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CAREERGUIDE

FIND YOUR PASSION!

INSIDE

7 Dual Enrollment

4 Financial Aid

8 Take a Career Assessment

6 University Transfer

10 Explore Careers

Learn How to Pay for College

Start at a Maricopa Community College

Earn College Credit While Still in High School

Rate Your Skills and Match Your Interests

Discover Degree and Certificate Career Options


Welcome to the Maricopa Community Colleges Career Guide, our tool to get you on track for college and a career! Inside you will find information on available job-related education and training programs to expand your career opportunities. Our students go on to become some of the best and brightest police officers, firefighters, nurses, chefs, engineers, computer programmers, and high-tech manufacturers, just to name a few. More and more people are finding out about the high quality, affordable education and training you get at the Maricopa Community Colleges. We offer programs for the highest demand jobs in and around Phoenix. That means when you come to Maricopa, you can get the skills that employers are seeking. Even if you do not know where your career path will lead, you will find this guide useful. In the pages that follow, you will find information on hundreds of programs, including projected salary ranges for sample jobs in the field. So whether you are just starting to consider college, looking to advance in your career, or starting a new career, we have the classes and educators to help you on your journey.

Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor, The Maricopa Community Colleges


Table of Contents 2 Career Planning and Success 4 Financial Aid 6 University Transfer 7 Dual Enrollment 8 Career Quiz 10 Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 11 Architecture and Construction 13 Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications 15 Business, Marketing, and Government 17 Education and Training 18 Engineering and Technology 19 Finance 20 Health Sciences 22 Hospitality and Tourism 23 Human Services 25 Information Technology 27 Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 29 Manufacturing 30 Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics 32 Maricopa Corporate College 34 The Maricopa Community Colleges 37 Sources

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Career Planning and Success Career Planning for a Lifetime of Work 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 Clusters Framework® occupations identified by O*NET (www.onetonline.org/find/career) and take into account the following criteria: • O*NET Bright Outlook occupation (www.onetonline.org/find/bright) • O*NET Green Economy Sector occupation (www.onetonline.org/find/green) • Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicating 2014 wages higher than the median annual wage for Maricopa County • Economic Modeling Specialists International projections for Maricopa County during the period 2013-2023 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 Based on research by the National Center for O*NET Development (www.onetcenter.org/green.html), this publication uses the green leaf designation to indicate green jobs or occupations that have been identified as contributing to sustainability and the preservation of environmental quality.

On my.maricopa.edu, you’ll find everything you need to get started and stay on track at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Log in to:

• Apply for admissions

• Search for classes (“Find a Class” feature, including in-person, online, hybrid, and honors course options) • Read course descriptions • Drop and add courses • Check your progress toward a degree • Access your grades, placement test scores, schedules, financial aid status, charges and payments, contact information, transcripts, and more

Additional sources are located in the back of this Guide.

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

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

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• Ability to work in a team structure • Ability to make decisions and solve problems • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work • Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization • Ability to obtain and process information • Ability to analyze quantitative data • Technical knowledge related to the job • Proficiency with computer software programs • Ability to create and/or edit written reports • Ability to sell or influence others Source: Job Outlook 2014, National Association of Colleges and Employers

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. 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 2014, the important qualities shown above 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” (based on the National Career Clusters® 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.

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Career Services Maricopa Community Colleges 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 Community College

Paradise Valley Community College

480-857-5211 2626 E. Pecos Rd. | Chandler, AZ www.cgc.edu

602-787-7073 18401 N. 32nd St. | Phoenix, AZ www.paradisevalley.edu

Estrella Mountain Community College

Phoenix College

623-935-8740 3000 N. Dysart Rd. | Avondale, AZ www.estrellamountain.edu

GateWay Community College 602-286-8500 108 N. 40th St. | Phoenix, AZ www.gatewaycc.edu

Glendale Community College 623-845-3283 6000 W. Olive Ave. | Glendale, AZ www.gccaz.edu

602-285-7420 1202 W. Thomas Rd. | Phoenix, AZ www.phoenixcollege.edu

Rio Salado College 480-517-8785 2323 W. 14th St. | Tempe, AZ www.riosalado.edu

Scottsdale Community College 480-423-6539 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. | Scottsdale, AZ www.scottsdalecc.edu

Maricopa Skill Center

South Mountain Community College

602-238-4380 1245 E. Buckeye Rd. | Phoenix, AZ www.maricopaskillcenter.com

480-377-2700 7050 S. 24th St. | Phoenix, AZ www.southmountaincc.edu

Mesa Community College

Maricopa Corporate College

480-461-7592 1833 W. Southern Ave. | Mesa, AZ www.mesacc.edu

602-392-5151 14350 N. 87th Street | Scottsdale, AZ www.maricopacorporatecollege.com

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Financial Aid What is financial aid?

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.

What is the FAFSA?

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.

Financial aid funding is intended to assist students to pay for educational expenses-tuition, fees, books, supplies, and even living expenses. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form used to determine eligibility for government or school financial aid. Certain private scholarships also require that a FAFSA be completed. Apply early at: www.fafsa.gov

Who gets financial aid?

Financial aid eligibility varies with each funding source. 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 made available through 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. Public Workforce Resources—The Federal public workforce system provides assistance with career planning, training resources, and tuition assitance in all 50 states. In Maricopa County, we have access to these resources through www.arizonaworkforceconnection.com.

How can I get financial aid?

For many students, finding the money to pay for tuition can be the biggest hurdle when 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 4

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. www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ Just the Facts—Be sure to fill out your FAFSA completely and accurately. In the FAFSA application, be sure to utilize the Tax Retrieval Tool (TRT) embedded in the application, which retrieves tax return for both you and your parents (if dependent). This important process may help to avoid an additional and lengthy verification process. 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 are some legitimate resources for you to review. Arizona and Maricopa County Scholarships—Over 1,500 Maricopa Community College students benefit annually from scholarships funded by contributions to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. https://mcccdf. academicworks.com. 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. www.azfoundation.org/scholarships Presidents’ Honors Scholarship—The President’s Honors Scholarship covers in-state/in-county tuition up to 15 credit hours per semester (summers excluded). Recent high school graduates who ranked in the top 20% of their graduating class, or have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher AND score exceptionally high on Maricopa placement tests may be eligible to apply for the Honors Program and the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship. Additional criteria can be found at: www.maricopa.edu/honors. National Financial Aid—This award-winning site offers student financial aid information, advice, and tools. www.finaid.org

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Financial Aid continued To apply for financial aid, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov/ You may need to complete additional processes to receive your financial aid funding. Review your award and carefully 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.

