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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


The 21st Century Workforce

What You Need to Know for College & Career Planning Success Every day, the world gets a little smaller. 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

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.

Table of Contents 21st Century Skills/Career Services The Maricopa Community Colleges University Transfer Financial Aid Career Quiz

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Sustainability & Green Technologies Architecture & Construction Bioscience Business Services Education Healthcare & Social Services Information Technology Manufacturing Public Safety Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Continuing Education/Workforce Training

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.

Ten Colleges and Two Skill Centers Dedicated to Student Success!

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

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 2011, the important qualities shown on the right, were highly sought by employers when making hiring decisions. 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. 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.” 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.

• Tuition Payment Plans

• Quality Instruction

• Scholarships

• Small Class Size

• Flexible Class Formats

• Career Training

• Affordable Tuition

Average Annual Tuition based on a 30 credit school year.

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Verbal communication skills 4.65 Strong work ethic 4.61 Teamwork skills (works well with others) 4.59 Analytical skills 4.56 Initiative 4.50 Problem-solving skills 4.48 Written communication skills 4.48 Interpersonal skills (relates well to others) 4.40 Computer skills 4.38 Flexibility/adaptability 4.37 Detail-oriented 4.18 Technical skills 4.16 Organizational skills 4.05 Leadership skills 4.04 Self-confidence 3.96 care Tactfulness 3.84 er s ervi Friendly/outgoing ces personality 3.72 Creativity 3.70 Strategic planning skills 3.35 Entrepreneurial skills/risktaker 3.19 Sense of humor 2.99

*5-point scale: 5 = Extremely Important, 4 = Very Important, 3 = Somewhat Important, 2 = Not Very Important, 1 = Not Important

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.

• Financial Aid Options

• University Transfer Programs

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Career Services

Here are a just a few of the reasons to choose a Maricopa Community College to meet your career goals: • Ten Colleges and Two Skill Centers

National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2011

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Chandler-Gilbert

480-857-5211

2626 E. Pecos Rd.

Chandler, AZ

www.cgc.edu

Estrella Mountain

623-935-8949

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

602-238-4316

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

480-517-8481

2323 W. 14th St.

Tempe, AZ

www.riosalado.edu

Scottsdale

480-423-6523

9000 E. Chaparral Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ

www.scottsdalecc.edu

South Mountain

602-243-8154

7050 S. 24th St.

Phoenix, AZ

www.southmountaincc.edu

SouthWest Skill Center

623-535-2762

3000 N. Dysart Rd.

Avondale, AZ

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Ten Colleges — Endless Possibilities

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, make it convenient to complete your degree or certificate program. Learn more about our colleges by exploring them online, or visit a college near you.

Chandler-Gilbert Pecos Campus 2626 E. Pecos Rd. Chandler, AZ 85225

Estrella Mountain Main Campus 3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392

Chandler-Gilbert Williams Campus 7360 E. Tahoe Ave. Mesa, AZ 85212

Chandler-Gilbert Sun Lakes Center 25105 S. Alma School Rd. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

Estrella Mountain SouthWest Skill Center 3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392

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Estrella Mountain Buckeye Educational Center 902 E. Eason Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326

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

Rio Salado College Administrative Headquarters 2323 W. 14th St. Tempe, AZ 85281

East Valley Veterans Education Center 2055 S. Cottonwood Drive Tempe, AZ 85282 riosa

Additional Locations – Rio @ Avondale, Rio @ 7th Ave., Rio Lifelong Learning Center, Rio @ East Valley, Rio @ Lewis & Perryville Prisons, Rio @ Luke Air Force Base, Rio @ Northern, Rio @ Southern, Rio @ Thomas, Communiveristy @ Queen Creek

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South Mountain Main Campus 7050 S. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85042

South Mountain Ahwatukee Foothills Center 10429 S. 51st St., Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85044

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GateWay Main Campus 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

GateWay Maricopa Skill Center 1245 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Paradise Valley 18401 N. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85032

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University Transfer

Financial Aid — Get Help Paying for College

For Students Who Want A Bachelor’s Degree 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) or a different associate’s degree, such as an Associate in Arts, Business, or Science — a few of the pathways specifically 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 30 regionally accredited private and outof-state 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 maricopa.edu/transfer.

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. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the highest earnings are coupled with the highest levels of educational attainment. Graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree earn nearly twice the lifelong earnings of workers who have only a high school diploma.

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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, tran especially if you sfer want to transfer to a university. Advisors are able to help you develop a detailed educational plan so you can choose the right courses, meet degree requirements in a timely manner, and save time and money. Depending on which college you attend, advisors may be available online and in different offices on campus, including advisement and transfer centers, enrollment services, academic departments, career services, disability resources and services, veteran centers, multicultural services, international education, among others. Admissions and records and financial aid functions also serve a role in supporting successful student transfer. Consult your college website or ask a college employee where to seek advisement and other services on your campus.

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$ 39.7k $39.7k

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Master’s

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Source: 2011 U.S. Census Bureau

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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 that 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 following fall semester. 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. maricopa.edu

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. 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 in 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. Below is a brief list of legitimate resources for you to review.

Arizona & 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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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.

Career Quiz “R” Section q q q q q q q q q

Repair a car Do woodworking Refinish furniture Explore a forest Arrest lawbreakers Plant a garden Build furniture Run a race Drive a truck

“I” Section q q q q q q q q q q

Study causes of disease Do a science project Study human anatomy Study insects Research solutions to environmental problems Collect minerals & rocks Study the solar system Do math problems Talk to a scientist Study plants

“A” Section q q q q q q q q q q

“E” Section

Sing before the public Design clothing Decorate a home or office Direct a play Write a story or play Design a poster Create a sculpture Arrange flowers Make videos Act in a performance

Sell cars Make a speech Be the boss of other workers Start a club Save money Sell things Lead a meeting Take charge of a project Sell magazines door-to-door

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Teach children Care for a sick person Teach a friend Interview clients Help a person overcome difficulties Be a hospital volunteer Help a charity Make people laugh Babysit

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Keep detailed records Operate business machines Organize a work area Take telephone messages Attend to details Balance a budget Use a word processor Proofread a document Create a filing system

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

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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.

