniques
 

Benchmark 4.026
Examine Underlying Principles of Technology
 
Indicator 4.026.001
Examine underlying principles of technology
 

Benchmark 4.027
Examine Labor Issues: Worker Rights, Labor Unions, etc.
 
Indicator 4.027.001
Examine labor issues: workers rights, labor unions, etc.
 

Benchmark 4.028
Describe Community Issues
 
Indicator 4.028.001
Describe community issues
 

Benchmark 4.029
Examine Concepts of Health, Safety and Environmental Issues
 
Indicator 4.029.001
Examine concepts of health, safety and environmental issues
 
CTE.AER
Standard 5
  ADDRESS ELEMENTS OF STUDENT LIFE
 

Benchmark 5.030
Identify the Purposes and Goals of the Student Organization
 
Indicator 5.030.001
Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization
 

Benchmark 5.031
Explain the Benefits and Responsibilities of Organization Membership
 
Indicator 5.031.001
Explain the benefits and responsibilities of organization membership
 

Benchmark 5.031
Explain the Benefits and Responsibilities of Organization Membership
 
Indicator 5.031.001
Explain the benefits and responsibilities of organization membership
 

Benchmark 5.032
Demonstrate Leadership Skills Through Participation in Activities
 
Indicator 5.032.001
Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in activities
 

Benchmark 5.033
Identify Internet Safety Issues & Comply with Acceptable Use Standards
 
Indicator 5.033.001
Identify Internet safety issues & comply with acceptable use standards
 
CTE.AER
Standard 6
  UNDERSTAND THE FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS
 

Benchmark 6.034
Identify & Demonstrate Safety Rules, Safe Use of Machines & Equipment
 
Indicator 6.034.001
Explain the importance of safety in the laboratory & in the workplace
 
Indicator 6.034.002
Identify safety precautions to follow when using hand tools, etc.
 
Indicator 6.034.003
Identify safety precautions and responsibilities to be considered
 

Benchmark 6.035
Identify and Describe Atomic Structure and the Law of Charges
 
Indicator 6.035.001
Identify atomic structure used to manufacture conductors & insulators
 
Indicator 6.035.002
Define the vocabulary related to atomic structure
 
Indicator 6.035.003
Explain development of electrical properties: conductors & insulators
 
Indicator 6.035.004
Explain the manufacturing process for conductors and insulators
 
Indicator 6.035.005
Provide examples of conductor and insulator materials
 
Indicator 6.035.006
Explain the Law of Charges & its relationship to electron/current flow
 

Benchmark 6.036
Define and Describe Basic Electrical Terms
 
Indicator 6.036.001
Understand the importance of knowing basic electrical & and vocabulary
 
Indicator 6.036.002
Use resources to strengthen vocabulary
 
Indicator 6.036.003
Define electronics-specific terms
 

Benchmark 6.037
Describe Series-Parallel Circuits and Determine Their Current, etc.
 
Indicator 6.037.001
Explain the characteristics, etc. of resistive circuit configurations
 
Indicator 6.037.002
Determine the science and math concepts related to resistive circuits
 
Indicator 6.037.003
Use Ohm’s law & Watt’s law to find resistive circuit characteristics
 

Benchmark 6.038
Determine the Direction of Current Flow in DC Circuits and AC Circuits
 
Indicator 6.038.001
Define direct current and explain the characteristics of DC circuits
 
Indicator 6.038.002
Identify the voltage and power sources associated with DC circuits
 
Indicator 6.038.003
Recognize examples of direct current circuits and applications
 
Indicator 6.038.004
Determine which math concepts can be applied to understand DC currents
 
Indicator 6.038.005
Define alternate current & explain the characteristics of AC circuits
 
Indicator 6.038.006
Identify the voltage and power sources associated with AC circuits
 
Indicator 6.038.007
Recognize examples of alternating current circuits and applications
 
Indicator 6.038.008
Determine which math concepts can be applied to understand AC currents
 

Benchmark 6.039
Explain Methods of Generating Electricity
 
Indicator 6.039.001
Identify the methods used to generate electricity
 
Indicator 6.039.002
Determine which principles relate to the generation of electricity
 
Indicator 6.039.003
Evaluate the various methods to generate and use electricity
 
Indicator 6.039.004
Identify methods used to store, distribute and measure electricity
 
Indicator 6.039.005
Analyze the societal impacts of electricity production
 
Indicator 6.039.006
Identify emerging technologies used to optimize electricity production
 
CTE.AER
Standard 7
  THE STUDENT WILL UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES OF PASSIVE CIRCUITS
 

Benchmark 7.040
Identify and Draw Electronics Symbols and Circuit Diagrams
 
Indicator 7.040.001
Draw and explain a schematic diagram
 
Indicator 7.040.002
Explain how schematic diagrams are used in the electronics industry
 
Indicator 7.040.003
Explain how schematic diagrams are used to construct, analyze circuits
 

Benchmark 7.041
Construct Simple Electronics Circuits From a Schematic Diagram
 
Indicator 7.041.001
Use various connecting methods to construct a circuit from a schematic
 
Indicator 7.041.002
Use computer simulations to construct a circuit from a schematic
 
Indicator 7.041.003
Explain the use of soldering techniques to construct circuits
 
Indicator 7.041.004
Outline manufacturing processes used for a large quantity of circuits
 

Benchmark 7.042
Identify Resistors Types and Their Values
 
Indicator 7.042.001
Identify types of resistors, their characteristics, applications, etc.
 
