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Healthcare

Advanced Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse

earning potential $44K per year

Healthcare

Advanced Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse

Earning potential: $44K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Vocational nurses work in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical and healthcare facilities to provide basic medical care to patients. Typically, LVNs work under the guidance of a registered nurse, physician's assistant and/or doctor.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Advanced Forestry Technician

earning potential $28K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Advanced Forestry Technician

Earning potential: $28K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Forestry technicians protect, maintain, and gather data on the forests, grasslands, and mountains of America. They also perform duties related to fire suppression, data collection, regulation enforcement, and trail repair.

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Public Service

Advanced Security & Protective Services

earning potential per year

Public Service

Advanced Security & Protective Services

Earning potential: per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Home Land Security

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Retail Sales and Services

Advanced Residential Advisor

earning potential $25K per year

Retail Sales and Services

Advanced Residential Advisor

Earning potential: $25K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Residential assistants live and work with their clients, and are on call day and night. They solve problems among residents and typically work in private and publicly-funded group homes.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Machinist

earning potential $42K per year

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Machinist

Earning potential: $42K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing and production equipment to aid engineers in their everyday tasks. Advanced Machining graduates also monitor and adjust equipment daily as needed.

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Construction

Advanced Electrical

earning potential $60K per year

Construction

Advanced Electrical

Earning potential: $60K per year

Length of Training: 12

Maintain and repair the electronic components used in all electrical devices and equipment. Collaborate with other electrical workers and engineers to create and maintain specialty equipment.

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Hospitality

Advanced Culinary Arts

earning potential $32K per year

Hospitality

Advanced Culinary Arts

Earning potential: $32K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Prepare food that looks and tastes great, put together menus, and manage an efficient and productive kitchen.

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Transportation

Advanced Asphalt Paving

earning potential $59K per year

Transportation

Advanced Asphalt Paving

Earning potential: $59K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Operate a wide variety of heavy equipment vehicles that perform the spreading and compaction of paving materials.

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Transportation

Seamanship

earning potential $33K per year

Transportation

Seamanship

Earning potential: $33K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Participants in this career pathway will work towards certification as an able seaman whose duties include standing watch on deck, working on equipment maintenance, and performing most of the labor required on a ship.

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Transportation

Material and Distribution Operations

earning potential $25K per year

Transportation

Material and Distribution Operations

Earning potential: $25K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Materials handlers oversee the process of taking materials from one location to another as well as extracting and loading the materials to be transported.

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Transportation

Heavy Truck Driving

earning potential $40K per year

Transportation

Heavy Truck Driving

Earning potential: $40K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Drive trucks with a capacity of more than three tons to transport and deliver cargo. People on this career pathway have to be able to maintain truck logs according to state and federal regulations.

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Transportation

Heavy Equipment Operations

earning potential $46K per year

Transportation

Heavy Equipment Operations

Earning potential: $46K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Operate heavy equipment including graders, tractors, backhoes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and trash trucks, under supervision, in a safe and effective manner.

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Transportation

Inland River System - Deckhand

earning potential $39K per year

Transportation

Inland River System - Deckhand

Earning potential: $39K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Inland River Deckhands perform physical labor aboard vessels and barges. Their day-to-day tasks can include making and breaking tow, standing watch, and cleaning the interior and exterior of vessels. Deckhands generally perform these tasks outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

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Transportation

Advanced Transportation

earning potential $43K per year

Transportation

Advanced Transportation

Earning potential: $43K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

People with careers in this vital industry work to ensure our freight and passenger railroads, airlines, barge lines and ground transportation systems are running as safely and efficiently as possible.

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Transportation

Advanced Heavy Truck Driving

earning potential $58K per year

Transportation

Advanced Heavy Truck Driving

Earning potential: $58K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Heavy truck drivers operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity of more than 26,000 pounds to transport goods from one location to another. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, often spanning several states.

