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You CAN go to college!
San Jacinto College
You CAN go to college!
Find Out About a Career in
Criminal Justice
See Page 1
Welding
A Hot Job in the Houston area
See Page 2
How Can I Pay for College?
Financial Aid 101
See Page 3
Air Conditioning Technology
A Cool Career
See Page 4
San Jacinto College A-Z
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CareerFocus
San Jacinto College
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Fall 2008
Volume 1 • Number 3
CareerFocus
Contents
Questions about San Jacinto College programs and services
described in this publication should be directed to the Call Center
at 281.998.6150. Comments or questions about the publication
itself can be directed to the San Jacinto College Marketing
department at 281.998.6152.
To Advertise in Career Focus, please call 281.998.6152.
Executive Editor. . . . . . . . Teri Fowle, Vice President of Marketing
Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amanda L. Booren
Director of Communications and Publications
Contributing Writers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amanda Booren, Teri Fowle
Cindy Gonzales, Kyle Smith, Rob Vanya
Contributing Photographers:. . . . . . . .Amanda Booren, Teri Fowle
Kyle Smith, Aaron Soderberg, Rob Vanya
Visit San Jacinto College Online at
www.sanjac.edu
San Jacinto Community College District
Board of Trustees
Marie Flickinger, Chairman
Dan Mims, Vice Chairman
Ben F. Meador, Secretary
Larry Wilson, Assistant Secretary
J.D. Bruce, Member
C. Wayne Slovacek, Member
Dr. Ruede Wheeler, Member
W.L. “Levi” Smallwood, Trustee Emeritus
Officers of Administration
William H. Lindemann Jr., B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Chancellor
Brenda Hellyer, B.A., M.B.A., Executive Vice Chancellor
Ron Rucker, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Vice Chancellor of Administration
Kenneth D. Lynn, B.B.A., CPA, Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs
James Fowler, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of
Human Resources
Laurel Williamson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of
Instructional Programs and Services
CareerFocus is published three times a year by San Jacinto
Community College District, 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 204,
Pasadena, TX 77504, in partnership with Washtenaw Community
College, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
All rights reserved. No part of the material printed may be
reproduced or used in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any
information storage retrieval system without the permission of
the publisher.
© 2008 San Jacinto Community College District
You
Go
to College
Guest column by Dr. Robert Vela,
Dean of Student Development,
San Jacinto College North
ajor demographic shifts have
significantly changed the face
of America. These major shifts
have drastically impacted the
Latino population. Census
data show that the Latino
population is now the largest
minority group in America.
Although this may sound
exciting, Latinos continue to be plagued by a lack of
education, lack of monetary resources and increased
rates of unemployment. What should we do? GO TO
COLLEGE!
Very few decisions in your life will have as great an
impact on your personal and career success as your
decision to attend college. As a result, San Jacinto
College has committed resources and passionate
individuals to help you. San Jacinto College has
assembled a comprehensive financial aid package
comprised of grants, loans, scholarships and
childcare funds to ensure that the lack of money
is not an obstacle for your success in college.
Also, the College employs passionate staff and
faculty to facilitate the learning process
and provide support through academic
advising, personal counseling, tutoring, student
activities, and career and employment services.
I know what you are saying to yourself:
• I do not understand the higher education process.
• I have fear about adjusting to a new lifestyle.
• I am afraid that college will be too difficult for me.
• I am not sure I can juggle work, family and
college.
• I am not convinced that I can afford college.
These are all negative barriers to your personal,
academic and career success. A self-fulfilling
prophecy is something you predict will happen,
and by thinking it, you increase your chances of it
coming true. Therefore, if you think you can’t go
to college, chances are that you will not. However,
if you think and know that you can go to college,
guess what, YOU CAN GO TO COLLEGE.
College is the key to your personal happiness and
professional success. Whether you want to obtain
additional training for a job promotion, earn a
certificate or associate degree
for immediate entrance into
the workforce, or transfer
to a major university;
San Jacinto College
can make it happen for
you. Someone in your
family needs to step-up
to the batter’s box and
hit a homerun; let that
person be you! CF
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SJC Programs
A career as a police officer is just one option with a degree or certificate in
criminal justice from San Jacinto College.
By Amanda L. Booren
riminal justice is one of the
fastest growing career fields,
and San Jacinto College is
producing top-notch graduates
who are pursuing their dream
of working in law enforcement.
Criminal justice is an everexpanding career field that
offers employment in areas
such as law enforcement
at local and federal levels, and
various positions in social work,
corrections, probation and parole.
James Holmes, department chair of
the criminal justice program at San
Jacinto College North, says there
is a high demand for employees
because employment in criminal
justice tends to be cyclical. “In good
economic times, criminal justice
agencies find it hard to recruit
qualified applicants,” Holmes says.
“This is the situation we have now.
Criminal justice agencies are having
a difficult time attracting enough
qualified applicants to the vacancies
they currently have.”
Salene Adcock, a 2004 graduate
of the criminal justice program at
the San Jacinto College Central
campus, had no problem securing
employment. After graduating
from San Jacinto College with an
associate degree in criminal justice,
Adcock transferred to the University
of Houston – Clear Lake, where
she earned a bachelor’s degree in
The training Salene Adcock received as a student
of San Jacinto College’s criminal justice program
helped her to excel as a fast-thinking police
and EMS dispatcher with the Pearland Police
Department.
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San Jacinto College
criminal justice
program
producing highly-trained graduates
criminology. She is currently a
telecommunications operator for the
City of Pearland, where she enjoys
the law enforcement field and how it
works.
“If it was not for San Jacinto College
and the criminal justice program,
I really do not believe I would be as
happy as I am now,” said Adcock.
“Criminal justice is all around
us and I did not realize it until I
walked into the classroom.”
of technology in criminal justice
at both its Central and North
campuses. The program is relatively
small, which affords students a low
student to instructor ratio. Each
instructor in the program has a
criminal justice background, and
they each have contacts in the
field to help their students succeed
beyond the classroom.
For more information about the
criminal justice program at San
Jacinto College, contact James
Holmes on the North campus at
281-998-6150, ext. 7435 or
[email protected]; or
Dr. Robyn Ring on the Central
campus at 281-476-1873 or
[email protected]
For information about San Jacinto
College, please visit www.sanjac.edu
or call 281-998-6150. CF
Graduates of the criminal justice
program at San Jacinto College can
expect to have the knowledge and
background to secure employment
as a police officer at the local, county
or state level; or move on to a fouryear university where they can
study public administration, law,
forensics, social science, social work,
corrections or a multitude of other
fields. “Criminal justice can open
doors for any job that requires a
two-year degree,” said Dr. Robyn
Ring, department chair on the
Central campus. “It is open to all
employment that is non-specific in
degree.”
