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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Creating Success

Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Winter/Spring 2008-09

Hospitality and Healthcare: Jobs that Sizzle Making a Major Decision: Choosing the Right Career Path Employer Wanted: Strategies for Landing the Right Job Paying for College: What You Should Know and Do Classes Begin Jan 12: Check out abtech.edu/schedule


College can be affordable. Financial Aid helps make it happen. Fill out a FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov A-B Tech’s Federal School Code: 004033

Find out how to qualify by visiting the Financial Aid Office at A-B Tech in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center or online at abtech.edu/Student_Services/Financial_Aid, or call 254-1921 Ext. 7520


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Winter/Spring 2008-09 The EdVantage is published by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Questions about the programs and services described in this publication should be directed to the A-B Tech Admissions Office at (828) 254-1921, ext. 7576 or 7577.

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On the cover: A-B Tech culinary student turned nursing student Jesse Korth

Publisher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Betty Young

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Managing Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mona Cornwell

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Writers . . . . . . . . . . . . Mona Cornwell, Martha Ball, Wendy McAnally Graphic Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Page Photographers. . . . . . . . . . . Justin Page, April Sides, Blake Madden Photography

abtech.edu Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Board of Trustees Carol Peterson Chair David Wyatt Vice Chair Mary Ruth Fowler Doris Giezentanner Elizabeth Harper William A. Hart, Jr. Dr. Harvey L. Haynes Richard B. Hurley Kaye A. Myers Talmage Penland Gordon Randolph Dr. Joe B. Roberson Ray Spells Mandy Stone J. Herbert Coman Trustee Emeritus

From Health Care to Hospitality: Jobs That Sizzle

4 Making A Major Decision

6 Paying for College: What

You Should Know and Do

10 Employer Wanted: Strategies To Help Land You A Job

Jesse Korth Student Government Association President Jan Scroggs Secretary All rights reserved. No part of the material printed may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage retrieval system without the permission of the publisher. 115,000 copies printed at a cost of $.09 each. The primary accreditor of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools located at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, telephone 404.679.4500.  Inquiries about the College's accreditation status may be directed to this organization.

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8 Getting Enrolled

9 Navigating Student Services

11 A-B Tech Programs abtech.edu  |  828-254-1921


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Health Care Hospitality: Jobs That

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f you’re a job seeker, health care and hospitality may seem worlds apart, but the two industries share a common trait; in the past five years, they account for more job growth in our region than any other sectors. Together, the two added nearly 7,500 jobs – or 40 percent of the area’s net new positions – from 2002 to 2007, according to the 2008 State of the Workforce Report by Tom Tveidt, who directs the Asheville Metro Business Research Center for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Say Aaaaaah Last year, the health care/social assistance industry employed 28,788 people in the four counties served by the Mountain   |  EdVantage

Area Workforce Development Board – Buncombe, Madison, Henderson and Transylvania. That’s up 3,759 jobs from 2002 and accounts for 20.2 percent of the total five-year growth for the region. As he looks ahead to the next five years, Tveidt predicts health care will continue to be hot. The number of jobs for home health aides, for example, is expected to grow 50 percent, with openings for 544 more aides in ambulatory health care services by 2013. The demand for nurses, medical assistants, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, X-ray techs, and other health professionals also will rise, along with jobs for teacher assistants, personal and home care aides, and social service assistants.

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Jesse Korth originally entered the culinary program at A-B Tech, but switched to nursing, at least in part because of the influence of his parents, both nurses themselves. “I knew I would have job security either way,” Korth said. “People always will need health care and always want to eat well.”

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Accommodations and food services employed 20,483 people in our region in 2007, an increase of 3,684 jobs in five years. Like health care, that sector represented about 20 percent of the area’s total growth since 2002.

Health and hospitality aren’t the only industries where hot jobs abound. Tveidt says advanced manufacturing positions are available and pay well for employees who have the right skills. Computercontrolled machine tool operators, welders, metal fabricators and fitters are among those needed.

The hospitality industry is expected to grow even more by 2013. Jobs for workers who both prepare and serve food are expected to increase by 11%, the equivalent of 471 new positions. Additional cooks, waiters and waitresses, first-line supervisors/managers, and housekeepers also will be needed.

Like manufacturing, the construction industry also will require more workers. Tveidt estimates the region will need an additional 322 carpenters, 199 firstline supervisors, and 185 construction managers by 2013.

For a complete listing of the programs available at A-B Tech, see pages 11-13.

