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 Decision making and problem-solving

Application of ethical standards.

When working with supervisors, peers, vendors or customers must be able to apply critical thinking skills and make decisions in short time frame.

Must be able to comprehend and apply company policies and procedures.

2. Mobility/Motor Skills Use of computer keyboard and mobile communication technologies.

Ability to perform standard office functions such as sitting/standing at a workstation, participation in meetings and on teams with occasional travel.

Typing skills are increasingly important across all levels of the organization. 

Workdays can span 8 plus hours per day with occasional weekend hours required.

Occasional travel may be required.

3. Tactile Skills N/A N/A
4. Auditory Skills Comprehension and understanding of spoken language. Must be able to place and receive telephone or video calls and participate in occasional web based meetings.

Interaction with suppliers, customers, peers and others is common.

5. Visual Skills Ability to work on a computer for extended lengths of time. Computers and mobile communication tools are ubiquitous in business administration.
6. Communication Skills Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
Comprehension and understanding of spoken and written language.
Communication both sending and receiving are key to participating in and managing organizations.
7. Interpersonal Skills Ability to work collaboratively with others in a variety of settings and situations. Managers and staff are expected to work independently.

Teamwork is frequently required in today’s work environment.

8. Behavioral Skills Maintain hygiene and appropriate dress requirements in a professional setting.

Demonstrate professionalism and strong work ethic.

Requires the ability to adapt to changing environments and work related challenges.

Business administration employees represent their company with vendors, customers and other industry participants as well as peers/supervisors and must maintain professionalism and integrity.

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.

Accessibility 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 Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office (Sink Building; (828) 694-1813; access@blueridge.edu). Students can contact SAS at any time, however they are encouraged to initiate this process as soon as possible (prior to the start of classes and/or field experience).