Technical Standards

Standard Definition of Standard Example of Standard
Critical Thinking Skills
  • Students must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Able to recognize when there is problem or possible problem
  • Must be attentive in the classroom, observe demonstrations and participate in lab classes.
  • Critical thinking sufficient enough to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Ability to determine the steps necessary to troubleshoot mechanical systems in plumbing.
  • Understand plumbing codes and qualifications and interpret blueprints
  • Calculate slopes, circumferences, and decimal equivalents; take accurate measurements and do conversions
  • Perform procedures according to proper specifications
Mobility/Motor Skills
  • Students must possess physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to safely perform Plumbing services.
  • Physical abilities sufficient to perform plumbing skills in a hot (90+ degree) and cold environment
  • Sufficient motor function to execute hand movements required to install and service plumbing
  • Weight bearing ability sufficient enough to lift and carry weight up to 50 pounds (i.e. lifting pipes, parts, and plumbing fixtures)
  • Physical ability sufficient to crawl under structures or confined spaces while carrying tools and equipment.
Technical Skills
  • Basic knowledge of the computer
  • Must be able to check email and create/edit basic documents.
Auditory Skills
  • Able to use sensory cues to maintain standards of quality plumbing
  • Able to recognize when there is a problem or possible problem
  • Have awareness of surroundings through use of senses
  • Able to tolerate extreme and constant noise
  • Sufficient auditory skills to hear equipment running/operating to determine efficiency of operation.
  • Able to tolerate a work environment that produces noise from basic welding and soltering.
Visual Skills
  • Attentive in the classroom, observe demonstrations, and participate in lab classes
  • Have visual perception
  • Able to use sensory cues to maintain standards of quality plumbing
  • Able to recognize when there is a problem or possible problem
  • Have an awareness of surroundings through use of senses
  • Visual skills sufficient to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) with or without corrective lenses/glasses
  • Able to take precise measurements
  • Survey and select appropriate materials, tools, and equipment for plumbing work
  • Understand plumbing codes and qualifications and interpret blueprints and sketches
  • Distinguish shapes, forms, and patterns and visualize three-dimensional objects
Communication Skills
  • The ability to convey information effectively and efficiently in class or lab settings
  • Understand/interpret information from textbook, handouts, diagrams, charts, and tables
  • Use written and oral communication to demonstrate comprehension of plumbing concepts
  • Must recognize and be able to use plumbing terminology
  • Able to interpret blueprints and sketches
Interpersonal Skills
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient for successful interactions with customers, colleagues, supervisors, and individuals from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds
  • Must possess emotional well-being and intellectual abilities to complete all projects and responsibilities in the classroom.
  • Able to work cooperatively with partners and groups
  • Interact with coworkers under physically and mentally demanding environmental conditions
  • Careful of detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks
Behavioral Skills
  • Possess the emotional well-being required for use of their intellectual abilities, the exercise of sound judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities in the classroom and for lab projects
  • Students will be expected to learn and apply workplace responsibilities.
  • Maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger, and avoid aggressive behaviors, even in difficult situations
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Follow safety procedures
Environmental Tolerance
  • Must be able to work in an industrial or construction environment
  • Must be able to work effectively in confined spaces such as under structures.
  • Must be able to tolerate exposure to noxious chemical compounds including but not limited to acids, acid-like chemicals, solvents, glues, cleaners, oils and refrigerants.
  • Must be able to wear hard hats, safety glasses, steel toe shoes and other safety related equipment as required by the industry.