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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, chef, engineer, and police officer.

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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.

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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, art teacher, reporter, and interior designer.

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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 school administrator.

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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.

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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 math teacher.

What’s Next? Interest assessments are not designed to tell you exactly what job is right for you. Rather, they are great for getting you to think about work interests. Take the time to look at two or three sections where you had high scores. Try combining results of other assessments with this one. There are many possibilities out there!

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Sustainability & Green Technologies

Sustainability & Green Technology Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges

Industry Snapshot

Essential Industry Skills

Sustainability and green technologies are broad terms that describe the design and production of products and processes that have a lighter impact on the environment. Areas of sustainability include renewable energy, construction, transportation, and environmental services, such as conservation, waste management, pollution control, and water treatment.

For anyone planning to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in math and physics, along with trouble-shooting and repair skills are a must.

While environmental protection is the primary reason behind the sustainability movement, other factors driving green technologies are economic development and job creation, national security concerns, and the moral obligation to provide a livable planet to future generations. In the coming years, workers at all levels will be in demand to fill jobs in sustainability sectors, and workers trained in green techniques will be more attractive to employers.

High school students should meet with an advisor/ counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in:

College/Skill Center

Program Environmental Science Technology Geospatial Technologies Occupational Safety & Health Technology Radiation Protection Technology Safety, Health, & Environmental

GateWay Mesa GateWay Estrella Mountain Paradise Valley

Program Wastewater Treatment Water Resources Technologies Water Resources Technologies - Hydrologic Studies Water Treatment

College/Skill Center GateWay GateWay GateWay GateWay

Studies Source: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/index.php

■ Drafting ■ Math ■ Physics ■ Construction ■ Cabinet Making

Many industries incorporate green-related technologies such as construction, science, and transportation.

Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium

Sustainability & Green Technology Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges Sustainability and green jobs cut across many industry sectors. The table below contains examples of green jobs.

Occupation

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Typical Training Required

Electricians $28,390 - $43,070 On-the-Job or Community College Training Geographic Information System Technicians

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$36,980 - $75,050

Associate’s Degree

$43,960 - $83,390

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Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant $30,170 - $45,650 & System Operators

On-the-Job or Community College Training

* Source:U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

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Architecture & Construction

Architecture & Construction Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges

Industry Snapshot

Essential Industry Skills

If you’ve always loved to create and build things, careers in architecture, engineering, and construction will meet your creative desires. Career opportunities in architecture and engineering will grow 22.5% nationwide by 2018. Even the construction & industry, which posted e ctur archite uction deep reductions in its constr workforce over the past several years, is expected to see brighter days ahead. According to the experts, jobs in construction are expected to increase nationwide by 2018. Also good news, these are well-paying jobs. It is anticipated there will be jobs in skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, surveyors, 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 planning to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in math and physics, along with troubleshooting and repair skills, are a must.

Occupation

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High school students should meet with an advisor/ counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in:

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Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Typical Training Required

Electricians $28,390 - $43,070 On-the-Job or Community College Training Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration $29,780 - $44,840 On-the-Job or Mechanics, & Installers Community College Training Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters $27,770 - $43,170 On-the-Job or Community College Training

College/Skill Center

AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/ Facilities Residential & Light Commercial Air Conditioning

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Building Inspection Estrella Mountain, Mesa Building Safety & Construction Technology Phoenix Building Safety Technology Scottsdale Carpentry GateWay Civil Engineering Technology Phoenix Construction Mesa Construction Drafting CADD Level III Mesa Construction Management Phoenix Construction Trades - Heavy Equipment GateWay Operations Home Inspection Electrician Worker Plumbing Worker Plan Review Pre-Contractor Licensing Residential Drafting CADD Level II Solar Thermal Installer Solar Photovoltaic Installer Survey & Civil Drafting - CADD Level II Surveying Technology

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Bioscience

Bioscience Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges

Industry Snapshot

Essential Industry Skills

What is bioscience, and why has it become such a familiar term? Probably the simplest definition is the combination of all life sciences (biology, genetics, ecology, etc.) that deal with living organisms. As a career, bioscience is the technological biosc ience application of these life sciences to make products for the needs of humanity, such as environmental science engineers and technicians, biochemists, disease and medicine specialists, and other fields that relate to the combination of the life sciences. In the decades ahead, breakthroughs in our understanding of biology promise to advance human health, and many of the jobs related to these breakthroughs will be in what is known as “bioscience.” But 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 also growing fast. Greater Phoenix has made significant investments in the bioscience sector in recent years.

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Program

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

College/Skill Center

Biomedical Research Technology Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay South Mountain Biotechnology Mesa Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences Glendale

College/Skill Center

Program Clinical Laboratory Sciences Clinical Research Associate Clinical Research Coordinating

Phoenix GateWay GateWay

Source: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/index.php

Small class sizes allow for a more personalized learning environment.

