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Career Guide 2014

Chandler-Gilbert | Estrella Mountain | GateWay | Glendale | Mesa | Paradise Valley | Phoenix Rio Salado | Scottsdale | South Mountain | Maricopa Skill Center | SouthWest Skill Center


Table of Contents Career Planning in a Global Economy Technology and the ability to instantly share information are rapidly changing the global landscape. As the economy becomes more global, new career options are becoming available. Choosing a career is important. This guide was developed to serve as a starting point to explore the wide range of degree and certificate career options available at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Whether you are just getting started, are changing careers, or need to update your skills, the Maricopa Community Colleges can provide the flexibility and support you need to begin your successful career path.

This publication includes occupational samples for each career cluster. These occupations are aligned with programs offered by the Maricopa Community Colleges and require a bachelor’s degree or less. Samples were selected by examining National Career ClusterTM occupations identified by O*NET (http://www.onetonline.org/find/career) and take into account the following criteria: • O*NET Bright Outlook occupation (http://www.onetonline.org/find/bright) • O*NET Green Economy Sector occupation (http://www.onetonline.org/find/green) • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicating 2012 wages higher than the median annual wage for the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area • Economic Modeling Specialists International projections for Maricopa County during the period 2010-2020 for occupations that have: 3 A large number of annual job openings 3 A large change in employment 3 Job growth greater than the Maricopa County average 3 Positive employment growth The National Center for O*NET Development, as part of its efforts to keep up with the changing world of work, investigated the impact of green economy activities and technologies on occupational requirements and the development of New and Emerging (N&E) occupations. Results of the research led to the identification of green economic sectors, green increased demand occupations, green enhanced skills occupations, and green (N&E) occupations. These occupations are now reflected in the O*NET-SOC system (directly quoted from: http://www.onetcenter.org/ green.html/) and carry the green leaf designation in this publication. Additional sources are located in the back of this guide.

College and Career Success/Career Services

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The Maricopa Community Colleges

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University Transfer

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Dual Enrollment

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Career Quiz

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10 11 13 15 18 19 20

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Architecture and Construction

Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications

Business, Marketing and Government

Education and Training

Engineering and Technology

Finance

21 23 24 26 29 31 32

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Manufacturing

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Financial Aid

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Continuing Education/ Workforce Training Services

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Program offerings and requirements are subject to change. For current program information, visit: www.maricopa.edu/programs

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What You Need to Know for College and Career Planning Success Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Today’s jobs require increased knowledge, advanced skills, and greater flexibility than in the past. To remain competitive, workers must be prepared to change jobs and careers numerous times while constantly updating their knowledge and skills.

Employers rate the skills and qualities in new college hires by order of importance

In addition to education and training, employers also highly value certain qualities in prospective and current employees. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2013, the important qualities shown on the right were highly sought by employers when making hiring decisions.

• Ability to work in a team structure

The bottom line is that education, commitment to ongoing learning, adaptability, and possession of strong work qualities can greatly enhance your career success in today’s and tomorrow’s workforce.

• Technical knowledge related to the job

Please use this Career Guide as a starting point for exploring your career opportunities. For your convenience, career preparation programs are categorized under “Career Clusters” (Based on The National Career ClustersTM Framework). Each Career Cluster contains occupations in similar fields of work that require similar skills. For further assistance or additional information, please contact a career services professional at a Maricopa Community College near you.

• Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization • Ability to make decisions and solve problems • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work • Ability to obtain and process information • Ability to analyze quantitative data • Proficiency with computer software programs • Ability to create and/or edit written reports • Ability to sell or influence others

Source: Job Outlook 2013, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Career Services Our Career Centers can help answer questions or direct you to resources that will be helpful in identifying the career that’s right for you. Chandler-Gilbert

480-857-5211

2626 E. Pecos Rd.

Chandler, AZ

www.cgc.edu

Estrella Mountain

623-935-8740

3000 N. Dysart Rd.

Avondale, AZ

www.estrellamountain.edu

GateWay

602-286-8500

108 N. 40th St.

Phoenix, AZ

www.gatewaycc.edu

Glendale

623-845-3283

6000 W. Olive Ave.

Glendale, AZ

www.gccaz.edu

Maricopa Skill Center

602-238-4315

1245 E. Buckeye Rd.

Phoenix, AZ

www.maricopaskillcenter.com

Mesa

480-461-7592

1833 W. Southern Ave.

Mesa, AZ

www.mesacc.edu

Paradise Valley

602-787-7073

18401 N. 32nd St.

Phoenix, AZ

www.paradisevalley.edu

Phoenix

602-285-7420

1202 W. Thomas Rd.

Phoenix, AZ

www.pc.maricopa.edu

Rio Salado

480-517-8785

2323 W. 14th St.

Tempe, AZ

www.riosalado.edu

Scottsdale

480-423-6539

9000 E. Chaparral Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ

www.scottsdalecc.edu

South Mountain

602-243-8154

7050 S. 24th St.

Phoenix, AZ

www.southmountaincc.edu

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Chandler-Gilbert | Estrella Mountain | GateWay | Glendale | Mesa | Paradise Valley | Phoenix Rio Salado | Scottsdale | South Mountain | Maricopa Skill Center | SouthWest Skill Center With 10 colleges, two skill centers, and numerous education centers all dedicated to educational excellence, the Maricopa Community Colleges provide affordable, quality education to meet the needs of the community. Each of the 10 colleges offers unique learning environments with programs taught by award-winning faculty with real-world experience. Flexible course delivery, including online, in person, day, evening, and weekend courses, makes it convenient to complete your degree or certificate program. Learn more about our colleges by exploring them online, or visit a college near you.

gatewaycc.edu

cgc.edu Chandler-Gilbert Pecos Campus 2626 E. Pecos Rd. Chandler, AZ 85225 480.732.7000 Chandler-Gilbert Williams Campus 7360 E. Tahoe Ave. Mesa, AZ 85212 480.988.8000 Chandler-Gilbert Sun Lakes Center 25105 S. Alma School Rd. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 480.857.5500

gccaz.edu Glendale Main Campus 6000 W. Olive Ave. Glendale, AZ 85302 623.845.3000

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estrellamountain.edu Estrella Mountain Avondale Campus 3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392 623.935.8000 Estrella Mountain SouthWest Skill Center 3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392 623.535.2700 Estrella Mountain Buckeye Campus 902 E. Eason Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326 623.935.8755

GateWay Main Campus 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 602.286.8000 GateWay Maricopa Skill Center 1245 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034 602.238.4300 GateWay Maricopa Skill Center Northwest Campus 2931 W. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85053 602.392.5000 The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation 275 N. GateWay Drive Phoenix, AZ 85034 602.286.8950

mesacc.edu Mesa Southern and Dobson 1833 W. Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85202 480.461.7000

Glendale North Campus 5727 W. Happy Valley Rd. Glendale, AZ 85310 623.845.4000

Mesa Red Mountain Campus 7110 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207 480.654.7200

Communiversity 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 480.384.9006

Mesa Downtown Center 145 N. Centennial Way Mesa, AZ 85201 480.461.6220

paradisevalley.edu Paradise Valley Main Campus 18401 N. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85032 602.787.6500 Paradise Valley at Black Mountain 34250 N. 60th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85266 602.493.2600

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riosalado.edu phoenixcollege.edu Phoenix College Main Campus 1202 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013 602.285.7800 PC Downtown Campus 640 N. 1st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003 602.223.4000 Communiversity 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 480.384.9006

Rio Salado College Administrative Headquarters 2323 W. 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 480.517.8000 Communiversity @ Surprise 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 480.384.9006 Communiversity @ Queen Creek 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142 480.517.8000 East Valley Veterans Education Center 2055 S. Cottonwood Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282 480.384.9840

scottsdalecc.edu Scottsdale Main Campus 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480.423.6000

RSC Avondale 420 N. Central Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323 480.377.4400

RSC Northern 1715 W. Northern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 480.377.4300

RSC Downtown 619 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 480.377.4050

RSC Orangewood 2730 W. Orangewood Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051 602.347.6974

RSC Lifelong Learning Center 12535 W. Smokey Dr. Surprise, AZ 85378 480.377.4300

RSC Southern 3320 S. Price Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282 480.377.4150

RSC Luke Air Force Base (LAFB) 56th Mission Support Center 7383 N. Litchfield Rd. Glendale, AZ 85309 480.377.4010

KJZZ’s SPOT 127 3701 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85019 480.377.4490

southmountaincc.edu South Mountain Main Campus 7050 S. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85042 602.243.8000 South Mountain Ahwatukee Foothills Center 16233 S. 48th St. Phoenix, AZ 85044 602.243.8393

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RSC Thomas 3631 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85019 480.377.4300

South Mountain Guadalupe Center 9233 S. Avenida del Yaqui Guadalupe, AZ 85283 602.243.8217 South Mountain Laveen Center 5001 W. Dobbins Rd. Laveen, AZ 85339 602.243.8075

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College Locations

CGCC – Chandler-Gilbert Community College cgc.edu

PVCC – Paradise Valley Community College paradisevalley.edu Communiversity @ Surprise

RSC Life Long Learning Center

RSC Luke AFB

EMCC – Estrella Mountain Community College emcc.edu

GCC

PC – Phoenix College phoenixcollege.edu EMCC

KJZZ's Spot 127

SouthWest Skill Center

RSC Avondale

GWCC – GateWay Community College gatewaycc.edu

RSC – Rio Salado College riosalado.edu

EMCC Buckeye West of 85 on Eason Ave.

