Catalog 2020-2021

Industrial Systems Technology

Essential Functions

The purpose of the essential functions list is to allow prospective students who are considering a career to be informed of the physical, emotional, and psychological demands related to training and employment in a field of study. These lists are provided to allow prospective students to make informed career choices by providing them with a summary of the physical abilities and personality traits that are generally required for the successful completion of a curriculum and result in employment in a field of study after graduation. For students to be successful in the Industrial Systems Technology programs, they must be able to perform the following essential functions:

Ability to Use Senses.

  • Visual: Normal vision with or without corrective lenses.
  • Hearing: Ability to hear sounds and emergency signals.
  • Smell: Ability to evaluate possible dangers involved in working in an industrial environment.
  • Tactile: Feel heat/cold or pain.

Motor Ability.

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently and safely use equipment, power tools, hand tools, and other small and large equipment while wearing essential personal protective equipment.
  • Physical ability to walk moderate distances and stand for moderate periods of time; lift, move, and transfer equipment of at least 50 pounds; and maneuver in limited spaces.
  • Ability to work while in hot/humid and/or cold conditions.

Ability to Understand Need for a Safe Work Environment.

  • Practical awareness of potential electrical and mechanical dangers in an industrial environment.
  • Ability to wear necessary safety gear.
  • Ability to maintain safe environment at all times following lab safety sheets and accepted industrial practices.

Ability to Communicate.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms to class partners and/or team and to instructors.
  • Ability to write and perform routine mathematical calculations clearly and correctly.
  • Basic proficiency in technology as the industry requires.

Ability to Problem Solve.

  • Intellectual and conceptual ability for measuring, calculating, reasoning, analyzing, and prioritizing daily functions in today's industrial environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency without jeopardizing safety.
  • Ability to react and adjust as directed by instructors during lab or shop instruction or based on customer's needs.

Ability to Maintain Emotional Stability.

  • Ability to function safely under stress in today's workplace and adapt to changing staff and client/customer situations.
  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism at all times in labs and industrial work environments.

Ability to Perform Practical Outcomes.

  • Ability to function under the practical guidelines of accepted industrial practices.