Technical Standards for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

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 a minimum of 10 pounds as needed.
  • Able to conduct a one-hour presentation or to sit for several hours to complete task. Able to carry textbooks and other paper supplements.
Vision Access course documents, textbook, online course supplements, and PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Access assignment instructions, course materials and supplements, exams, and project instructions.
Hearing Respond to classroom instructions and conversations.
  • Follow oral instructions from instructor. Participate in class discussions with peers.
Technological Have a working knowledge of basic computers skills and software programs (Blackboard and MS Word) appropriate for the course.
  • Use the computer and the appropriate software needed for exams, quizzes, or assignments.
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 PowerPoint or Prezi presentations. Be able to effectively communicate with all college stakeholders, including peers, administrative professionals and professors.
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 classroom goals. Demonstrate integrity, empathy, and compassion in their interactions with other students, faculty, and staff.
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 appropriate for classroom environment. To be in the classroom for extended periods (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.