Indicator 7.042.002
Identify units of measure & labeling method for resistive components
 
Indicator 7.042.003
Explain the resistor color code and its uses
 
Indicator 7.042.004
Compare & contrast the characteristics of fixed and variable resistors
 
Indicator 7.042.005
Explain how test equipment is used to measure resistors
 
Indicator 7.042.006
Determine and measure a resistor’s power rating
 

Benchmark 7.043
Measure Circuit Values with a Multimeter
 
Indicator 7.043.001
Explain the purpose of a multimeter
 
Indicator 7.043.002
Compare analog & digital multimeters in use, accuracy, performance
 
Indicator 7.043.003
Compare the values of actual and virtual test equipment
 
Indicator 7.043.004
Explain how to use a multimeter to measure voltage and current
 

Benchmark 7.044
Verify Ohm's Law
 
Indicator 7.044.001
Explain Ohm’s Law and its mathematical relationships
 
Indicator 7.044.002
Understand how Ohm’s Law is used to evaluate circuit characteristics
 
Indicator 7.044.003
Identify the units of measure in Ohm’s Law and how they relate
 
Indicator 7.044.004
Recognize which circuit configurations do not apply Ohm’s Law
 

Benchmark 7.045
Analyze and Prove Linear Circuit Characteristics
 
Indicator 7.045.001
Mathematically analyze resistive circuit characteristics
 
Indicator 7.045.002
Explain how to evaluate complex resistive circuits without Ohm's Law
 
Indicator 7.045.003
Explain using computers to analyze resistive circuit characteristics
 
Indicator 7.045.004
Compare calculated/simulated/measured/actual circuit characteristics
 
Indicator 7.045.005
Explain how test equipment is used for resistive circuits
 
Indicator 7.045.006
Analyze the advantages/disadvantages/parameters for resistive circuits
 

Benchmark 7.046
Analyze and Measure Values in AC Circuits (RC, RL, RCL)
 
Indicator 7.046.001
Explain the characteristics, etc. of inductors and inductance
 
Indicator 7.046.002
Explain the characteristics, etc. of capacitors, capacitive circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.003
Determine which concepts are related to inductive, capacitive circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.004
Identify characteristics of inductive/capacitive reactance, impedance
 
Indicator 7.046.005
Explain the operation, calculation, measurement of complex AC circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.006
Recognize applications for the three types of reactance circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.007
Compare inductive reactive and capacitive reactive circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.008
Apply Ohm’s Law and Watt’s Law to reactive circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.009
Compare resistance, reactance, and impedance
 
Indicator 7.046.010
Explain how test equipment is used for calculated complex AC circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.011
Recognize applications for reactive circuits
 
Indicator 7.046.012
Analyze differences in reactive circuits in different configurations
 
CTE.AER
Standard 8
  UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLES OF ACTIVE CIRCUITS
 

Benchmark 8.047
Explain the Basic Characteristics of Amplifiers
 
Indicator 8.047.001
Identify the common components of amplifiers
 
Indicator 8.047.002
Explain the common uses of amplifiers
 

Benchmark 8.048
Design Common Amplifiers and Operational Amplifiers
 
Indicator 8.048.001
Examine common amplifiers and operational amplifiers
 
Indicator 8.048.002
Analyze characteristics of common amplifiers & operational amplifiers
 
Indicator 8.048.003
Construct common amplifiers and operational amplifiers
 

Benchmark 8.049
Construct Amplifier Circuits and Verify Characteristics
 
Indicator 8.049.001
Analyze amplifier circuits using test instruments
 
CTE.AER
Standard 9
  UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL CIRCUITS
 

Benchmark 9.050
Explain the Operation of Basic Logic Circuits
 
Indicator 9.050.001
Identify the basic types and characteristics of logic gates
 
Indicator 9.050.002
Analyze differences between logic gates & their effects on operations
 

Benchmark 9.051
Construct a Working Combinational Logic Circuit Using Logic Gates
 
Indicator 9.051.001
Explain the characteristics of typical combinational logical circuits
 
Indicator 9.051.002
Explain characteristics: counters, registers, clocks, decoder circuits
 
Indicator 9.051.003
Compare how logic gates operate individually vs. as parts of systems
 
Indicator 9.051.004
Explain how to form a combinational logic circuit w/ basic logic gates
 

Benchmark 9.052
Explain Facts About Logic Gates
 
Indicator 9.052.001
Summarize the characteristics of logic gates
 
Indicator 9.052.002
Explain the operation of logic gates
 
Indicator 9.052.003
Identify applications of logic gates
 

Benchmark 9.053
Describe Semiconductor Atomic Structure and Construction Methods
 
Indicator 9.053.001
Describe atomic structure as it relates to semiconductor devices
 

