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9.4 Career and Technical Education
Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical Education All students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.M.1 Demonstrate language arts knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.2 Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.3 Demonstrate science knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.M.4 Select and employ appropriate reading and communication strategies to learn and use technical concepts and vocabulary in practice.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.5 Demonstrate use of the concepts, strategies, and systems for obtaining and conveying ideas and information to enhance communication.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.6 Locate, organize, and reference written information from various sources to communicate with others.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.7 Evaluate and use information resources to accomplish specific occupational tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.8 Use correct grammar, punctuation, and terminology to write and edit documents.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.9 Develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.10 Interpret verbal and nonverbal cues/behaviors to enhance communication.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.11 Apply active listening skills to obtain and clarify information.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.12 Develop and interpret tables, charts, and figures to support written and oral communications.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.13 Listen to and speak with diverse individuals to enhance communication skills.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.14 Exhibit public relations skills in order to increase internal and external customer satisfaction.                                                                                                              
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.M.15 Employ critical thinking skills (e.g., analyze, synthesize, and evaluate) independently and in teams to solve problems and make decisions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.16 Employ critical thinking and interpersonal skills to resolve.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.17 Identify, write, and monitor performance goals to guide progress in assigned areas of responsibility and accountability.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.18 Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making.                                                                                                              
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.M.19 Employ technological tools to expedite workflow.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.20 Operate electronic mail applications to communicate.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.21 Operate Internet applications to perform tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.22 Operate writing and publishing applications to prepare communications.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.23 Operate presentation applications to prepare and deliver presentations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.24 Employ spreadsheet applications to organize and manipulate data.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.25 Employ database applications to manage data.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.26 Employ collaborative/groupware applications to facilitate group work.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.27 Employ computer operations applications to manage tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.28 Use computer-based equipment (containing embedded computers or processors) to control devices.                                                                                                              
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.M.29 Describe the nature and types of business organizations to build an understanding of the scope of organizations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.30 Describe and use quality control systems and practices to ensure quality products and services.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.31 Summarize and explain how manufacturing businesses operate to demonstrate an understanding of key functions of organizations in the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.32 Analyze and summarize how manufacturing businesses improve performance to demonstrate an understanding of various methods for enhancing production.                                                                                                              
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.M.33 Demonstrate knowledge of personal and jobsite safety rules and regulations to maintain safe and healthful working conditions and environments.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.34 Demonstrate knowledge of employee rights and responsibilities and employers’ obligations to maintain workplace safety and health.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.35 Identify emergency procedures that are necessary to provide aid in workplace accidents.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.36 Identify response techniques to create a disaster and/or emergency response plan.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.37 Explain health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.38 Evaluate organizational policies and procedures that contribute to continuous improvement in performance and compliance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.39 Maintain safe and healthful working conditions and environments to ensure employee safety.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.40 Understand employee rights and responsibilities and employers obligations concerning occupational safety and health.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.41 Assess types and sources of workplace hazards common to manufacturing business environments in order to maintain safe working conditions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.42 Demonstrate understanding of how to control workplace hazards in manufacturing business environments in order to maintain safe working conditions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.43 Summarize safety, health, and environmental management systems to convey an understanding of how manufacturing businesses comply with governmental policies and procedures.                                                                                                              
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.M.44 Employ leadership skills to accomplish goals and objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.45 Employ organizational skills to foster positive working relationships and accomplish organizational goals.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.46 Employ teamwork skills to achieve collective goals and use team members’ talents effectively.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.47 Establish and maintain effective relationships in order to accomplish objectives and tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.48 Conduct and participate in meetings to accomplish tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.49 Employ mentoring skills to assist others.                                                                                                              
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.M.50 Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of situations in order to make ethical decisions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.51 Interpret and explain written organizational policies and procedures that help workers perform their tasks according to employer rules and expectations.                                                                                                              
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.M.52 Identify and demonstrate positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to succeed in the classroom and/or to be employable.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.53 Develop a Personalized Student Learning Plan to meet career goals and objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.54 Demonstrate skills related to seeking and applying for employment in a desired job.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.55 Maintain a career portfolio to document knowledge, skills, and experience in a career field.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.56 Demonstrate skills in evaluating and comparing employment opportunities in order to accept employment positions that match career goals.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.57 Identify and exhibit traits for retaining employment.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.58 Identify and explore careers in one or more career pathways to build an understanding of the opportunities available in the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.59 Examine requirements for career advancement to plan for continuing education and training.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.60 Research professional development opportunities needed to keep current on relevant trends and information within the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.61 Examine licensing, certification, and credentialing requirements at the national, state, and local levels to maintain compliance with industry requirements.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.62 Examine employment opportunities in entrepreneurship as an option for career planning.                                                                                                              
