Course Catalog

Technical Standards for Construction 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 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 SCC’s Accessibility Office and request accommodations. The Accessibility Office is the primary office on campus with the specialized knowledge and experience in accessibility issues. This office serves students with physical, psychological, medical and learning disabilities.

Skills Description Specific Examples
Mobility & Motor Skills
  • Able to stand or sit for prolonged period of time
  • Able to perform repetitive physical actions
  • Able to work with hands, being able to feel by touch, finger dexterity
  • Lift power tools and materials
  • Stand and maintain balance
  • Safely use power tools and hand tools
  • Bending and squatting
  • Reaching above shoulders and below waist
  • Move within confined spaces
Physical Strength & Abilities
  • Physical strength sufficient to perform task related to the construction field
  • Lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • Climb Ladders and Scaffolding
  • Push and pull 30 lbs of weight
  • Support 30 lbs of weight
  • Squeeze with hands
  • Be able to perform labor intensive work for prolonged periods of time
  • Connected with the physical senses of touch, smell, hearing and sight
  • Respond to voice commands in the classroom and field
  • Identify objects at close and distant range.
  • Use peripheral vision.
  • Respond to auditory alarms. (Backup alarms on equipment)
  • Be able to clearly distinguish colors, shades and textures of various materials.
  • Be able to wear the appropriate and required personal protective equipment, such as hard hats, safety glasses, steel toe shoes/boots, gloves, face masks,reflective mask and safety harnesses.
  • Able to operate PC basic functions
  • Log in to SCC Hawknet and Canvas
  • Check email
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Demonstrate the ability to professionally interact with vehicle owner and employer
  • Ability to use industry terminology
  • Able to read, write, and speak in the English language
  • Present information about individual projects, participate in group projects and discussions, follow printed directions, read & discuss construction plans & documents and demonstrate listening skills.
  • Communicate & print clearly for all aspects of the college including online classes, and labs
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing in documentation and electronic mail
  • Be able to perform math calculations.
Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving
  • Ability to think using analysis, evaluation, problem solving, judgment and the creative process
  • Diagnose automotive systems and advise on repair
Interpersonal & Emotional Skills
  • Able to work well with peers and small groups
  • Able to accept constructive criticism
  • Be respectful of others from diverse backgrounds
  • Accept advice from peers, instructors and employers
  • Fully participate in group assignments and projects
  • Provide assistance to all when asked
  • Help others safely navigate construction sites
  • Maintain a positive attitude while on-site or in the classroom
Environmental Tolerance
  • Function safely in a carpentry shop or on a work site environment
  • Able to work in extreme environments
  • Tolerate extreme noise
  • Safely handle sharp tools and materials
  • Handle chemicals and toxins
  • Work around dust, heat, and fumes
  • Work around slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Work in settings with variations in lighting
  • Work in extreme temperatures.
  • Able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Safety glasses when required

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.