Technical Standards for Computer Engineering Technology

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
  • Be capable of standing and sitting in place
  • Be able to bend and stretch
  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Have the motor skills and eye/hand coordination required to use hand tools and precision instruments
  • Use of soldering iron requires exact placement of an extremely hot tool.
  • Repair of equipment in manufacturing environments requires the ability to operate in confined spaces.
  • Repairing/Installing PCs and Networking equipment requires lifting and positioning of equipment at least 25 lbs.
  • Have the ability to see details at close range
  • Have the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
  • Reading schematics involves discerning connections and component orientation.
  • Resistor values and power rating are color coded on the component.
  • Have the ability to detect audible signals and distinguish between varying tones
  • PCs and various types of electronic equipment emit tones identifying trouble codes.
  • Have the ability to use computers and computer systems to enter data and manage files
  • Administering a Server requires extensive knowledge of file systems and organization.
  • Have the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Have the ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs
  • Have the ability to provide information to others in written form or orally
  • Electronic and Instrument technicians routinely work in teams and shifts requiring both oral and written communications concerning status and progress of projects.
Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving
  • Have the ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem
  • Selecting the correct piece of equipment to meet a voltage and/or power requirement involves being able to calculate these values.
Interpersonal Skills
  • Possess the interpersonal relation skills required to work with others in a laboratory environment.
  • Technicians often work in teams.
  • Customer service positions involve communicating with individuals of varying technical understanding.

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.