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 FAFSA Is a program that provides FAFSA completion assistance to students and parents. For more information visit: collegegoal.az.gov/college-goal-fafsa

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).

STEP THREE:

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

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The Disbursement Process (Book Advance and 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. 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 Money Network through your Gmail account with payment options. my.maricopa.edu/refund/ Remember to read all communiques in your Student Center and your Maricopa student email regarding how to sign up for the Money Network refund process.

STEP TWO:

STEP FOUR:

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DO NOT WRITE CHECKS BASED ON ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENTS.

STEP FIVE:

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Process 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. www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/governance/ adminregs/appendices/S-5.php#sap/

HAVE QUESTIONS? Call the Maricopa Community Colleges Financial Aid Answer Center at 1-855-622-2332 5


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 shortterm and long-term goals. Together, you can determine if you should consider completing a different type of associate’s degree, such as an Associate in Arts, Business, or Science — a few of the degrees traditionally designed for transfer students — or an AGEC (Arizona General Education Curriculum) certificate. 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, including Grand Canyon University and University of Phoenix. 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: www2.maricopa.edu/university-transfer

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/

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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.

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Median Yearly Earnings by Highest Degree Earned

$50k

$83k

$85k

Doctorate

Professional

$69k $57k $35k

$41k

$0 H.S. Diploma

Associate’s

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Source: 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Dual Enrollment Get an Early Start on College Through Dual Enrollment Earn College Credit While Still in High School. Dual enrollment is an opportunity for high school students to get an early start on college. 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.

With Dual Enrollment, High School Students Can:

Sharpen Academic Skills: Students experience the rigor of community college course expectations and are better prepared when they become full-time college students

Save Money: Students will save money, learn from highly-qualified instructors, and build knowledge and skills to support successful transfer by starting their college education at a Maricopa Community College

Save Time: Students who earn college credit while in high school may shorten the time it takes to complete a certificate or degree when they enter college

What Dual Enrollment Students Are Saying About the Program.

“I finished college a semester early and was able to save a substantial amount on tuition. I recommend it to every high school student.”

“I loved having the extra credits in college. I was able to take electives that I wanted and still graduate on time.”

“Dual Enrollment gave me a great advantage in college. Even though I did not graduate early, I was able to devote more time to my major.”

For additional information about Dual Enrollment, please visit: www.maricopa.edu/dual/

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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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Career Assessments and Exploration Exploring your areas of interest and setting a career goal early can help you identify the classes you need and maximize your college experience. The Maricopa Community Colleges offer tools and resources to explore majors, view occupations, and take career assessments, visit: www.my.maricopa.edu/mycareer.

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.

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.

I

E

A

C

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. 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.

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

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Everyone must do his or her part to minimize negative impact on the environment. If you want to take that to the next level, consider a career in agriculture, food, and natural resources – you’ll get to work towards this challenge daily. In addition to more traditional jobs in food production, veterinary care, and natural resource management, today’s careers are emerging in new “green” industries, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental protection, green construction, recycling, and waste reduction3. Workers at all levels trained in sustainable practices will be more attractive to employers. Sustainability is vital to our way of life – not only to protecting the environment, but also for creating jobs, protecting national security, and keeping our planet healthy for future generations.

What to Expect Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Environmental Engineering Technicians $26,220 - $29,430 (entry level) Associate’s degree

Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians $20,610 - $24,130 (entry level) Associate’s degree

Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $33,630 - $40,980 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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 necessary1. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Agricultural Business • Agricultural Production • Agriculture Technology • Agronomy • Animal Science • Computer Applications • English

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Program

College/Skill Center

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE Landscape Aide Landscape Specialist Sustainable Food Systems Urban Horticulture

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ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Applications in Geospatial Technologies Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation Environmental and Natural Resource Sustainability Geospatial Technologies Occupational Safety and Health Technology Power Plant Technology Wastewater Treatment Water Resources Technologies Water Resources Technologies: Hydrologic Studies Water Treatment

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VETERINARY Equine Science Veterinary Technology/Animal Health

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• Forestry • Horticulture • Natural Resources Management • Math • Plant and Soil Science

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Architecture and Construction If you enjoy creating and building things, a career in architecture or construction might just be a good choice. The industry continues to rebound from the economic downturn of a few years ago. In fact, the U.S. is expected to add more than one million new construction jobs by 20224. Many of these are well-paying jobs for skilled electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technicians. These jobs are also getting more “green” as workers master sustainable techniques, materials, and systems.

What to Expect Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Carpenters $23,730 - $30,730 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Electrical and Electronics Drafters $34,390 - $41,390 (entry level) Associate’s degree

Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Electricians $28,600 - $33,990 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $31,340 - $37,040 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Salary Range: Training Required:

Surveyors $38,040 - $43,680 (entry level) Bachelor’s degree* Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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

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 needed.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Blueprint Reading • Building Maintenance • Carpentry • Computer Fundamentals • Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) • Construction • Drafting

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• English • Electricity • Electronics • Math • Welding • Woodworking

Program

College/Skill Center

AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning APPRENTICESHIP-RELATED INSTRUCTION Carpentry (Level I & II) Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Plumbing Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Sheet Metal Construction Trades: Bricklaying and Tilesetting Construction Trades: Carpentry Construction Trades: Electricity Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation Construction Trades: Heavy Equipment Operations Construction Trades: Ironworking Construction Trades: Mechanical Trades-Pipefitting Construction Trades: Millwrighting Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling Construction Trades: Plastering and Cement Masonry Construction Trades: Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Trades: Roofing Electrician Worker (Level I & II) Plumbing Worker (Level I & II) Power Plant Technology

