Sonography Technical Standards
The technical standards as stated here reflect performance abilities that are necessary for a student to successfully complete the requirements of the Medical Sonography curriculum. It should be noted that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, "A qualified person with a disability is one who can perform the essential function of a job with or without reasonable accommodation." Please read the standards carefully and seek clarification if necessary. According to the nature of the work required in Sonography, the student must be able to meet the following standards:
|Technical Standard||Examples of Activities/Behaviors (not all inclusive)|
|Physical Ability - the ability to perform some physical act||
|Visual ability - sufficient to access patients, view monitors and patient positions and perform procedures in dim lighting||
|Cognitive ability - mental capability involving reasoning, problem-solving, planning, abstract thinking and complex idea comprehension.||
|Auditory ability - sufficient to monitor and assess patient’s needs||
|Communication ability - sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form||
|Critical thinking ability - the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment||
|Mental acuity and emotional stability||
I have read and understand the technical standards required for Sonography. I hereby declare that:
□ I am/the student is able to meet the above listed essential technical standards.
□ I am/the student is unable to meet the above listed essential technical standards based on the following: (please list standard that cannot be met and give rationale)
Name of Applicant (Print or type)
Signature of Applicant
**If a sonography student believes that he or she cannot meet one or more of the standards without accommodation or modifications, the college must determine, on an individual basis, whether or not the necessary accommodations or modifications can be made reasonably.