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HVAC Technician - Want to go into a career that will always be in demand? Consider HVAC. Because nearly every building has a climate control system, Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) will always be a career with opportunity.


Information Tech - Information Technology programs prepare graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others.


Heavy Equipment Operator - Many people look at heavy equipment operations as a job and not as a career. This is a mistake when, in reality, every job can be a career – it is just a matter of perception and whether you plan and working in a position ‘just for now’, or to make it a life long job. It’s funny how for many who make it a ‘just for now’ job are still doing it 20-30 years later!


Propane Delivery - Drivers are responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of bulk propane to an established customer base. Drivers will assist with other routes and within the plant and dock as needed.


Plumber - Anyone who has faced a busted pipe or broken toilet will tell you that plumbers are heroes. Plumbers install and repair water supply lines, waste disposal systems, and related appliances and fixtures to keep homes and businesses flowing smoothly.


Fire Service Tech - Fire Service Technicians are specialists in the science of fire prevention who help individuals, groups or organizations diagnose the risk of fire and deploy proper safeguards. They’re employed by federal, state and local firefighting organizations. Some take jobs in the insurance trade or with manufacturing firms that design, build and deploy fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems.


Civil Engineering - A civil engineer designs and oversees the construction of public works, such as roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, buildings, airports, water and sewage systems, and other large infrastructure projects. These professionals understand the environment and how they can use it safely, intelligently, and economically to improve our quality of life.


Mechagtronics - Mechatronics is already a huge industry, and is likely to remain important to the economy for decades to come. By training in mechatronics, you can position yourself for a lucrative, long-lasting career.


Fiber Optics Technology - Fiber optics is the backbone of all of today's communications systems. The world is connected on submarine fiber optic cables that carry all of today's Internet data and phone conversations and even much of our video entertainment. Fiber optic jobs are paid pretty well, depending on their experience and where in the US they work.


Electrical Contractor - An electrical contractor is a businessperson or firm that performs specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. Whether high-voltage power transmission or low-voltage lighting, electrical contractors ensure these systems work in a safe, effective, and environmentally-sound manner.


Dental Assistant - Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.


Agricultural Technology - Agriculture in the 21st century is a multifaceted and cutting-edge industry ranging from farm production to food processing to retailing.


Geomatics - Is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering spatially referenced information. It encompasses the fields of surveying, mapping, remote sensing (LiDAR or HDS Scanning), photogrammetry, hydrography, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS).


Health Information Technology - Patient information is an invaluable resource. Using patient histories, physicians keep track of how to care for patients, and learn new ways to improve medicine. Health information technology specialists train in business, healthcare and information technology.


Automotive Technology - Automotive Technicians are responsible for the repair and preventive maintenance of automotive equipment. Parents and students should take a second look at automotive repair, a high-tech career that is always in demand and can’t be outsourced overseas.