Dr. Ring remembers always wanting
to be a police officer. She uses her
passion for the profession to teach
and instill that same passion in
her students who wish to become
police officers and professionals in
the field. In fact, Dr. Ring was one
of the reasons Adcock decided to
pursue a criminal justice degree.
“I had made plans to become a
certified public accountant,” recalls
Adcock. “But then I decided to take
Dr. Ring’s introduction to criminal
justice course as an elective, and she
converted me to the field. I thank
San Jacinto College for the schooling
I received, because without them
I would be working in a boring
job. Now I look forward to going to
work and the opportunity to learn
something new every day.”
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San Jacinto College offers an
associate of applied science,
associate of arts, and certificate
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San Jacinto College meeting
high demand for well-trained welders
By Rob Vanya
an Jacinto College provides an
array of learning options in
welding technology, a career
field that offers excellent pay
and benefits, and ranks among
the hottest job markets in the
greater Houston area.
Demand is high for welltrained welders and all signs
indicate that demand will
continue. According to the American
Welding Society, there will be more
than 200,000 positions available
nationwide for qualified welders by
the year 2010.
San Jacinto College is going to
great lengths to meet that demand.
The College’s North and Central
campuses operate well-equipped
welding training facilities and
offer students a wide range of
flexible and affordable degree and
certificate programs. The Central
campus recently purchased 16 new
multi-process machines capable
of performing shielded metal arc
welding, gas metal arc welding, gas
tungsten arc welding, and Fluxcored arc welding processes. “These
are ‘inverter’ machines, which use
computer boards for converting
electrical current,” commented
Bryan Suarez, welding technology
department chair at San Jacinto
College Central. “It’s the most
current type of welding technology.”
The College offers a two-year
associate of applied science (A.A.S.)
degree program, as well as oneyear certificate of technology
options. Students who earn a
welding technology A.A.S. degree
will receive introductory, advanced
and high technology skills in
welding methods. The College’s
A.A.S. program offers a versatile
curriculum for all individuals
seeking a career in manufacturing,
industry or research in related
welding professions.
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An equal opportunity institution
The one-year
combination welder
certificate of technology
provides intermediate
and advanced welding
experience to students
interested in taking
shielded metal arc
welding and gas tungsten
arc welding on plate and
pipe welding certification
tests as required by
industry standards.
Instruction is provided on
plate and pipe positions
on carbon steel. The oneyear gas shielded welding
certificate of technology
provides entry-level
experience to students
interested in taking
gas metal arc and gas
tungsten arc plate and
pipe welding certification
tests as required by
industry. Instruction is
provided on plate and
pipe welding positions
on carbon steel and on
stainless steel.
San Jacinto College students learn from experienced, skilled instructors,
such as Eddie Foster, who teaches welding technology at the College’s North
campus.
The one-year welding occupational
certificate program meets the needs
of students who desire to enter the
welding field in the least amount
of time. Students are eligible for a
certificate when they complete their
classes, with at least a grade of C in
either structural welding or stick pipe
welding.
able to gain valuable on-the-job
experience by participating in an
internship program. “We recently
implemented a co-op class within our
degree program and two certificate
programs,” noted Suarez. “At this
time we have not offered classes
within the course offerings, but plan
to offer them next Spring.”
The graduation rate of San Jacinto
College welding technology students
participating in either the A.A.S.
program or a certificate program is
consistently high and job placement
after graduation is generally at or
near 100 percent.
The College’s welding program is
helping San Jacinto College student
Fernando Morales achieve his
educational and career goals.
Companies are paying all types of
welders very well in the Gulf Coast
region. “Industry is currently paying
structural welders $22 to $28 per
hour and combination welders $28
to $32 per hour,” Suarez said. “Rig
welders are making around $50
per hour in the Houston area. Most
welders in the area are working
more than 40 hours per week with
some working up to 84 hours per
week.”
“The welding equipment we get
to use in class is outstanding,”
commented Morales, who lives in
Pasadena. “The welding instructors
are very well trained and they are
always there for you. If you ever have
any questions, they are right there
by your side to help you perfect your
welding skills.”
San Jacinto College offers welding
technology at the North and Central
campuses. For more information,
please call 281-998-6150 or visit
www.sanjac.edu. CF
Welding technology students at
San Jacinto College will soon be
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Pay for College...
“Financial Aid 101”
How to
According to Berry many
students don’t apply for financial
aid because they assume they’re
not eligible. Those students
end up missing out on valuable
financial assistance available
through private scholarships,
institutional scholarships, federal
and state grants and student loans.
“Just because your parents make
X amount of dollars doesn’t mean
you won’t qualify for financial aid.
Parents’ income has nothing to do
with eligibility for some student loan
programs,” said Berry.
In sheer numbers, financial
aid myths probably rival
those of the Loch Ness
Monster and Bigfoot . . .
and they all rate about the
same on the Truth Meter. So before
you narrow your college choices
based on the assumption that you’re
not eligible for financial aid, let’s
begin Financial Aid 101 with a few
statistics:
• In Fall 2007, 54 percent of students
that applied, received financial aid.
• Over 50 percent received money
from the Federal Pell Grant Program
based upon their need.
• In 2007-2008 grant aid averaged
almost $2,200 per student in twoyear public colleges.
• The average annual cost for tuition
and fees for a student enrolled full
time at a community college (the
choice for 43 percent of all college
students) is less than $2,000.
“Believe it or not, financial aid
is available for almost all college
students,” said Anthony Berry,
Associate Director of Financial Aid
at San Jacinto College.
Feel better? Great! Now, before we
proceed, it’s important that you
memorize these three financial aid
words of advice: “Don’t assume;
apply!”
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Let’s examine the myths and
realities of financial aid:
MYTH: I won’t qualify for financial
aid.
FACT: Texas students receive
billions of dollars to go to college.
Almost 50 percent of Texas college
students received financial last
year. So can you. Every year, Texas
colleges and universities award
billions of dollars in scholarships,
loans and grants. The money is
there, but you have to apply for it.
MYTH: Financial aid comes only in
the form of grants and scholarships.
FACT: While scholarships and
grants are certainly the best form
of aid, federal loan programs carry
favorable interest rates, and area
available regardless of need or credit
history. Additionally, loan repayment
can be postponed until after
graduation. Some loans even have
forgiveness programs if you pursue
certain careers.
out the Texas Application for State
Financial Aid and we also have
Spanish-speaking advisors to assist
those students with their application,
said Berry.
