Purpose Statement:

All students in this program are expected to meet certain essential functions/technical standards which are essential for successful completion of all phases of the program and which reflect industry requirements and standards. To verify the students’ ability to perform these essential functions, students may be required to demonstrate the following technical standards: 

Standard Definition of Standard Example(s) of Technical Standard
1. Critical Thinking Skills Ability to collect, interpret, and integrate information and make decisions within a range of function Read and comprehend relevant information in textbooks, statutory/case law, legal/non-legal documents

Determine the importance and relevance of legal principles in individual scenarios

Detach from individual prejudices and assumptions to make informed decisions in high and low stress situations

2. Mobility/Motor Skills Adequate ability to perform physical requirements Sufficient dexterity to use computer keyboard for long periods of time

Ability to perform functions such as sitting for prolonged periods of time and navigating office environments

3. Tactile Skills N/A N/A
4. Auditory Skills Sufficient hearing to communicate with others Ability to interpret, retain, organize, and manipulate spoken language

Actively listen to clients/customers and co-workers

5. Visual Skills Sufficient eyesight to read documents and records Ability to identify and research official court documents

Ability to identify and research deed books, civil ledgers, criminal records

6. Communication Skills Adequate comprehension and understanding of the English language in spoken, written, and nonverbal formats Give directions and answer questions

Keep accurate records using appropriate terms with correct grammar and spelling

Recognize, interpret, and respond to nonverbal behavior of self and others

Resolve conflict in a calm, non-defensive, and respectful manner

7. Interpersonal Skills Ability to work collaboratively with others Interact appropriately with individuals from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds

Ability to listen to others and determine their wants and needs

Ability to employ basic conflict management skills

8. Behavioral Skills Exhibit professional behaviors in the work environment Be accountable for schedules and work performance

Demonstrate initiative, flexibility, enthusiasm, honesty, cooperative behavior

Perform duties efficiently, willingly, and thoroughly

Present professional appearance and maintain personal hygiene

In the case of a qualified individual with a documented disability, appropriate and reasonable accommodations will be made unless to do so would fundamentally alter the essential training elements, cause undue hardship, or produce a direct threat to the safety of the patient or student.

Disability Services Statement

The College has a legal obligation to provide appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. If you have a disability and are seeking accommodations, you should contact the Disability Services Office (Sink Building; 694-1813) and notify your course instructor of your disability as appropriate. Students should initiate this process as soon as possible (prior to the start of classes and/or field experience).