Technical Standards for Mechanical 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 accommodation 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.
|Motor Skills||Sufficient motor functions necessary to operate machining and manufacturing equipment in a safe manner.||
|Vision||Must possess good peripheral vision and have depth perception.||Ability to respond to visual alarm indicators during the operation of some electrical/electronic equipment.|
|Hearing||Be capable of distinguishing various sounds, tones, and pitches emitted by machining and manufacturing equipment.||
|Technological||Be able to effectively use a computer through the use of a manual keyboard, mouse, and viewing a monitor/screen to accomplish tasks requiring email and web browsers.||
|Communication||Be able to effectively and clearly communicate with others in English, and to accurately gather, disseminate, and clarify specific information||Effectively communicate orally and using written documents containing technical information.|
|Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving||Ability to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate and synthesize information||Demonstrate the ability to understand engineering and technical drawings, and interpret the information to solve problems.|
|Interpersonal Skills||Must be able to effectively communicate and work within a team.||Must work within a team setting to identify solutions to problems.|
|Environmental Tolerance||Tolerant of extended exposure to equipment noise, and prolonged periods of standing / walking.||
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.