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The College Connection Many of the current high-demand jobs, as well as those expected in the future, require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree, according to Tveidt. He predicts a need for 2,287 more graduates with associate degrees in our region in the next five years and 2,811 with vocational awards. “One- and two-year programs like those offered by A-B Tech can lead to great careers,” Tveidt said. “The research from our report shows that dozens of the top occupations expected in our region between 2008 and 2013 fall in this category, from automotive service technicians to surgical technologists. These jobs pay well and offer bright futures.”

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ou’ve made Major Decision #1 – to go to college. But what about Major Decision #2 – what to study?   |  EdVantage

Step 1: Know Yourself Choosing a program starts with discovering and understanding some of your personal traits and characteristics. One way to uncover these characteristics is to use self-assessments. These tools are designed to help identify your interests, what you believe to be your strongest skills, your personality type, and your values. Self-assessments can also help you understand how your particular traits and characteristics relate to program and career choices. Rather than provide definitive answers, self-assessments increase your self-awareness. Some also

offer research-based career options to help you to make a good program choice. Links to on-line assessments can be found at A-B Tech’s Career Development Services web page. Simply go to abtech.edu click on ‘Students’, then ‘Career Development Services’, then ‘Self Assessments.’ Students who are enrolled in degree, diploma and certificate programs at A-B Tech can get access additional support in making a program/career decision through career counseling on A-B Tech’s Asheville campus. These abtech.edu  |  828-254-1921


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Step 2: Research Your Options When you’ve determined possible programs and careers of interest, the next step is exploring not only the requirements to enter these programs and occupations, but also the benefits each occupation offers you. Making an informed choice about programs and careers includes learning about specific coursework, length of education, certifications or license requirements beyond your degree, location of various job markets, salary ranges, and occupational outlooks. The A-B Tech Career Development Services webpage at abtech.edu/Student_ Services/career/default.asp has extensive information about major and career exploration. A-B Tech students pursuing degrees, diplomas and certificates can also explore these important dimensions in program and career selection through career counseling.

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Helpful Tips ➨ Review the college programs you are considering, including course descriptions of classes required for your program.

sessions will help you evaluate options based on a more in-depth exploration of your interests, needs, values, skills, and academic strengths. Your first session will determine if you would benefit from completing the Career Center’s career inventory packet. To schedule your first appointment with a Career Counselor, simply visit the Counseling Department in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center or call 254-1921, extension 7581.

yourself the following questions:

Helpful Tips

➨ Which classes do I enjoy the most?

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➨ When I am reading a magazine or newspaper, which articles interest me? ➨ When I go to a bookstore, do I spend most of my time in a particular section? ➨ What activities do I most enjoy when I have free time? ➨ What kinds of settings am I most comfortable in? ➨ When I look through A-B Tech’s college catalog or catalogs at fouryear institutions, which programs are the most interesting to me?

➨ Speak with the chairperson of the department about his/her program and the career you are considering. ➨ Do web research. ➨ Do informational interviews with professionals in the field. ➨ Consider volunteering or doing an internship in your field of interest. ➨ Get permission to job shadow someone during the work day.

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Paying Feature

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for College: What You Should Know and Do

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ontinuing your education makes sense for you. You’re ready to take that important step. What may not make sense to you is how you’re going to pay for it. Though a community college education is a great deal, paying for it can still be daunting and confusing. We know how you feel and that is why we’re here to help. Don’t be intimidated You, the student, are responsible for the portion of your educational costs that you can reasonably afford. This is determined by standard financial aid formulas. Most students and their families pay for college through a combination of savings, current earnings, and borrowing. Though the cost of a college education may seem difficult if not impossible to afford, it is important to remember that affordability is determined by breaking down the cost over time in monthly payments, just as you would when making other considerable purchases. Remember that your education is an investment.

Financial Aid Saving is the safest way to ensure that you can pay for college. If you have not saved as much as you need, it is still possible to finance your education. All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial aid is awarded based on a number of factors.

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The first step in securing financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for federal, state, or institutional aid. Get your copy of the FAFSA from the Financial Aid Office or complete it online at fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA for the 2008-09 academic year may be submitted through June 30, 2009. Be sure to include A-B Tech’s Federal School Code, 004033, so the Financial Aid Office will receive the results. Following your FAFSA submission, you will receive the Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the SAR information carefully. Approximately

eight to 12 weeks later, you will be mailed an Award Notification from the Financial Aid Office. This Award Notification outlines assistance that you are eligible for and information about using the financial aid.

