Technical Standards

Computer Integrated Machining Technology Program Technical Standards

A student looking to enroll in the Computer Integrated Machining Technology program (degree, certificate, and / or diploma) at Pitt Community College must meet the following technical standards:

The student must:

  1. Be able to clearly and effectively communicate with others.
  2. Be able to understand orders, instructions and descriptions and be able to read and comprehend technical manuals, manufacturer’s specifications and instructions, and warning labels in English.
  3. Have a good peripheral vision and depth perception.
  4. Have sufficient visual capacity to read blueprints, sketches, schematic diagrams and other printed documents including but not limited to tape measures, architect scales, and engineer scales.
  5. Have sufficient visual capacity to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer.
  6. Be able to effectively use a computer through the use of a manual keyboard, mouse, and viewing a monitor / screen.
  7. Be able to perform simple mathematical calculations including adding and subtracting whole numbers, fractions and decimals. (Successfully completed MAT 003)
  8. Understand that due to the nature of the work being done in this curriculum, to be successful in this curriculum the student must take notes, read all required books and materials and study. Attendance is mandatory in this program.
  9. Be able to use manual dexterity in a skillful, coordinated way to grasp and manipulate objects and demonstrate small, precise movements.
  10. Be able to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  11. Be able to identify and recognize various sounds and their differences as well as identify the source.

Professions within the computer integrated machining industry are comprised of many different positions which can include both office positions and field / on-site positions.  Careers can include aspects from both office and field.  Field / on-site positions provide the greatest exposure to many inherent risks and safety factors, which may affect the student and others.  The ability to communicate, make reasonably good decisions, and be self-motivated and self-directed, and work well in teams should be an important consideration for individuals desiring to enter this program and profession.

Revised 2/5/2020