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GCC – Glendale Community College gccaz.edu

SCC – Scottsdale Community College scottsdalecc.edu

MCC – Mesa Community College mesacc.edu

SMCC – South Mountain Community College southmountaincc.edu

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Maricopa Community Colleges District Office College Campuses

Scottsdale Rd

Ca ve Cre ek Rd

GCC North

Centers, Satellites, and Institutes Skill Centers

PVCC

Maricopa Skill Center Northwest Campus

SCC Business Institute 6

RSC Northern Lincoln Dr

RSC Orangewood

SCC

ZZ's ot 127

PC RSC Thomas

RSC Downtown PC Downtown

GWCC 3 Maricopa Skill Center

MCC @ Red Mountain MCC Downtown Center

CEI

RSC Administrative Headquarters RSC East Valley Veterans Education Center

SMCC

RSC Southern

District Office

MCC @ Southern & Dobson

Priest Dr

SMCC Laveen Center

uMCCCD

SMCC Guadalupe Education Center

SMCC Ahwatukee Foothills Center

Everywhere you are!

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CGCC @ Pecos

CGCC Sun Lakes

Ellsworth Rd

CGCC @ Williams

RSC Communiversity @ Queen Creek

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University Transfer Start at a Maricopa Community College.

What are my Transfer Options?

If you are interested in earning a bachelor’s degree, attending a Maricopa Community College before transferring to a four-year university saves you money and provides outstanding learning opportunities. In addition to providing a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare you for the workplace, your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or certificate of completion can fulfill some bachelor’s degree requirements, which helps you advance your education. Many AAS degrees lead directly into Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees, and other transfer options are also available. It is important to work with an academic advisor to design an educational plan that addresses your short-term and long-term goals. Together, you can determine if you should consider completing an AGEC (Arizona General Education Curriculum) certificate or an associate’s degree, such as an Associate in Arts, Business, or Science — a few of the degrees traditionally designed for transfer students. Whether or not your initial goals include university transfer, it is never too late to consider extending your education and broadening your career opportunities.

While you can apply to transfer anywhere, the Maricopa Community Colleges have established transfer partnerships with Arizona’s public universities (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona) and more than 40 other regionally accredited public, private, out-of-state, and online colleges and universities. These partnerships help you transition smoothly from one college to the next by maximizing the applicability of your Maricopa Community College credits. In addition, many university partners offer you early advisement and transcript evaluation, as well as financial incentives, such as transfer scholarships, waived application fees, textbook waivers, and special tuition incentives for military personnel. You can learn more at www.maricopa.edu/transfer/partners/ partner_list.php

Why Transfer and Earn a Bachelor’s Degree? Preparing for a successful career in a demanding job market requires advanced education. The benefits of completing a bachelor’s degree include increased career opportunities, knowledge, and skills that keep you competitive in the job market. The amount of education you receive also influences the amount you will earn over your entire life. Graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree earn nearly twice the lifelong earnings of workers who have only a high school diploma. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the highest annual earnings are coupled with the highest levels of educational attainment.

$100k

Average Yearly Earnings by Highest Degree Earned

$103k

$50k $74k $57k $31k

$40k

$0 Diploma

Associate’s

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Doctorate

Who Can Help Me? A variety of student services are offered at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Academic advising sessions are a valuable source of support in your college planning, especially if you want to transfer to a university. Advisors are able to help you develop a detailed educational plan so you can choose the right courses and meet degree requirements in a timely manner. Depending on which college you attend, advisors may be available online and in different offices on campus, including advisement, enrollment services, academic departments, career services, disability resources and services, veterans services, and international education. Consult your college’s website, or contact a college advisor on your campus. For more transfer information, visit: www.maricopa.edu/transfer/partners

Source: 2012 U.S. Census Bureau

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Get a Head Start on College Through Dual Enrollment Earn College Credit While Still in High School! Dual Enrollment courses allow students to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously during regular school hours at their high school. The credit earned may be transferred to a community college or university upon high school graduation.

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Career Quiz Instructions: Examine each column of boxes and checkmark the activities that attract you most. You may have several marks in each section. Afterward, go back and add up how many boxes you checked and then fill in the blanks below with the totals in each of the sections.

“R” Section

“A” Section

“E” Section

q Repair a car

q Sing before the public

q Sell cars

q Do woodworking

q Design clothing

q Make a speech

q Refinish furniture

q Decorate a home or office

q Be the boss of other workers

q Explore a forest

q Direct a play

q Start a club

q Arrest lawbreakers

q Write a story or play

q Save money

q Plant a garden

q Design a poster

q Sell things

q Build furniture

q Create a sculpture

q Lead a meeting

q Run a race

q Arrange flowers

q Take charge of a project

q Drive a truck

q Make videos

q Sell magazines door-to-door

“I” Section

q Act in a performance

“S” Section

q Study causes of disease

“C” Section q Keep detailed records

q Do a science project

q Teach children

q Operate business machines

q Study human anatomy

q Care for a sick person

q Organize a work area

q Study insects

q Teach a friend

q Take telephone messages

q Research solutions to

q Interview clients

q Attend to details

q Help a person

q Balance a budget

q Collect minerals and rocks

q Use a word processor

q Study the solar system

q Be a hospital volunteer

q Proofread a document

q Do math problems

q Help a charity

q Create a filing system

q Talk to a scientist

q Make people laugh

q Study plants

q Babysit

environmental problems

overcome difficulties

Source: The Career Interest Program, Prentice-Hall, Inc. © 2001

Totals:

R ____ I ____ A ____ S ____ E ____ C ____ 8

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Understanding the Letters Each of these letters represents an interest category. You will typically find that occupations that match your interests will be more satisfying and rewarding than those that don’t meet your interests. The columns where you have the most check marks show your strongest interests. Here are the descriptions of each interest type.

R

People with “Realistic” interests enjoy work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials, like wood, tools, and machinery. They enjoy outdoor work. Typically, people with realistic interests do not like occupations that mainly involve paperwork or working closely with others. Sample occupations include mechanic, laboratory technician, engineer, and police officer.

I

People with “Investigative” interests enjoy work activities that relate to ideas and thinking more than with physical activity. They like to search for facts and figure out problems mentally, rather than persuade or lead people. Sample occupations include psychologist, pharmacist, computer programmer, and doctor.

A

People with “Artistic” interests enjoy work activities that deal with the artistic side of things, such as forms, designs, and patterns. They like self-expression in their work. They prefer settings where work can be done without following a clear set of rules. Sample occupations include musician, graphic designer, reporter, and interior designer.

S

People with “Social” interests enjoy work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They prefer to communicate more than to work with objects, machines, or data. They like to teach, give advice, help, or otherwise be of service to people. Sample occupations include social worker, counselor, occupational therapist, and nurse.

E

People with “Enterprising” interests enjoy work activities that have to do with starting up and carrying out projects, especially business ventures. They like persuading and leading people and making decisions. They like taking risks for profit. These people prefer action rather than thought. Sample occupations include salesperson, public relations specialist, lawyer, and business owner.

C

People with “Conventional” interests enjoy work activities that follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and details more than with ideas. They prefer work in which there are precise standards rather than work in which you have to judge things by yourself. These people like working where the lines of authority are clear. Sample occupations include accountant, secretary, dental assistant, and database administrator.

Maricopa Career Planning System – Career Assessments Rate your skills and match your interests with possible careers. See how you can apply them to a career! Want to learn what is most important to you in your work-life? Follow these steps:

1. Go to www.my.maricopa.edu/mycareer and select New

4. Select the name of A College from the menu under

2. Select Student and Grade Level from the drop down menu

5. Check the box next to “I have read and agree to the Terms

Users from the Login Area to begin the registration process.

OR select Adult if you are a job seeker and click Continue.

account.

3. Create a unique user name and password to create your

Organization.

and Conditions of Use” after reading this information.