MYTH: If we’re offered a loan, we
have to take it even if we don’t want
it.
FACT: Absolutely not true. You’re
under no obligation whatsoever to
take a student loan, whether it’s
packaged with other financial aid or
all by itself. Financial aid directors
and guidance counselors often
recommend that you apply and then
compare the interest rate and terms
with other forms of borrowing, even
early withdrawals from investments.
That way, it’s available to you if you
decide to take advantage of it.
MYTH: I’m too old to get financial
aid.
FACT: There’s no such thing as an
age limit for financial aid. Some
private scholarships may stipulate
an age range, but that type of
criteria is quite rare. In fact, many
scholarships and grants go to people
who are well beyond the traditional
college age and have children in
school.
MYTH: College is just too expensive
anyway. We can’t afford it.
FACT: First, go back and review
the Financial Aid 101 statistics.
Then consider this: studies show
that college graduates earn 60-80
percent more on average than
people with a high school diploma.
Over the average lifetime, college
graduates earn $1 million more than
they would have with a high school
diploma.
Do the math. Can you or your kids
afford NOT to go to college?
MYTH: Community colleges are
smaller than universities, so they
won’t have much financial aid to
give.
FACT: Actually, universities have
larger student populations, so there’s
more competition for available funds.
Considering the size of San Jac’s
student population, your chances of
receiving financial aid are probably
better here. And because tuition at
San Jac is so low compared to larger
schools (especially for in-district
students), the aid you receive goes a
very long way in covering your costs.
In 2006-2007, San Jacinto College
awarded $376,000 in scholarships
alone, said Susan Arscott, Vice
President of Resource Development.
Add to that all the federal and
state grants and low-interest loans
students received through the
financial aid office.
Remember the three
financial aid words
of advice? Don’t
assume; apply!
For more information,
call 281-998-6150. CF
MYTH: The Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is too
difficult to complete.
FACT: Although the FAFSA
provides step by step instructions,
it is perceived as difficult by most
students and parents because of its
relationship to IRS forms. However,
San Jacinto College offers individual
assistance to help students complete
the FAFSA. All you have to do is ask.
Photo by Kyle Smith
By Cindy Gonzales
s you begin researching
colleges and programs of
study, you – every parent
and student – also need to
complete Financial Aid 101.
FACT: We can help students fill
MYTH: If I’m an undocumented
student I cannot receive aid.
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San Jacinto College offers
in air conditioning techno
an Jacinto College provides
state-of-the-art training in
air conditioning technology, a
career field that offers excellent
pay and benefits, and ranks
among the best job markets in
the greater Houston area.
By Rob Vanya
Demand is high for well-trained
A/C technicians and all signs
indicate the demand will
continue indefinitely.
The graduation rate of San Jacinto
College A/C technology students is
consistently high and job placement
after graduation is also generally
very high.
“The pass rate of our graduates
generally ranks in the 90 percentile
range,” commented Ben Ficklin,
who teaches A/C technology at San
Jacinto College North. “And as far as
job placement is concerned, anyone
available to work has a job right
after graduation.”
Brian Sanders, who teaches A/C
technology at the College’s South
campus, says many students find
employment while they are still
attending school. “With only the
basic classes completed, employers
are hiring our students, and then
working their employment around
classes to ensure access to our
dedicated students,” Sanders said.
San Jacinto College offers a twoyear associate of applied science
degree program, as well as a oneyear certificate of technology option
in air conditioning technology at
the North and South campuses. The
College’s air conditioning technology
curriculum provides preparation for
jobs in the fields of air conditioning,
refrigeration and heating. Graduates
will have a solid foundation in
the principles of air conditioning,
refrigeration and heating, with
emphasis on trouble-shooting and
service. Related topics of indoor
air quality, air system analysis,
air conditioning code, and A/C
contracting are also covered.
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San Jacinto College students Rey Tajonera and Joe Sommervile work in the state-of-the-art air conditioning
technology lab.
The College also offers a one-year air
conditioning occupational certificate,
which provides students with entrylevel skills in the field of residential
air conditioning and heating. The
purpose of the certificate is to
provide short-term training in air
conditioning. All the courses in
the certificate program also apply
toward the certificate of technology
and the associate of applied science
degree.
San Jacinto College operates cuttingedge, well-equipped A/C technology
training facilities. “It has been said
that our training labs are among
the best people have seen in the
state,” Ficklin remarked. “We have
new 16 SEER R 410 A units for
training purposes. The government
mandates that all new A/C units be
at least a 13 SEER energy rating.
Units that rate 14 SEER and up
have variable speed fans and dual
speed compressors. We also have new
walk-in freezer and remote chiller
units, as well as several heat pump
units that students have access to for
training.”
At the South campus, there are three
dedicated labs that allow students
to receive hands-on training in
basic refrigeration and residential
heating and air conditioning. “We
are preparing a fourth lab that will
focus on commercial refrigeration,
including ice machines,” Sanders
said. “Students learn about much of
the larger equipment through field
trips to commercial and industrial
applications.”
The College recently received
a donation from Toshiba
Manufacturing of six Variable
Frequency Drives (VFD) to keep
in step with current trends and
developments. “The VFDs are
the most advanced equipment in
commercial air conditioning, and we
are thrilled that out students have
the opportunity to obtain handson training on this equipment,”
Sanders remarked. The College’s A/C
technology program also received
a donation of supplies, tools and
equipment from Baker Distributing
valued at $80,000.
In addition to the most advanced
classroom training available,
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ers cutting-edge training
nology
San Jacinto College provides state-of-theart training in air conditioning technology,
a career field that offers excellent pay and
benefits, and ranks among the best job
markets in the greater Houston area.
San Jacinto College students Joseph LaCaze and Michael Kremm collaborate
on a class project at the South campus state-of-the-art air conditioning
technology lab.
A/C technology students at San
Jacinto College may participate in
internships, where they are able to
gain valuable on-the-job experience
from skilled workers in the field.
“Students with no previous work
experience typically enter our local
market in the $12- to $14-per-hour
range,” commented Sanders. “Those
with some work experience generally
enter in the $14 to $16 range. Often,
those with good work ethics are
given greater opportunities and
salary at a quick pace.”