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.M.63 Employ information management techniques and strategies to assist in decision-making.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.64 Employ planning and time management skills and tools to enhance results and complete work tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.M.65 Describe and employ technical knowledge and skills required for careers in manufacturing in order to perform basic workplace activities.                                                                                                              

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
Pathway (1) Manufacturing Production Process Development
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.M.(1).1 Demonstrate how to communicate with co-workers and/or external customers to ensure that manufacturing production processes meet business requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.M.(1).2 Research new manufacturing processes to manage production of new and/or improved products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.M.(1).3 Develop quality improvement processes to maintain quality during the manufacturing production process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(1).4 Develop a continuous improvement plan to ensure production of high quality products that meet customer expectations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(1).5 Strategize ways to improve production processes in order to achieve manufacturing goals and meet customer and product standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.M.(1).6 Assess and select a variety of techniques and solutions to ensure safe production of products as well as safe and productive workplaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.M.(1).7 Design a new product that meets identified customer needs, while also demonstrating the use of strategies and techniques for developing manufacturing production processes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
Pathway (2) Production
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.M.(2).1 Demonstrate how to communicate with others to ensure production meets business requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.M.(2).2 Coordinate work teams when designing and/or producing products to enhance performance of the production process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).3 Recognize problems related to production processes, and design corrections to assure that products meet quality standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).4 Describe production process audits and inspections used to maintain quality and encourage continuous improvement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.M.(2).5 Summarize and employ safety protocols to maintain a safe and productive production workplace.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).6 Research the safe use of manufacturing process equipment in order to protect personal well-being in the work environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).7 Identify equipment safety resources (e.g., equipment manufacturers and national safety organizations).                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).8 Maintain equipment, tools, and workstations to provide safe work environments and meet company regulations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.M.(2).9 Design a product that satisfies a customer’s desires to demonstrate the relationship between production processes and meeting customer needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
Pathway (3) Maintenance, Installation, & Repair
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.M.(3).1 Communicate with others regarding maintenance, installation, and repair issues and trends in order to meet business needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.M.(3).2 Analyze the impact of staffing, including the impact of separation from employment and absenteeism, on the production process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.M.(3).3 Demonstrate knowledge of maintenance and repair processes and protocols used to maintain safe and productive workplaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(3).4 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe use of manufacturing equipment in order to ensure safety during maintenance, installation, and repair work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.M.(3).5 Develop hands-on knowledge of equipment operation to identify maintenance needs and maximize performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(3).6 Analyze and select installation, customization, or upgrade techniques in order to ensure the proper functioning of manufacturing equipment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(3).7 Create a preventive maintenance schedule to maintain manufacturing equipment, tools, and workstations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(3).8 Describe predictive and preventive maintenance strategies used to ensure that production processes run smoothly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(3).9 Identify and diagnose equipment problems in order to effectively repair manufacturing equipment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
Pathway (4) Quality Assurance
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.M.(4).1 Use communications strategies common to quality assurance careers to ensure that production meets business requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.M.(4).2 Analyze and select strategies for coordinating work teams to produce a product that meets quality assurance standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(4).3 Evaluate production operations for product and process quality to maintain quality assurance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(4).4 Demonstrate understanding of ways to enhance product and process to meet quality standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(4).5 Develop continuous improvement activities for use in the manufacturing environment to enhance the quality of products or processes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(4).6 Employ processes, data, and tools to produce a product that satisfies customer needs for quality, value-added products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(4).7 Analyze and select continuous improvement processes to maintain quality products and processes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(4).8 Inspect manufacturing materials, report quality issues, and release only manufacturing materials that meet quality specifications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.M.(4).9 Describe safety inspections and training needed to maintain quality assurance and to provide safe and productive manufacturing workplaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
Pathway (5) Logistics & Inventory Control
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.M.(5).1 Communicate with co-workers and/or external customers about logistics and inventory control issues to ensure production meets business requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.M.(5).2 Describe and/or implement safety inspections and practices common to the pathway to maintain safe and productive classrooms and/or workplaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(5).3 Examine emerging safety issues related to using green energy and to green environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.M.(5).4 Ship and receive products and materials using logistics and inventory control procedures and processes to meet business requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(5).5 Use logistics and inventory control processes and procedures to demonstrate how to manage inventory to meet production requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
Pathway (6) Health, Safety, & Environmental Assurance
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.M.(6).1 Evaluate procedures used to plan for safety in a new production process in order to ensure health, safety, and environmental well-being.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).2 Analyze investigations of health, safety, and/or environmental incidents and hazards in order to maintain healthy and safe manufacturing work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).3 Evaluate preventive inspections of health, safety, and/or environmental hazards in order to ensure healthy and safe manufacturing work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).4 Evaluate a job safety and health analysis of manufacturing jobs, equipment, and processes in order to identify priorities for health, safety, and environmental assurance programs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).5 Analyze safety inspections findings and implement appropriate safety practices in order to improve the health and safety of manufacturing workplaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).6 Evaluate and summarize training in health, safety, and/or environmental issues needed to provide safe, healthy, and productive manufacturing work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.M.(6).7 Demonstrate the safe use of manufacturing equipment in order to assure heath and safety in work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).8 Examine and summarize health, safety, and/or environmental programs, projects, policies, or procedures in order to ensure healthy and safe manufacturing work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).9 Examine and summarize continuous improvement protocols, techniques, and practices in order to enhance the health and safety of manufacturing work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(6).10 Examine and summarize health, safety, and/or environmental quality assurance programs in order to ensure healthy and safe manufacturing work environments.