It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to review the requirements for this program and have any questions about transfer answered prior to completing this degree program at GRCC. Elective courses required for various fields of engineering differ and should be considered when planning a schedule of courses.
Various disciplines, colleges and universities may have additional requirements for application to the engineering department or university. It is critical that you contact any engineering program that you wish to attend and request information about their department and general admission requirements.
Essential Abilities/Technical Standards
1. Essential judgment skills: include the ability to identify, assess, and comprehend situations for the purpose of problem solving and coming to appropriate conclusions and/or course of actions. Specifically, students must be able to:
Apply mathematical concepts to solve problems
Discern relevant and irrelevant information when solving problems
Express knowledge of the appropriate level of content in written and/or verbal formats
Draw conclusions based on knowledge and experimental results
Recognize unsafe situations in a laboratory environment
2. Essential physical/neurological functions: include the ability to use the senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell. Students must meet expectations necessary to safely perform tasks required to study chemistry, which include the need for manual dexterity and the ability to use sight and hearing. Specifically, students must be able to:
Manipulate equipment and glassware to prepare for and conduct laboratory procedures
Write in a laboratory notebook during the course of a laboratory experiment
Observe and note changes (in color, sound, etc.) as experimental conditions progress or change
Operate a computer for the purposes of inputting or graphing data and writing laboratory reports
Operate analytical instrumentation for the purpose of collecting and analyzing data in the course of scientific study and experimentation
Read and /or hear laboratory directions that involve either experimental procedures or safety concerns
Inform the course instructor of any allergies (chemical, latex etc.) that may lead to an allergic reaction
Tolerate odors that are a normal part of a chemistry lab experience.
3. Essential communication skills: include the ability to communicate effectively with fellow students and faculty. Specifically, students must be able to:
Understand written and verbal direction when completing tasks and assignments associated with the lecture portion of science courses
Understand written and verbal directions when completing laboratory tasks and assignments
Understand written and verbal directions when following all Departmental safety rules and procedures
Communicate any issues that involve health or safety in a laboratory environment
Use information technology skills consistent with effective communication.
4. Essential emotional coping skills: include the ability to demonstrate the mental health necessary to safely engage in the practice of scientific discovery. Specifically, students must be able to:
Engage in multitasking without becoming overly stressed
Practice safe laboratory procedures and be mindful of the safety of others
Collaborate with lab partners to complete a task in the classroom or laboratory
Cooperate with others and work in groups or alone as indicated by a particular course
5. Essential intellectual/conceptual skills: include the ability to measure, calculate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to engage competently in the learning of science and mathematics. Specifically, students must be able to:
Select appropriate methods to solve mathematical problems
Use a calculator to complete calculations
Use a computer to generate graphs and reports
Use equipment and instrumentation to make measurements
Analyze complex graphical data and/ or concepts
Express an understanding of the concepts learned in science and mathematics in written form or verbally
6. Other essential behavioral attributes: ability to work collaboratively in group learning activities in lecture and laboratory settings
Grand Rapids Community College strives to be more than ADA compliant. We strive to be accessible and welcoming to all students of all abilities. After reviewing the Essential Abilities/Technical Standards for this program; your responsibilities as a student entail determining if you can complete all associated coursework either:
With Accommodation. I am otherwise qualified to meet the same academic standards as any other student entering the program. However, based on a medically documented condition or diagnosis, I would qualify for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). I will meet with Disability Support Services on campus to arrange those accommodations in an interactive process with the department of Physical Sciences.
- Without Accommodation. I am able to complete the program without need for reasonable accommodation or modification. In the event my medical documentation reveals otherwise or a condition manifests that would necessitate an accommodation; it is my responsibility to inform a responsible authority figure within the department of (field of study) and work with Disability Support Services to see if a reasonable accommodation or modification can be made.