According to the Texas Industry
Profiles website, job duties and
responsibilities include installing or
repairing central air conditioning
and heating or refrigeration systems,
including oil burners, hot-air
furnaces, and radiant heating.
will be able to participate in the
dual credit program starting this
fall. Students will take regular high
school classes in the morning and
then will be transported to San
Jacinto College South to take college
classes in the afternoon. The PISD
students will receive the full college
experience, and at the completion
of their first year, students can
earn 16 college credit hours, and
an occupational certificate, while
simultaneously earning high school
credit for the same classes.
San Jacinto College offers air
conditioning technology at the
South and North campuses. For
more information, please call
281-998-6150 or visit
www.sanjac.edu. CF
In an effort to meet the shortage
of A/C technicians in the Houston
area, Howard Ayrhart, San Jacinto
College South’s dean of technical
education, recently collaborated with
Pearland High School to create an
A/C technology dual credit program.
PHS junior and senior level students
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North & South campus
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A to Z
Your Community’s College
an Jacinto College is a public
community college in East Harris
County, Texas, serving a district
defined by the combined areas of the
Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La
Porte, Pasadena and Sheldon Independent
School Districts.
San Jacinto College is located in one of the
nation’s greatest and most diverse cities.
Houston is a focal point for art and culture;
home to industries from entertainment to
petrochemical,
and from space
exploration to
medicine. The College
district is bordered by the
Port of Houston, which is
one of the top 10 largest ports
in the world.
Our area is a fascinating urban
and environmental laboratory, offering San
San Jacinto Community College A-Z
Area of Study
Program
Jacinto College students unmatched social and
cultural opportunities, as well as internships
and other learning experiences.
We offer more than 140 degree programs
and certificates, as well as academic transfer
programs. For more information about technical
courses offered in Fall 2008, please visit the
San Jacinto College website at www.sanjac.
edu/schedule, call a counselor at 281-998-6150,
or pick up a class schedule at the campus
nearest you! CF
What follows is an alphabetical listing of programs and areas of study offered by San Jacinto Community
College District. Call 281.998.6150 for more information, or visit San Jacinto College on the Web at
www.sanjac.edu.
Campus
Prepares You For
Salary Range
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Biotechnology
Associate of Science
S
Employment as technicians in biotechnology companies, chemical environments on research labs.
Next level: Transfer to four-year institution
$34,340
Biology
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Biology for Allied Health/Pre-Professional Programs. Allied Health Programs
Next level: Transfer to four-year institution
N/A
Culinary Arts
The program provides basic education and training for
cooks and apprentice chefs.
Several Certificates of Specialization options
Associate of Applied Science in: Chef Training,
Chef Apprentice & Restaurant Management
C, N
Employments as Chefs, Dietary Managers, Catering, Food & Beverage directors and cooks.
$18,500 to $50,000
Dietetics
The program is designed to prepare students for jobs in
food service operations.
Certificates of Technology
Associate of Applied Science In Nutrition Care & Food
Service Management
C
Employment as food service managers, supervisors and dietary technicians.
$46,200
Geology
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Study the history of the earth and discover the path to success.
Next level: Transfer to four-year institution
N/A
Architecture & Construction
A/C Technology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
N,S
Entry-level technicians in residential and light commercial air conditioning, refrigeration & heating.
Next Level: AAS
$36,670
Electrical
Technology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Entry-level jobs in the fields of construction, maintenance, design, marketing, residential, industrial,
commercial and other electrical-related industries.
Next level: Upgrade skills with on the job training.
$35,046
Engineering
Design Graphics
(Drafing/C.A.D.)
Interior Design
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Scienc
C,N,S
Employment in 3D technical animation, 3D solid modeling, architecture, electronics, topographic,
mechanical, structural and piping.
Next Level: AAS
$42,141
Certificates of Specialization
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Employment as a home deco0rator or interior designer Work for an existing business or
start your own.
Next Level: AAS
$51,889
Welding
Certificates of Technology
Occupational Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
C,N
Employment as a welding technician or structural welder in fabrication, construction and
manufacturing industries.
Next Level: AAS
$31,993
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Art
A variety of courses offered art, design, photography,
fine arts and web design.
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Communications
A variety of courses offered In mass communications,
photography, reporting, editing and advertising.
Associate of Arts
C
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Dance
A variety of courses offered In dance, ballet,
composition and performance.
Associate of Arts
S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
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Drama
A variety of courses offered In drama, acting, theatre,
voice and diction.
Associate of Arts
C,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
English
A variety of courses offered in composition,
creative writing,literature and technical writing.
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Music
A clear choice for persons focused on a career in music, C,N,S
music education, or sound recording.
Associate of Arts
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Speech
Have something to say, but not sure how to
put it into words?
Associate of Arts
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Visual
Communications
Provides basic preparation for entry-level work in visual C,S
(advertising/graphic/media) communications.
Occupational Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
Careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, web design, 3D animation, multimedia
development, video and post-production in a variety of industries including advertising, consumer
products, education, entertainment, government, legal, manufacturing, medical, petroleum,
publishing, transportation and video production.
Next level: AAS or transfer to four-year institution
Multi-media artist and
animators:
$36,833
C,N,S
Business, Management & Administration
Accounting
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Certificate of Specialization
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Job with duties assigned to a beginning accountant or bookkeeper.
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
$22,299 (entry-level)
Business
Administration
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Careers In Business Administration have been and continue to be the hottest area for job
opportunities.
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Business
Management
Certificates of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
A two-year supervisory training program that combines classroom management theory with practical
on the job training.
Next level: AAS.
$57,787 (entry-level)
Business Office
Technology
Certificates of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Prepares students for jobs as executive/administrative assistants.
Next level: AAS.
$32,222
Executive/
Administrative
Assistant
Legal Secretary
(See Business Office Technology)
C,N,S
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Next level: AAS
$48,722
Medical Administrative
Assistant
Certificate of Technology
C,N,S
Employment in a medical office setting as an office receptionist, administrative assistant or office
specialist.
Next level: AAS or transfer to four-year institution
$40,017
General Office Clerk
Occupational Skills Certificate
C,N,S
Designed for students who need entry-level skills to begin working in an office.
Next level: Certificate of Technology, AAS
$25,757
Business
Software Specialist
Paralegal
Certificate of Technology
C,N,S
(See Business Office Technology)
N/A
Associate of Applied Science
N
Employment as a paralegal or legal assistant in the public and private sectors of legal practices.
Paralegals are trained to draft legal documents, conduct legal research and factual investigations, and
interview clients and witnesses working under the supervision of a lawyer.
Next Level: AAS
$42,338
Art
A variety of courses offered art, design, photography,
fine arts and web design.