6. Click Register to complete the process. Maricopa Career Planning System

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources We all face the challenge of creating a more sustainable society and minimizing our impact on the environment. People who work in the field of agriculture, food, and natural resources are taking on this challenge. The field is changing rapidly. In the past, career pathways in this sector included traditional jobs in areas such as food production, veterinary care, and natural resource management. Today, new pathways offer careers in emerging “green” industries such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental protection, green construction, recycling, and waste reduction1. The notion of sustainability is vital to our society, not only for the purpose of environmental protection, but also to promote job creation, protect our national security, and leave a livable planet for future generations. Workers at all levels trained in sustainable techniques and technologies will be more attractive to employers.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, and science, along with critical thinking, monitoring, and active listening skills, are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • •

Agriculture Biology Chemistry Culinary Arts English Math Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

$32,820 - $40,590

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

$20,940 - $25,530

Associate’s Degree

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant $32,180 - $38,400 and System Operators

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program

College/Skill Center

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE Agribusiness Mesa s Landscape Aide Mesa n Landscape Specialist Mesa n Sustainable Food Systems*  Mesa, Rio Salado s n Urban Horticulture Mesa s *Also in Hospitality & Tourism ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Applications in Geospatial Technologies* Mesa n Geospatial Technologies* Mesa s *Also in Information Technology GreenBuilder: Solar Photovoltaic Installer Maricopa Skill Center n Occupational Safety and Health Technology GateWay s n Power Plant Technology* Estrella Mountain, GateWay s *Also in Architecture & Construction

Program Environmental Technology, continued Radiation Protection Technology Wastewater Treatment Water Resources Technologies Water Resources Technologies: Hydrologic Studies Water Treatment

College/Skill Center Estrella Mountain s n GateWay n GateWay s GateWay n GateWay n

VETERINARY Equine Science* Scottsdale s n Veterinary Technology/Animal Health* Mesa s *Also in Health Sciences

Degree = s Certificate = n

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Architecture and Construction If you’ve always enjoyed creating and building things, careers in architecture and construction will meet your creative desires. The industry is on the rebound. Construction posted deep reductions in its workforce over the past several years, however, growth is occuring. The U.S. is expected to add over a million new jobs in construction by 2020 2. Additionally, many of these are well-paying jobs. It is anticipated there will be jobs in skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Many of these careers are growing increasingly “green” as workers master techniques, materials, and systems that define sustainability.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, and science, along with trouble-shooting, repair, and operations monitoring skills are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • •

Cabinet Making Construction Drafting English Math Physics Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Electricians $27,920 - $32,780 On-the-Job or Community College Training Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $32,690 - $40,210 On-the-Job or Community College Training Roofers $21,320 - $25,470 On-the-Job or Community College Training Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program

College/Skill Center

AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning

GateWay s n GateWay n

APPRENTICESHIP-RELATED INSTRUCTION Bricklaying Bricklaying and Tilesetting Carpentry Concrete Form Builder Construction Management Electricity Heat and Frost Insulation Heavy Equipment Operations Ironworking Mechanical Trades: Heating, Vent, and Air Cond. Mechanical Trades: Pipefitting

GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay

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s n sn n n sn sn sn sn sn n

Program Apprenticeship-Related Instruction, continued Mechanical Trades: Plumbing Mechanical Trades: Sheet Metal Millwrighting Painting and Drywalling Pipe Trades – Pipefitter-Refrigeration Pipe Trades – Plumbing Plastering and Cement Masonry Power Plant Technology* Pre-Apprenticeship Roofing Sheet Metal Steamfitting *Also in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION Architectural CAD Technology

Degree = s Certificate = n

College/Skill Center GateWay s n GateWay s n GateWay s n GateWay s n GateWay s n GateWay s n GateWay n Estrella Mountain, GateWay s GateWay n GateWay n GateWay s n GateWay s n

Phoenix s n

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Architecture and Construction Program

College/Skill Center

Building and Construction, continued Architectural CADD Level III Architectural Detailing CADD Level III Architectural Technology Architecture Building Inspection Building Safety Technology CAD-BIM Technology Civil Engineering Technology

Mesa n Mesa n Scottsdale s n Mesa s Mesa n Scottsdale s n Phoenix n Phoenix s n

Construction Construction Drafting CADD Level III Construction Management Electrician Worker Green Builder: Solar Photovoltaic Installer* Plan Review Plumbing Worker Pre-Contractor Licensing Residential Drafting CADD Level II

Mesa s Mesa n Phoenix s n Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Mesa n Maricopa Skill Center n Mesa n Mesa n

continued

Program Building and Construction, continued Rough Carpentry Framer Survey and Civil Drafting - CADD Level II Surveying Technology *Also in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

College/Skill Center Maricopa Skill Center n Mesa n Phoenix s n

WELDING ARC Welder* Maricopa Skill Center n Combination Welder-4 Process* Maricopa Skill Center n Combination Welder-2 Process* Combination Welder-3 Process* Combination Welder-3 Process with Intro to Pipe Welding* Flux-Core Welder* MIG Welder* TIG Welder/TIG Fingertip Welder* Welding* *Also in Manufacturing

Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Mesa s n

Degree = s Certificate = n

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Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications New forms of media are exploding around us – the Internet, social networking, blogs, video games, and smartphone apps are emerging and evolving alongside traditional media like film, television, radio, and publishing. The arts, audio/video technology, and communications sector consists of jobs that exhibit or produce media content in areas such as the visual and performing arts, design (interior, fashion, and graphic), broadcasting, film, journalism, and print. Jobs include actors, dancers, musicians, reporters, writers, photographers, artists, audio/video technicians, producers, and directors. Moving forward, new forms of media and their demand for content will drive employment in this sector.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English and communications, along with active listening, speaking, and critical thinking skills, are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • •

Digital Media English Journalism Theater

Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $21,970 - $27,240

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Graphic Designers

$29,920 - $34,880

Bachelor’s Degree**

Photographers

$17,530 - $20,380

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program DESIGN Alteration Specialist Apparel Construction Costume Design and Production Costuming Fashion Design Fashion Design Level I Fashion Design Level II Fashion Illustration Interior Design Interior Design: Advanced Interior Design: Professional Level Interior Merchandising Pattern Design Level I Pattern Design Level II Textile and Apparel: Designer Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist

**For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

College/Skill Center Mesa n Phoenix n Mesa n Phoenix n Phoenix s Phoenix n Phoenix n Phoenix n Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale s Mesa n Scottsdale n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix n Phoenix n Phoenix n Mesa n Mesa n

College/Skill Center

Program Design, continued Textile and Apparel: Knitwear Specialist Textile and Apparel: Pattern I Textile and Apparel: Pattern II

Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n

MERCHANDISING Fashion Merchandising Fashion Merchandising and Design Image Consultant

Phoenix s n Mesa s Mesa n

PERFORMING ARTS Audio Production Technologies Beginning Piano Pedagogy Dance Technology Intermediate Piano Pedagogy

Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale s n Mesa, Scottsdale n Scottsdale s n Mesa, Scottsdale n

Degree = s Certificate = n

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Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications continued Program Performing Arts, continued Music Business Technical Theater BROADCASTING, FILM, AND JOURNALISM Broadcast Production Digital Cinema Arts Disk Jockey Techniques Editing Film Production Journalism Journalism Motion Picture/Television Production Photography Screenwriting Sound Design

College/Skill Center Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, South Mountain s n Phoenix, Scottsdale n

Scottsdale n Glendale s Mesa, Scottsdale n Scottsdale n Scottsdale n Mesa, Scottsdale s Glendale, Paradise Valley n Scottsdale s Glendale, Phoenix n Scottsdale n Mesa, Scottsdale n

Program

College/Skill Center

COMMERCIAL ART, ADVERTISING ART, AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Comic and Sequential Art* Phoenix s n Computer Graphic Design* Phoenix s n Desktop Publishing* Estrella Mountain n Digital Arts* Mesa s Digital Arts: Digital Illustration* Mesa n Digital Arts: Digital Photography* Mesa n Digital Arts: Graphic Design* Mesa n Digital Arts: Web Design* Mesa n Digital Design* Rio Salado n Digital Media Arts* Glendale s Digital Photography* Phoenix s n Game Technology* Mesa s n Graphic Design: Visual Communication* Scottsdale s n Media Arts: Computer Art/Illustration* Phoenix s n Media Arts: Computer Art/Illustration* Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix n Media Arts: Digital Animation* Phoenix s n Media Arts: Digital Imaging* Phoenix s n Media Arts: Digital Imaging* Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix n Media Arts: Web Design* Phoenix s n Multimedia and Business Technology* Mesa s Multimedia Technology* Mesa n *Also in Information Technology

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Business, Marketing, and Government Business drives the American economy, and persons working in business, marketing, and government are relied upon to manage these operations in an efficient and productive manner. Virtually every job can be found in this sector. Many disciplines require specialized training, certification, or licensing in areas such as finance, securities, accountancy, information technology, human resources, and law. Jobs tend to be service-related, and a large percentage of workers are self-employed or work as consultants. Employees are often required to keep pace with the latest technologies, regulations, management, and production techniques3. Businesses, marketing, and government jobs in Greater Phoenix are numerous and pay well.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English and math, along with active listening, reading comprehension, and speaking skills, are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • • • •

