Catawba Valley Community College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities and will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations as required by law. The following activities are examples of the kind of activities which a student in the Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development program will be required to perform to successfully complete the program. If an accepted applicant believes that he/she cannot meet one of more of the standards without accommodations, the applicant should consult the counselor of the program for Students with Disabilities (see below).
|Critical Thinking||Computer Programming students shall possess the critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems, and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment.||Students will make good decisions about debugging computer programs based on the information attained from an end-user.|
|Interpersonal Skills||Computer Programming students shall possess the interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with other students, function and contribute as part of a team, be accountable for self and others, and maintain appropriate hygiene for an office environment.||Students shall establish a rapport with other students to successfully complete team labs and or projects.|
|Communication Skills||Computer Programming students shall possess the communication skills sufficient to speak English, write English, listen and comprehend written and spoken words, and communicate information and ideas so others will understand.||Students must have the ability to communicate problems in completing a project with an instructor or classmate.|
|Mobility||Computer Programming students shall possess physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room.||Students shall be able to attend class meetings and to attend collaboration meetings with fellow students or end-users.|
|Motor Skills||Computer Programming students shall possess gross and fine motor abilities to sit for extended periods of time and manual dexterity for computer work.||Students must have the ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse for the hours required to complete a computer programming project.|
|Hearing||Computer Programming students shall possess auditory ability sufficient to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer).||Students must be able to hear and respond to an instructor or other students in a classroom.|
|Visual||Computer Programming students shall possess visual ability to see with normal or corrected vision, tolerate working indoors in artificial light and the glare of computer screens.||Students must have the ability to look at a computer screen for long periods of time.|
|Tactile||Computer Programming students shall possess tactile ability to perform physical activities that require use of hands and arms.||Students must have the ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse for the hours required to complete a computer programming project.|
|Weight-Bearing||Computer Programming students are typically not required to lift heavy objects during their professional work.|
|Cognitive Abilities||Computer Programming students shall possess cognitive ability to use logic and reason, attention to detail, and short-term and long-term memory skills.||Students must have the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester and remember the steps to implement it in a programming project.|
|Occupational Exposures||Computer Programming students shall possess ethical behavior as it relates to privacy and confidentiality of confidential material.||Students will be exposed to exam and lab environments and should not share information with other students.|
Please note: Examples are not all inclusive.
If you have a disability and need accommodations, please contact the Counselor/Students with Disabilities Program at least 72 hours in advance at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org