■ Biology ■ Chemistry ■ Physics ■ Math

Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Typical Training Required

Biological Technicians $25,090 - $35,710 Associate’s Degree Chemical Technicians

$27,100 - $37,910

Associate’s Degree

Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians

$27,030 - $37,220

Associate’s Degree

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

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Business Services Industry Snapshot

Essential Industry Skills

Business services is a broad description of industries that serve the needs of corporations, consumers, and citizens in areas such as banking, finance, law, accounting, advertising, management, and administrative support. ess

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Jobs tend to be servicerelated, and often require specialized training, certification, or licensing in areas such as finance, securities, accountancy, information technology, and law. Business service jobs in Greater Phoenix are numerous and average over 20% more pay than all other jobs. Major business service employers in Greater Phoenix include Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, American Express, IBM, Charles Schwab & Co., and USAA.

Occupation

Business Services Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges Program

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

■ Business ■ Marketing ■ Math Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech

■ English ■ Government ■ Accounting

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Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Typical Training Required

Executive Secretaries & Administrative $27,520 - $40,390 On-the-Job or Assistants Community College Training Interpreters & Translators $28,670 - $43,060 On-the-Job or Community College Training $32,120 - $47,190

Associate’s Degree

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ACCOUNTING Accounting Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Phoenix, Rio Salado, South Mountain Accounting – Specialized Paraprofessional Paradise Valley Accounting Associate Maricopa Skill Center Accounting Paraprofessional Glendale Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk Maricopa Skill Center Bookkeeper/Account Clerk Certificate Maricopa Skill Center Bookkeeping Scottsdale Microcomputer Accounting Paradise Valley Payroll Clerk Maricopa Skill Center

AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE Agribusiness Mesa Landscape Aide Mesa Landscape Specialist Mesa Urban Horticulture Mesa

ART, A/V, COMMUNICATION, & MERCHANDISING

Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks $23,440 - $35,050 On-the-Job or Community College Training

Paralegals & Legal Assistants

College/Skill Center

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Advanced Interior Design Phoenix Alteration Specialist Mesa Apparel Construction Phoenix Audio Production Technologies Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale Computer Graphic Design Phoenix Costume Design & Production Mesa Costuming Phoenix Dance Technology Scottsdale Fashion Design Phoenix Fashion Design Level I Phoenix Fashion Design Level II Phoenix Fashion Illustration Phoenix Fashion Merchandising Phoenix Fashion Merchandising & Design Mesa Graphic Design, Animation, & Glendale Web Publishing Design Graphic Design - Visual Communication Scottsdale Image Consultant Interior Design Interior Design - Advanced Interior Design - Professional Level Interior Merchandising

maricopa.edu

Mesa Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale Mesa Scottsdale Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix

College/Skill Center

Program Journalism Kitchen & Bath Design Music Business Pattern Design Level I Pattern Design Level II

Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale Phoenix Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, South Mountain Phoenix Phoenix

ASSOCIATE IN BUSINESS, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (ABUS GR)

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

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Business (Fastrack) General Business Import/Export Trade International Business International Trade Public Administration Public Works Leadership Tribal Development

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

FINANCE & REAL ESTATE Bank Account Management - Customer Service Banking & Finance Certified Residential Appraiser Licensed Real Estate Appraiser Real Estate Real Estate - Prelicense Residential Appraisal Trainee FOOD & NUTRITION Advanced Professional Culinary Arts Apprentice Meat Cutter Baking & Pastry Basic Culinary Studies Commercial Baking Commercial Food Preparation Culinary Arts

Rio Salado Estrella Mountain, Phoenix Mesa Mesa Mesa, Phoenix Phoenix Mesa

Scottsdale Maricopa Skill Center Estrella Mountain Estrella Mountain Phoenix Phoenix Scottsdale

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Business Services Programs (continued) Program Culinary Fundamentals Culinary Studies Dietetic Technology Food Service Administration Meat Department Helper Professional Food & Beverage Service Sustainable Food Systems HOSPITALITY Airline Operations - Ground Operations Airline Operations - Initial Flight Attendant Airline Operations - Passenger Services Airline Operations - Reservations Airline Operations - Reservations & Ticketing Operations Airline Operations - Vacations Culinary Arts Hospitality & Tourism/Golf Management Hospitality & Tourism/Hotel Management Hospitality & Tourism/Restaurant Management Hospitality & Tourism/Spa & Wellness Center Management Hospitality & Tourism/Tourism Development & Management Hospitality/Hotel Management

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

Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Scottsdale Scottsdale Scottsdale Scottsdale Scottsdale Scottsdale Estrella Mountain

HUMAN SERVICES Aesthetician Cosmetologist Group Fitness Instructor Mortuary Science Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness Personal Trainer Personal Trainer Specialist Recreation Management

Maricopa Skill Center Maricopa Skill Center Glendale, Mesa Mesa Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale Glendale, Mesa Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, South Mountain Mesa, Scottsdale

Strength, Nutrition, & Personal Training

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Mesa, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, South Mountain

Program

Business Services Programs (continued) College/Skill Center

Teaching, Healing, Meditation, & Stress Paradise Valley Management Therapeutic Massage Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix Yoga Instruction Scottsdale MANAGEMENT Business Management South Mountain General Business Specialized Paradise Valley Human Resources Management Phoenix Management Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale Management I Phoenix Management II Phoenix Middle Management Glendale, Paradise Valley Military Leadership Rio Salado Project Management Mesa Public Relations Glendale, Mesa Retail Management Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain Retail Management & Marketing Scottsdale Retail Sales Manager Mesa Small Business Mesa Small Business Entrepreneurship Glendale, South Mountain Small Business Management Estrella Mountain, Scottsdale Small Business Start-up Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, South Mountain Supervision Glendale Supervision & Management I South Mountain Supervision & Management II South Mountain

MARKETING Marketing Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale Marketing I Phoenix Marketing II Phoenix Salesmanship Mesa

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS Administrative Assistant Administrative Office Coordinator Administrative Office Professional

