Technical Performance Standards:
In order to successfully complete the AMT program and work in the field of aviation maintenance, certain physical technical standards must be satisfied and maintained throughout the program and in the industry. All AMT students must be able to satisfy the following standards with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Communicate verbally in understandable English, including the ability to hear and speak normally without electronic assistance.
- Participate in classroom discussions and team projects during class, including shop/lab time.
- See and accurately read all written assignments, texts, manuals, and other required materials in English.
- Have vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Ability to lift 30-50 pounds unassisted in a safe manner.
- Ability to sit, walk, and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl, lie down, reach, twist, handle, finger, and feel.
- Ability to raise arms over one’s head.
- Use scaffolds, ladders, and aviation specific equipment.
- Use of hand, power tools, and testing equipment.
- Have no disease or disability that does not allow the contact or use of required tools, chemicals, or equipment needed to perform essential duties and tasks.
- Work often outdoors or inside hangar in inclement weather conditions.
- Behavioral/Mental Performance
- Function safely, effectively, and calmly.
- Prioritize and manage tasks simultaneously.
- Exhibit social skills necessary to interact with classmates, faculty and staff, visitors, and industry.
- Maintain personal hygiene consistent with program dress code guidelines.
- Display ethical attitudes and actions consistent with professional behavior of the Aircraft Mechanic’s Creed and FAA regulations.
- Display the social skills to behave with politeness, tact, and sensitivity to others in all settings.
- Exhibit respect for cultural and ethnic differences of peers and individuals in the classroom.
- Remain free from alcohol and/or chemical impairment in classroom and lab settings at all times.
CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing:
In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program [at CCCC] that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible to participate in such activities. The College [CCCC] is authorized by the Commonwealth's Criminal History Systems Board, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. The College [CCCC] shall refer to regulations issued by the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 1010 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 15.00-15.16, as guidance when assessing student CORI records. Sex offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, and Sections 178C-178P. For additional information, please visit the CCCC admissions and academic policies website at: www.capecod.edu/web/academic-policies/admissions.