Accounting Business English Government JROTC Marketing Math Speech Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Customer Service Representatives

$20,790 - $25,640

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

$25,110 - $28,860

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing

$26,050 - $34,840

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program ACCOUNTING Accounting* Accounting* Accounting Paraprofessional* Accounting – Specialized Para-Professional* Bookkeeping* Microcomputer Accounting* *Also in Finance

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Program

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BUSINESS Associate in Business, General Requirements (ABUS GR) All Colleges s Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics* GateWay s Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Business and Project* GateWay n Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Clinical Informatics Technology* GateWay n Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Public Health* GateWay n *Also in Health Sciences & Information Technology Management of Clinical Information Technology* GateWay s Management of Clinical Information Technology: Clinical Technology Consulting* GateWay n

Degree = s Certificate = n

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Business, Marketing, and Government Program Business, continued Management of Clinical Information Technology: Health Information Technology Implementation Support* Management of Clinical Information Technology: Health Information Technology Technical Support* Management of Clinical Information Technology: Health Information Technology Training* Management of Clinical Information Technology: Implementation Management* Management of Clinical Information Technology: Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign* *Also in Information Technology

College/Skill Center

GateWay n

GateWay n GateWay n GateWay n

GateWay n

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Mesa s Business (Fastrack) Scottsdale s n General Business Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain s General Business Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado South Mountain n International Business Paradise Valley n International Trade Mesa n

Program

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Management, continued Middle Management Middle Management Project Management Public Relations Retail Management Retail Management Retail Management and Marketing Retail Sales Manager Small Business Small Business Entrepreneurship Small Business Management Small Business Start-Up Supervision Supervision and Management I Supervision and Management II

Glendale s Paradise Valley n Mesa n Glendale, Mesa s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, South Mountain n Scottsdale n Mesa n Mesa n GateWay, Glendale, South Mountain n Estrella Mountain, Scottsdale n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, South Mountain n Glendale n South Mountain n South Mountain n

MARKETING Marketing Marketing Salesmanship

Paradise Valley, Phoenix, South Mountain s Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, South Mountain n Mesa n

GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Military Leadership Public Administration Tribal Development

Rio Salado s n Rio Salado s n Scottsdale s n

MANAGEMENT Business Management General Business Specialized Human Resources Management Management

South Mountain s Paradise Valley s Phoenix n Paradise Valley, Phoenix South Mountain s

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS Administrative Office Professional Administrative Professional Administrative Technology Business Technology Specialist

Paradise Valley s n Phoenix s n GateWay s GateWay n

Management

Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, South Mountain n

Computer Applications Office Technology Technology Support Analyst

Phoenix n GateWay n Mesa n

Degree = s Certificate = n

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TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT Automobile Insurance Claims: Customer Service Automobile Insurance: Customer Service Automobile Policy: Customer Service Broadband Telecommunications Broadband Telecommunications: Account Services Broadband Telecommunications: Field Operations Broadband Telecommunications: Tech. Support Svs. Customer Service Management

Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado s Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Estrella Mountain n

Total Quality Management, continued Organizational Leadership Organizational Management

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado s

Customer Service Representative Insurance-Customer Service Motor Vehicle: Customer Service

Maricopa Skill Center n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n

Quality Customer Service Retail Representative Utilities Customer Service

Rio Salado s n Maricopa Skill Center n Rio Salado n

Degree = s Certificate = n

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Education and Training Most everyone knows what education means. After all, we’ve been touched by formal education since we attended preschool. Educational training provides instruction at all academic levels from preschool and elementary and high schools, to colleges, universities, trade schools, tutoring, and counseling. It is also one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. Experts estimate that between 2010 and 2020, jobs in education will increase more than 15%2. In Greater Phoenix, the fastest-growing jobs in education include special education, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers4. Careers in education are growing because more workers are returning to school to enhance their skills, more federal standards have to be met, and a high percentage of teachers will retire in the coming years. Most jobs in education require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

Occupation

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, psychology, sociology, instruction, and speaking skills, are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • Education Professions • English • Math

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

• Sociology • Speech

Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Typical Training Required

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $32,420 - $35,730

Bachelor’s Degree**

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $17,690 - $20,200 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $32,410 - $36,270

Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree**

Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary $33,320 - $37,940

Bachelor’s Degree**

On-the-Job or Teacher Assistants $17,460 - $19,750 Community College Training Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program

**The Maricopa Community Colleges’ Associate of Arts, Elementary Education transfers to all three of Arizona’s public universities offering bachelor’s degrees in education.

College/Skill Center

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Associate of Arts, Elementary Education (AAEE) All Colleges s EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Child and Family Org. Management and Admin. Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation Curriculum for Young Children Early Care Specialist Early Childhood Administration and Management Early Childhood Classroom Management Early Childhood Development Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education and Administration: Birth Through Age Five Early Learning and Development Family Child Care Management Infant and Toddler Development

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Glendale, Rio Salado n Glendale, Paradise Valley n Phoenix n Mesa n Glendale, Mesa, Rio Salado, South Mountain s Phoenix n South Mountain s n Glendale, Paradise Valley s n Phoenix s n Chandler-Gilbert, Mesa, Rio Salado, Scottsdale s Rio Salado, Scottsdale n Rio Salado, Scottsdale n

Program EDUCATION Bilingual Endorsement eLearning Design Specialist ESL Endorsement Foundations of Student Services Gifted Education Instructional Assistance Reading Specialist Teacher Assisting LIBRARY MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Library Information Technology Library Information Technology: Advanced Library Information Technology: Basic Library Information Tech.: School Library Media Center

Degree = s Certificate = n

College/Skill Center Mesa n Rio Salado s n Mesa n Estrella Mountain n Estrella Mountain n Phoenix s n Mesa n Estrella Mountain s

Mesa s Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n

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Engineering and Technology Ever wonder how a scientific discovery made in a lab is transformed into a practical item that can be used in our everyday lives? This is the job of people working in the fields of engineering and technology. Engineers and technologists design and create new things or make existing things cheaper, safer, or better – all for the benefit of society. Persons specializing in engineering and technology have taken extensive coursework in math and science. These jobs pay well and are often resistant to economic downturns. In the future, engineers and technologists will be called upon to meet challenges in areas such as environmental protection, medicine, manufacturing, electronics development, and infrastructure improvement. Maintaining a workforce that is well versed in engineering and technology is vital to the long-term health of the American economy.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, and science, along with critical thinking, complex problem solving, and operations monitoring skills, are neccessary. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • •

Biology Chemistry English Math Physics Programming Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Civil Engineering Technicians

$33,450 - $40,410

Associate’s Degree

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

$35,220 - $44,450

Associate’s Degree

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $41,840 - $52,010 On-the-Job or Community College Training Industrial Engineering Technicians

$39,390 - $45,120

Associate’s Degree

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program

College/Skill Center

ENGINEERING Electronics Engineering Technology Engineering Technology

Mesa s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale s

TECHNOLOGY Automation Technology Automation Technology Level I Automation Technology Level II Automation Technology Level III

Mesa Mesa Mesa Mesa

s n n n

Program

College/Skill Center

Technology, continued Computer and Networking Technology Electrical Technology Electric Utility Design Technology Electric Utility Technology Electromechanical Automation Technology Electronics Technology Industrial Electronics Meter Technology Network Maintenance

Glendale s GateWay s n Chandler-Gilbert s Chandler-Gilbert s n Mesa s n Mesa s n SouthWest Skill Center n Chandler-Gilbert n Glendale n

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Finance We all must learn to manage our money. People who work in the field of finance manage money for a living – through good times and bad. Governments, corporations, and individuals rely on financial experts to measure risk versus profit, determine the quality of investments, file tax returns, finance business operations, and manage funds for retirement. Finance workers can be found in every industry in the economy. Jobs in finance include accountants and auditors, personal financial advisors, loan officers, financial analysts, real estate appraisers, and credit analysts. Accountants and auditors make up the largest number of jobs in finance and is one of the occupational areas adding the most number of new jobs in the U.S. – over 190,000 – by 2020 2.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English and math, along with active listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills, are needed. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • •

Accounting English Government Math Personal Finance

Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $24,380 - $29,560 On-the-Job or Community College Training Loan Officers $33,430 - $40,580 On-the-Job or Community College Training Personal Financial Advisors $33,220 - $43,780 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program

