Technical Standards for Business Administration

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 Have the stamina to sit or stand for extended periods. Be able to lift to 25 pounds as needed. Regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Able to conduct a 20 to 25-minute presentation or to sit for 1-4 hours to complete a task. Able to carry textbooks and other paper supplements, with or without accommodations.
  • Able to use computer and other personal devices to complete assignments and exams.
Vision Access course documents, textbook, online course supplements, and overhead projections.
  • Access assignment instructions, course materials and supplements, exams, and project instructions, with or without accommodations.
Hearing Respond to classroom instructions and conversations.
  • Follow oral instructions from instructor. Participate in class discussions with peers, with or without accommodations
Technological Have a working knowledge of basic computers skills and advance software programs appropriate for the course, such as Blackboard, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Use the computer and the appropriate software needed for exams, quizzes or assignments, with or without accommodations.
Communication Demonstrate effective and professional communication skills, both written and oral. Prepare effective communications for all levels of interaction selecting the appropriate message and medium.
  • Create professional, error-free written reports and visual/media presentations. Be able to effectively communicate with all college stakeholders, including peers, administrative professionals and professors, with or without accommodations.
Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving Use critical thinking skills to make individual and group decisions.
  • To be able to analyze situations and to applying sound and ethical decision-making skills. To resolve complex problems encountered in the industry.
Interpersonal Skills To be able to establish and foster positive interactions with all college stakeholders.
  • Encourage and lead peers to the accomplishment of course or project goals. Demonstrate integrity, empathy, and compassion in their interactions with other students and faculty.
Environmental Tolerance To be able to adjust to varying room temperatures. To use classroom furniture as designed for instruction.
  • To be prepared for the different temperatures in the various campus facilities, dress appropriately for the classroom environment. To be in classroom chairs for extended period of time (class or presentation duration).

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.