Electrical Systems Technology Technical Standards

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
  • Capable of working with many types of tools and be able to wear a tool pouch for up to 10 hours per day
  • Able to climb ladders up to 35’ in length while carrying tools and equipment
  • Able to climb a ladder or scaffolding
  • Able to lift at least 40 pounds
  • Tools may include but are not limited to: saws, drills, ladders, and bender
  • Able to clearly distinguish colors
  • Sufficient visual capacity to access documents
  • Able to clearly distinguish colors, shades, and textures of various materials, fabrics, and soils
  • Signs for equipment.
  • Read blueprints, sketches, schematic diagrams, and other printed documents.
  • Capable of distinguishing various sounds, tones, and pitches emitted by construction equipment and voice-sound communication
  • Able to communicate with co-workers at a moderate distance without a line of sight
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment with loud noises
  • Construction noise from trucks, saws, and drills.
  • Able to effectively use a computer .
  • Laptop, desktop
  • Able to effectively and clearly communicate with others in English, and to accurately gather, disseminate, and clarify specific information.
  • Speak clearly to others regarding specific tasks
Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving
  • Able to understand orders, instructions, and descriptions.
  • Able to access and comprehend technical manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and warning labels in English.
  • Relate tasks to others
Interpersonal Skills
  • Able to effectively and clearly communicate with others in English, and to accurately gather, disseminate, and clarify specific information.
  • Solve tasks related issues in a group.
Environmental Tolerance
  • Ability to maneuver safely on a construction site.
  • Comfortable working at significant heights, in crawl spaces, and in confined spaces.
  • Able to wear the appropriate and required personal protective equipment as required in the performance of specific duties and as required by the industry.
  • Work in required spaces using specific equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, gloves, face mask, reflective vest, and safety harnesses.

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.