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BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION Architectural CADD Level III Mesa n Architectural Detailing CADD Level III Mesa n Architectural Technology Scottsdale s n Architecture Mesa s Building Inspection Mesa n CAD Application Glendale n CAD Fundamentals Glendale n CAD Technology Glendale s Construction Mesa s

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Architecture and Construction continued Program

College/Skill Center

Construction Drafting CADD Level III Construction Trades: Construction Management Construction Trades: General Construction Worker Construction Trades: Heavy Equipment Operations Green Builder: Solar Photovoltaic Installer Plan Review Pre-Contractor Licensing Residential Drafting CADD Level II Surveying and Civil Drafting CADD Level II Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Pipefitting Energy Systems Technology

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Program

College/Skill Center

WELDING Arc Welder Maricopa Skill Center n* Combination Welder - 2 Process (ARC/FLUX) Maricopa Skill Center n* Combination Welder - 2 Process (MIG/TIG) 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* Combination Welder - 4 Process 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 Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

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Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications New forms of media continue to emerge, particularly among social media, gaming, mobile application development, computing, and virtual reality environments. Demand for new media content will drive employment in this sector for years to come. These and other employees in this industry—who work in visual and performing arts, design (interior, fashion, graphic), broadcasting, film, journalism, and print—thrive on social and creative intelligence. These actors, dancers, musicians, reporters, writers, photographers, artists, audio/video technicians, producers, and directors create some of our most memorable experiences.

What to Expect Occupation: Audio and Video Equipment Technicians Salary Range: $21,460 - $27,660 (entry level) Required Training: Postsecondary vocational award Occupation: Desktop Publishers Salary Range: $23,230 - $26,980 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Occupation: Graphic Designers Salary Range: $31,550 - $36,780 (entry level) Required Training: Bachelor’s degree* Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 *For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

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 necessary.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Art • Commercial Art • Communications • Dance • English • Graphic Arts and Printing

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• Journalism • Math • Music • Photography • Theater • Writing

Program

College/Skill Center

BROADCASTING, FILM, AND JOURNALISM Disc Jockey Techniques Mesa, Scottsdale s n Editing Scottsdale n Journalism Mesa, Scottsdale s Journalism and New Media Studies Glendale, Paradise Valley n Motion Picture/Television Production Scottsdale s Photography Glendale, Phoenix n Production: Film Scottsdale n Production: Television Scottsdale n Screenwriting Scottsdale n Sound Design Mesa, Scottsdale n COMMERCIAL ART, ADVERTISING ART, AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Comic and Sequential Art Computer Graphic Design Desktop Publishing Digital Arts Digital Arts: Digital Illustration Digital Arts: Digital Photography Digital Arts: Graphic Design Digital Arts: Web Design Digital Cinema Arts Digital Design Digital Media Arts Digital Photography Game Technology Graphic Design: Visual Communication Media Arts: Computer Art/Illustration Media Arts: Digital Animation Media Arts: Digital Imaging Media Arts: Web Design Multimedia and Business Technology Multimedia Technology

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

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Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications continued Program

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DESIGN Alteration Specialist Mesa n Apparel Construction Phoenix n Costume Design and Production Mesa n Costuming Phoenix n Fashion Design Phoenix s Fashion Design, Level I Phoenix n Fashion Design, Level II Phoenix n Fashion Illustration Phoenix n Interior Design Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale s Interior Merchandising Estrella Mountain, Mesa, Phoenix n Pattern Design, Level I Phoenix n Pattern Design, Level II Phoenix n Textile and Apparel: Designer Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Fashion Computer Assisted Design (CAD) Technician Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Fashion Illustration Specialist Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Industrial Sewing Technician Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Knitwear Specialist Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Pattern I Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Pattern II Mesa n Textile and Apparel: Product Development 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 Music Business Technical Theatre

Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale s n Mesa n Scottsdale s n Mesa n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, South Mountain s n Phoenix, Scottsdale n Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

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Business, Marketing, and Government The daily operations of private companies and public agencies drive our economy. Many disciplines require specialized training, certification, or licensing in finance, securities, accountancy, information technology, human resources, and law. Employees in business, management, and administration are often required to keep pace with the latest technologies, regulatory, and production techniques5. Business, marketing, and government jobs in Greater Phoenix are numerous and pay well. Major employers include the State of Arizona, City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America.6

What to Expect

Program

Occupation: Customer Service Representatives Salary Range: $21,150 - $26,130 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training

ACCOUNTING Accounting

Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $33,550 - $39,970 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping $24,760 - $27,870 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing Salary Range: $23,130 - $33,890 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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 needed.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Accounting • Advertising • Business • Civics • Communications • Computer Applications • Economics

• English • Entrepreneurship • Government • Law • Marketing • Math • Technical Writing

College/Skill Center Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain,

Glendale, GateWay, Phoenix, Rio Salado, South Mountain s n Accounting Para-professional Glendale s Accounting Specialized Para-Professional Paradise Valley s n Bookkeeping Scottsdale n Microcomputer Accounting Paradise Valley n BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Mesa s Business (FASTRACK) Scottsdale s n General Business Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, GateWay, Mesa, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain s n General Business Paradise Valley n International Business Paradise Valley n International Trade Mesa n GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Military Leadership Public Administration Public Administration: Legal Services Tribal Development

Rio Salado s n Rio Salado s n Rio Salado n Scottsdale s n

MANAGEMENT Business Management Entrepreneurial Studies Level I Entrepreneurial Studies Level II General Business Specialized Human Resources Management Management Middle Management

South Mountain s GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Rio Salado, South Mountain n Rio Salado n Paradise Valley s Phoenix n Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, South Mountain s n Paradise Valley n

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Business, Marketing, and Government continued Program Project Management Public Relations Retail Management Retail Sales Manager Small Business Small Business Entrepreneurship Small Business Management Small Business Start-Up Social Media Marketing Sports Management Supervision and Management I Supervision and Management II