Scholarships and Grants Scholarships and grants come from a variety of sources and require individual applications. According to College Foundation of North Carolina, the state has more than $600 million a year available for students and that doesn’t include federal and college assistance.

Work-Study Many colleges, including A-B Tech, offer work-study opportunities. Check with the Financial Aid Office to learn more. You may also consider an internship related to your course of study. While gaining valuable, hands-on experience, you will also be earning money to put toward college if the internship is paid. Check with your department to see

Resources On the Web ➨ www.cfnc.org

Free Scholarship Search Services

➨ www.ncgov.com/ToLearn.aspx

College Foundation of North Carolina ➨ www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/aid_search.jsp

➨ studentaid.ed.gov

Scholarship Search ➨ apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp Fastweb ➨ www.fastweb.com Wiredscholar ➨ www.collegeanswer.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp FinAid ➨ www.finaid.org


what internships are available. You can also plan internships with individual employers in your field.

Loans Take advantage of federal and state loans, which have lower interest rates than private loans and accommodating repayment schedules. Be cautious of borrowing from private lenders who usually offer easier access, but have higher interest rates that make it much more difficult to pay back. It is also important to not borrow more than you need.

Tuition Payment Plan A-B Tech offers a payment plan for tuition and fees if you have repaid all prior payment plans on time. The plan breaks the payment down into three equal payments. To find out more, go to abtech.edu/payments.asp.

People To Ask A-B Tech Financial Aid Office K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center 340 Victoria Road Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: (828) 254-1921, ext 876 Fax: (828) 281-9837 Email: finaid@abtech.edu Federal School Code 004033

Financial Aid Hours Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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Scholarship Tips Though the majority of student aid comes in the form of federal loans and grants, scholarships are a great option in paying for college. Money for your education, ranging from a couple hundred dollars to full tuition, is given to you and you do not have to pay it back. Scholarships can be based on any number of factors, including merit, athletics, need, and group affiliation. They do require time and effort in finding and applying for them, but are well worth it if you get the money. Here are some tips to help you maximize your scholarship-seeking efforts.

Let the Search Begin ➨ Start your search for scholarships early. Do a personal inventory to determine what types of groups might offer scholarships that are applicable to you. Bear in mind what your plans are during and after college, including academic, extracurricular, and career plans. ➨ Online scholarship searches have information on many awards and match your profile with possible fits. Review these options carefully. You should not have to pay a scholarship search. ➨ Know what scholarships are available to you locally. The number of applicants will be lower than national scholarships so your chances are increased. ➨ Check your local library. Look for scholarship guides and information for local residents. ➨ Visit the Financial Aid Office for the latest information for A-B Tech students. Did you know that colleges disburse the majority of all scholarships? ➨ Check with your employer, your parents’ employer, and membership organizations. Job related scholarships or assistance may be available.

➨ Research your state’s scholarship program by contacting your state Department of Higher Education. For North Carolina residents, their website is www.ncgov.com/ToLearn.aspx.

Apply Yourself ➨ Apply a lot. You might be surprised to receive a scholarship you didn’t know applied to you. ➨ Know the deadlines and requirements. Apply in order of deadline. Consider making a folder for each and filing them by their deadline so that none will slip through the cracks. ➨ Questions about your eligibility or the application? Contact the scholarship sponsor. Or apply anyway. ➨ Use your experiences, achievements, essays, recommendations, and interviews to win the money you’re after. Keep in mind that the reader will be asking him/herself “Why should I give the money to this person?” Be sure to answer that question in your essay. Do not exaggerate any part of your history. Do, however, make a compelling case as to why you should receive the money. ➨ Make sure that your application is complete and correct. Before you send it, have a parent, teacher, or friend read your application and essay for grammatical errors as well as areas in which you can improve. Follow directions carefully. For example, do not go over the word limit on the essay. ➨ Make copies of everything you send. If anything is lost, you will be able to replace it easily. File these copies in the corresponding file folder for that scholarship. ➨ Be aware that scholarships may affect your financial aid package. Talk to the Financial Aid Office to see how this might affect you.

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Enrolled

Student Services

Spring Semester begins Jan. 12. Check out abtech.edu/schedule. Apply now

Getting

The College accepts applications continuously throughout the school year. Early application is advised for many programs, especially those is allied health programs.

