Technical Standards For Admission
Technical standards represent the essential non-academic requirements of the program. Students must independently or
with reasonable accommodations possess the following list of technical abilities and skills to successfully participate
in the program and become employable.
- Manual Dexterity: Ability to use hands or prosthetic devices with coordination.
- Fine Motor: Ability to manipulate small objects with fingertips or adaptive devices.
- Mobility: Ability to maneuver in the laboratory and around instruments and in patient-care settings.
- Vision: Ability to distinguish red, yellow, and blue colors; distinguish clear from cloudy, and distinguish objects through a microscope.
- Hearing: Ability to adapt with assistive devices (i.e., phone, receivers, hearing aid, etc.).
- Speech: Ability to verbally communicate understandably in English.
- Writing: Ability to communicate effectively in the written form in English.
- Reading: Ability to read, understand, and follow directions printed in English.
Procedures for determining that applicants meet technical standards:
- Personal interview.
- Written essay in the application materials.
- Written assurance from applicant that he/she has read and understands
the technical standards and believes that he/she can meet the standards.