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Behavioral Sciences Anthropology
Bible
Biology
Child
Development
Education
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Employment as a dental hygienist in private dental offices, dental clinics or public dental health care
clinics.
N/A
Associate of Arts in Teaching
C,N,S
Employment as a technician in the Sonography (ultrasound) field. The program is also designed
to provide opportunities for job advancement and retention for currently employed radiologic
technologists.
Next level: Advanced certification in vascular imaging or four-year degree in sonography
N/A
C,N,S
Designed to prepare non-English speakers for admission to college-level work.
Next level: College-credit courses.
N/A
N/A
Education and Training
ESOL
English
Foreign Language
History
Mathematics
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science.
Transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Music
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
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Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Social Science
Sociology
Speech
Teacher Preparation
(A.A.T. Degree)
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts in Teaching
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Accounting
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Certificate of Specialization
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Job with duties assigned to a beginning accountant or bookkeeper.
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
$22,299 (entry-level)
Business
Administration
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Careers In Business Administration have been and continue to be the hottest area for job
opportunities.
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Business
Management
Certificates of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
A two-year supervisory training program that combines classroom management theory with practical
on the job training.
Next level: AAS.
$57,787 (entry-level)
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
N
Entry-level management positions in a global business environment.
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution.
$30,000-40,000
Finance
Economics
International
Business & Trade
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
Government & Public Administration
Government
History
International
Business & Trade
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
N
Entry-level management positions in a global business environment.
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution.
$30,000-40,000
Social Science
Speech
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Biotechnology
Associate of Science
S
Employment as technicians in biotechnology companies, chemical environments on research labs.
Next level: Associate of Science and Transfer to four-year institution
$34,340
Emergency
Medical
Technology
Health Information
Management
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
The fast advancing world of Emergency Medical Technology. Graduates work at fire departments,
private EMS services and hospitals.
$28,915
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
N
Entry-level jobs as a coder, biller, Insurance technician, medical record technician, front office
support, supervisor in a medical facility, doctor’s
office or insurance agency.
$21,638
Medical Coding
Certificate of Technology
N
Work in medical environments as a billing specialist.
Next level: Medical coding certificate or AAS in Health Information Management.
$16,000-30,000
Cancer Data
Management
Medical Imaging
Technology
Medical Radiography
Computed Tomography
Medical Laboratory
Technology
Occupational Certificate
N
Next level: Certificate of Technology, AAS
N/A
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C
Graduates find jobs in radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$37,570
Associate of Applied Science
C
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$48,058
Occupational Certificate
C
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
N/A
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C
Graduates find work as laboratory professionals, supervisors,
directors and researchers.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$27,397
Mental Health
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
N,S
Prepares students for work as counselors, mental health technicians, social workers and substance
abuse counselors.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science and transfer to a four-year institution.
$33,303
Nursing
Licensed Vocational
Nursing Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Designed for the student who plans to enter the job force immediately as licensed vocational nurses
or registered nurses, depending on the course of study. Admission is highly competitive, and so
completion of all prerequisite coursework before applying for admissions is highly recommended.
Next level: For LVN is ADN and for ADN is BSN.
LVN: $38,059
RN: $61,029
Occupational
Health & Safety
Technology
Pharmacy
Technician
Physical
Therapy Assistant
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Professionals in this field strive to find and eliminate conditions in the work place that may result In
occupational injury or disease.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$42,150
Certificate of Technology
C, S
Graduates find employment in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, and home fusion pharmacies.
Next level: Pharmacology degree at a four-year institution.
$27,787
Associate of Applied Science
S
Graduates work under the supervision of physical therapist in a variety of settings.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$42,630
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Respiratory Care
Associate of Applied Science
C
Respiratory care therapists deliver therapeutic procedures, assist doctors in performing diagnostic
procedures, and provide emergency cardiopulmonary care in the emergency room.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$45,515
Surgical
Technology
Vision Care
Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Graduates find jobs as scrub technicians, surgical technicians, surgical orderlies and OR technicians.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$37,319
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C
Upon completion of the programs, students will become knowledgeable In opticianry, contact lenses,
optometry, and ophthalmology.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$25,907
Culinary Arts
Certificate of Technology
Certificate of Specialization
Associate of Applied Science
C,N
Graduates find jobs as Chef’s, Chef’s Apprentice, Pastry and Garde Managers, cooks, and bakers.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$36,446
Dietetics
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C,N
Graduates find jobs as dietitians, nutrition counselors, school food service and private practice.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$46,450
Behavioral Sciences Anthropology
Bible
Biotechnology
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Science
S
Employment as technicians in biotechnology companies, chemical environments on research labs.
Next level: Transfer to four-year institution
$34,340
Child Development
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Employment as a dental hygienist in private dental offices, dental clinics or public dental health care
clinics.
N/A
Cosmetology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Graduates find employment as cosmetologist, instructors and entrepreneurs.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$19,617
Mental Health
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
N,S
Prepares students for work as counselors, mental health technicians, social workers and substance
abuse counselors.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science and transfer to a four-year institution.
$33,303
Psychology
Real Estate
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Graduates find work as realtors, brokers, leasing agents and contracts specialists.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$33,809
Sociology
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Applied Computer
Electronics Technology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C
Provides basic training for entry-level jobs In a variety of jobs in the field of electronics and computer
engineering technology.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$53,204
Business
Software Specialist
Computer Information
Systems
Certificate of Technology
C,N,S
(See Business Office Technology)
N/A
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Careers in Computer Information systems are forecast to be among the fastest growing occupations
through 2010.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$47,308
Instrumentation
Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Instrumentation technologists install, calibrate, and troubleshoot process instruments as well as
complete control systems.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
N/A
Network
Administration
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
See Computer Information Systems
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$61,966
Simulation/
Gaming Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
See Computer Information Systems
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$42,00-45,000
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Legal Secretary
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Next level: AAS
$48,722
Criminal Justice
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C,N
Graduates pursue careers in law enforcement, social services, criminal justice, and fire and arson.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$29,977
Emergency
Medical Technology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
The fast advancing world of Emergency Medical Technology. Graduates work at fire departments,
private EMS services and hospitals.
$28,915
Fire Protection
Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Graduates find employment as firefighters, supervisors, investigators, code enforcement workers and
firefighter paramedics.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$42,331
Occupational Health &
Safety Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Professionals in this field strive to find and eliminate conditions in the work place that may result In
occupational injury or disease.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$42,150
Paralegal
Associate of Applied Science
N
Employment as a paralegal or legal assistant in the public and private sectors of legal practices.
