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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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics 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.P.1 Demonstrate language arts knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.2 Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of postsecondary education and career opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.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.P.4 Select and employ appropriate reading and communication strategies to learn and use technical concepts and vocabulary in practice.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.5 Demonstrate use of the concepts, strategies, and systems for obtaining and conveying ideas and information to enhance communication.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.6 Locate, organize, and reference written information from various sources to communicate with others.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.7 Evaluate and use information resources to accomplish specific occupational tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.8 Use correct grammar, punctuation, and terminology to write and edit documents.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.9 Develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.10 Interpret verbal and nonverbal cues/behaviors to enhance communication.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.11 Apply active listening skills to obtain and clarify information.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.12 Develop and interpret tables, charts, and figures to support written and oral communications.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.13 Listen to and speak with diverse individuals to enhance communication skills.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.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.P.15 Employ critical thinking skills (e.g., analyze, synthesize, and evaluate) independently and in teams to solve problems and make decisions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.16 Employ critical thinking and interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts with staff and/or customers.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.17 Identify, write, and monitor performance goals to guide progress in assigned areas of responsibility and accountability.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.18 Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.19 Formulate ideas, proposals, and solutions related to problems with this cluster to ensure effective and efficient delivery of products or services to consumers.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.20 Analyze and evaluate ideas, proposals, and solutions related to problems in this cluster and select the best deliverable to meet business objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.21 Develop, implement, and evaluate solutions related to problems in this cluster using a structured problem-solving process to improve business functioning.                                                                                                              
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.P.22 Employ technological tools to expedite workflow.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.23 Operate electronic mail applications to communicate.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.24 Operate Internet applications to perform tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.25 Operate writing and publishing applications to prepare communications.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.26 Operate presentation applications to prepare and deliver presentations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.27 Employ spreadsheet applications to organize and manipulate data.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.28 Employ database applications to manage data.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.29 Employ collaborative/groupware applications to facilitate group work.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.30 Employ computer operations applications to manage tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.31 Use computer-based equipment (containing embedded computers or processors) to control devices.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.32 Demonstrate the effective use of computer-based equipment (i.e., equipment driven by embedded computers or processors) to control electromechanical devices commonly used in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.33 Use geographic information systems (GIS) software applications common to this cluster to coordinate and facilitate business-related tasks.                                                                                                              
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.P.34 Describe the nature and types of business organizations to build an understanding of the scope of organizations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.35 Describe and use quality control systems and practices to ensure quality products and services.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.36 Analyze and summarize the roles and business functions involved in organizations in this cluster to demonstrate understanding of the industry as a system.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.37 Analyze performance of organizations in this cluster using industry-accepted metrics to demonstrate understanding of how organizations manage and improve business functioning.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.38 Demonstrate understanding of important trends influencing the field by assessing and summarizing the impact of various economic, social, and technological changes on an organization as well as on the cluster as a whole.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.39 Evaluate risk management strategies used in the cluster to prevent and reduce risks and exposures in order to demonstrate understanding of risk management as a tool for improving organizational performance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.40 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact that regulations have on business functioning by analyzing and summarizing the roles and functions of government in regulating and supporting organizations in the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.41 Demonstrate an understanding of ongoing relationships with both internal and external customer groups in order to sustain business operations in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.42 Develop plans and budgets to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.43 Develop plans for improving organizational performance in the areas of customer service and operations in order to achieve acceptable levels of customer satisfaction.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.44 Assess measures to demonstrate compliance with organizational policies and government laws and regulations affecting this cluster.                                                                                                              
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.P.45 Demonstrate knowledge of personal and jobsite safety rules and regulations to maintain safe and healthful working conditions and environments.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.46 Demonstrate knowledge of employee rights and responsibilities and employers’ obligations to maintain workplace safety and health.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.47 Identify emergency procedures that are necessary to provide aid in workplace accidents.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.48 Identify response techniques to create a disaster and/or emergency response plan.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.49 Explain health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.50 Evaluate organizational policies and procedures that contribute to continuous improvement in performance and compliance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.51 Assess measures to maintain safe and healthful working conditions in organizations in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.52 Describe how employer rules concerning worksite occupational safety and health promote safe and healthful working conditions in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.53 Assess methods to reduce workplace hazards common in the cluster in order to promote safe and accident-free work environments.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.54 Assess health hazards common to the cluster in order to promote healthy work environments.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.55 Describe regulatory areas in the cluster to demonstrate an understanding of key protocols for protecting health, safety, and the environment.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.56 Analyze and explain major aspects of and benefits promoted by the implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.57 Analyze and explain how government agencies promote compliance and improved health, safety, and environmental performance in organizations in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.58 Analyze and explain the methods employed to promote improved health, safety, and environmental performance in this cluster in order to build understanding of how organizations approach improved performance in important areas.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.59 Describe health, safety, and environmental procedures and protocols established for organizations in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.60 Evaluate current practices and develop a comprehensive plan to improve health, safety, and environmental performance.                                                                                                              
