Technical Standards for Accounting & Finance – Accounting Track

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand nonacademic standards, skills, and performance requirements expected of a student in order to complete this particular curriculum.

If an accommodation is necessary to participate in the program, it is imperative to identify a reasonable accommodations to those students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonableness is determined by Accessibility Resources and the program on a case-by-case basis utilizing the program technical standards. The accommodation needs to be in place prior to the start of the program, or it may delay your ability to start the program. It is the student’s responsibility to contact Accessibility Resources and request accommodations.

Skills Description Specific Examples
Motor Skills Sufficient motor function to execute movements required for data entry and analysis, preparation of reports, and effective usage of technology.
  • Effectively participate in classroom and out-of-classroom assignments and activities
  • Effectively utilize appropriate/relevant hardware and software programs, such as computer applications and a keyboard/mouse.
Vision Vision should be sufficient to perform accounting data analysis, data entry, preparation of reports, and usage of appropriate technology
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret financial documents and reports
Hearing Hearing is sufficient to participate in meetings, interact with employees, and effectively receive directions.
  • Hearing should be sufficient for directions given and communications received to be clearly understood.
Technological
  • Ability to effectively utilize and manipulate a variety of technology assets, i.e. MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) as well as proprietary employer systems.
  • Ability to use the world-wise web effectively as a tool to aid with classroom and work related tasks.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in working with and manipulating various proprietary and non-proprietary systems and programs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing the world-wide web for assistance in researching information, posting etc.
Communication Effectively communicate in a business environment
  • Provide clear and relevant information to an auditory or written audience.
  • Where necessary, conduct research utilizing a variety of electronic methods.
  • Effectively communicate through correct use of grammar, punctuation etc.
Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret business transactions
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for use by management
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to management
Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensive and understandable manner
  • Possess the ability to be punctual in both a classroom and work setting.
  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate verbal and written instructions to and receive directions from supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
Environmental Tolerance Ability to tolerate reasonable levels of light, sound, and temperature
  • Ability to tolerate a typical business, office-setting environment.

This document is intended to serve as a guide regarding the physical, emotional, intellectual and psychosocial expectations placed on a student. This document cannot include every conceivable action, task, ability or behavior that may be expected of a student. Meeting these technical standards does not guarantee employment in this field upon graduation. Ability to meet the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for any licensure, certification exam, or successful completion of the degree program.