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

MARKETING Marketing Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, South Mountain s n Salesmanship Mesa n OFFICE OCCUPATIONS Administrative Professional Administrative Technology Business Office Assistant Business Technology Specialist Computer Applications Office Technology Technology Support Analyst

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

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

Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado s Rio Salado n Rio Salado n

College/Skill Center

Program Broadband Telecommunications: Technical Support Services Call Center Careers Call Center Management Call Center Representative Certified Customer Service/Call Center Representative Customer Service Management Motor Vehicle: Customer Service Organizational Leadership Organizational Management Pharmacy: Customer Service Quality Customer Service Utilities: Customer Service Water Service: Customer Service

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

Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

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Education and Training Educational training provides instruction at all academic levels from preschool, elementary and high schools, to colleges, universities, trade schools, tutoring, and counseling. It is also one of the fastestgrowing industries in the U.S. with a projected growth of 11% between 2012 and 20224. In Greater Phoenix, the fastest-growing areas in education are special education, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school7. Careers in education are growing in part because more people 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, which you can get with any number of Maricopa transfer partners.

Program

What to Expect

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Associate of Arts, Elementary Education (AAEE) All Colleges s

Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $32,180 - $35,390 (entry level) Bachelor’s degree*

Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $17,560 - $19,170 (entry level) Associate’s degree

Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $33,930 - $39,790 (entry level) Bachelor’s degree*

Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $33,750 - $38,410 (entry level) Bachelor’s degree*

Occupation: Teacher Assistants Salary Range: $18,890 - $20,910 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 *The Maricopa Community Colleges’ Associate of Arts, Elementary Education transfers to all three of Arizona’s public universities offering bachelor’s degrees in education.

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 recommended.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Education Professions • English • Child Development

• Computer Applications • Keyboarding • Math • Parenting

• Public Speaking • Sociology • Speech • Teacher Assisting

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING Child and Family Organizations Management and Administration Glendale, Rio Salado n Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation Glendale, Paradise Valley, South Mountain n Curriculum for Young Children Phoenix n Early Care Specialist Mesa n Early Childhood Administration and Management Glendale, Mesa, Rio Salado s Early Childhood Classroom Management Phoenix n Early Childhood Education Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Paradise Valley s n Early Childhood Education and Administration: Birth through Age Five Phoenix s n Early Learning and Development Chandler-Gilbert, Mesa, Rio Salado s Family Child Care Management Rio Salado n Infant and Toddler Development Rio Salado n EDUCATION Bilingual Endorsement eLearning Design Specialist ESL Endorsement Gifted Education Instructional Assistance Reading Specialist Teacher Assisting LIBRARY MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Library Information Technology Library Information Technology: Advanced Library Information Technology: Basic Library Information Technology: School Library Media Center

Mesa n Rio Salado s n Mesa n Estrella Mountain n Mesa, South Mountain s n Mesa n Estrella Mountain s

Mesa s Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

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Engineering and Technology Have you ever wondered how a scientific discovery made in a lab is made into a practical item that can be used in our everyday lives? Engineers and technologists design and create new things or make existing things cheaper, safer, or more effective. Persons specializing in engineering and technology have taken extensive coursework in math and science. These jobs pay well and are often not affected by economic downturns. In the future, engineers and technologists will be called upon to meet challenges in 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.

What to Expect Occupation: Civil Engineering Technicians Salary Range: $33,960 - $41,400 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $32,940 - $46,340 (entry level) Associate’s degree

Occupation: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Salary Range: $33,310 - $52,940 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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 necessary.1

Program

College/Skill Center

ENGINEERING Electronics Engineering Technology Engineering Technology

Mesa s Chandler-Gilbert,

Estrella Mountain, Glendale, South Mountain s

TECHNOLOGY Automation Technology Automation Technology Level I Automation Technology Level II Automation Technology Level III Computer and Networking Technology Electric Utility Design Technology Electric Utility Technology Electrical Technology Electromechanical Automation Technology Electronics Technology Meter Technology Network Maintenance

Mesa s Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n Glendale s Chandler-Gilbert s Chandler-Gilbert s n GateWay s n Mesa s n Mesa s n Chandler-Gilbert n Glendale n Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Computer Science • Drafting • English • Math

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• Probability and Statistics • Science • Trigonometry

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Finance Whether you maintain your household budget or want to learn how, a career in finance will help you manage money for a living. Governments, corporations, and individuals rely on financial experts to measure risk versus profit, determine the quality of investments, file tax returns, pay for business operations, and manage funds for retirement. Finance workers can be found in almost every industry; they can be accountants and auditors, personal financial advisors, loan officers, financial analysts, real estate appraisers, and credit analysts. Accountants and auditors make up the largest group of finance jobs; the sector is projecting an addition of 167,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2022 4. Major finance employers in Greater Phoenix include Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, America Express Co., Charles Schwab & Co., and Vanguard.6

What to Expect Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $24,420 - $30,050 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Personal Financial Advisors Salary Range: $27,440 - $42,150 (entry level) Required Training: Bachelor’s degree* Occupation: Real Estate Sales Agents Salary Range: $20,940 - $23,080 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 *For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

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.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in:

Program

College/Skill Center

ACCOUNTING Accounting Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, GateWay, Phoenix, Rio Salado, South Mountain s n Accounting Paraprofessional Glendale s Accounting Specialized Para-Professional Paradise Valley s n Bookkeeping Scottsdale n Microcomputer Accounting Paradise Valley n FINANCE Bank Account Management: Customer Service Banking and Finance Certified Residential Appraiser Home Inspection Licensed Real Estate Appraiser Real Estate Real Estate: Prelicense Residential Appraisal Trainee

Rio Salado n Estrella Mountain, Phoenix s n Mesa s Mesa n Mesa n Mesa n Mesa, South Mountain n Mesa n Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

• Accounting • Banking and Finance • Computer Applications • Economics

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• English • Math • Personal Finance