SUBMIT an application

SEND in your transcript

TAKE the ACCUPLACER test

Applications can be submitted online or forms can be downloaded from abtech.edu. Click on Students. Applicants can use the computers in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center on the Asheville campus.

Have an official copy of your final high school or college transcript sent to the:

To schedule an appointment, go to abtech.edu and click on Students, then Placement Test Scheduling. Students may exempt testing with specific SAT or ACT scores. Please refer to placement testing information on the web. Send in your college transcripts for evaluation. Students with transfer credit in English and/ or math may not be required to test.

Go to abtech.edu/apply.

Admissions Department A-B Tech 340 Victoria Road Asheville, NC, 28801.

If applying to one of the college’s competitive Allied Health programs, testing for Fall 2009 runs from October 1, 2008 through January 30, 2009.

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SEE an SSA A Student Success Advocate will review your scores after you take the placement tests and complete the process of admitting you to your desired program. This includes advising and preparing you for registration. For questions about program admission or testing, please contact the Student Services Success Center at :

254-1921 ext. 7520.

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eceiving assistance at the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center starts with stopping at the sign-in station and answering a few questions on the computer. Once that is complete, take a ticket, have seat and relax.

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our name and number will be called and you will be directed to the person who can best help you based on the questions you answered during sign-in. Services at the center include registration, dropping and adding classes, and checking on financial aid status. More in-depth services are also available for students new to the college who need to apply, learn about programs and take a placement test. A Veterans’ Services Office and Disability Services are also available for qualified students. The center also houses the College Bookstore and the Business Office for quick payments.

Your Personal Advocate A-B Tech has Student Success Advocates (SSAs) who assist students with everything needed to be successful at the College. SSAs advise students about classes and develop education plans with them. Other services performed by SSAs include: ➨ Admissions procedures ➨ Transcript information ➨ Placement testing and evaluation ➨ Information regarding childcare, veterans’ services, and career development resources ➨ Financial aid application and status Check in at the the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center to meet with your SSA.

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skills by visiting Career Development o you’ve finished school Services in the K. Ray Bailey Student and can’t wait to embark Services Center on the Asheville campus. on that career you’ve dreamed Resources also are available online at of since childhood. Or abtech.edu/Student_Services/career. perhaps you’ve been in the Visit abtech.edu/Student_Services/ same dead-end job for the career/jobsearch.asp for links to local and past decade and you’re ready international job listings. The Mountain Area JobLink Career Center is also a for a change. Regardless of good resource for assistance and can whether you’re new to the be accessed at buncombecounty.org/ work world or a veteran with governing/depts/JobLink/locations.htm. years of experience, the most effective way to look for a job The Hidden Job Market is to use a variety of strategies. If you’re job hunting, don’t limit your

Advertisements The advertised job market includes classified ads, company websites, employer hotlines, job banks and Internet job listings. Although job seekers are often comfortable with using job ads, the process can be slow and frustrating because for every ad, the employer will likely receive many applicants. For workers with more experience or specialization, the advertised job market may be even smaller because employers will often use referrals or their networks to find qualified candidates. Those who do succeed in finding jobs by answering ads are job seekers whose resume and cover letter are on target and meet, or exceed, the employers’ requirements. A-B Tech students can get help with resume, cover letter and interviewing 10  |  EdVantage

search to the classifieds. Eighty percent of all positions are filled without employer advertising through a source sometimes referred to as the Hidden Job Market. These jobs are filled by candidates who come to an employer’s attention through employee recommendations, referrals, recruiters, or direct contact with the candidate. For an employer, the advantage is being able to hire people pre-recommended by someone they trust. Take JobStar’s Hidden Job Market quiz at jobstar.org/hidden/quiz.php to see if the Hidden Job Market will help your job search. The key to the Hidden Job Market is networking. By using your contacts and the people you meet through your contacts, you can learn about positions before they are ever advertised.