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Retail Sales and Services

Retail Sales

earning potential $21K per year

Retail Sales and Services

Retail Sales

Earning potential: $21K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Retail sales associates are the first people a customer meets when they enter a store. They are expected to cultivate good relationships with customers in order to achieve sales goals and represent the store in a positive manner to ensure good public relations and recurring business. They also assist customers with choices and help answer any questions about the business or a product.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Wastewater Management

earning potential $44K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Wastewater Management

Earning potential: $44K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Water and wastewater treatment plants and system operators manage a system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Urban Forestry

earning potential $33K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Urban Forestry

Earning potential: $33K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

As an arborist, you will help keep our neighborhoods and roads natural looking beautiful, by performing, tree health, tree removal, and pruning.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Stationary Engineer

earning potential $52K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Stationary Engineer

Earning potential: $52K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Stationary engineers are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of boilers, steam turbines, gas turbines, pumps, gas compressors, generators, motors, air conditioning systems, heat exchangers, refrigeration equipment, hot water generators, and a wide range of other industrial equipment.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Roustabout Operator

earning potential $48K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Roustabout Operator

Earning potential: $48K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Primarily responsible for supporting oilfield operations. This is a diverse position with a variety of job duties.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Petroleum Service Technician

earning potential $57K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Petroleum Service Technician

Earning potential: $57K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Petroleum Service Technicians install, repair, and maintain petroleum dispensers like those at convenience stores and gas stations, as well as installing and maintaining point of sale systems.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Landscaping

earning potential $24K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Landscaping

Earning potential: $24K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Responsible for cultivating the landscaping and grounds surrounding private and public facilities and residences. This can including mowing the lawn either by hand or using a riding lawnmower, trimming and edging around walkways, flower beds, and walls, or by beautifying the land by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Advanced Solar PV and Thermal System Installer

earning potential $45K per year

Renewable Resources and Energy

Advanced Solar PV and Thermal System Installer

Earning potential: $45K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

At the forefront of the growing green economy, a solar PV and thermal system installer directs work crews for installation on residential and commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.

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Public Service

Security and Protective Services

earning potential per year

Public Service

Security and Protective Services

Earning potential: per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Guard, patrol, detect, deter, observe, report, protect, and monitor premises, to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

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Public Service

Forestry Conservation and Firefighting

earning potential $35K per year

Public Service

Forestry Conservation and Firefighting

Earning potential: $35K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

The exact duties Forestry Conservation and Firefighting perform are based on the type of credentials that they have earned, and the types of careers suited for them are very wide ranging and varied. Many go on to jobs that have them gathering data in various ecosystems for scientific studies or as firefighters in the wilderness of the country. Others get involved in trail and parkland maintenance.

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Public Service

Corrections Officer

earning potential $38K per year

Public Service

Corrections Officer

Earning potential: $38K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Corrections Officers are responsible for the custody and control of individuals who have been arrested, are awaiting trial, or are serving a prison or jail sentence. They are also responsible for the security of the facility itself.

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Public Service

Advanced Fire Management - Wildland Firefighting

earning potential $45K per year

Public Service

Advanced Fire Management - Wildland Firefighting

Earning potential: $45K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Have practical knowledge about land management, fire management, forest health, and wildland fire behavior. Apply these skills to help mitigate or eliminate potential fire hazards and fight fires when they occur.

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Information Technology

Network Cable Installation

earning potential $54K per year

Information Technology

Network Cable Installation

Earning potential: $54K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Cable installers work in homes and businesses to install and repair telecommunications cables for phone lines, internet access, and cable television.

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Information Technology

Computer Technician

earning potential $37K per year

Information Technology

Computer Technician

Earning potential: $37K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Computer technicians install, maintain and repair computers and networks. They also set up computer security measures, configure computer networks, and offer technical support on-site or via phone or email.

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Information Technology

Computer Networking/Cisco

earning potential $48K per year

Information Technology

Computer Networking/Cisco

Earning potential: $48K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Program graduates work for mid-size to large companies that have extensive computer networks and are responsible for keeping that network up to date and running smoothly. Some work nights and weekends if emergencies or network interruptions occur.

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Information Technology

Advanced IT - A+ MCSE

earning potential $59K per year

Information Technology

Advanced IT - A+ MCSE

Earning potential: $59K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A+ certified technicians perform computer repair, software and operating systems, network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices.

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Hospitality

Hotel and Lodging

earning potential $21K per year

Hospitality

Hotel and Lodging

Earning potential: $21K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A wide range of roles exist in the hotel and lodging industry, from servers and chefs to housekeepers and concierges. Those who can do these jobs well will always be employed.

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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

earning potential $24K per year

Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Earning potential: $24K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A culinary artist wears many hats including chef and cook. They are responsible for not only making the food taste great but making it look fabulous as well.

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Healthcare

Rehabilitation Technician

earning potential $25K per year

Healthcare

Rehabilitation Technician

Earning potential: $25K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A rehabilitation technician works under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or assistant. Their duties include maintaining the treatment area and preparing therapy sessions. Technicians normally are not licensed and do not have to perform clinical tasks that require a license.

