College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Technical Standards for Business & Computer Information Systems Programs

The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

Social Attributes

1.  Behave appropriately in both self‐directed and cooperative learning environments.

2.  Work independently with minimal supervision.

3.  Work cooperatively with partners and groups.

4.  Work diligently and put in necessary time to complete tasks.

Intellectual Skills

1. Recognize, measure, calculate, and analyze numbers.

2. Persevere on difficult tasks.

3. Maintain positive attitude and work ethic during internship.

Communication Skills

1. Communicate in the English language in order to to gather and convey information.

2. Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.

3. Express information coherently.

4. Document work accurately.

To participate in and successfully complete any program of study in the Computer Information Systems area, with or without reasonable accommodations a student must be also able to meet technical standards in the following areas: (1) behavioral skills, (2) communication skills, (3) environmental tolerance, (4) internships, (5) motor skills, (6) sensory observation skills, and (7) thinking skills.

Behavioral Skills

1. Behave appropriately in both self‐directed and cooperative learning environments.

2. Work independently with minimal supervision

3. Work cooperatively with partners and groups.

4. Work diligently and put in necessary time to complete tasks.

5. Persevere on difficult tasks.

6. Maintain positive attitude and work ethic during internship.

Communication Skills

1. Communicate in the English language in order to gather and convey information.

2. Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.

3. Express information coherently.

4. Document work accurately.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

Environmental Tolerance

1. Function safely in a computer repair shop environment.

2. Work for prolonged periods amidst electrical equipment, dust and heat, and variations in lighting.

Internships

1. Develop appropriate relationships with clients, colleagues, coworkers and relevant others

2. Exhibit integrity, honesty, concern for others, good interpersonal skill, interest and motivation as representative of emotional health.

Motor Skills

1. Possess the mobility and dexterity required to do computer installations, wiring, and repairs.

2. Execute computer commands.

3. Operate necessary tools and equipment.

4. Remove and replace failed components and small parts.

5. Possess manual dexterity to operate computer devices such as a keyboard and mouse.

Sensory Observation Skills

1. Assess computer software and hardware for proper functioning.

2. Recognize command line input/output and computer codes. 

3. Judge distance and space relationships of objects.

4. Distinguish basic colors.

5. Examine computer hardware components for diagnosis and repair.

6. Observe and replicate teacher‐demonstrated procedures.

Thinking Skills

1. Demonstrate comprehension of the fundamentals of electronics, mathematics, and computer programming to manage computer software and hardware.

2. Use programming language and syntax.

3. Replicate procedures and input commands in proper sequence.

4. Explain the operation of computer components.

5. Describe a computer operating system.

6. Assemble and configure networks.