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Civil Engineering Technology

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

Automotive Systems Technology Job Opportunities General Automotive Technician, Specialized Technician, Shop Supervisor Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................................ $25,000 Diploma....................................................... $20,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Baking and Pastry Arts Job Opportunities Pastry/Bakery Assistant, Assistant Pastry Chef, Cake Decorator, Baker Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$19,000 – $24,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Biotechnology Job Opportunities Biopharmaceutical Processing, Chemical Processing, Laboratory Technician, Sales and Customer Service Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$27,000 – $30,000 Division: Arts and Sciences

Business Administration Job Opportunities Purchasing Agent, Sales Manager, General Supervisor, Operations Officer, Loan Officer, Office Manager Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$23,000 – $32,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Carpentry Job Opportunities Contractors as Carpenters or Estimators, Cabinet Shop Cabinetmakers or Installers Starting Salaries Diploma....................................................... $20,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology 11  |  EdVantage

Computed Tomography & Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CT/MRI) Technology Job Opportunities Hospitals, Imaging Centers, and Physicians’ Offices where CT and/or MRI is performed Starting Salaries Diploma........................................ $40,000-$48,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Job Opportunities CAD Operator, Architectural Drafter, CAD Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...............................$12/hr – $14/hr Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Computer Engineering Technology Job Opportunities Computer and Network Service Technician, Systems Integration Technician, Automation Specialist, Integrated Manufacturing Technician, Systems Support Engineer, Controls Engineer Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................................ $27,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Computer Information Technology Job Opportunities Computer Technician, Hardware Engineer, Help Desk Technician, Information Systems Manager, PC Support Specialist, Webmaster, Database Administrator (DBA) Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$28,000 – $42,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Construction Management Technology Job Opportunities Entry-level position in the field of Construction Management Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................................ $36,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Cosmetology Job Opportunities Cosmetologist, Hair Stylist, Manicure Technician, Esthetician. Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree.................................$9/hr – $16/hr Diploma............................................$9/hr – $16/hr Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Criminal Justice Technology Job Opportunities Law Enforcement, Highway Patrol, Deputy Sheriff, Private Security, Magistrate, Correctional Officer, Surveillance Officer, Alcohol Law Enforcement, Wildlife Enforcement Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$25,000 – $33,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Culinary Technology Job Opportunities Saute Chef, Grill Chef, Gardemanger Chef, Soup/Sauce Chef, Kitchen Manager, Catering Banquet Manager, Dining Room Manager, Food/Beverage Manager, Purchasing Agent Steward, Equipment Purveyor Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$19,000 – $24,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Dental Assisting Job Opportunities V.A. Clinics, Health Departments, State Clinics, Dental Schools, Private and Group Practices Starting Salaries Diploma......................................$22,000 – $30,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Dental Hygiene Job Opportunities Dental Offices, Education, Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies, Private Industry Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$33,000 – $40,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Digital Media Technology Job Opportunities Graphic Artist/Designer, Multimedia Specialist, Web Content Specialist, Digital Media Specialist, Interface Designer, and many new jobs yet to be defined in this expanding field. Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$28,000 – $42,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Salaries may vary based on size of business and other factors.

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Entry Level Salary Ranges

Job Opportunities Maintenance Technician, Climate Control Technician, Service Technician, Systems Engineer, Refrigeration Technician, Estimator Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...............................$12/hr – $14/hr Diploma ........................................$12/hr – $14/hr Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Job Opportunities Construction Technician, Materials Testing Technician, Construction Inspector, Engineering Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...............................$13/hr – $15/hr Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

A-B Tech Career Programs

Job Opportunities Accountant, Estimator, Bookkeeper I Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$25,000 – $31,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education


A-B Tech Career Programs Early Childhood Associate Job Opportunities Child Care Worker, Child Care Assistant, Child Care Director, Preschool Director Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$13,500 – $18,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Early Childhood/Teacher Associate Job Opportunities Public Schools, Private Schools, Child Development Programs, Headstart, School Age Programs Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$18,000 – $24,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Electrical/Electronics Technology Job Opportunities Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Electrician, Facilities Technician, Electrical License Apprentice Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................................ $32,000 Diploma....................................................... $24,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology Job Opportunities Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Maintenance Technician, Control Systems Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...............................$13/hr – $15/hr Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Emergency Medical Science Job Opportunities Emergency Medical Services, Hospitals, Urgent Care Clinics, Physicians’ Offices, Private Ambulance Companies Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$28,000 – $40,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Entrepreneurship Job Opportunities Business Owner, Consultant, Capital Investor Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Fire Protection Technology Job Opportunities Municipal Fire Departments, Government Agencies, Industrial Firms, Insurance Rating Organizations, Educational Organizations Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$22,000 – $30,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education 12  |  EdVantage

Entry Level Salary Ranges Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology

Job Opportunities Diesel Mechanic, Fuel Injection Service Repairer, Heavy Tractor Mechanic Help Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................................ $25,000 Diploma....................................................... $20,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Hotel and Restaurant Management Job Opportunities Catering Manager, Management Trainee, Restaurant Manager, Director of Food Services, Reservations Manager, Front Office Manager, Country Club Manager, Food/Beverage Manager Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$19,000 – $24,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Human Resources Management Job Opportunities HR Technician, HR Specialist, HR Manager, Payroll Officer, Benefits Administrator, Team Leadership Training and Development Facilitator, General Supervisor Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$22,000 – $30,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Industrial Systems Technology Job Opportunities Manufacturing Maintenance Technician, Facilities Management Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................................ $28,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Information Systems Security Job Opportunities Database Security Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Assistant, Specialist, Support Specialist or Technician, Network Security Specialist or Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$28,000 – $42,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Machining Technology Job Opportunities Manufacturing Machinist, Machine or CNC Set-Up Operator, Quality Control Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...............................$12/hr – $14/hr Diploma..........................................$12/hr – $14/hr Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Marketing and Retailing Job Opportunities Assistant Manager, Department Manager, Sales Representative, Salesperson, Retail Buyer Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$25,000 – $30,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Mechanical Engineering Technology Job Opportunities Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Control Technician, Mechanical Designer, Maintenance Engineering Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................................ $30,000 Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Medical Assisting Job Opportunities Hospitals, Health Departments, Physicians’ Offices, Health Maintenance Organizations Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree............................. $19,000-$27,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Medical Laboratory Technology Job Opportunities Hospitals, Emergency Care Clinics, Health Departments, Physicians’ Offices, General Clinics Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$25,000 – $33,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Medical Office Administration Job Opportunities Medical and Dental Offices, Hospitals, Insurance Companies Starting Salaries Diploma......................................$24,000 – $27,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Medical Sonography Job Opportunities Hospitals, Health Departments, Physicians’ Offices, Imaging Centers, Mobile/Traveling Services Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$40,000 – $48,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

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Job Opportunities Medical Offices, Critical Care Facilities, Transportation Service Providers Starting Salaries Diploma ....................................$25,000 – $28,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education abtech.edu  |  828-254-1921 Salaries may vary based on size of business and other factors.


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Nursing Associate Degree Nursing

Practical Nursing Job Opportunities Hospitals, Long-Term Care Facilities, Physicians’ Offices, Industry, Community Health Agencies Starting Salaries Diploma......................................$24,000 – $32,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Office Systems Technology Job Opportunities Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Word Processor, Information Processing Specialist, Administrative Support Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$25,000 – $27,000 Diploma......................................$22,000 – $25,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Radiography Job Opportunities Hospitals, Health Departments, Physicians’ Offices, Emergency Care Clinics, Industry, Imaging Centers Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$35,000 – $42,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Real Estate Appraisal Job Opportunities Appraiser Trainee, with required experience: Certified Appraiser (Residential), General Appraiser (Commercial), Right-of-Way Procurement Starting Salaries Certificate..................................$25,000 – $40,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Job Opportunities Hospitals, Surgery Centers, Physicians’ Offices, Organ Harvest Organizations Starting Salaries Diploma......................................$25,000 – $30,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Surveying Technology Job Opportunities Construction Layout Technician, Land Surveyor, Mapper Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...............................$13/hr – $15/hr Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Therapeutic Massage Job Opportunities Massage Therapist in medical facilities, health clubs, spas, and private practice Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$21,098 – $26,000 Diploma......................................$21,098 – $26,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Veterinary Medical Technology Job Opportunities Veterinary Clinics, Diagnostic Labs, Research Labs, Zoos, Animal Care Facilities Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$18,000 – $24,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Web Technologies Job Opportunities Web Designer, Web Administrator, Web Developer, Webmaster, Web Database Programmer/Developer Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$28,000 – $42,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education

Welding Technology Job Opportunities Arc Welder, Arc Welder-Machine Operator, Gas Welder-Machine Operator, Combination Welder, Pipe Welder Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...............................$12/hr – $14/hr Diploma..........................................$12/hr – $14/hr Division: Engineering and Applied Technology

Human Services(Social Services) Job Opportunities Case Aide, Social Services, Social Work Aide Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$19,000 – $26,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

Salaries may vary based on size of business and other factors.

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Entry Level Salary Ranges

Job Opportunities Hospitals, Long-Term Care Facilities, Clinics, Physicians’ Offices, Industry, Community Health Agencies Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$39,000 – $48,000 Division: Allied Health and Public Service Education

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A-B Tech Career Programs

Job Opportunities Network Manager, Operator, Analyst, or Technician Starting Salaries A.A.S. Degree...........................$28,000 – $42,000 Division: Business and Hospitality Education


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