Technical Standards for Welding Technology Program
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 the Welding Technology Program at Johnson College. 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 ability to stand on hard surfaces for 4 hours at a time.
- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position and coordinate movements of fingers to grasp and manipulate small objects.
- The ability to bend or twist your body in a uncomfortable manor for 1 minute at a time.
- The ability to perform Welding skills in hot (90 degree) and cold (30 Degree) environment.
- The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
- The ability to see details at close range.
- The ability to quickly respond to a changing environment.
- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules.
- The ability to independently participate in a lab setting safely through instructor verbal or written directions.
- The ability to read and understand information presented in writing.
- The ability to understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- The ability to detect flammable gas leaks.
- Must be able to pass safety lab test
- Students must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, or approaches to problems.
- Must be attentive in lab and classroom
- Must be able to recognize problem on own through awareness of use of senses.
- Follow dress code.
- Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean working environment.
- Measure and mark parts according to blueprint.
- Operate oxygen/acetylene cutting equipment.
- Operate various welding machines.
- Operate specific power tools and hand tools specific to the welding trade.
Johnson College is committed to helping students with disabilities complete their program of study by reasonable means or accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are services provided to individuals with disabilities that remove or lessen the effect of the disability-related barrier. Individuals without documented disabilities are not eligible for accommodations.
Prospective (interested) students with disabilities, in accordance with Johnson College policy, and as defined by section 504 of 1973 Vocational Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1993, who may seek accommodations in order to meet the technical standards are encouraged to contact Counseling and Disability Services to discuss what reasonable accommodations, if any, the College could make in order for the perspective student to meet the standards. A student with a disability who requests accommodations will be required to submit this request in writing and provide pertinent supporting documentation in accordance with Johnson College policies. Prospective students are not required to disclose any information regarding technical standards to the Enrollment Department.
Questions or Concerns? Please contact disability services for more information.