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Health Sciences Health science professionals work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and medical labs. As the number of Americans age 65 years and older increases, demand for jobs is also expected to grow. Experts say two-thirds of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. in the next 10 years are in health or health-related sectors4. Depending on the career you choose, many states require health science employees to be certified in their profession; Maricopa Community Colleges offers a path to those certifications. Major employers in Greater Phoenix include Banner Health, Dignity Health, Mayo Clinic Hospital, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona Inc., Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and HonorHealth.6 Health sciences also include bioscience, 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 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. Major employers include Mayo Clinic, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Barrow Neurological Institute, Medtronic Microelectronics Center, St. Jude Medical, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).6

What to Expect Occupation: Dental Hygienists Salary Range: $66,830 - $80,480 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $39,760 - $44,340 (entry level) Postsecondary vocational award

Occupation: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Salary Range: $26,280 - $29,750 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Occupation: Radiologic Technologists Salary Range: $41,700 - $51,760 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Occupation: Registered Nurses Salary Range: $51,900 - $61,290 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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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 recommended.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Anatomy and Physiology • Biology • Chemistry • Dental Assisting • English • Fitness • Health Education • Home Health Care • Math

• Medical and Clerical Assisting • Medical Lab Technology • Medical Office • Medical Terminology • Nursing • Psychology • Safety and First Aid • Sociology

Program ALLIED HEALTH Computed Tomography Diagnostic Medical Sonography Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology Health Information Technology Health Information: Long Term Care Settings Health Services Management Health Unit Coordinating/Patient Care Associate Healthcare Compliance Histologic Technology Hospital Central Service Technology Laboratory Assisting Magnetic Resonance Imaging Medical Assistant/Assisting Medical Radiography Medical Transcription

College/Skill Center GateWay n GateWay s n GateWay s Phoenix s Phoenix n GateWay s n GateWay n GateWay n Phoenix s n GateWay n Phoenix n GateWay n Phoenix, SouthWest Skill Center s n* GateWay s GateWay s n

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Health Sciences continued Program Nuclear Medicine Technology Ophthalmic Assistant Patient Care Technician with Advanced Skills Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Physical Therapist Assisting Polysomnographic Technology Radiation Therapy Respiratory Care Retail Pharmacy: Customer Service

College/Skill Center GateWay s Maricopa Skill Center n* Maricopa Skill Center n* Maricopa Skill Center n* Maricopa Skill Center, Phoenix, South Mountain, SouthWest Skill Center n* GateWay s GateWay s n GateWay n GateWay s Rio Salado n

BIOSCIENCE Biomedical Research Technology GateWay s Biotechnology Mesa s n Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences Glendale s Clinical Lab Assistant Maricopa Skill Center n* Clinical Research Associate GateWay n Clinical Research Coordinating GateWay n Medical Laboratory Science Phoenix s n DENTAL Clinical Dental Assisting Community Dental Health Coordination Dental Assisting Dental Assisting Technology Dental Hygiene Dental Office Management

Rio Salado s n Rio Salado n Phoenix s n Rio Salado n Mesa, Phoenix, Rio Salado s Rio Salado s

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Level I Emergency Communications and Deployment Emergency Medical Technology Paramedicine

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

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Program NURSING Certified Nursing Assistant Fast Track Practical Nursing Nurse Assistant/Patient Care Technician Nurse Assisting Nursing Nursing Refresher Practical Nursing

Maricopa Skill Center n* GateWay n Maricopa Skill Center n* Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, GateWay, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale s GateWay, Mesa n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, GateWay, Mesa,

Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale n

Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Programs (CEP) The Concurrent Enrollment Associate-Baccalaureate Nursing Programs are offered through participating community colleges in the Maricopa Community College District. These programs are designed for qualified nursing students who are interested in earning their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree while pursuing their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing degree. A limited number of participants are selected from the pool of MaricopaNursing students who have met all AssociateBaccalaureate CEP identified eligibility requirements. For more information, call: 480-731-8240.

VETERINARY Equine Science Veterinary Technology/Animal Health

Scottsdale s n Mesa s

OTHER HEALTH SCIENCE Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences Basic Behavioral Health Medical Billing and Coding Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based Medical Coding: Hospital-Based Speech Language Pathology Assistant Surgical Technology Surgical Technology for the Operating Room Nurse Therapeutic Massage

Glendale, South Mountain s n Glendale, South Mountain n SouthWest Skill Center n* Phoenix n Phoenix n Estrella Mountain s n GateWay s n GateWay 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 nearly 14 million people and is expected to add 1.3 million new jobs by 20225. 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 tourism8. Many of these jobs are in restaurants and bars, but employment can also be found in the healthcare and social assistance industries9. There is also growing interest in sustainable food systems and restaurants offering health-conscious menus.

What to Expect Occupation: Chefs and Head Cooks Salary Range: $29,110 - $36,090 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Occupation: Cooks, Restaurant Salary Range: $17,720 - $19,660 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Occupation: Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Salary Range: $18,490 - $30,470 (entry level) Required Training: Bachelor’s degree* Occupation: Travel Agents Salary Range: $18,570 - $23,200 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 *For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

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.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Business • Culinary Arts • English • Family and Consumer Sciences • Food and Nutrition • Food Service

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• Foreign Language • Hospitality • Marketing • Math • Travel and Tourism

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Program FOOD AND NUTRITION Apprentice Meat Cutter

Maricopa Skill Center n

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 Food Service Administration Meat Department Helper Sustainable Food Systems

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

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

Rio Salado s Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Scottsdale s n Scottsdale s n Scottsdale s n Scottsdale s n Scottsdale s 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. You’ll be able to help 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 providers5. 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 in constant demand.