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Healthcare

Pharmacy Technician

earning potential $30K per year

Healthcare

Pharmacy Technician

Earning potential: $30K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician will measure, mix, count out, label, and prepare medications. They also often interact with patients and answer their questions.

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Healthcare

Patient Care Technician

earning potential $32K per year

Healthcare

Patient Care Technician

Earning potential: $32K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A patient care technician aids doctors, nurses and other medical professionals by tending to ill and injured individuals under their supervision. This often entails taking notes on patient care, taking vital signs, collecting specimens, performing catheterization, and assisting patients with every day tasks like eating, hygiene, grooming, and making assessments on their care.

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Healthcare

Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide

earning potential $26K per year

Healthcare

Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide

Earning potential: $26K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Healthcare

Medical Office Support

earning potential $33K per year

Healthcare

Medical Office Support

Earning potential: $33K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Medical office support staff work at the front desk of a medical office. they perform a variety of tasks vital to the operation of a medical office including dealing with patients, filing medical documents and handling insurance forms, and handling anything that comes up in a clinical office.

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Healthcare

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

earning potential $44K per year

Healthcare

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Earning potential: $44K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A licensed practical/vocational nurse works closely with patients and nursing staff to apply patient care plans, clean wounds, and change bandages. They also assist with lifestyle tasks like bathing, dressing, feeding, and monitoring vital signs.

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Healthcare

Emergency Medical Technician

earning potential $32K per year

Healthcare

Emergency Medical Technician

Earning potential: $32K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to those in critical condition, and safely and quickly transport patients to medical facilities.

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Healthcare

Dental Assistant

earning potential $36K per year

Healthcare

Dental Assistant

Earning potential: $36K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Perform a variety of services from office and laboratory duties to working chairside assisting dentists as they examine and treat patients.

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

earning potential $31K per year

Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Earning potential: $31K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.

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Finance and Business

Office Administration

earning potential $34K per year

Finance and Business

Office Administration

Earning potential: $34K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Office administrators perform daily duties that include financial planning, record keeping, billing, personnel, inventory, and logistics, within a business.

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Finance and Business

Insurance and Financial Services

earning potential per year

Finance and Business

Insurance and Financial Services

Earning potential: per year

Length of Training: 8-12

People employed in the Insurance and Financial Services career pathway perform a variety of services including selling insurance and financial services products, connecting and building rapport with new and existing customers, providing outstanding support to all customers, and creating and executing exceptional marketing campaigns.

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Construction

Tile Setting

earning potential $40K per year

Construction

Tile Setting

Earning potential: $40K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Tile setters are responsible for installing tile on walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces in buildings and residences.

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Construction

Sign, Billboard, and Display

earning potential $40K per year

Construction

Sign, Billboard, and Display

Earning potential: $40K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

People employed on this career pathway are responsible for making, erecting and installing or removing signs and billboard displays. This can include designing and lettering and the sign. These signs can be made out of metal, vinyl, glass, wood, neon, and plastic.

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Construction

Plumbing

earning potential $29K per year

Construction

Plumbing

Earning potential: $29K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage and drainage in plumbing systems.

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Construction

Plastering

earning potential $39K per year

Construction

Plastering

Earning potential: $39K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Plastering involves applying interior and exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials to coat internal walls and ceilings.

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Construction

Painting

earning potential $37K per year

Construction

Painting

Earning potential: $37K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Painters prepare and paint interior and exterior surfaces on residential and commercial properties. Most painters learn their trade on the job or through an apprenticeship.

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Construction

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

earning potential $43K per year

Construction

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Earning potential: $43K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

HVAC professionals make buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They control temperature, humidity and use a wide array tools to keep systems working optimally.

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Construction

Glazing

earning potential $37K per year

Construction

Glazing

Earning potential: $37K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A glazier is a skilled tradesman whose profession is cutting, installing, and removing glass. People in this career pathway work with various forms of glass including laminated, tempered, reflective, and wire-embedded glass. They also work with mirrors, pre-assembled glass panels, and plastic and similar glass substitutes.

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Construction

Floor Covering Installation

earning potential $35K per year

Construction

Floor Covering Installation

Earning potential: $35K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

People working in this field perform floor covering installation, maintenance, and repair. This can include applying blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative covering to floors, walls, and cabinets.

