Technical Standards

Industrial Management Technology Program Technical Standards

A student looking to enroll in the Industrial Management 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
  3. Be able to read and comprehend technical manuals, manufacturer’s specifications and instructions and warning labels in English.
  4. Have sufficient visual capacity to read blueprints, sketches, schematic diagrams and other printed documents.
  5. Be able to effectively use a computer through the use of a manual keyboard, mouse, and viewing a monitor/screen.
  6. Be able to effectively use and be proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint (or similar software)
  7. Be able to effectively understand and use the Moodle Learning Management System portal for all class interactions and correspondence
  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 self motivate, self teach and structure study habits to accommodate course assignments
  10. Understand that due to the nature of the work being done in this curriculum, to be successful the student must take notes, read all required books and materials and study.
  11. Attendance is mandatory in this program.

Professions within the manufacturing 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