Maricopa Skill Center Glendale Paradise Valley

Program

College/Skill Center

Administrative Technology Business Technology Specialist Computer Applications Computer Software Applications Customer Service/Information Professional Customer Service Data Entry Clerk General Office Secretary Information/Office Clerk Legal Administrative Assistant Management of Clinical Information Technology Management of Clinical Information Technology - Health Information Technology Implementation Support Management of Clinical Information Technology - Health Information Technology Training Management of Clinical Information Technology - Implementation Management Management of Clinical Information Technology - Health Information Technology Technical Support Management of Clinical Information Technology - Practice Workflow & Information Redesign Office Automation Systems Office Coordinator Office Technology Para-legal Studies Real-time Reporting Scoping Real-time Reporting - Advanced Placement Broadcast Captioning Real-time Reporting - Advanced Placement CART Real-time Reporting - Broadcast Captioning Real-time Reporting - CART Real-time Reporting - Judicial Receptionist Technology Support Analyst Level I Technology Support Analyst Level II Word Processing

GateWay GateWay Phoenix Paradise Valley Paradise Valley Maricopa Skill Center Estrella Mountain Estrella Mountain, Glendale Maricopa Skill Center Maricopa Skill Center GateWay GateWay

GateWay

GateWay

GateWay

GateWay

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TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT Automobile Insurance - Customer Service Automobile Policy - Customer Service Broadband Telecommunications Broadband Telecommunications Account Services Broadband Telecommunications Field Operations Broadband Telecommunications Technical Support Services Credit Counseling - Customer Service Customer Service Management Human Services - Assistance - Customer Service Human Services - Long-term Care - Customer Service Human Services - Specialist - Customer Service Human Services - Unemployment Insurance - Customer Service Insurance - Customer Service Motor Vehicle - Customer Service Organizational Leadership Organizational Management Pharmacy - Customer Service Quality Customer Service Quality Process Leadership Utilities Customer Service

Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Estrella Mountain Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Rio Salado Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Rio Salado South Mountain GateWay, Rio Salado GateWay Rio Salado

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Education

Education Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges

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Most everyone knows what education means. After all, we’ve been touched by formal education since we attended preschool. For that matter, if your parents ever read you a bedtime story, you were being taught about the world around you. Training to be an educator is just as widereaching and important.

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 2008 and 2018, jobs in education will increase more than 26%. The fastest growing jobs in education include preschool teachers, elementary teachers, middle school teachers, and college professors. Careers in education are growing because more workers are returning to school to enhance

Occupation

College/Skill Center

Program

Industry Snapshot or update their skills, there are more federal standards that have to be met, and a high percentage of Baby Boomer teachers will retire in the coming years. Most jobs in education require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

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

■ English ■ Education Professions ■ Speech ■ Sociology

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (AAEE)

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

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Child & Family Organizations Management & Administration

Glendale, Rio Salado

Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation Curriculum for Young Children Early Care Specialist Early Childhood Education & Administration Early Childhood Classroom Management Early Childhood Development Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Administration & Management Early Learning & Development

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

College/Skill Center

Program Family Childcare Management Infant & Toddler Development

Rio Salado, Scottsdale Rio Salado, Scottsdale

EDUCATION Gifted Education Instructional Assistance Reading Specialist Endorsement Teacher Assisting Foundations of Student Success

Estrella Mountain Phoenix Mesa Estrella Mountain, GateWay Estrella Mountain

LIBRARY MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Library Information Technology Library Information Technology - Advanced Library Information Technology - Basic Library Information Technology Practitioners Library Information Technology School Library Media Center

Mesa Mesa Mesa Mesa Mesa

Source: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/index.php

Our faculty members provide quality instruction and offer real-world experience.

Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Source: O*NET Typical Training Required

Elementary School Teachers $30,760 - $39,290 Bachelor’s Degree** Preschool Teachers $17,010 - $23,020

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Secondary School Teachers

$32,360 - $42,960

Bachelor’s Degree**

Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary

$29,170 - $42,440

Bachelor’s Degree**

Teacher Assistants $17,100 - $22,590

On-the-Job or Community College Training

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010 **The Maricopa Community Colleges associate’s degree in Arts, Elementary Education transfers to all three of Arizona’s public universities offering bachelor’s degrees in education.

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Healthcare & Social Services

Healthcare & Social Service Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges

Industry Snapshot Jobs in the health services industry provide medical assistance to people. Health services 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 e& hcar es t l is expected to grow as the a e ic h serv l a i c nation’s 80 million Baby so Boomers approach retirement age.

Essential Industry Skills

Program

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in biology, chemistry, math, psychology, and sociology, along with social perceptiveness, active listening, and speaking skills, are a must.

ALLIED HEALTH

High school students should meet with an advisor/ counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in:

Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences Advanced Nursing Basic Behavioral Health Community Health Worker Computed Tomography Developmental Disabilities Specialist Diagnostic Medical Sonography

College/Skill Center

Physical Therapist Assistants

$22,430 - $48,390 Associate’s Degree

Registered Nurses

$47,050 - $70,890 Associate’s Degree

DENTAL

Experts say nearly half of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. in the next 10 years are in health services. Demand for health services workers in the Greater Phoenix area is expected to mirror the nationwide growth of these jobs. Depending on the health services career you choose, many states require health services employees to be certified in their profession.

