Technical Standards

Learning Alliance Technical Standards

To participate in the Broadband Digital Installer program at Learning Alliance Corporation, each student, with or without reasonable accommodations, must safely and effectively meet the following technical standards in addition to academic standards:

  1. Use of Senses: Prospective and current students must:
    • Possess sufficient visual acuity to identify, read, and understand directions and gauges on equipment and other documents required in the installation of all aspects of wireless cell site foundations.
    • Be able to hear sounds and warning signals in a training facility or cell tower location with high ambient noise levels, which could lead to an emergency situation requiring some type of proactive or reactive response.
    • Be able to feel vibrations or unusual shaking indicating that a possible danger exists in the installation or maintenance of all aspects of wireless cell site foundations.
    • Be able to detect smells that may indicate a possible danger involved in the installation or maintenance of all aspects of wireless cell site foundations.
  2. Motor: Prospective and current students must be able to execute physical movements needed to install and maintain wireless cell site foundations, including but not limited to:
    • Being able to install equipment.
    • Being able to operate aerial lifts, man lifts, skid steers and aerial platform equipment.
    • Being able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 400 feet, for long periods of time.
    • Being in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift fifty pounds; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes.
    • Being able to pull his/her own body weight plus equipment weight up a vertical tower repeatedly for long periods of time.
  3. Intellectual and Cognitive: Prospective and current students must:
    • Comprehend the need for a safe working and training environment.
    • Exhibit a practical awareness of potential dangers of installing wireless cell site foundations.
    • Be able to maintain a safe environment at all times.
    • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment without jeopardizing safety.
    • Be able to react and adjust as coached by the instructor(s) during instruction.
    • Be able to troubleshoot and correct mechanical or electrical connections.
    • Be able to motivate, lead, teach and train on proper work and safety procedures.
  4. Communication: Prospective and current students must:
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in academic and instructional settings to gather and convey information.
    • Be able to read, comprehend, and carry out instructions.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes: Prospective and current students must:
    • Maintain composure and professionalism at all times, including in the classroom and while training.
    • Effectively handle stress and continue to function safely in a variety of situations and interactions.

In addition to the above standards, prospective and current students must meet all state and federal regulation standards governing installation of all aspects of wireless cell site foundations.

Inclusion statement

Learning Alliance Corporation (“LAC”) does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities who apply for admission to, or who are enrolled in any of its programs. Otherwise qualified individuals shall not be excluded from admission or participation in its programs and activities solely by reason of their disability or medical condition. LAC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with properly documented disabilities who meet the minimum program requirements. A reasonable accommodation is one that does not require a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program or lower academic standards.

Should a current or prospective student have or develop a disability that poses a risk to the health and safety of the student or others that cannot be eliminated with a reasonable accommodation, the person may be denied admission to, or removed from the program.