Benchmark 9.054
Explain the Characteristics, etc. of Basic Semiconductor Devices
 
Indicator 9.054.001
Describe the characteristics of basic semiconductor devices
 
Indicator 9.054.002
Explain the operation of basic semiconductor devices
 
Indicator 9.054.003
Identify applications of basic semiconductor devices
 

Benchmark 9.055
Classify and Describe Integrated Circuits
 
Indicator 9.055.001
Classify the types of integrated circuits
 
Indicator 9.055.002
Describe integrated circuits
 

Benchmark 9.056
Demonstrate Analog/Digital or Digital/Analog Circuits
 
Indicator 9.056.001
Describe the characteristics of digital-to-analog conversion circuits
 
Indicator 9.056.002
Explain the operation of digital-to-analog conversion circuits
 
Indicator 9.056.003
Identify applications of digital-to-analog conversion circuits
 
CTE.AER
Standard 10
  UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTER CONTROL AND AUTOMATION
 

Benchmark 10.057
Explain the Input, Process, and Output System Model
 
Indicator 10.057.001
Describe the characteristics a system model
 
Indicator 10.057.002
Explain the operation of a system model
 
Indicator 10.057.003
Identify the inputs, processes, and outputs of a system model
 

Benchmark 10.058
Describe the Purpose of a Microcontroller
 
Indicator 10.058.001
Identify usages of a microcontroller
 
Indicator 10.058.002
Explain the basic operations of a microcontroller
 

Benchmark 10.059
Describe the Purpose of a Programmable Logic Controller
 
Indicator 10.059.001
Identify usages of a programmable logic controller
 
Indicator 10.059.002
Explain the basic operations of a programmable logic controller
 

Benchmark 10.060
Interface Output Devices to a Computer, Microcontroller, etc.
 
Indicator 10.060.001
Identify inputs and outputs of devices to a computer, etc.
 
Indicator 10.060.002
Analyze pros & cons of interfacing output devices to a computer, etc.
 
Indicator 10.060.003
Explain the operation of devices as they are interfaced to a computer
 

Benchmark 10.061
Use Computer Technologies to Control a Robotic System
 
Indicator 10.061.001
Identify inputs and outputs of a robotic system
 
Indicator 10.061.002
Explain the operation of a robotic system
 

Benchmark 10.062
Plan, Design, and Construct an Automated System
 
Indicator 10.062.001
Identify elements of automated systems
 
Indicator 10.062.002
Analyze the model of an automated system
 
Indicator 10.062.003
Create a prototype of an automated system
 

Benchmark 10.063
Identify the Core Concepts of Technology
 
Indicator 10.063.001
Identify resources
 
Indicator 10.063.002
Evaluate design processes
 
Indicator 10.063.003
Explain areas of the designed world
 
CTE.AER
Standard 11
  UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMS DESIGN
 

Benchmark 11.064
Analyze Technological Systems
 
Indicator 11.064.001
Create a flow chart of a system
 
Indicator 11.064.002
Identify input, process, output, feedback
 

Benchmark 11.065
Explain Steps in a Design Process
 
Indicator 11.065.001
Identify elements in a design process
 
Indicator 11.065.002
Describe elements in a design process
 
Indicator 11.065.003
Apply elements in a design process
 

Benchmark 11.066
Analyze a Problem Which is Solved Using Computer/Electronic Controls
 
Indicator 11.066.001
Analyze the definition of control
 
Indicator 11.066.002
Identify the elements in computer or electronic control
 

Benchmark 11.067
Assess the Impact of a Technological System on Industry, Economy, etc.
 
Indicator 11.067.001
Hypothesize planned and unplanned impacts of a technology system
 
Indicator 11.067.002
Hypothesize positive and negative impacts of a technology system
 
Indicator 11.067.003
Document the impact of a technology system
 

Benchmark 11.068
Obtain Information on Computer- or Electronically-Controlled Options
 
Indicator 11.068.001
Identify problems that can be solved w/ computers or elec. controls
 
Indicator 11.068.002
Create system flowcharts of computer or elec. controls for problems
 

Benchmark 11.069
Design a Computer- or Electronics-Controlled Application
 
Indicator 11.069.001
Identify methods of applications to be used for solving a problem
 
Indicator 11.069.002
Organize processes for solving a problem
 
Indicator 11.069.003
Design flowcharts to be used for solving a problem
 

Benchmark 11.070
Construct and Control the Application with Computers or Electronics
 
Indicator 11.070.001
Identify applications with computers or electronics
 
Indicator 11.070.002
Design flowcharts of an application with computers or electronics
 
Indicator 11.070.003
Construct models of applications with computers or electronics
 

Benchmark 11.071
Present Information About the Application and Demonstrate the Controls
 
Indicator 11.071.001
Build an interface demonstrating how controls work
 
Indicator 11.071.002
Write a control program
 
Indicator 11.071.003
Test the functionality of the application
 
Indicator 11.071.004
Debug the program
 
Indicator 11.071.005
Make adjustments to the application


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