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Construction

Facility Maintenance

earning potential $35K per year

Construction

Facility Maintenance

Earning potential: $35K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

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Construction

Electrical

earning potential $31K per year

Construction

Electrical

Earning potential: $31K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Electricians install and maintain wiring and lighting systems, inspect electrical components, and identify and repair a variety of electrical problems.

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Construction

Construction Craft Laborer

earning potential $30K per year

Construction

Construction Craft Laborer

Earning potential: $30K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Construction craft laborers work as physical laborers at buildings, highways, and construction projects. They perform a wide variety of duties and operate all kinds of hand and power tools.

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Construction

Cement Masonry

earning potential $38K per year

Construction

Cement Masonry

Earning potential: $38K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

As a cement mason, your job will include filling roads, driveways, sidewalks, bridges, foundations, and parking lots with cement. You will also make concrete beams, columns, and panels.

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Construction

Carpentry

earning potential $42K per year

Construction

Carpentry

Earning potential: $42K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Carpenters build things like wood buildings, floor systems, roof framing, walls, ceiling, windows, and molding. Responsibility for following blueprints is expected as well.

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Construction

Bricklaying

earning potential $49K per year

Construction

Bricklaying

Earning potential: $49K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Bricklayers build and repair walls, mix cement, create mortar, cut and fit bricks, use plumb lines, and spirit levels to check for accuracy and the use of specialty tools.

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Construction

Asphalt Paving

earning potential $39K per year

Construction

Asphalt Paving

Earning potential: $39K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Operates a wide variety of heavy equipment vehicles that perform the spreading and compaction of paving materials.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

earning potential $49K per year

Automotive and Machine Repair

Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Earning potential: $49K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Work with vehicles and machines used in farming, construction and railway transport; inspect, repair and maintain them to make sure they continue to run safely at optimum efficiency.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Collision Repair and Refinish

earning potential $36K per year

Automotive and Machine Repair

Collision Repair and Refinish

Earning potential: $36K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Repair damaged auto bodies and body parts, straighten bent or twisted frames, and work in adverse noisy and dirty environments.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Automotive and General Service Technician

earning potential $38K per year

Automotive and Machine Repair

Automotive and General Service Technician

Earning potential: $38K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Test vehicle systems and parts, identify mechanical problems, perform basic maintenance, repair and replace parts, and interact with clients. Work on engines, transmissions, drive belts, brakes, electronic steering systems, diagnostic tools, power tools, and common hand tools.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

earning potential $37K per year

Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Earning potential: $37K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing Technology

earning potential $29K per year

Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing Technology

Earning potential: $29K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

People on this career pathway will learn to develop tools, implement designs, and integrate machinery and equipment with computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Machining

earning potential $35K per year

Advanced Manufacturing

Machining

Earning potential: $35K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Maintain quality and safety standards, keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Machine Equipment Repair

earning potential $38K per year

Advanced Manufacturing

Machine Equipment Repair

Earning potential: $38K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

A machine equipment repair mechanic ensures the operation of machinery and mechanical equipment, by installing, maintaining and repairing of hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, mechanical and electrical systems on all production machines, equipment, and building.

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Information Technology

Advanced Computer System Administrator

earning potential $73K per year

Information Technology

Advanced Computer System Administrator

Earning potential: $73K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Manages computer systems and networks for laboratories, government organizations, small businesses, and large companies across a variety of industries.

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Construction

Advanced Weatherization

earning potential per year

Construction

Advanced Weatherization

Earning potential: per year

Length of Training: 8-12

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Construction

Advanced Plumbing

earning potential $44K per year

Construction

Advanced Plumbing

Earning potential: $44K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining pipes and other plumbing fixtures used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

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Construction

Advanced Cement Masonry

earning potential $46K per year

Construction

Advanced Cement Masonry

Earning potential: $46K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Expertly smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, and curbs. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters. Patch voids and use saws to cut expansion joints using a variety of hand and power tools.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Advanced Auto Diesel/Collision

earning potential $49K per year

Automotive and Machine Repair

Advanced Auto Diesel/Collision

Earning potential: $49K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Maintain service operations by inspecting, maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Welding

earning potential $40K per year

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Welding

Earning potential: $40K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Finance and Business

Accounting Services

earning potential $33K per year

Finance and Business

Accounting Services

Earning potential: $33K per year

Length of Training: 8-12

Accounting services workers compile and analyze account information, recommend financial decisions, prepare balance sheets along with profit and loss statements, summarize current financial status, audit documents, and recommend policies and procedures.

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