Technical Standards

Standard Definition Example of Standard
 Critical Thinking Skills
  • Ability to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, synthesize, and integrate information
  • Evaluate drawings and prints to perform proper machining tasks
  • Apply basic mathematical skills to solve problems
  • Demonstrate mathematical dexterity in machine-related computations
Mobility/Motor Skills
  • Sufficient motor function to set up and run manual and CNC machining equipment
  • Able to stand on hard or concrete floors for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to work with hands, being able to feel by touch, with finger dexterity
  • Perform basic competencies related to machining of various parts on manual and CNC machines
  • Participate completely in lab activities
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform bench-related work activities
Tactile Skills
  • Effectively use a computer, keyboard/mouse, and a CNC controller
  • Ability to physically inspect parts for issues and quality
  • Ability to perform dexterous manipulative work
  • Feel by touch with finger dexterity
  • Complete duties requiring stooping and bending
  • Input of both alphanumeric data and use of hardware found on a CNC controller in order to program, set up, and operate a CNC machine
  • Physically measure and inspect parts both prior to, during, and post completion for quality and tolerances
  • Use industry standard measurement tools, such as calipers and micrometers
Auditory Skills
  • Ability to tolerate a wide range of noise which can potentially be loud
  • Effectively hear sounds that indicate potential issues and problems in the machining environment
  • Actively listening during machining process for sounds that indicate appropriate processes while machine are operating and parts are being manufactured
  • Ability to hear other students and staff in the machine shop while machines are operating
Visual Skills
  • Sufficient visual acuity to distinguish details from a distance and at a close proximity while wearing appropriate eye protection
  • Sufficient enough to access printed and electronic documents as well as reading gauges
  • Visually inspect parts for quality and precision
  • Accurately read a variety of measurement instruments during the manufacturing inspections and set up of parts
  • Read MSDS documents
Communication Skills
  • Able to follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Appropriate interpersonal interaction with other students, faculty, staff, facility owners, customers, and other technicians
  • Effective communication with others both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of prints and engineering drawings and the ability to communicate those details
  • Ability to translate geometric tolerances and symbols as they relate to quality and inspection
  • Communication with oral and written documents in the machining processes as they relate to part drawings
  • Communicate with others in the work environment to troubleshoot machine and programming issues
Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work with others in a variety of settings and situations
  • Maintain hygiene and dress requirements appropriate for a machining environment
  • Collaborate and work with other students during group projects that require more than one student per machine
  • Attend class and shop time with clean, appropriate attire that maintains safety standards within the machine shop
Behavioral Skills
  • Behave in a safe, professional and appropriate manner in both dress and actions as required by the program
  • Maintaining a work pace that is appropriate and actively moving toward quality project completion
  • Wearing safety glasses or other required PPE and approved clothing at all times while working in the machine shop, regardless of the tasks being performed
  • Being attentive to the machining environment and actively monitoring movements when working with the tools and machines
  • Effectively utilizing the time in the machine shop to work on the tasks at hand and not being distracted to others