Occupation

■ Health Occupations ■ Math ■ Cosmetology

Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Typical Training Required

Dental Hygienists $57,960 - $81,250 Associate’s Degree Licensed Practical & Licensed $34,720 - $50,620 Postsecondary Vocational Nurses Vocational Award Medical Records & Health Information $21,590 - $32,610 Associate’s Degree Technicians

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

College/Skill Center

NURSING Glendale, South Mountain South Mountain Glendale, South Mountain South Mountain GateWay Glendale GateWay

Electroneurodiagnostics GateWay Health Information Technology Phoenix Health Information - Long-term Care Phoenix Settings Health Services Management GateWay Health Unit Coordinating GateWay Histologic Technology Phoenix Hospital Central Service Technology GateWay Laboratory Assisting Phoenix Magnetic Resonance Imaging GateWay Medical Assistant Front & Back Office SouthWest Skill Center Medical Assisting Phoenix Medical Billing & Coding SouthWest Skill Center Medical Billing & Coding - Physician-based Phoenix Medical Coding - Hospital-based Phoenix Medical Front Office Phoenix Medical Radiography GateWay Medical Transcription GateWay Perioperative Nursing GateWay Phlebotomy Phoenix, SouthWest Skill Center Physical Therapist Assisting GateWay Polysomnographic Technology GateWay Radiation Therapy GateWay Recovery Support South Mountain Respiratory Care GateWay Spanish Medical Interpreter Program SouthWest Skill Center Speech Language Pathology Assistant Estrella Mountain Surgical Technology GateWay

■ Biology ■ Medical Terminology ■ Chemistry

Program

Clinical Dental Assisting

Rio Salado

Community Dental Health Coordination Dental Assisting Dental Assisting Technology Dental Hygiene Dental Office Management

Rio Salado Phoenix Rio Salado Mesa, Phoenix, Rio Salado Rio Salado

Fast Track Practical Nursing Nurse Assisting

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

Nursing Nursing Refresher Practical Nursing

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale GateWay, Mesa Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, SouthWest Skill Center

VETERINARY Equine Science

Scottsdale

Veterinary Technology/Animal Health

Mesa

SOCIAL SERVICES Addictions & Substance Use Disorders Addictions & Substance Use Disorders Level I Addictions & Substance use Disorders Level II Adolescent Development Adolescent Studies Adult Development & Aging Deaf Studies Family Development Family Life Education Family Support Interpreter Preparation Parent Education Professional Addictions Counseling

Rio Salado Rio Salado Rio Salado Glendale, Rio Salado Phoenix Glendale, Rio Salado Phoenix Phoenix Glendale, Rio Salado, Scottsdale Phoenix Phoenix Glendale, Rio Salado, Scottsdale Rio Salado

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Information Technology Essential Industry Skills

Industry Snapshot

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Ever wonder how information and computers work together to help companies? 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-today operations requires IT support. Employment in this field is expected to grow due to demand for the design, construction, and management of computer networks, websites, security systems, and mobile technologies. IT jobs are growing occupations in Arizona.

Occupation

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in computers, English, math and physics, along with systems analysis, reading comprehension, and operation monitoring skills. High school students should meet with an advisor/ counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in:

■ Computer Programming ■ Math ■ Physics ■ Engineering Science ■ Web Design

Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Typical Training Required

Computer Programmers $39,440 - $73,890 Associate’s Degree** Computer Support Specialists

$28,940 - $45,150

Associate’s Degree

Network & Computer Systems Administrators

$37,970 - $68,230

Associate’s Degree**

Web Developer/Webmaster

$32,010 - $64,580

Associate’s Degree**

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010 **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.

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College/Skill Center

CISCO

Program

College/Skill Center

Information Security Wireless Networks

Glendale

South Mountain

Information Technology (IT)

Chandler-Gilbert

Mesa

IT - Programming & Systems Analysis

South Mountain

IT - Web & Graphic Design

South Mountain

Chandler-Gilbert, Mesa,

IT - Computer Applications Specialist

South Mountain

Mesa, Chandler-Gilbert,

IT - Network Server

South Mountain

South Mountain

IT Network Security

South Mountain

Networking Administration - Cisco

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Information Technology Support

South Mountain

Mountain, GateWay,

Microcomputer Applications

Glendale

Glendale, Mesa,

Microcomputer Applications -

Chandler-Gilbert

South Mountain

Office Specialist/Core Level

Networking System Administration

Mesa

Information Technology - Cisco Networking Network Administration - Cisco Network Associate Network Administration - Cisco Network Professional

Networking Technology - Cisco

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Mountain, GateWay, Glendale

Microcomputer Applications -

Chandler-Gilbert

Office Specialist/Expert Level Microcomputer Business Applications

Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale

Multimedia & Business Technology

Mesa

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Network Administration

Scottsdale

Advanced Computer Usage & Applications

Rio Salado

Networking - Design & System Support

Rio Salado

Advanced Web Designer

Mesa

Personal Computer Applications

Scottsdale

Computer Applications Technology

Estrella Mountain

Programming

Rio Salado

Computer Hardware & Desktop Support

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Programming & Systems Analysis

