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9.4 Career and Technical Education
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)
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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 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.