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Essential Functions Required of Students for Success in Engineering Design Graphics

The following is a list of essential skills and functions required to enter the courses in this program. Required functions are not limited to this list. The instructor must maintain lab and class safety. To protect students, faculty, staff and property, the instructor may need to remove a student from a course if that student does not follow instructions, if a student does not demonstrate an understanding of safety or if the student's conduct is determined unsafe by the instructor. Any prescription medication directly affecting the central nervous system causing drowsiness or loss of alertness, affecting overall motor function or impeding the ability to stay focused and on-task results in an unsafe lab environment for the individual and others. 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. 

Essential Function

Technical Standard


Critical Thinking Critical thinking ability sufficient for problem solving Understand the design process from problem formulation to solution, 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.
Physical Endurance Remain continuously on task for several hours while sitting. Sit for long periods of time.
Mobility Physical abilities sufficient to move from the office to remote sites. Full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Work in and around drafting equipment, and measuring, and documenting job site information
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.
Visual Ability Normal or corrective visual ability sufficient to read equipment displays. Read scales and displays on measuring devices. View computer screens to produce and analyze data.
Hearing Ability Auditory ability sufficient to take verbal direction and access state of equipment. Take verbal directions. Hear and heed fire alarms, equipment alarms, and component failures.
Professional Attitude and Demeanor Ability to present professional appearance and implement measures to maintain own physical and mental health, and emotional stability Accept responsibility for own actions, exibit personal honesty in classroom and laboratory, recognize teh necessity of reporting equipment problems and behavioral problems.Work under stressful conditions and long hours. React calmly in emergency situations. Demostrate flexibility. Show concern for others