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Mountain, Scottsdale

Mountain, Glendale, Mesa,

Computer Hardware & Network Support

Scottsdale

Paradise Valley, Phoenix,

Computer Information Systems

Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale,

Scottsdale, South Mountain

South Mountain

Software Development

Scottsdale

Computer Information Technology

Paradise Valley

Software Quality Assurance

Mesa

Computer Networking Technology

Paradise Valley

Web Design

Estrella Mountain, Glendale,

Computer Programming

Mesa

Paradise Valley, Phoenix

Computer Support Specialist

Maricopa Skill Center

Web Design Technologies

Scottsdale

Computer Systems Maintenance

Paradise Valley

Web Designer

Mesa

Computer Technology

Rio Salado

Web Design - User Interface

Rio Salado

Computer Usage & Applications

Rio Salado

Web Developer

Estrella Mountain, GateWay,

Computer & Information Technologies

South Mountain

Glendale, Mesa, Paradise

Database Development

Scottsdale

Valley, Phoenix

Desktop Publishing

Estrella Mountain

Web Development

Scottsdale

Game Technology

GateWay, Mesa

Web Server Administrator

Mesa

Geographic Information Systems

Mesa

Web Technologies

Mesa

Information Security

Glendale

Information Security Administration

Glendale

LINUX

Information Security Technology

GateWay, Glendale

Linux Associate

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College/Skill Center

Program

Mountain, Glendale, Mesa

MICROSOFT

College/Skill Center

Estrella Mountain, Glendale,

Microsoft Application Development

Mesa, Paradise Valley

Mesa

Microsoft Desktop Support Technology

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Linux Professional

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Mountain, Glendale, Mesa,

Mountain, Glendale, Mesa,

Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

Microsoft Networking Technology

Estrella Mountain, GateWay,

Glendale, Paradise Valley

MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Systems Administration

Estrella Mountain, Glendale,

Animation Glendale

Paradise Valley

Animation - Imaging & Design Foundation

Glendale

Microsoft Systems Engineer

Estrella Mountain, GateWay,

Broadcast Production

Scottsdale

Glendale, Paradise Valley

Comic & Sequential Art

Phoenix

Microsoft Technology Specialist

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Digital Arts

Mesa

Mountain, GateWay,

Digital Design

Rio Salado

Glendale, Paradise Valley

Digital Photography

Phoenix

Network Administration - Microsoft

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Digital Arts - Digital Illustration

Mesa

Digital Arts - Digital Photography

Mesa

Digital Arts - Graphic Design

Mesa

ORACLE

Digital Arts - Web Design

Mesa

Oracle Database Administration

Estrella Mountain

Oracle Database Operations

Chandler-Gilbert

Editing Scottsdale eLearning Design Specialist

Rio Salado

Film Production

Scottsdale

Game Technology

GateWay, Mesa

Graphic Design

Glendale

Media Arts - Computer Art/Illustration

Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix

Media Arts - Digital Animation

Phoenix

Media Arts - Digital Imaging

Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix

Media Arts - Web Design

Phoenix

Motion Picture/Television Production

Scottsdale

Windows Server

Mountain, GateWay, Mesa

Multimedia Glendale Multimedia Technology

Mesa

Screenwriting Scottsdale Technical Theatre

Mesa, Paradise Valley,

Phoenix, Scottsdale

Video Production Technology

Glendale

Web Publishing Design - Foundation

Glendale

Web Publishing Design - Design & Authoring

Glendale

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Manufacturing Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges Program

Industry Snapshot

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Essential Industry Skills

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 Phoenix area, some manufacturing jobs pay 10 to 50 percent above the average wage compared to other jobs in the region. Manufacturing jobs are also in demand. Many manufacturing employers suffer shortages of skilled workers, and retiring Baby Boomers will only increase employment demand. Computer equipment, aerospace, and electronic instruments are some of the largest manufacturing sectors in Greater Phoenix.

Occupation

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

■ Physics ■ Engineering Science ■ Drafting ■ Welding ■ Precision Manufacturing

Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech

ELECTRONICS/ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

Typical Training Required

Computer Numerically Controlled $39,490 - $64,680 On-the-Job or Machine Tool Programmers Community College Training

College/Skill Center

Program Machining I

Mesa

Automation Technology

Estrella Mountain, GateWay,

Machining II

Mesa

Mesa

Manual Machinist

Maricopa Skill Center

Automation Technology Level I

Estrella Mountain, GateWay,

Manufacturing Management

Mesa

Mesa

Manufacturing Productivity -

GateWay

Automation Technology Level II

GateWay

Automation Technology Level III

GateWay

Computer & Networking Technology

Glendale

Electrical Technology

GateWay

Electric Utility Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Electric Utility Design Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Electromechanical Automation Technology

Mesa

Electronics Manufacturing Technology

Glendale

Electronics Technology

Mesa

Meter Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Manufacturing Productivity - Team Leadership

GateWay

Network Maintenance

Glendale

Manufacturing Welding

Mesa

Telecommunications Technology

South Mountain

Mechanical Drafting

Mesa

Microcircuit Mask Design

Mesa

ENGINEERING

Prep Consortium

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

College/Skill Center

CNC CAD/CAM Programming Manufacturing Productivity -

GateWay

Conventional Machines Level I Manufacturing Productivity -

GateWay

Conventional Machines Level II Manufacturing Productivity -

GateWay

Engineering Graphics Manufacturing Productivity -

GateWay

Process Improvement

Microcomputer Servicing

Glendale

Electronics Engineering Technology

Mesa

Production Technology

Mesa

Engineering Technology

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Production Technology - CNC Technology

GateWay

Mountain, Glendale

Production Technology - Quality Assurance

GateWay

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mesa

WELDING TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING AND DRAFTING

Arc Welder

Maricopa Skill Center

Basic CAD

Glendale

Combination Welder - 2 Process

CAD Application

Glendale

Combination Welder - 3 Process

Maricopa Skill Center

CAD Technology

Glendale

Combination Welder - 3 Process with Intro to

Maricopa Skill Center

CAD/CAM/CNC I

Mesa

CAD/CAM/CNC II

Mesa

Combination Welder - 4 Process

Maricopa Skill Center

CAD-BIM Technology

Phoenix

Flux Core Welder

Maricopa Skill Center

CNC Machinist

Maricopa Skill Center

MIG Welder

Maricopa Skill Center

Machinists $23,830 - $39,380 On-the-Job or Community College Training

Commercial Drafting CADD Level II

Mesa

TIG Welder/TIG Fingertip Welder

Maricopa Skill Center

Computer Aided Design & Drafting

Mesa

Maricopa Skill Center

Welding

Mesa

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers $24,700 - $34,770 On-the-Job or Community College Training