Paralegals are trained to draft legal documents, conduct legal research and factual investigations, and
interview clients and witnesses working under the supervision of a lawyer.
Next Level: AAS
$42,338
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Non-Destructive
Testing Technology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C
Graduates pursue careers as welders, contractors, business owners, engineers, and inspectors.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$31,993
Occupational
Health & Safety
Technology
Process Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Professionals in this field strive to find and eliminate conditions in the work place that may result In
occupational injury or disease.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$42,150
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Want to start out making $45,000 a year, have great benefits and profit sharing? Then become a
process technician.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$45,000-55,000
Welding Technology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N
The growing demand for qualified welders has necessitate the availability of a curriculum designed to
meet the needs of the welding industry.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$31,993
Manufacturing
Marketing, Sales & Service
Communications
A variety of courses offered In mass communications,
photography, reporting, editing and advertising.
Associate of Arts
C
Next Level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Real Estate
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Graduates find work as realtors, brokers, leasing agents and contracts specialists.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$33,809
Speech
Visual
Communications
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next Level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, web design, 3D animation, multimedia
development, video and post-production in a variety of industries including advertising, consumer
products, education, entertainment, government, legal, manufacturing, medical, petroleum,
publishing, transportation and video production.
Next level: AAS or transfer to four-year institution
Multi-media artist and
animators:
$36,833*
Provides basic preparation for entry-level work in visual C,S
(advertising/graphic/media) communications.
Occupational Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Behavioral Sciences Anthropology
Biology
Biotechnology
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and,transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Science
S
Employment as technicians in biotechnology companies, chemical environments on research labs.
Next level: Transfer to four-year institution
$34,340
Chemistry
Engineering
Design Graphics
(Drafing/C.A.D.)
Geology
Instrumentation
Technology
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C,N,S
Employment in 3D technical animation, 3D solid modeling, architecture, electronics, topographic,
mechanical, structural and piping.
Next Level: AAS
$42,141
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next Level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Instrumentation technologists install, calibrate, and troubleshoot process instruments as well as
complete control systems.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
N/A
Interior Design
Certificates of Specialization
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Employment as a home deco0rator or interior designer. Work for an existing business or start your
own.
Next Level: AAS
$51,889
Physics
Mathematics
Associate of Arts
C,N,S
Next Level: Associate of Arts and transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next Level: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science. Transfer to a four-year institution.
N/A
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Aeronautical
Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Graduates find careers as professional pilots, airline dispatchers, aviation management and aircraft
maintenance management.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$52,401
Automotive Collision
Repair Technology
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
N,S
A skilled craft which Involves repairing collision-damaged motor vehicles.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$33,726
Automotive
Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Prepares graduates to enter the rapidly changing automotive repair industry.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$26,650
Commercial
Truck Driving
Continuing Education
Occupational Certificate
C
Diesel Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
N
Prepares students for a career in the repair and maintenance of diesel engines, heavy truck
transmissions, brakes and differentials.
Next Level: Associate of Applied Science
$34,372
International
Business & Trade
Certificate of Technology
Occupational Certificate
Associate of Applied Science
N
Entry-level management positions in a global business environment.
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution.
$30,000-40,000
Occupational Health &
Safety Technology
Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
C
Professionals in this field strive to find and eliminate conditions in the work place that may result In
occupational injury or disease.
Next level: Associate of Applied Science
$42,150
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Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Art
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Arts in Teaching
C
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Arts in Teaching
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Arts in Teaching
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Arts in Teaching
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
Associate of Science
C,N,S
Next level: Transfer to a four-year institution
N/A
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Field of Study
Nursing Field of Study
PhysicalScience
Mathematics
Life Science
Biotechnology
Environmental Science
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acondicionado
de esta certificación es para proveer
una capacitación a corto plazo. Todos
los cursos de esta certificación aplican
al certificado técnico y programa de
ciencia aplicada A/C para obtener un
diploma de asociados de dos años
Las instalaciones de capacitación
de A/C en San Jacinto College
están equipadas con la tecnología
más avanzada del mercado. “Se
dice que nuestros laboratorios de
capacitación son de los mejores que la
gente ha visto en el estado,” Flicking
remarked. “Como parte del proceso de
capacitación, contamos con 16 unidades
SEER R410 A. El gobierno dictamina
que todas las unidades de A/C deben
de ser al menos de 13 SEER. Todas las
unidades de más de 14 SEER tienen
abanicos de velocidad y compresores
de velocidad dual. Además tenemos
unidades de walk-in freezer y chiller
de control remoto, al igual que varias
unidades de bombas de calefacción que
los estudiantes pueden acceder como
parte de su preparación.”
En el recinto South hay tres
laboratorios dedicados a brindar
experiencia manual en campo de
trabajo en el conocimiento básico
de refrigeración, aire acondicionado
Los estudiantes Rey Tajonera (en la izquierda) y Joe Sommervile colaboran en un proyecto de su clase en el laboratorio de
tecnología de aires acondicionados en el recinto de San Jacinto College South.
y calefacción residencial. “En este
momento estamos preparando un
cuarto laboratorio que se enfocará en
la refrigeración comercial, incluyendo
a las maquinas de hielo,” dijo Sanders.
“Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el
equipo de trabajo mediante visitas al
sitio de trabajo comercial e industrial.”
Para mantenerse a la vanguardia,
San Jacinto recientemente recibió una
donación de seis sistemas de control
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) por
parte de Toshiba Manufacturing. Los
módulos de VFD son el equipo de aire
acondicionado comercial más avanzado
de la actualidad y nos enorgullece
que nuestros estudiantes gocen la
oportunidad de obtener capacitación
manual en este equipo,” comentó
Sanders. El programa técnico de A/C
también recientemente recibió una
donación de útiles, herramientas y
equipo valorado en $80.000 por parte
de Baker Distributing.
“Además de recibir la capacitación
más avanzada de la actualidad, los
estudiantes del programa técnico de
A/C en San Jacinto College pueden
participar en programas de internos, en
los cuales pueden obtener una valiosa
experiencia en el campo de trabajo por
parte de colegas expertos en la materia.
Los técnicos de A/C obtienen excelentes
ingresos en Texas. De acuerdo
con el sitio de Internet Texas
Wage Information, el promedio
anual de un técnico de A/C es
de $45.094 o de $21.67 por hora.
Un empleado principiante puede
ganar hasta $32.0011 ($15.39 por
hora) mientras que un empleado
con experiencia puede ganar
hasta $49.570 ($23.83 por hora).