Bachelor’s Degree**

**For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

College/Skill Center

Program

College/Skill Center

FINANCE ACCOUNTING Bank Account Management: Customer Service Rio Salado n Accounting* Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Banking and Finance Estrella Mountain, Mountain, GateWay, Phoenix s n Phoenix, Rio Salado, Certified Residential Appraiser Mesa s South Mountain s Home Inspection Mesa n Accounting* Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Licensed Real Estate Appraiser Mesa n Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Real Estate Mesa, Phoenix n Phoenix, Rio Salado, Real Estate: Prelicense Mesa, Phoenix, South South Mountain n Mountain n Accounting – Specialized Para-Professional* Paradise Valley s n Residential Appraisal Trainee Mesa n Accounting Paraprofessional* Glendale s Bookkeeping* Scottsdale n Microcomputer Accounting* Paradise Valley n * Also in Business, Marketing & Government Degree = s Certificate = n

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Health Sciences Jobs in the health sciences industry provide medical assistance to people. Health science employees work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and medical labs. It is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing industries – demand for jobs is expected to grow as the number of Americans 65 years and older increases. Experts say half of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. in the next 10 years are in health or health-related sectors2. Depending on the career you choose, many states require health science employees to be certified in their profession. Health sciences also encompasses the emerging field of bioscience. Bioscience is the technological application of the life sciences (biology, genetics, ecology, etc.) to produce products for the needs of humanity. In the decades ahead, research into our understanding of biology promises to advance the knowledge of human health, agriculture, and environmental protection. You won’t necessarily need advanced degrees to work in the biosciences. For example, graduates of technical institutes or community colleges, or those who have completed college courses in chemistry, biology, mathematics, or engineering, will be needed in the industry. Jobs in bioscience are growing fast, and Greater Phoenix has made significant investments in the bioscience sector in recent years.

Occupation

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, psychology, and sociology, along with reading comprehension, critical thinking, social perceptiveness, active listening, and speaking skills, are a must. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • • • •

Biology Chemistry English Health Occupations Math Medical Terminology Psychology Sociology Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Dental Hygienists

$68,400 - $78,340

Associate’s Degree

Registered Nurses

$53,180 - $62,600

Associate’s Degree

Respiratory Therapists

$41,230 - $45,640

Associate’s Degree

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program

College/Skill Center

Program

ALLIED HEALTH Allied Health, continued Computed Tomography GateWay n Hospital Central Service Technology Diagnostic Medical Sonography GateWay s n Laboratory Assisting Diatetic Technology* Chandler-Gilbert, Magnetic Resonance Imaging *Also in Hospitality & Tourism Paradise Valley s Medical Assistant Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology GateWay s Medical Assisting Health Information: Long Term Care Settings Phoenix n Medical Radiography Health Information Technology Phoenix s Medical Transcription Health Services Management GateWay, Phoenix s n Nuclear Medicine Technology Health Unit Coordinating/Patient Care Associate GateWay n Ophthalmic Assistant Healthcare Compliance GateWay n Patient Care Technician Histologic Technology Phoenix s n Perioperative Nursing

College/Skill Center GateWay n Phoenix n GateWay n SouthWest Skill Center n Phoenix s n GateWay s GateWay s n GateWay s Maricopa Skill Center n SouthWest Skill Center n GateWay n

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Allied Health, continued Pharmacy: Customer Service South Mountain n Phlebotomy Phoenix, SouthWest Skill Center n Physical Therapist Assisting GateWay s Polysomnographic Technology GateWay s n Radiation Therapy GateWay n Respiratory Care GateWay s BIOSCIENCE Biomedical Research Technology GateWay, South Mountain s Biotechnology Mesa s n Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences Glendale s Clinical Research Associate GateWay n Clinical Research Coordinating GateWay n Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics* GateWay s Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Business & Project* GateWay n Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Clinical Information Technology* GateWay n Management of Clinical and Bioscience Informatics: Public Health* GateWay n Medical Laboratory Science Phoenix s n *Also in Business, Marketing & Government, and Information Technology DENTAL Clinical Dental Assisting Rio Salado s n Community Dental Health Coordination* Rio Salado n Dental Assisting Phoenix s n Dental Assisting Technology Rio Salado n Dental Hygiene Mesa, Phoenix, Rio Salado s Dental Office Management Rio Salado s *Also in Human Services EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic)* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Level I* Emergency Communications and Deployment* Emergency Medical Technology* Intermediate Emergency Medical Technology*

Paradise Valley, Phoenix s Phoenix n Phoenix n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, SouthWest Skill Center n Phoenix n

Program

College/Skill Center

Emergency Medical Technology, continued Paramedicine* Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n *Also in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security NURSING Fast Track Practical Nursing GateWay n Nursing Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale s Nurse Assisting Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale n Nursing Assistant SouthWest Skill Center n Nursing Refresher GateWay, Mesa n Perioperative Nursing GateWay n Practical Nurse SouthWest Skill Center n Practical Nursing Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale n VETERINARY Equine Science* Scottsdale s n Veterinary Technology/Animal Health* Mesa s *Also in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources OTHER HEALTH SCIENCES Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences* Basic Behavioral Health* Medical Billing and Coding Medical Billing and Coding: Hospital-Based Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based Medical Front Office Spanish Medical Interpreter Speech Language Pathology Assistant Surgical Technology Therapeutic Massage* *Also in Human Services

Glendale, South Mountain s n Glendale, South Mountain n SouthWest Skill Center n Phoenix n Phoenix n Phoenix n SouthWest Skill Center n Estrella Mountain s n GateWay s n Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix s n

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Hospitality and Tourism Workers in hospitality and tourism manage and operate restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, and amusement parks, and provide travel and event services. In the U.S., the hospitality and tourism sector employs over 13 million people and is expected to add 1.3 million new jobs by 2020 3. Jobs include hotel and food service managers, concierges, chefs, event planners, and travel agents. Food preparation and serving jobs account for the largest percentage of jobs in hospitality and tourism5. Many of these jobs are in restaurants and bars, but fast growth can also be found in the healthcare and social assistance industries2. There is also growing interest in sustainable food systems and restaurants that offer health-conscious menus.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, and science, along with active listening, coordinating, and monitoring skills, are needed. High school students should meet with an advisor/ guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • •

Business Culinary Arts English Marketing Math Speech Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Source: O*NET

Cooks, Restaurant

$17,690 - $20,140

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

$30,730 - $35,370

Bachelor’s Degree**

Travel Agents

$17,460 - $20,120

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program FOOD AND NUTRITION Advanced Professional Culinary Arts Apprentice Meat Cutter Baking and Pastry Basic Culinary Studies Commercial Bakery and Pastry Arts Commercial Food Preparation Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Foundations Culinary Fundamentals Culinary Studies Dietetic Technology* *Also In Health Sciences Food Service Administration Meat Department Helper Professional Food and Beverage Service Sustainable Food Systems*   *Also in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

**For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

College/Skill Center Scottsdale s n Maricopa Skill Center n Estrella Mountain n Estrella Mountain n Scottsdale n Phoenix n Scottsdale s n Scottsdale n Scottsdale s n Estrella Mountain, Phoenix, Scottsdale s n Chandler-Gilbert, Paradise Valley s Phoenix s n Maricopa Skill Center n Phoenix n Mesa, Rio Salado s n

Program HOSPITALITY Airline Operations Airline Operations: Ground Operations Airline Operations: Initial Flight Attendant Airline Operations: Passenger Services Airline Operations: Reservations Airline Operations: Reservations and Ticketing Services Hospitality and Tourism/Golf Management Hospitality and Tourism/Hotel Management Hospitality and Tourism/Restaurant Management Hospitality and Tourism/Spa and Wellness Center Management Hospitality and Tourism/Tourism Development and Management Travel and Tourism

College/Skill Center Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado

s n n n n

Rio Salado Scottsdale Scottsdale Scottsdale

n sn sn sn

Scottsdale s n Scottsdale s n Maricopa Skill Center n

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Human Services If you like to help people, serve your community, and improve the lives of those in need, then look to the field of human services. Persons who work in human services provide assistance to children, the elderly, the unemployed, people with disabilities, and others. The sector includes counseling, mental health services, family and community services, social work, personal care, and customer service. Human services are growing fast, due in part to the growing number of elderly people in the U.S. and rising healthcare costs that are shifting services to more affordable providers3. Along with counseling and community services, human services also include jobs related to personal care such as aestheticians, barbers, cosmetologists, and personal trainers. Positions that provide these services are numerous and always in demand as most people require them.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English and psychology, along with social perceptiveness, active listening, and speaking skills, are important. High school students should meet with an advisor/ guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • •

Child Development Cosmetology Education Professions English Math Psychology Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Source: O*NET

Typical Training Required

Interpreters and Translators

$21,450 - $30,360

Bachelor’s Degree**

Social and Human Service Assistants

$20,570 - $23,230

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

$17,610 - $22,250

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

$16,750 - $18,000

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION Group Fitness Instructor Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness Personal Trainer Personal Training Specialist Recreation Management Strength, Nutrition, and Personal Training Teaching, Healing, Meditation & Stress Management Therapeutic Massage* Yoga Instruction Yoga Therapy *Also in Health Sciences