Computer-Aided Drafting

Mesa

Electromechanical Drafting

Mesa

Electromechanical Manufacturing Technology

Mesa

Industrial Design Technology

GateWay

Industrial Design Technology -

GateWay

Computer-controlled Machine $22,340 - $38,520 On-the Job or Tool Operators Community College Training Industrial Engineering Technicians

$28,580 - $48,740

Associate’s Degree

CADD Level I

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

Maricopa Skill Center

Pipe Welding

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Public Safety Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges Program

Industry Snapshot

Essential Industry Skills

Public safety is a term used to describe the administration of justice, public order, and protection. This can include the courts, police, fire, correctional, and parole institutions, as well as investigative and y t e f a s lic security services. Public pub safety nationwide is projected to add more than 400,000 jobs by 2018, and almost half of new jobs will be with state and local governments.

For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong knowledge base in biology, chemistry, English, and psychology, along with active listening, social perceptiveness, and speaking skills, are a must.

Forensic science technicians, firefighters, detectives and criminal investigators, and security guards are among the fastest growing jobs in public safety. Public safety jobs in the State of Arizona averaged $39,680 annually in 2010.

Occupation

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

High school students should meet with an advisor/ counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes in:

■ Fire Science ■ Law Enforcement ■ JROTC ■ Government ■ Chemistry ■ Biology Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Typical Training Required

Correctional Officers & Jailers $32,060 - $41,730 On-the-Job or Community College Training Forensic Science Technicians

$35,820 - $49,680

Firefighters $29,690 - $50,180 Police & Sheriff Patrol Officers $48,930 - $62,950

College/Skill Center

Associate’s Degree On-the-Job or Community College Training On-the-Job or Community College Training

College/Skill Center

Program Law Enforcement Technology

Rio Salado

Administration of Justice

Estrella Mountain, Glendale,

Law Enforcement Training Academy

Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale

Paradise Valley, Phoenix

Legal Studies

Mesa

Administration of Justice - Comprehensive

Phoenix

Paralegal

Rio Salado

Administration of Justice - Fundamentals

Phoenix

Police Academy Preparation Level I

Scottsdale

Administration of Justice Studies

Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay,

Police Science

Mesa, Scottsdale

Mesa, Scottsdale

Police Supervision

Glendale

Advanced Corrections

Rio Salado

Public Safety Technology

Rio Salado

Basic Corrections

Rio Salado

Victimology Mesa

Corrections

Rio Salado

Crime & Accident Scene Photography

Phoenix, Scottsdale

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Crime & Intelligence Analysis

Chandler-Gilbert

Advanced Emergency Medical

Crime Scene Investigation

Phoenix, Scottsdale

Glendale, Mesa, Paradise

Technology (Paramedic)

Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale

Crime Scene Technology

Phoenix, Scottsdale

Basic Emergency Medical Technology

Glendale, Mesa, Paradise

Detention Services

Rio Salado

Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale

Evidence Technology

Estrella Mountain, Phoenix

Community Emergency Response Team

Phoenix College

Fingerprint Classification & Identification

Phoenix, Scottsdale

Forensic Investigation

Mesa

Emergency Communications & Deployment

Phoenix College

Forensic Science

Chandler-Gilbert

Emergency Medical Technician

SouthWest Skill Center

Forensic Science - Crime Lab

Scottsdale

Intermediate Emergency Medical Technology

Phoenix

Forensic Technology

Phoenix

Secondary Basic Emergency Medical Technology

Phoenix

Global Citizenship

Mesa

Homeland Security

Chandler-Gilbert, GateWay

FIRE SCIENCE

Information Security Forensics

Glendale

Driver/Operator

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Judicial Studies

Mesa

Mountain, Glendale, Mesa,

Justice & Government Agency Administration

Mesa

Paradise Valley, Phoenix,

Scottsdale

Emergency Management

Mesa, Glendale, Paradise

Valley, South Mountain

Level I Justice & Government Agency Administration

Mesa

Level II

(CERT) Level I

Justice & Government Agency Administration

Mesa

Emergency Response & Operations

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella

Justice Studies

Chandler-Gilbert, Mesa,

Mountain, Glendale, Mesa,

Scottsdale

Paradise Valley, Phoenix,

Law Enforcement

Scottsdale

Rio Salado, Scottsdale

Law Enforcement Field Training

Rio Salado

Fire Academy

Glendale, Scottsdale

Law Enforcement Investigator

Glendale

* Source :U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

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Public Safety Programs (continued) Program

College/Skill Center

FIRE SCIENCE (continued) Fire Investigation

Chandler-Gilbert,

Estrella Mountain, Glendale,

Mesa, Paradise Valley,

Phoenix, Scottsdale

Fire Officer Leadership

Chandler-Gilbert,

Estrella Mountain, Glendale,

Mesa, Paradise Valley,

Phoenix, Scottsdale

Fire Science

Estrella Mountain, Mesa

Paradise Valley, Rio Salado

Fire Science Technology

Estrella Mountain,

Glendale, Paradise Valley,

Scottsdale

Firefighter Operations

Chandler-Gilbert,

Estrella Mountain, Glendale,

Mesa, Paradise Valley,

Phoenix, Scottsdale

Hazardous Materials Response

Phoenix

The Maricopa Community Colleges offer modern facilities, conveniently located throughout the valley.

