Technical Standards

Electronics Engineering Technology Program Technical Standards

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

The student must:

  1. Be able to clearly and effectively communicate with others.
  2. Have good oral and written communication skills.
  3. Have good organizational skills.
  4. 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.
  5. Have a good peripheral vision and depth perception.
  6. Have sufficient visual capacity to read schematic diagrams, technical drawings and sketches, and other printed documents, including, but not limited to, test equipment displays, screens, and other pertinent visual or aural feedback.
  7. Be able to effectively use a computer through the use of a manual keyboard, mouse, and viewing a monitor or screen.
  8. Be able to perform simple mathematical calculations including adding and subtracting whole numbers, fractions and decimals. (Successfully completed MAT 003)
  9. Be able to work in confined spaces and tight spaces.
  10. Be able to lift weights in excess of 20 pounds, without assistance.
  11. Be somewhat proficient with steady, eye-hand coordination, due to working with small circuits and components.
  12. 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.

Professions within the electronics engineering 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