**For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

College/Skill Center Glendale, Mesa n Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale n Glendale n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, South Mountain n Mesa, Scottsdale s n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, South Mountain s Paradise Valley n Chandler-Gilbert, Paradise Valley s n Scottsdale n Scottsdale n

Program SOCIAL SERVICES Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level I Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level II Adolescent Development Adolescent Studies Adult Development and Aging Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences* Basic Behavioral Health* Community Dental Health Coordination* Community Health Worker   Credit Counseling: Customer Service Deaf Studies Developmental Disabilities Specialist Family Development Family Life Education Family Support

College/Skill Center Rio Salado s Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Glendale, Rio Salado n Phoenix n Glendale, Rio Salado n Glendale, South Mountain s n Glendale, South Mountain n Rio Salado n South Mountain n Rio Salado n Phoenix n Glendale n Phoenix s n Glendale, Rio Salado s Phoenix n

Degree = s Certificate = n

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Program Social Services, continued Professional Addictions Counseling Recovery Support *Also in Health Sciences

Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Phoenix s n Glendale, Rio Salado n

CONSUMER SERVICES Aesthetician Cosmetologist Mortuary Science

College/Skill Center Rio Salado n South Mountain s

Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Mesa s

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Information Technology Information technology (IT) has as much to do with managing data as it does with computers, and IT jobs are spread across all types of businesses. Information is best supported by computer technology, and any company that uses computers in its day-to-day operations requires IT support. Employment in this field is expected to grow because of increased demand for the design, construction, and management of computer networks, network and computer systems security, mobile technologies, custom programming services, data processing and hosting, cloud computing, and web broadcasting 3. The healthcare industry’s ongoing move to electronic records will also drive employment growth in IT.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English and math, along with critical thinking, complex problem solving, systems analysis, and reading comprehension skills are important. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • •

Computer Programming Engineering Science English Math Physics Web Design Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Computer Support Specialists $27,190 - $35,090 Associate’s Degree** Computer Systems Analysts $50,900 - $63,420

Associate’s Degree**

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$43,650 - $57,380

Associate’s Degree**

Software Developers, Applications

$52,520 - $67,830

Associate’s Degree**

Software Developers, Systems Software

$60,940 - $77,470

Associate’s Degree**

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program COMPUTER SCIENCE Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Master Suite Applications Specialist Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Print and Web Applications Specialist Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Production Applications Specialist Advanced Computer Usage and Applications Advanced Web Designer Applications in Geospatial Technologies* Business Office Computer Applications Computer and Information Technologies Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced Computer Applications: Technology

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**Some employers may require a bachelor’s degree. For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses in information technology that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

College/Skill Center

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Program Computer Science, continued Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic Computer Applications: Office Specialist/ Core Level Computer Applications: Office Specialist/ Expert Level Computer Business Applications Computer Hardware and Desktop Support Computer Hardware and Network Support Computer Information Systems Computer Information System Technologies Computer Information Technology Computer Networking Technology Computer Programming

Degree = s Certificate = n

College/Skill Center

Mesa n Chandler-Gilbert n Chandler-Gilbert n Chandler-Gilbert s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Scottsdale n Scottsdale n GateWay, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix s n Scottsdale s n Paradise Valley s n Paradise Valley n Mesa s n

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Information Technology Program Computer Support Specialist Computer Science, continued Computer Systems Maintenance Computer Technology Computer Usage and Applications Database Development Geospatial Technologies* Information Security Information Security Administration Information Security Technology Information Security Wireless Networks Information Technology Information Technology Support Information Technology: Cisco Networking Information Technology: Computer Applications Specialist Information Technology: Network Security Information Technology: Network Server Information Technology: Programming and Systems Analysis Information Technology: Web and Graphic Design Linux Associate Linux Networking Administration Linux Professional Mesa, Paradise Valley, Microsoft Applications Development Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Administrator Microsoft Desktop Support Technology Microsoft Networking Technology Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Server Administration Microsoft Technical Specialist Network Administration Network Administration: CISCO Network Professional Network Administration: Microsoft Windows Server Networking Administration: Cisco Networking System Administration Networking Technology: Cisco

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College/Skill Center Maricopa Skill Center n Paradise Valley n Rio Salado s Rio Salado n Scottsdale n Mesa s Glendale s Glendale n Glendale n Glendale n Chandler-Gilbert s South Mountain n South Mountain s n South Mountain s n South Mountain s n South Mountain s n South Mountain s n South Mountain s n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa s n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, South Mountain n Paradise Valley s n Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Paradise Valley n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Paradise Valley n Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Paradise Valley s Paradise Valley n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Paradise Valley n Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Paradise Valley n Scottsdale s n Mesa, South Mountain n Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay, Mesa n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, South Mountain n Mesa s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale s n

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Program Computer Science, continued Networking: Design and System Support Oracle Database Operations Programming Programming and System Analysis Programming and System Analysis Software Development Software Quality Assurance Web Design Web Design Technologies Web Design: User Interface Web Designer Web Developer Web Developer Web Development Web Server Administrator *Also in Agriculture

College/Skill Center Rio Salado n Chandler-Gilbert n Estrella Mountain, Paradise Valley, Rio Salado, South Mountain n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale n Scottsdale n Mesa n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n Scottsdale s n Rio Salado n Mesa s n Mesa s Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n Scottsdale s n Mesa s n

COMMERCIAL ART, ADVERTISING ART, AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Comic and Sequential Art* Phoenix s n Computer Graphic Design* Phoenix s n Desktop Publishing* Estrella Mountain n Digital Arts* Mesa s Digital Arts: Digital Illustration* Mesa n Digital Arts: Digital Photography* Mesa n Digital Arts: Graphic Design* Mesa n Digital Arts: Web Design* Mesa n Digital Design* Rio Salado n Digital Media Arts* Glendale s Digital Photography* Phoenix s n Game Technology* Mesa s n Graphic Design: Visual Communication* Scottsdale s n Media Arts: Computer Art/Illustration* Phoenix s n Media Arts: Computer Art/Illustration* Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix n Media Arts: Digital Animation* Phoenix s n Media Arts: Digital Imaging* Phoenix s n Media Arts: Digital Imaging* Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix n Media Arts: Web Design* Phoenix s n Multimedia and Business Technology* Mesa s Multimedia Technology* Mesa n *Also in Arts, A/V, & Communications

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BUSINESS Business, continued Management of Clinical and Bioscience Management of Clinical Information Technology: Informatics* GateWay s Health Information Technology Implementation Management of Clinical and Bioscience Support* Informatics: Business and Project* GateWay n Management of Clinical Information Technology: Management of Clinical and Bioscience Health Information Technology Technical Informatics: Clinical Informatics Technology* GateWay n Support* Management of Clinical and Bioscience Management of Clinical Information Technology: Informatics: Public Health* GateWay n Health Information Technology Training* *Also in Business, Marketing & Government Management of Clinical Information Technology: and Health Sciences Implementation Management* Management of Clinical Information Technology* GateWay s Management of Clinical Information Technology: Management of Clinical Information Technology: Practice Workflow and Information Clinical Technology Consulting* GateWay n Management Redesign* *Also in Business, Marketing & Government and Health Sciences

College/Skill Center

GateWay n

GateWay n GateWay n GateWay n

GateWay n

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Public safety is a term used to describe the administration of justice, public order, and protection. People who work in this field operate our courts, patrol our streets, and monitor our safety. Security guards, police and sheriff’s patrol officers, correctional officers and jailers, and firefighters account for the largest number of jobs in public safety in the U.S.6 Most police officers and firefighters are employed by local cities and towns7 that require their candidates to attend police or fire academies for training. Other fast-growing jobs in public safety include paralegals and legal assistants and private detectives and investigators 2. Continued national interest in public safety, including efforts to improve corporate, industrial, and homeland security, should help expand job opportunities in this sector.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, psychology, and science, along with active listening, social perceptiveness, and critical thinking, are important. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • • • •

Biology Chemistry English Fire Science Government JROTC Law Enforcement Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Typical Training Required

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$18,180 - $21,280

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Firefighters

$25,930 - $36,340

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Forensic Science Technicians

$37,580 - $43,240

Bachelor’s Degree**

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

$32,020 - $37,420

Associate’s Degree

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

$48,450 - $56,150

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

**For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

Program

College/Skill Center

Program

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Administration of Justice Administration of Justice Administration of Justice: Comprehensive Administration of Justice: Fundamentals Administration of Justice Studies Advanced Corrections Basic Corrections Correctional Studies Corrections Court Reporting: Judicial Court Reporting: Scoping/Transcription Crime and Accident Scene Photography Crime Scene Investigation Crime Scene Technology Detention Services Domestic Preparedness and Homeland Security

Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix s Estrella Mountain n Phoenix n Phoenix n Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay, Mesa, Scottsdale s Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Chandler-Gilbert n Rio Salado s GateWay s n GateWay n Phoenix, Scottsdale n Phoenix, Scottsdale n Phoenix, Scottsdale n Rio Salado s n Phoenix n

Administration of Justice, continued Evidence Technology Fingerprint Classification and Identification Forensic Investigation Forensic Science Forensic Science: Crime Lab Forensic Technology Homeland Security Information Security Forensics Judicial Studies Justice Studies Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Investigator Law Enforcement Technology Law Enforcement Technology Academy Law Enforcement Training Academy Legal Studies Paralegal Paralegal Studies

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College/Skill Center Estrella Mountain, Phoenix n Phoenix, Scottsdale n Mesa n Chandler-Gilbert n Scottsdale s Phoenix s Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay n Glendale n Mesa s n Chandler-Gilbert, Scottsdale n Scottsdale n Glendale n Rio Salado s n Rio Salado n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale n Mesa n Rio Salado s n Phoenix s n

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Program

College/Skill Center

Administration of Justice, continued Police Academy Preparation Level I Police Science Police Supervision Public Safety Technology Victimology

Scottsdale n Mesa, Scottsdale s n Glendale n Rio Salado n Mesa n

FIRE SCIENCE Driver Operator Emergency Management Emergency Management Emergency Response and Operations Fire Academy Fire Investigation Fire Officer Leadership

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n Paradise Valley, South Mountain s Mesa, Paradise Valley, South Mountain n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado s Glendale n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n

Program Fire Science, continued Fire Science Fire Science Fire Science Technology Firefighter Operations Hazardous Materials Response EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic)* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Level I* Emergency Communications and Deployment* Emergency Medical Technology* Intermediate Emergency Medical Technology* Paramedicine* *Also in Health Sciences

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College/Skill Center Paradise Valley s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n Chandler-Gilbert s Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado n Phoenix n

Paradise Valley, Phoenix s Phoenix n Phoenix n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, SouthWest Skill Center n Phoenix n Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n

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Manufacturing Traditional ideas about manufacturing have changed. More and more, manufacturing jobs are high-tech oriented, and workers who have current industry skills are more likely to maintain employment. Wages in manufacturing are among the highest for all areas of industry. In the Greater Phoenix area, many skilled manufacturing jobs pay 10-50% above the average wage compared to other jobs in the region 8. These jobs are also in demand. Many employers suffer shortages of skilled workers; and retirees will only increase employment demand. Computer equipment, aerospace, and electronic instruments are among the largest manufacturing sectors in Greater Phoenix.

Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, and science, along with critical thinking, operations monitoring, and complex problem-solving skills, are essential. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • •

Drafting Engineering Science English Physics

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

• Precision Manufacturing • Robotics • Welding

Typical Training Required

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

$24,840 - $32,000

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers

$30,310 - $40,960

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Industrial Engineering Technicians

$39,390 - $45,120

Associate’s Degree

Machinists

$27,220 - $34,440

On-the-Job or Community College Training

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

$27,770 - $32,680

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program MANUFACTURING Basic CAD CAD Application CAD Technology CAD/CAM/CNC I CAD/CAM/CNC II Commercial Drafting CADD Level II Computer-Aided Design and Drafting CADD Level I Computer-Aided Drafting Electro/Mechanical Drafting Electromechanical Manufacturing Technology Industrial Design Technology Industrial Design Technology: Design SpecialistSolidWorks Machining I Machining II Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing Engineering Technology Manufacturing Management Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing Welding Mechanical Drafting

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College/Skill Center Glendale n Glendale n Glendale s Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n Mesa s n Mesa n GateWay s GateWay n Mesa n Mesa n Mesa s Mesa s Mesa n Mesa s Mesa n Mesa n

Program

College/Skill Center

Manufacturing, continued Micro Circuit Mask Design Mesa s n Precision Machining: CNC Machinist Maricopa Skill Center n Precision Machining: Manual Machinist Maricopa Skill Center n Precision Manufacturing SouthWest Skill Center n Production Technology GateWay s Production Technology: CNC Technology GateWay n Production Technology: Quality Assurance GateWay n WELDING ARC Welder* Maricopa Skill Center n Combination Welder-4 Process* Maricopa Skill Center n Combination Welder-2 Process* Maricopa Skill Center n Combination Welder-3 Process* Maricopa Skill Center n Combination Welder-3 Process with Intro to Pipe Welding* Maricopa Skill Center n Flux-Core Welder* Maricopa Skill Center n MIG Welder* Maricopa Skill Center n TIG Welder/TIG Fingertip Welder* Maricopa Skill Center n Welding* Mesa s n *Also in Architecture and Construction

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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics If you’ve ever been curious about how goods produced in your hometown - or halfway around the world - get to where they need to be, then you may be interested in learning more about transportation, distribution, and logistics. Jobs in this sector are responsible for managing the movement of goods, information, and people. They include air, rail, water, and truck transportation; warehousing and storage; and vehicle repair. As American trade continues to grow, so will jobs in transportation, distribution, and logistics. Technology is also transforming the sector, with systems being developed that allow for better tracking of product information to streamline distribution processes. Examples of jobs in this area include truck drivers, auto mechanics, cargo and freight agents, and airline employees. Greater Phoenix has a substantial transportation, distribution, and logistics sector due to its large population, location near west coast markets, and presence of major industry employers.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in English, math, and science, along with repairing, trouble-shooting, critical thinking, and monitoring skills are important. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in: • • • • •

English Math Physics Technologies/Automotive Transportation

Sources: O*Net 2013, Arizona Programs of Study 2013, and Tech Prep 2011

Occupation Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Typical Training Required

$27,710 - $41,360

Postsecondary Vocational Award

$24,410 - $32,590

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012

Program AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Air Conditioning Air Conditioning and Electrical Accessories Auto Body Basic Metal Repair Auto Body Basic Refinishing Auto Body Metal Repair and Refinishing Automotive Chassis Automotive Drive Trains Automotive Electrical Systems Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis and Air Conditioning Automotive Engines and Drive Trains Automotive Performance Technology Automotive Suspension, Steering, and Brakes Automotive Technology Automotive Technology

College/Skill Center Mesa n GateWay n Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Maricopa Skill Center n Glendale n GateWay n Mesa n Glendale n Glendale n Mesa s GateWay n GateWay, Glendale s GateWay n

Program

College/Skill Center

Automotive Technology, continued Brakes, Alignment, Suspension, and Steering Caterpillar Technician Training Engine Performance and Diagnosis Transmissions and Power Trains

Mesa n Mesa s GateWay, Mesa n Mesa n

AVIATION AND AERONAUTICS Aircraft Maintenance Technology Aircraft Maintenance Technology (Part 147) Airframe Maintenance (Part 147) Airway Science Technology, Flight Emphasis Flight Technology Powerplant Maintenance (Part 147)

Chandler-Gilbert Chandler-Gilbert Chandler-Gilbert Chandler-Gilbert Chandler-Gilbert Chandler-Gilbert

DISTRIBUTION Distribution Logistics

SouthWest Skill Center n

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Cluster Description Citations 1

National Center for O*NET Development. All Green Economy Sectors. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved July 15, 2013, from http://www.onetonline.org/find/green?n=0&g=Go

Lockard, C. B., Wolf, M. (January 2012). Occupational Employment Projections to 2020. Monthly Labor Review. Vol. 135, No. 1. Retrieved on July 15, 2013, from http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/01/art5full.pdf 2

Henderson, R. (January 2012). Industry Employment and Output Projections to 2020. Monthly Labor Review. Vol. 135, No. 1. Retrieved July 15 2013, from http://www.bls.gov/ opub/mlr/2012/01/art4full.pdf 3

Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Employment and Population Statistics. (2012). 2010-2020 Occupational Projections for the Phoenix MSA. Retrieved on July 15, 2013, from http://www.workforce.az.gov/employment-forecasts.aspx 4

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (February 1, 2012). Accommodation and Food Services – 720000. Table 1.9 2010-20 Industry-Occupation Matrix Data, by Industry. Retrieved on July 16, 2013, from http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_109.htm 5

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (March 29, 2013). May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States. Retrieved on July 16, 2013, from http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#33-0000 6

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (February 1, 2012). Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals – 999300. Table 1.9 2010-20 Industry-Occupation Matrix Data, by Industry. Retrieved on July 16, 2013, from http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_109.htm 7

Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Employment and Population Statistics. (2013). 2012 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (OES) for the Phoenix MSA. Retrieved on July 17, 2013, from http://www.workforce.az.gov/wages-income.aspx 8

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Financial Aid What is financial aid?

Financial aid funding is intended to help students pay for educational expenses—tuition, fees, books, supplies, and even living expenses. The Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) is an important part of the process. Be sure to apply early at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Who gets financial aid?

