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. The objective of the BioScience program is to instruct students in the development of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to function in a research, manufacturing, or diagnostic laboratory setting. The following list of essential functions provides students with an overview of the skills required to perform laboratory technician duties:
- Engage in effective verbal and written communications with supervisors and coworkers.
- Possess adequate hand-eye coordination.
- Receive, comprehend, write, and interpret verbal and written instructions.
- Perform fine motor skills such as finger movements and manipulation of small objects.
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills to meet challenges in the laboratory settings.
- Use computers to control laboratory equipment and log data.
- Perform mathematical calculations that relate to the laboratory environment.