What to Expect Occupation: Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Salary Range: $18,360 - $24,840 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists $17,040 - $17,940 (entry level) Postsecondary vocational award

Occupation: Massage Therapists Salary Range: $18,310 - $31,120 (entry level) Required Training: Postsecondary vocational award Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors $26,220 - $32,940 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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 necessary.1 High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Anthropology • Child Development • Cosmetology • Education Professions • English • Life Skills

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• Math • Psychology • Religion • Sociology • World Cultures • World History

Program

College/Skill Center

CONSUMER SERVICES Aesthetician Aesthetician Instructor Cosmetologist Cosmetology and Express Aesthetics Cosmetology Instructor Massage Therapy Mortuary Science

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

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION Exercise Science and Personal Training Group Fitness Instructor Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness Personal Trainer Personal Training Specialist Recreation Management Teaching Healing Meditation for Stress Management Yoga Instruction Yoga Therapy

Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale s Mesa n Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale n Glendale n Chandler-Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale n Mesa, Scottsdale s n Paradise Valley n Scottsdale n Scottsdale n

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 Adult Learning and Coaching Development Adult Learning and Development Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences Basic Behavioral Health Community Dental Health Coordination Credit Counseling: Customer Service Deaf Studies

Rio Salado s Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Glendale, Rio Salado n Phoenix n Glendale, Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Rio Salado s n Glendale, South Mountain s n Glendale, South Mountain n Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Phoenix n

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Human Services continued Program Developmental Disabilities Specialist Family Development Family Engagement Specialist Family Life Education Family Support Human Services - Assistance: Public Assistance Eligibility

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

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Program Human Services - Specialist: Customer Service Human Services - Unemployment Insurance: Customer Service Interpreter Preparation Medical Interpreter - Spanish Parent Education Professional Addictions Counseling Recovery Support

Rio Salado n Rio Salado n Phoenix s n SouthWest Skill Center n* Glendale, Rio Salado n Rio Salado n South Mountain s

Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

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Information Technology In its most basic form, Information technology (IT) is the management of data through the use of computers. IT jobs are spread across all types of businesses. 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 broadcasting5. The healthcare industry’s ongoing move to electronic records will also drive employment growth in IT. Major IT employers in Greater Phoenix include GoDaddy, Avnet Inc., Insight, and Infusionsoft.6

What to Expect Occupation: Computer Network Support Specialists Salary Range: $34,680 - $45,910 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Occupation: Computer Systems Analysts Salary Range: $53,220 - $67,040 (entry level) Required Training: Bachelor’s degree* Occupation: Information Security Analysts Salary Range: $49,220 - $64,050 (entry level) Required Training: Bachelor’s degree* Occupation: Software Developers, Applications Salary Range: $53,150 - $68,370 (entry level) Required Training: Bachelor’s degree* Occupation: Web Developers Salary Range: $32,680 - $43,430 (entry level) Required Training: Associate’s degree Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 *For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities.

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• Keyboarding • Math • Network Technology • Technical Writing • Web Page Design

Program COMMERCIAL ART, ADVERTISING ART, AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Comic and Sequential Art Computer Graphic Design Desktop Publishing Digital Arts Digital Arts: Digital Illustration Digital Arts: Digital Photography Digital Arts: Graphic Design Digital Arts: Web Design Digital Cinema Arts Digital Design Digital Media Arts Digital Photography Game Technology Graphic Design: Visual Communication Media Arts: Computer Art/Illustration Media Arts: Digital Animation Media Arts: Digital Imaging Media Arts: Web Design Multimedia and Business Technology Multimedia Technology 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 Adobe Foundations Advanced Computer Usage and Applications Advanced Web Designer

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

South Mountain n Glendale, South Mountain n Glendale, South Mountain n Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, South Mountain n Rio Salado n Mesa n

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Information Technology continued Program

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Business Office Computer Applications Computer and Information Technologies Computer Applications Technology Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced 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 Information Systems Computer Information Systems Technologies Computer Information Technology Computer Networking Technology Computer Programming Computer Support Specialist Computer Systems Maintenance Computer Technology Computer Usage and Applications Database Development Geospatial Technologies Healthcare Technology Systems Information Security Information Security Technology Information Technology Information Technology Support Information Technology: Android/iOS Programming Information Technology: Cisco Networking Information Technology: Computer Applications Specialist Information Technology: Microsoft Programming Information Technology: Network Security Information Technology: Network Server Information Technology: Programming and Mobile Development Information Technology: Web and Graphic Design IT and Power Systems Security IT Security Associate Linux Associate Linux Networking Administration Linux Professional

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

College/Skill Center

Program Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Administrator Microsoft Desktop Support Technology Microsoft Networking Technology Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Server Administration Microsoft Technical Specialist Mobile Apps Programming Network Administration

Estrella Mountain, GateWay n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Paradise Valley n Estrella Mountain, Glendale, GateWay, Paradise Valley s Paradise Valley n Estrella Mountain, Glendale n Estrella Mountain, GateWay Paradise Valley n Estrella Mountain, Rio Salado, South Mountain s n Scottsdale s n

Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional Network Administration: Microsoft Windows Server Networking Administration: Cisco Networking System Administration Networking Technology: Cisco Networking: Design and System Support Oracle Database Operations Programming Programming and System Analysis Software Development Software Quality Assurance Web Application Development Web Design Web Design Technologies Web Design: User Interface Web Designer Web Developer/Development Web Server Administrator

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

HEALTH INFORMATICS Healthcare Technology Systems

Glendale n Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

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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 protect us. 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.10 Most police officers and firefighters are employed by local cities and towns11 that require their candidates to attend police or fire academies for training. Continued concerns with security and public safety should help expand job opportunities in this sector, as will demand for emergency responders capable of answering the needs of an increasingly elderly population.