Financial aid eligibility varies with each funding source. Read on! There are many different criteria and financial aid options.

What kind of financial aid is available?

Grants—Financial aid that does not need to be repaid, as long as satisfactory criteria are maintained Loans—Borrowed money, some of which must be repaid with interest Work Study—Money earned while working on campus and enrolled in school to help pay for educational expenses Scholarships—Funds donated or provided by the college, the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, or other individuals/organizations for educational expenses

Are additional options available?

Military Aid—Montgomery GI Bill and ROTC are two examples of resources available to military veterans and recruits. Tuition Reimbursement—Many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs for employees and sometimes children of employees. Each company has specific criteria, so check with your employer today.

How can I get financial aid?

For many students, finding the money to pay for tuition can be the biggest hurdle to going to college. However, there are a variety of financial aid options to help; and with proper preparation, planning, and organization, getting financial aid can be easier than you think. Get a Head Start—The sooner you apply, the better. Each January, or as soon as possible after the beginning of the new year, you should complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year. Pay Attention to the Details—Little things like a mismatched Social Security number can delay or even disqualify your application. So if you’ve recently gotten married and changed your name, be sure to update all of your personal information. Check to ensure that the program you have selected is “federal student aid” eligible. 34

Don’t Forget Selective Service—All men are required to register with Selective Service at age 18. Your FAFSA will be checked against your Selective Service status. Registering only takes a few minutes, and you can do it at your local post office. Make Timely Payments on Existing Loans—If you have any outstanding student loans, it’s critical that you maintain a good payment history in order to get new financial aid. A government database check will reveal your payment history. http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ Just the Facts—Be sure to fill out your FAFSA completely and accurately. However, do not volunteer any additional information if it is not requested on your FAFSA, as the processors will not consider it. Keep Your Grades Up—Poor grades, dropped classes, and incompletes can all affect your eligibility for future financial aid.

There are multiple sources for assistance.

When it comes to funding your education, be creative and do your research. However, be cautious of fraudulent financial aid companies or websites requesting a fee for services or making promises that sound too good to be true. Be sure to search for scholarships and deadlines on college websites. Below is a brief list of legitimate resources for you to review.

Arizona and Maricopa County Scholarships

www.maricopa.edu/resdev/scholarships Over 1,500 Maricopa Community College students benefit annually from scholarships funded by contributions to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. www.azfoundation.org/scholarships  The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is the largest private provider of scholarships in Arizona. In 2006, ACF awarded more than 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $3.9 million.

National Financial Aid

www.finaid.org This award-winning site offers student financial aid information, advice, and tools—on or off the Web.

To apply for financial aid, visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

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Navigate the complex financial aid processes by following these five basic steps. STEP ONE: The Application Process Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is available (every January) online at www.FAFSA.gov

College Goal Sunday & Saturday TOO! Is a program that provides FAFSA completion assistance to students and parents. For more information visit: http://www.collegegoalsunday.com/cgs/

STEP TWO: The Verification Process Applications are randomly selected for verification either by the FAFSA processor or by the college. Not all students are selected for verification. Students are asked to submit specific documents during this process. A school must verify any application information that it has reason to believe is incorrect [34 CFR 668.54(a) (3)] or discrepant [34 CFR 668.16(f)] (Code of Federal Regulations).

read all instructions and related comments. Be sure that there is enough financial aid funding per semester to cover your tuition and fees. *As long as you have enough funds to cover your tuition and fees, your classes will NOT be dropped.

STEP FOUR: The Disbursement Process (Book Advance & Refund) Disbursement occurs when the financial aid funds on your award notice are transferred (credited) to your account in the Cashier’s Office to pay your current term tuition, fees, and books.

Book Advance: Book Advances will be issued through the Maricopa Student Refund Program (MSRP). Debit card or direct deposit options are the fastest ways to receive your advance: https://my.maricopa.edu/paying-college/book-

advances

Refund: when you have remaining financial aid funding after your tuition, fees, and books are paid, you will be notified by Citibank through your g-mail account with payment options: http://my.maricopa.edu/refund/

STEP THREE: The Awarding Process

DO NOT WRITE CHECKS BASED ON ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENTS.

To view your award, go to My.maricopa.edu and click on “View Financial Aid”.

STEP FIVE: The Satisfactory Academic Progress Process

3 3 3 3

Grants Scholarships Loans Work Study Program

You may need to complete additional processes to receive your financial aid funding. Review your award and carefully

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All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to continue to receive financial aid funding. Federal regulations (CFR 668.32(f) and 668.34) require a student to move toward the completion of a degree or certificate within an eligible program when receiving financial aid. http://www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/ governance/adminregs/appendices/S-5.php#sap

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Continuing Education/Workforce Training Services Noncredit Workforce Training Programs Interested in gaining new career skills that can lead directly to employment opportunities? The Maricopa Community Colleges offer a number of noncredit Workforce Training programs and classes that train individuals to be job-ready and proficient in skills related to specific positions. Each College in the District designs offerings that pertain to needs of the community. The signature programs below are just a small sample of the many programs available to you. Many of these programs prepare the student to obtain industry recognized certifications. Please visit the websites provided or contact the College of your choice for additional information and program offerings. Program offerings are subject to change.

Program

Program Length

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pharmacy Technician Certification Clinical Medical Assistant Dental Assistant Six Sigma Black Belt

72 hours 140 hours 80 hours 200 hours

Estrella Mountain Community College SouthWest Skill Center Dental Assistant EKG Technician Pharmacy Technician Test Preparation Veterinary Assistant GateWay Community College ADEQ Operator Certification Exam - Authorized Testing Proctor (Water Quality) BPI Building Analyst Musculoskeletal Ultrasound OSHA Outreach Authorized Trainer Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation Vascular Technology Review

Program Length

Mesa Community College - Downtown Medical Transcription Editor Professional Medical Coding and Billing Pharmacy Technician CFESA: Basic Technician Training Program Computer Forensics Evidence Collection Ethical Hacking Tools & Techniques

640 hours 640 hours 285 hours 24 hours 23 hours 28 hours

80 hours 50 hours 72 hours 150 hours

Phoenix College Dialysis Technician Home Inspectors Training Program Patient Care Technician Pharmacy Technician Sustainable Building Advisor

62 hours 80 hours 120 hours 72 hours 100 hours

3 hours 40+ hours 32 hours 64 hours 16 hours 16 hours

Scottsdale Community College Business Institute Pharmacy Technician Management for IT Professionals CompTIATM A+ Certification Training Physical Therapy Aide

72 hours 390 hours 230 hours 150 hours

South Mountain Community College In-Outpatient Medical Coding and Billing Introduction to SQL Medical Transcription Medical Transcription Editor Outpatient Medical Coding and Billing

640 hours 40 hours 570 hours 640 hours 570 hours

Glendale Community College THE INSTITUTE for Business, Industry and Technology Clinical Medical Assistant Pharmacy Technician Dialysis Technician Dental Assisting Program-Arizona Medical Billing and Coding

300 hours 72 hours 60 hours 80 hours 80 hours

Maricopa Skill Center Aesthetician Arc Welder Flux-Core Welder Mig Welder

663 hours 488 hours 418 hours 418 hours

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Continuing Education/Workforce Training Services Continuing Education/Workforce Training Services can help answer questions or direct you to resources that will be helpful in identifying the program that’s right for you.

Chandler-Gilbert

480-732-7071

25105 S. Alma School Rd.

Sun Lakes, AZ

www.cgc.edu/workforce

GateWay 602-286-8673 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ

www.gatewaycc.edu/ continuing-education

Mesa 480-461-7493

145 N. Centennial Way, Ste. 208

Mesa, AZ

www.mesacc.edu/cce

Phoenix

602-223-4000

640 N. 1st Ave.

Phoenix, AZ

http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/pcdt/

Rio Salado

480-517-8512

2323 W. 14th St.

Tempe, AZ

www.riosalado.edu/partnerships/ried

South Mountain

602-305-5772

7050 S. 24th St.

Phoenix, AZ

http://community.southmountaincc.edu

SouthWest Skill Center @ 623-935-8961 3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ Estrella Mountain The Institute @ Glendale 623-845-3295

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6000 W. Olive Ave.

Glendale, AZ

www.estrellamountain.edu/ community-education www.gccaz.edu/institute

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About Us The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is one of the largest educational systems in the nation and provides affordable education and training services to more than a quarter million students every year in both credit and special interest/noncredit classes.

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MCCCD delivers effective teaching and learning through innovative occupational programs and training, extensive partnerships with business and industry, and a vast array of courses that transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions. To learn more about the Maricopa Community Colleges, visit:

www.maricopa.edu

Average Annual Tuition 2013

*Source: ABOR, ** University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University, Ottawa University Tuition Calculators (May 2013)

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit: www.maricopa.edu/about/consumer-info

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