Los estudiantes Joseph LaCaze (en la izquierda) y Michael Kremm colaboran en un
proyecto de su clase en laboratorio de tecnología de aires acondicionados en el recinto de
San Jacinto College South.
“Los estudiantes que no
poseen experiencia típicamente
comienzan en el mercado
local, ganando un promedio de
$12 a $14 por hora,” comentó
Sanders. “Todos aquellos que
tienen un poco de experiencia
generalmente empiezan ganando
entre $14 y $16 por hora. Los
individuos que demuestran ética
en su trabajo frecuentemente
reciben mejores oportunidades y
en muchos de los casos aumento
de salario constantemente.
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De acuerdo con el sitio de Internet
Texas Wage Information, los deberes y
responsabilidades incluyen instalación
y reparación del aire acondicionado
y calefacción central, al igual que los
sistemas de refrigeración, incluyendo
quemadores de aceite, módulos
furnaces y radiantes de calefacción.
En un esfuerzo de satisfacer la
demanda de técnicos de A/C en el
área de Houston, Howard Ayrhart,
decano de la educación técnica en San
Jacinto College South, recientemente
colaboró con la escuela preparatoria
Pearland High School (PHS) para
crear un programa técnico A/C dual.
Los estudiantes de la preparatoria
PHS que cursan sus años escolares 11
y 12 podrán participar en programa
de crédito dual a partir del semestre
del otoño 2008. Los estudiantes
tomarán cursos regulares en la escuela
preparatoria durante la mañana y
posteriormente serán trasladados a
San Jacinto College South para tomar
clases en la tarde. Los estudiantes
del distrito escolar de Pearland PISD
recibirán instrucción con un 50 por
ciento de descuento. Al terminar el
primer año escolar, los estudiantes
del programa de crédito dual podrán
obtener 16 horas de crédito, al igual que
una certificación vocacional mientras
que simultáneamente obtienen su
diploma de la escuela preparatoria.
San Jacinto College ofrece capacitación
técnica en la tecnología de aire
acondicionado en los recintos South y
North. Para más información, favor de
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an Jacinto College provee la
más avanzada capacitación
en la tecnología de aire
acondicionado, una carrera
que ofrece excelentes ingresos
y beneficios, además dicha
carrera es una de las más
lucrativas en el mercado laboral
del área de Houston.
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En la actualidad existe una
gran demanda de técnicos de A/C y
todo parece indicar que la necesidad
continuará indefinidamente.
El porcentaje de los estudiantes
que se gradúan del programa de
A/C en San Jacinto College es
consistentemente extenso, al igual
que el porcentaje de adquisición de
empleo.
“El porcentaje de estudiantes que se
gradúan generalmente es de un 90
por ciento,” comentó Ben Flicklin,
quien enseña cursos técnicos de
A/C en San Jacinto College North.
“En lo que respecta a la adquisición
de empleo, cualquier estudiante
graduado dispuesto a trabajar tiene
un empleo.”
Brian Sanders, instructor de
cursos técnicos de A/C en San
Jacinto College South asegura que
muchos estudiantes encuentran
¿está
hablando
conmigo?
trabajo mientras están asistiendo
a la escuela. “Muchos empleadores
contratan a nuestros estudiantes que
hayan completado los cursos básicos
y les permiten continuar con el resto
de sus cursos hasta completar el
programa,” dijo Sanders.
Los recintos de San Jacinto College
North y South ofrecen un programa
de ciencia aplicada A/C para obtener
un diploma de asociados de dos años,
al igual que un certificado técnico de
un año. El currículo del programa
técnico de aire acondicionado en
San Jacinto College provee una
capacitación en las ramas del
aire acondicionado, refrigeración
y calefacción. Los estudiantes
graduados gozarán de un
conocimiento sólido en los principios
del aire acondicionado, refrigeración
y la calefacción, todo con el énfasis
de reparación y mantenimiento.
Además, se profundizarán los temas
relacionados a la calidad del aire de
adentro, análisis del sistema de aire,
código de aire acondicionado y la
contratación de A/C.
San Jacinto College también ofrece
un certificado vocacional A/C de un
año, el cual provee a los estudiantes
una introducción de habilidades en
el campo de aire acondicionado y
calefacción residencial. El propósito
¡Si,te estamos hablando a ti!
No importa quien seas tú o de dónde vengas, tú
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“Ayuda Financiera 101”
ientras usted está en
busca de institutos
y programas de
educación superior,
usted- cada padre de
familia y estudiantetambién debe de llenar
la solicitud de ayuda
financiera 101.
En general, los mitos de
la ayuda financiera probablemente
son tan incoherentes como las
historias del monstruo de la laguna
y pie grande. . . por consiguiente
carecen de veracidad. Por lo tanto,
antes de que usted minimice sus
opciones de institutos y programas
de educación superior basándose en
la creencia de que usted no califica
para ayuda financiera, vamos a
comenzar la ayuda financiera 101
con algunas estadísticas.
• En el otoño de 2007, el 54 por
ciento de todos los estudiantes
que solicitaron recibieron ayuda
financiera.
• Más del 50 por ciento recibió
dinero del programa Federal Pell
Grant Program basado en sus
necesidades.
• Los fondos monetarios de
2007-2008 promediaron $2,200
por estudiante en los institutos de
educación superior de dos años.
• El promedio anual del costo de
la matrícula para estudiantes de
tiempo completo en los institutos
de educación superior de la
comunidad (la opción del 43 por
ciento de todos los estudiantes) es
menos de $2.000.
“Aunque usted no lo crea, la ayuda
financiera es para casi todos los
estudiantes,” dijo Anthony Berry,
director de la ayuda financiera en
San Jacinto College.
¿Se siente usted mejor? ¡Muy
bien! Ahora, antes de proceder, es
importante que usted se memorice
las siguientes tres palabras: No
suponga; ¡solicite!
De acuerdo con Berry, muchos
estudiantes no solicitan para recibir
ayuda financiera debido a que
suponen que no son elegibles. Esos
estudiantes pierden la oportunidad
de recibir valiosa ayuda financiera
disponible por medio de becas
privadas, institucionales, fondos
federales y estatales, al igual que
préstamos para estudiantes.
“Si sus padres ganan X cantidad de
dólares, no necesariamente significa
que usted no califica para recibir
ayuda financiera. Los ingresos de
sus padres no tienen absolutamente
nada que ver con la elegibilidad
para algunos de los programas de
prestamos para estudiantes,” dijo
Berry.
Vamos a examinar los mitos y la
realidad de la ayuda financiera:
MITO: Yo no califico para recibir
ayuda financiera.
