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Job Entry Skills

Essential Functions Required of Students
for Admission and Progression in Engineering Technology

The following is a list of essential skills and functions re­quired to enter the courses in this program.  The required functions are included in but not limited to the given list.  The instructor must maintain lab and class safety.  To protect students, staff, faculty and property, the instructor may need to remove a student from a course if that student does not follow instructions, or if the student does not demonstrate an under­standing of safety, or if the studentís conduct is determined to be unsafe by the instructor.  Applicants and students should be able to perform these essential functions or with reasonable accommodations, such as the help of compensatory techniques and/or assistive devices demonstrate the ability to become proficient in these essential functions.

                [CET] - Civil Engineering Technology        [EET] - Electronics Engineering Technology                             [MET] - Mechanical Engineering Technology



Technical Standard

Examples of Necessary Activities
(not all inclusive)

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking abil­ity suf­fi­ci­ent for pro­blem solving and im­ple­menta­tion of work tasks

Understand the de­sign pro­cess from pr­ob­lem for­mula­tion to so­lu­tion, (including mathematical methods), for­mu­late and ana­lyze al­terna­tive so­lu­t­ions, syn­the­size da­ta, draw sound con­clu­si­ons.

Interpersonal Skills

Abilities sufficient to inter­act with indi­vidu­als and groups from a vari­ety of so­cial, emo­tional, cul­tural and in­tel­lec­tual back­grou­nds.

Establish rapport with col­le­agu­es,  share ideas, func­tion as a team mem­ber.

Communication Ability

Communication abil­ities suffi­ci­ent for ef­fec­tive in­teraction with oth­ers in spo­ken and written Eng­lish

Explain the design pro­cess, pre­pare and de­liver oral and writ­ten re­ports, listen at­ten­tively, fol­low both writ­ten and oral in­stru­ctions.

Physical Endurance

Remain continuously on task for several hours while stand­ing, moving with heavy objects, sit­ting, lifting, and/or bending.

Carry equip­ment from the of­fice to re­mote locations.   Stand for long periods of time.

[CET]add Move heavy equip­ment over rough ter­rain.


Physical abilities suf­ficient to move from the office to re­mote sites and ma­neuver in tight plac­es. Full range of motion, manual and fin­ger dexteri­ty, and hand-eye coordi­na­tion.

Work in and around lab­orato­ry equipment lo­cated in tight/difficult spaces.  Walk while carrying equip­ment in of­fices and at work-sit­es.

[CET] add Walk over rough ter­rain carrying heavy equi­pment.  Set up equipment that is 6 feet tall, requiring adjust­ments at the 5 foot level.

Motor Skills

Gross and fine mo­tor abilities suf­fi­ci­ent to provide safe and effec­tive equ­ipment opera­tion.

Set up and use equipment.  Op­er­ate equipment with nec­es­sary strength and dex­teri­ty.  Abili­ty to adjust small knobs, dials and switches cor­rectly and accurately.

Adequate Height

Ability to reach and operate eq­uip­ment at standing height.

Make adjustments to equip­me­nt, and view ob­jec­ts, me­ters and gau­ges at installed height of up to 5 feet and on bench tops/shelves.

[CET] add View objects through lens systems 5 feet off the ground

Visual Ability

Normal or corrected visual abili­ty suf­fi­cient to read analog and digital me­ters and gauges,

[EET] add and observe circuit ele­ments.

[CET] add and objects through lens sys­tems.

[MET] and view slides under a microscope

Read scales/dials/displays on mea­suring devic­es.  View com­put­er screens to produce and ana­lyze data.

[CET/MET] add Use scales for drafting.

Hearing Ability


Auditory ability suffi­cient to take ver­bal direction and assess state of equipment.

Take verbal directions.  Hear and heed fire alarms, equ­ip­ment alarms, and compo­nent fail­ures.

Tactile Ability



Tactile ability suffi­cient for physical as­sessment.

Determine excessive compo­nent or material heat by di­rect touch or by close proximity.

Olfactory Ability

Olfactory senses (smell) suffi­cient for main­taining environmen­tal and equipment safe­ty.

Distinguish smells which are con­tributory to assessing environ­mental (fire/chemical) safety and­/or circuit or equip­ment haz­ards and fail­ures.

Professional Attitude and Demeanor

Ability to present pro­fessional ap­pear­ance and imple­ment measures to maintain own physi­cal and men­tal health, and emo­tional stabil­i­ty.

Work under stress­ful condi­tions and long hours. React calmly in emergency situa­tions. Demon­st­rate flexibil­i­ty. Show concern for oth­ers.



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