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.P.61 Employ leadership skills to accomplish goals and objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.62 Employ organizational skills to foster positive working relationships and accomplish organizational goals.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.63 Employ teamwork skills to achieve collective goals and use team members’ talents effectively.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.64 Establish and maintain effective relationships in order to accomplish objectives and tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.65 Conduct and participate in meetings to accomplish tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.66 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.P.67 Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of situations in order to make ethical decisions.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.68 Interpret and explain written organizational policies and procedures that help workers perform their tasks according to employer rules and expectations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.69 Analyze and summarize legal responsibilities associated with different roles and functions within organizations in this cluster to demonstrate awareness of the influence that laws and regulations have on ethics in the workplace.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.70 Demonstrate understanding of corporate policies in light of ethical and legal responsibilities.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.71 Evaluate strategies for responding to unethical or illegal actions of individuals and organizations and demonstrate how to respond to such situations.                                                                                                              
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.P.72 Identify and demonstrate positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to succeed.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.73 Develop a Personalized Student Learning Plan to meet career goals and objectives.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.74 Demonstrate skills related to seeking and applying for employment in a desired job.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.75 Maintain a career portfolio to document knowledge, skills, and experience in a career field.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.76 Demonstrate skills in evaluating and comparing employment opportunities in order to accept employment positions that match career goals.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.77 Identify and exhibit traits for retaining employment.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.78 Identify and explore careers in one or more career pathways to build an understanding of the opportunities available in the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.79 Examine requirements for career advancement to plan for continuing education and training.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.80 Research professional development opportunities needed to keep current on relevant trends and information within the cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.81 Examine licensing, certification, and credentialing requirements at the national, state, and local levels to maintain compliance with industry requirements.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.82 Examine employment opportunities in entrepreneurship as an option for career planning.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.83 Evaluate written organizational policies, rules, and procedures in order to function ethically and effectively within the workplace.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.84 Assess and evaluate career opportunities in one or more pathways to broaden awareness of careers available in the cluster.                                                                                                              
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.P.85 Employ information management techniques and strategies to assist in decision-making.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.86 Employ planning and time management skills and tools to enhance results and complete work tasks.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.87 Analyze and assess the roles and functions of transportation-related technological systems used in this cluster in order to demonstrate awareness of necessary technical skills.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.88 Measure and analyze the output of technological systems used in this cluster in order to enhance performance and reliability of timing, cost projecting, and forecasting in transportation operations.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.89 Summarize the potential impact technological systems may have on health, safety, and environmental risks in this cluster in order to demonstrate an understanding of the impact a technological system can have on managing compliance.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.90 Evaluate and recommend a technological system for implementation to demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved in selecting an appropriate system to manage risk and compliance in this cluster.                                                                                                              
9.4.12.P.91 Research and describe efforts to improve the use and performance of technological systems in this cluster in order to provide the correct data needed to make informed decisions related to managing risk and compliance.                                                                                                              

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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster
Pathway (1) Transportation Operations
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
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.P.(1).1 Develop transportation plans to move people and/or goods to meet customer requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(1).2 Assess performance of transportation operations to improve service levels, enhance quality, and reduce costs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.P.(1).3 Assess compliance with company policies and government laws and regulations to better manage safety, security, health, economic, and environmental risk.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster
Pathway (2) Logistics Planning & Management Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
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.P.(2).1 Analyze company or customer needs to develop targeted and successful logistics planning and management services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(2).2 Analyze the performance of logistics systems to provide targeted and successful logistics planning and management services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster
Pathway (3) Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
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.P.(3).1 Plan storage of incoming and outgoing goods and materials to demonstrate efficient and effective warehouse and distribution center operations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(3).2 Assess performance of warehousing and distribution operations to meet customer and 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.P.(3).3 Analyze warehouse and distribution center operations for compliance with company policies and government laws and regulations in order to improve operations and promote safe and environmentally friendly 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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster
Pathway (4) Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
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.P.(4).1 Develop preventive maintenance plans and systems to meet business and equipment manufacturer requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(4).2 Monitor and evaluate the performance of maintenance plans and systems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(4).3 Develop and manage repair plans.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(4).4 Develop plans for improving facilities/equipment/system performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster
Pathway (5) Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management, & Regulations
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
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.P.(5).1 Assess infrastructure conditions and plan maintenance in order to enhance systems used to transport people and products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(5).2 Assess and plan implementation of transportation services to provide safe, reliable, high quality transportation for people and products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.P.(5).3 Assess and manage transportation systems to improve system utilization, flow, safety, and environmental performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster
Pathway (6) Health, Safety, & Environmental Management
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
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.P.(6).1 Evaluate and implement rules and regulations to comply with health, safety, and environmental requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(6).2 Assess and recommend health, safety, and environmental improvements to promote safe, healthy transportation and logistics environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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 P. Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Career Cluster
Pathway (7) Sales & Service
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
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.P.(7).1 Demonstrate knowledge of transportation, logistics, and distribution-related sales and service operations on an ongoing basis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.P.(7).2 Demonstrate knowledge of transportation-related products and services in order to promote development of existing and future client base.