What to Expect Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $25,730 - $27,420 (entry level) Postsecondary vocational award

Program ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice - Comprehensive Administration of Justice - Fundamentals Administration of Justice Studies Occupation: Firefighters Advanced Corrections Salary Range: $31,680 - $40,080 (entry level) Basic Corrections Required Training: Postsecondary vocational award Correctional Studies Occupation: Forensic Science Technicians Corrections Salary Range: $36,850 - $43,410 (entry level) Court Reporting - Judicial Required Training: Bachelor’s degree* Court Reporting: Scoping/Transcription Crime and Accident Scene Photography Occupation: Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Crime Scene Investigation Salary Range: $46,360 - $54,740 (entry level) Crime Scene Technology Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Detention Services Evidence Technology Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 Fingerprint Classification and Identification *For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, the Maricopa Community Colleges offer courses that transfer to all three of Arizona’s public universities Forensic Investigation Forensic Science Forensic Science: Crime Lab Forensic Technology For anyone who plans to enter the job market in this field, a strong Homeland Security knowledge base in English, psychology, and science, along with active 1 Judicial/Justice Studies listening, social perceptiveness, and critical thinking are needed. Juvenile Corrections High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor Law Enforcement to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school 2 Law Enforcement Field Training classes in: Law Enforcement Investigator • Business Law • Fire Science Law Enforcement Technology • Civics • Foreign Language Law Enforcement Technology Academy • Community Protection • Law Studies Law Enforcement Training Academy • Consumer Law • Legal System Legal Studies

• Criminal Justice Assisting • Criminology • Driver Education • English

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• Math • Military ROTC • Physical Education • Psychology

Paralegal Paralegal Studies Police Academy Preparation Level I

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

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Program

College/Skill Center

Police Science Mesa, Scottsdale s n Public Safety Technology Rio Salado n Tribal Court Advocacy Scottsdale n Victimology Mesa n EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Level I Emergency Communications and Deployment Emergency Medical Technology Paramedicine

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

FIRE SCIENCE Driver Operator

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

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College/Skill Center

Emergency Management Emergency Response and Operations Fire Investigation Fire Officer Leadership Fire Science Fire Service Professional Firefighter Operations Hazardous Materials Response

Mesa, Paradise Valley n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley s Chandler-Gilbert n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley n Paradise Valley s n Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix n Phoenix n Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

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Manufacturing Manufacturing jobs are increasingly high-tech oriented in “clean” industries with training emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Jobs are in demand. Many employers don’t have enough skilled workers, and upcoming retirements of current workers will add to this problem. Workers with current industry skills are more likely to keep their jobs. Wages in manufacturing are among the highest for all areas of industry. In Greater Phoenix, the average annual pay in manufacturing is 40% higher than for all industries in the region.12 Computer equipment, aerospace, and electronic instruments are among the largest manufacturing sectors in Greater Phoenix. Major employers include Intel Corp., Honeywell Aerospace, The Boeing Co., General Dynamics C4 Systems, and Orbital Sciences Corp.6

What to Expect Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers $33,290 - $42,880 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Machinists Salary Range: $23,790 - $30,950 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Occupation: Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Salary Range: $24,710 - $29,760 (entry level) Required Training: On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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 necessary1. High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Drafting • English • Industrial Arts • Machining • Math

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• Mechanics • Physics • Precision Manufacturing • Welding

Program MANUFACTURING CAD Application CAD Fundamentals CAD Technology CAD/CAM/CNC I CAD/CAM/CNC II CAD/CAM/CNC III CNC Machinist 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 Specialist: SolidWorks Machining and Product Development Machining I Machining II Manual Machinist Manufacturing Engineering Technology Manufacturing Management Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing Welding Mechanical Drafting Micro Circuit Mask Design Production Technology Production Technology: CNC Technology Production Technology: Quality Assurance Salt River Project Relay Apprentice

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

WELDING Arc Welder Maricopa Skill Center n* Combination Welder - 2 Process (ARC/FLUX) Maricopa Skill Center n* Combination Welder - 2 Process (MIG/TIG) 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* Combination Welder - 4 Process 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

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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Have you ever wondered how goods made 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 programs. Workers 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. 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 such as US Airways, United Parcel Service, Veolia Transportation, Swift Transportation, and Southwest Airlines.6, 13 Examples of these jobs include truck drivers, auto mechanics, cargo and freight agents, and airline employees.

What to Expect Occupation: Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Salary Range: $32,180 - $42,430 (entry level) Required Training: Postsecondary vocational award Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $23,330 - $30,370 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training

Occupation: Salary Range: Required Training:

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $31,810 - $36,810 (entry level) On-the-job or community college training Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

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 needed.1

College/Skill Center

Program AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Air Conditioning and Electrical Accessories

GateWay n

Auto Body Basic Auto Body Worker Automotive Chassis Automotive Drive Trains Automotive Electrical Systems Automotive Engine and Drive Trains Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis and Air Conditioning Automotive Performance Technology Automotive Suspension, Steering and Brakes Automotive Technology Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering Caterpillar Technician Training Engine Performance and Diagnosis

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 n Mesa n Mesa s GateWay, Mesa n

AVIATION AND AERONAUTICS Aircraft Maintenance Technology Aircraft Maintenance Technology (Part 147) Airframe Maintenance (Part 147) Airway Science Technology, Flight Emphasis Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Rating Flight Technology Powerplant Maintenance (Part 147)

Chandler-Gilbert s Chandler-Gilbert n Chandler-Gilbert n Chandler-Gilbert s Chandler-Gilbert n Chandler-Gilbert n Chandler-Gilbert n

Degree = s Certificate = n * = Clock Hour

High school students should meet with an advisor/guidance counselor to create an appropriate career action plan that may include high school classes2 in: • Auto Collision Technology • Auto Repair Technology • Automotive Detailing and Reconditioning • Driver Education

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• English • Equipment Maintenance and Repair • Introduction to Mechanics • Math

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Continuing Education/ Workforce Training Programs

Maricopa Corporate College The Maricopa Corporate College Professional Education Division Provides noncredit in-person and online continuing education programs that pertain to the needs of the community in numerous industries including healthcare, technology, hospitality, real estate, and professional business development.