Source: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/index.php

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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Industry Snapshot

Essential Industry Skills

Jobs in transportation, distribution, and logistics 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. on & transportati io ut distrib n

As the global economy continues to grow, American imports will also grow, and employment in transportation, distribution, and logistics will increase. Technology is also transforming the industry, as systems are being developed that allow for better tracking of product information to streamline the distribution process. Examples of jobs in this area include truck drivers, auto mechanics, cargo and freight agents, and airline employees. Greater Phoenix has a large transportation, distribution, and logistics sector. This is due to the region’s large population, location near western markets, and presence of major industry employers, such as Knight and Swift Transportation and Sky Harbor International Airport.

Occupation

Program

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

■ Transportation Technologies ■ Math ■ Physics ■ English ■ Automotive

Source: O*NET & Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium

Annual Entry-Level Wage Range*

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges College/Skill Center

AVIATION & AERONAUTICS Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

(Part 147)

College/Skill Center

Program Automotive Electrical Systems

Mesa

Automotive Engine Performance

Glendale

Diagnosis & Air Conditioning Automotive Engines & Drive Trains

Glendale

Airframe Maintenance (Part 147)

Chandler-Gilbert

Automotive Performance Technology

Mesa

Airway Science Technology, Flight Emphasis

Chandler-Gilbert

Automotive Suspension, Steering, & Brakes

GateWay

Flight Technology

Chandler-Gilbert

Automotive Technology

GateWay, Glendale

Powerplant Maintenance (Part 147)

Chandler-Gilbert

Brakes, Alignment, Suspension, & Steering

Mesa

Engine Performance & Diagnosis

GateWay, Mesa

Transmissions & Power Trains

Mesa

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Air Conditioning

Mesa

Air Conditioning & Electrical Accessories

GateWay

DISTRIBUTION

Auto Body Basic Metal Repair

Maricopa Skill Center

Distribution Logistics Technician

Auto Body Basic Metal Repair or

Maricopa Skill Center

SouthWest Skill Center

Refinishing Auto Body Basic Metal Refinishing

Maricopa Skill Center

Automotive Chassis

Glendale

Automotive Drive Trains

GateWay

Source: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/index.php

Typical Training Required

Automotive Services Technicians & $19,360 - $36,960 Postsecondary Mechanics Vocational Award Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians $24,640 - $50,240

Postsecondary Vocational Award

Cargo & Freight Agents $24,380 - $40,610 On-the-Job or Community College Training * Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

Students, Estrella Mountain Community College

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Continuing Education/Workforce Training at the Maricopa Community Colleges

Interested in gaining new career skills that can lead directly to employment opportunities? The Maricopa Community Colleges offer a number of non-credit 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 their communities. 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 CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE In/Outpatient Medical Coding & Billing Medical Transcription Pharmacy Technician Certification Project Management Six Sigma Black Belt

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOUTHWEST SKILL CENTER Pharmacy Technician Electronic Health Records Management Dental Assisting Dialysis Technician Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Assisted Living Training Program Human Services Paraprofessional OSH Outreach Authorized Trainer Photovoltaics BPI Building Analyst Certification Course

Program Length 640 hours 570 hours 72 hours 40 hours 200 hours

72 hours 95 hours 80 hours 60 hours 50 hours

62 hours 120 hours 64 hours 60 hours 40+ hours

MARICOPA SKILL CENTER Aesthetician Solar Photovoltaic Installer Arc Welder Flux-Core welder Mig Welder Solar Thermal Installer Alternative Wall System Installer

663 hours 615 hours 488 hours 418 hours 418 hours 631 hours 631 hours

MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - DOWNTOWN PC Series Five-Star Customer Service Diversity & Customer Service

72 hours 4 hours 4 hours

Program Building, Expanding, & Retaining Customer Loyalty Online Business Communications

PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Green Supply Chain Pro Medical Billing & Coding Medical Billing & Coding + Term Project Management Photovoltaic Solar Energy Entry Level Pharmacy Technician (online)

PHOENIX COLLEGE Energy Audit Home Inspectors Training Program Pharmacy Technician Sustainable Building Advisor Program

SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUSINESS INSTITUTE AZ General Contractor License Exam Prep AZ Life & Health Insurance License Exam Prep AZ Property & Casualty Insurance License Exam Prep Real Estate Sales Licensing Course Pharmacy Technician

SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Medical Transcription Medical Transcription Editor Outpatient Medical Coding & Billing In/Outpatient Medical Coding & Billing Introduction to SQL

Program Length 4 hours 3 hours

60 hours 240 hours 300 hours 40 hours 40 hours 300 hours

32 hours 80 hours 72 hours 100 hours

20 hours 20 hours 20 hours

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

480-857-5500

25105 S. Alma School Rd. Sun lakes, AZ.

www.gatewaycc.edu/Workforce/ ContinuingEducation/

Mesa 480-461-7493

145 N. Centennial Way, Suite 208

Mesa, AZ

www.mesacc.edu/cce

Paradise Valley

602-787-6800

18401 N. 32nd St.

Phoenix, AZ

www.pvc.maricopa.edu/ce/

Phoenix

602-223-4000

640 N. 1st Ave.

Phoenix, AZ

www.careerstep.com/ap/pcdt

Rio Salado

480-517-8000

2323 W. 14th St.

Tempe, AZ.

www.riosalado.edu

Business Institute 480-425-6900 @ Scottsdale

14350 N. 87th St. Suite 185

Scottsdale, AZ

www.sccbi.com/

South Mountain

7050 S. 24th St.

Phoenix, AZ

http://community.southmountaincc.edu

602-305-5772

SouthWest Skill Center @ 623-935-8961 3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ Estrella Mountain

www.estrellamountain.edu/ community-education

The Institute @ Glendale 623-845-3290

www.gccaz.edu/institute

6000 W. Olive Ave.

Glendale, AZ

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