CENT Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

  General Specific
Thinking Skills Apply fundamentals of electronics, mathematics, and computer programming to manage computer software and hardware.
  • Read textbooks and handouts.
  • Replicate procedures and input commands in proper sequence.
  • Use programming language and syntax.
  • Build and test electronic circuits.
  • Explain the operation of computer components.
  • Describe a computer operating system.
  • Calculate electrical voltage.
  • Design networks addressing schemes.
  • Assemble and configure networks.
  • Test computer equipment and multimedia systems.
  • Describe the operation of wireless electronic communication systems.
Sensory/Observation Skills Assess computer software and hardware for proper functioning.
  • Recognize command line input/output and computer codes.
  • Read meters, gauges, and other electronic measuring devices.
  • Scan physical spaces including rooms and ceilings to set up computers and lay wiring.
  • Judge distance and space relationships of objects.
  • Distinguish basic colors.
  • Examine computer hardware components for diagnosis and repair.
  • Observe and replicate teacher-demonstrated procedures.
Motor Skills Possess sufficient mobility and dexterity to do computer installations, wiring, and repairs.
  • Manually lay computer lines.
  • Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary.
  • Execute computer commands.
  • Operate necessary tools and equipment.
  • Remove and replace failed components and small parts.
  • Position and maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Work at varying heights.
Communication Skills Communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.
  • Document work accurately.
Behavioral Skills Behave appropriately in both self-directed and cooperative learning environments.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Follow through with responsibilities.
  • Work diligently and put in necessary time to complete tasks.
  • Persist on difficult tasks.
  • Exercise good judgment.
  • Maintain positive attitude and work ethic during internship.
Environmental Tolerance Function safely in a computer repair shop environment.
  • Work for prolonged periods amidst: Electrical equipment, Dust and heat, Variations in lighting

Disability Accommodations

We have developed our technical standards in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you are interested in our program, we encourage you to review these technical standards and course information at to decide whether this program is right for you.

If you have questions about this program, please call the Honolulu CC Counseling Office at 845-9129. Individuals with hearing impairments may call 845-9270 (v/t) or use the Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-877-447-5990.

If you have questions about disability access and accommodations, please direct them to Honolulu CC's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 845-9282 (v/t), 845-9272 (v/t), or e-mail accesshcc-l@lists.hawaii.edu