Noncredit In-Person Career Training Programs Interested in gaining new career skills that can lead directly to employment? Maricopa Corporate College offers a number of noncredit training programs and classes that will prepare you to be job-ready and proficient in skills related to specific positions. The signature programs below are just a small sample of the many in-demand programs available to you. Many of these programs prepare students to obtain industry-recognized certifications for high-demand job opportunities. Please visit the Maricopa Corporate College website for additional information and program offerings. In-person classes are offered at locations valley-wide. Day and night classes are available. Visit: www.maricopacorporate.com or call 480.377.2777 to speak to an enrollment advisor. Program Pharmacy Technician Program Length: 72 hours + 80 hour externship

Annual Entry-Level Median Wage

Eligible Industry Recognized Credential

$32,200 per year/$15.46 per hour

Certification exam provided by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

$30,035 per year/$12.38 per hour

Certification exam provided by the Patient Care Technician Board (PCTB)

$30,000 per year/$14.41 per hour

Certification exam provided by the National Healthcare Association (NHA)

Dialysis Technician Program Length: 62 hours

$32,400 per year/$15.57 per hour

Certification exam provided by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)

Medical Billing & Coding Program Length: 80 hours

$35,900 per year/$17.26 per hour

Certification exam provided by the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA)

Patient Care Technician Program Length: 120 hours + 100 hour externship Clinical Medical Assistant Program Length: 140 hours + 160 hour externship

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Continuing Education/ Workforce Training Programs Gain new skills from the comfort of your own home and at your convenience. Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) provides hundreds of noncredit online courses for individuals seeking to start a new career, change careers, advance in a current organization, or pursue personal enrichment. These online courses are instructor-led trainings that provide interactive discussions on engaging topics in career skills development. Visit: maricopacorporate.com or call 480.377.2777 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

Online Courses Available in the Following Areas: • Accounting and Finance • Business • College Readiness • Computer Applications • Design and Composition • Health Care and Medical

• Language and Arts • Personal Development • Teaching and Education • Technology • Writing and Publishing

MCOR IT Institute: Noncredit Technology Programs MCOR-IT technology skills training will quickly prepare new and experienced IT specialists for in-demand technology positions in a wide array of industries. In addition to our online technology courses, we offer in-person bootcamps listed below. Your IT Career can be a few short months away!

MCOR-IT Technology Bootcamps Web Developer (12-15 weeks): This program provides an understanding of the web development process including Javascript, HTML, jQuery, and other industry relevant technologies. Systems Analyst (9-12 weeks): This course provides an understanding of the systems analyst role including basic data analysis, requirements documentation, and system testing.

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Security Protection Officer Program A career as a protection officer offers a wide range of opportunities. Schools, hospitals, banks, retail stores, restaurants, parks, all need someone to ensure security. Officer Basic Training (OBT): The OBT program is the first stage to launch your professional career in the security industry. Certified Protection Officer Program (CPO): The CPO program is designed for protection and security officers that are intent on improving their individual security skills.

MCOR Leadership Series MCOR leadership workshops are designed to be interactive where participants learn and practice real life leadership scenarios. Example topics include: transitioning from peer to leader, building trust, and conflict resolution.

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With 10 colleges, two skill centers, a Corporate College, 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.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College

GateWay Community College

cgc.edu

estrellamountain.edu

gatewaycc.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 Communiversity at Queen Creek 21740 S. Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142 480.384.9333

Glendale Community College gccaz.edu

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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

Mesa Community College mesacc.edu

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

Paradise Valley Community College paradisevalley.edu

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

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

Paradise Valley Main Campus 18401 N. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85032 602.787.6500

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

Paradise Valley at Black Mountain 34250 N. 60th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85266 602.493.2600

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Ten Colleges, Two Skill Centers, and a Corporate College Dedicated to Your Success. Phoenix College

Rio Salado Community College

phoenixcollege.edu

riosalado.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 at Surprise 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 480.384.9000 Communiversity at Queen Creek 21740 S. Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142 480.384.9000 East Valley Veterans Education Center 3320 S. Price Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282 480.384.9850

Scottsdale Community College 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 480.377.4200

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

RSC Orangewood 2730 W. Orangewood Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051 480.377.4200

RSC Lifelong Learning Center 12535 W. Smokey Dr. Surprise, AZ 85378 480.377.4250

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

RSC Luke Air Force Base (LAFB) 56th Mission Support Center Room 3138 7383 N. Litchfield Rd. Glendale, AZ 85309 480.377.4010

South Mountain Community College southmountaincc.edu South Mountain Main Campus 7050 S. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85042 602.243.8000 South Mountain Guadalupe Center 9233 S. Avenida del Yaqui Guadalupe, AZ 85283 602.243.8217 South Mountain Laveen Center 7900 S. 43rd Ave. Laveen, AZ 85339 602.243.8217

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RSC Thomas 3631 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85019 480.377.4300 KJZZ’s SPOT 127 3701 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85019 480.744.8350

Maricopa Corporate College maricopacorporatecollege.com mcorproed.com Maricopa Corporate College 14350 N. 87th St. Suite 185 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480.377.2777 The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation 275 N. GateWay Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85034 602.286.8950

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Carefree Hwy

GCC North

El Mirage Rd Communiversity at Surprise

Ca ve Cre ek Rd

303

PVCC

Maricopa Skill Center Northwest Campus

Cactus Rd

35th Ave

RSC Lifelong Learning Center GCC

PVCC @ Black Mountain

MCOR

RSC Northern Lincoln Dr

KJZZ's SPOT 127

PC

RSC Thomas RSC Downtown

51st Ave

RSC Avondale

EMCC Buckeye 902 East Eason Ave., Buckeye AZ

GWCC

PC Downtown 3 CEI Maricopa Skill Center

RSC Administrative Headquarters MCCCD District Office

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SMCC

RSC Sou Priest Dr

SouthWest Skill Center EMCC

24th St

303

Scottsdale Rd

RSC Orangewood RSC Luke AFB

W Dobbins Rd

SMCC Laveen Center

SMCC Guadalupe Education Center

SMCC Ahwatukee Foothills Center

Everywhere you are!

CGCC Sun La

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SCC

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MCC @ Red Mountain

MCC Downtown Center

East Valley Veterans Education Center

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Broadway Rd

MCC @ Southern & Dobson

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2411 West 14th Street Tempe, Arizona 85281

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. 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

2015-16 Tuition is just $84 per credit hour* Expected Annual Average Tuition: $2,520 *In-state tuition–30 credits

This publication was developed with funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Education under the Carl D. Perkins Act. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit: www2.maricopa.edu/about-us/community-service/consumer-information

CONNECT WITH US To request additional copies of this Career Guide email your request and number of copies you would like to: careerguide@domail.maricopa.edu

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The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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