REALIDAD: Los estudiantes
de Texas reciben billones de
dólares para asistir a institutos de
educación superior. Casi el 50 por
ciento de los estudiantes de Texas
recibió ayuda financiera el año
pasado. Por lo tanto, usted también
puede ser elegible. Cada año, los
institutos de educación superior y
universidades proveen billones de
dólares en becas, bonos y préstamos.
El dinero está disponible, pero usted
debe solicitar para poder recibirlo.
MITO: La ayuda financiera se
provee sólo mediante bonos y becas.
REALIDAD: Mientras que las becas
y bonos federales son ciertamente
la mejor ayuda financiera, los
programas federales de préstamos
tienen tasas de interés favorables
y están disponibles sin importar
su historial de crédito. Además,
los pagos de los préstamos se
pueden posponer hasta después
de su graduación. Algunos de los
préstamos tienen programas de
anulación si usted se especializa en
determinadas carreras.
MITO: La solicitud gratuita de
ayuda financiera Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) es
muy difícil de llenar.
REALIDAD: Aunque la solicitud
de FAFSA provee las instrucciones
paso a paso, los estudiantes y
padres de familia la perciben como
un documento complejo debido
a su relación con las formas del
servicio interno de rentas IRS. Sin
embargo, San Jacinto College ofrece
asistencia
individual para
ayudar a los
estudiantes
a llenar la
solicitud de
FAFSA. Todo
lo que usted
tiene que hacer
es preguntar.
Photo by Kyle Smith
MITO: Si soy
un estudiante indocumentado no
puedo recibir ayuda financiera.
REALIDAD: Los asesores de
ayuda financiera de San Jacinto
College les pueden ayudar a estos
estudiantes a llenar la solicitud de
ayuda financiera Texas Application
for State Financial Aid, además,
contamos con consejeros bilingües
para ayudarles con la solicitud.
MITO: Si nos ofrecen un préstamo,
estamos obligados a tomarlo aunque
no lo queramos.
REALIDAD: Absolutamente falso.
Usted no está obligado a tomar
un préstamo para estudiante sin
su consentimiento aunque sea
parte de un conjunto de ayuda
financiera. Los directores de ayuda
financiera y asesores recomiendan
con frecuencia que usted solicite y
posteriormente comprare la tasa de
interés y términos con otras formas
de préstamos, incluyendo el retiro de
inversiones. El préstamo estará a
su disposición de cualquier manera.
MITO: Estoy muy viejo para recibir
ayuda financiera.
REALIDAD: No existe tal cosa
como el límite de edad para recibir
ayuda financiera. Algunas becas
privadas requieren cierto rango de
edad, pero eso tipo de normas son
muy raras. En realidad, muchas
de las becas y fondos monetarios
se otorgan a la gente mayor que en
muchos de los casos tienen hijos en
la escuela.
MITO: La educación superior es
muy cara de cualquier manera. No
podemos pagarla.
REALIDAD: Antes que nada,
vuelva a revisar las estadísticas
de ayuda financiera 101. Luego
considere esto: los estudios
demuestran que los estudiantes
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graduados de la escuela superior
ganan 60-80 por ciento más en
promedio que la gente con un
diploma de escuela preparatoria. En
el lapso de la vida, los estudiantes
graduados de la escuela superior
ganan $1 millón más que los que
solamente tienen un diploma de
la escuela preparatoria. Saque
cuentas. ¿Deben usted y sus hijos
asistir a la escuela superior?
MITO: Los institutos de educación
superior son más pequeños que las
universidades, por lo tanto no tienen
los mismos fondos monetarios.
REALIDAD: En realidad, las
universidades tienen una población
más grande, lo cual significa que
existe una mayor competición por
los recursos financieros disponibles.
Tomando en consideración el
tamaño de la población estudiantil
de San Jac, sus posibilidades
de recibir ayuda financiera son
mejores aquí. Debido a que la
matrícula en San Jac es barata
comprada con escuelas más grandes
(especialmente para estudiantes del
distrito), la ayuda que usted recibe
cubre sus costos a largo plazo. “En
los años 2006-2008, San Jacinto
College proveyó $376.000 en forma
de becas,” dijo Susan Arscott, la
vicepresidente de fondos monetarios.
Además, los estudiantes recibieron
bonos federales y estatales y
préstamos para estudiantes de bajo
interés mediante de la oficina de
ayuda financiera.
¿Recuerda usted
las tres palabras de
ayuda financiera? No
suponga; ¡solicite!
Para más información llame al
281-998-6150. CF
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San Jacinto College satisface la gran
demanda de soldadores capacitados
an Jacinto College provee una
amplia variedad de opciones
de aprendizaje en la tecnología
de soldadura, una carrera que
ofrece excelentes ingresos y
beneficios, al igual que goza
de una gran demanda en el
mercado laboral del área de
Houston.
De Rob Vanya
La necesidad de soldadores
capacitados es grande y todo
parece indicar que continuará. De
acuerdo con la sociedad americana
de soldadores American Welding
Society, en el año 2010 habrá más de
200.000 vacantes disponibles en la
nación para soldadores capacitados.
San Jacinto College está haciendo
todo lo posible para satisfacer dicha
demanda. Los recintos North y
Central operan instalaciones de
capacitación con el mejor equipo
de instrucción y les ofrecen a los
estudiantes una vasta variedad de
programas flexibles y accesibles
para obtener una certificación o
un diploma. El recinto Central
recientemente compró 16 máquinas
de multi-proceso capaces de soldar
metal blindado, metal de gas, gas
tungsteno y Flux-cored. “Estas son
máquinas invertidas, que utilizan
tableros de computadora para
transformar la corriente eléctrica,”
comentó Bryan Suárez, director
del departamento de tecnología de
soldadura en San Jacinto College
Central. “Es la tecnología de
soldadura más avanzada de la
actualidad.”
San Jacinto College ofrece un
programa para obtener un
diploma de asociados de dos años
(A.A.S.), al igual que un certificado
técnico de un año. Todos aquellos
estudiantes que obtengan un
diploma de asociados de dos años
A.A.S. recibirán destrezas técnicas
de introducción, avanzadas y
expertas en la metodología de la
soldadura. El programa A.A.S.
ofrece un currículo versátil para
todos aquellos individuos que
deseen emprender una carrera en la
manufacturación, campo industrial
o la investigación en carreras
relacionadas a la soldadura.
La combinación del certificado
técnico de un año provee una
experiencia intermedia y avanzada
en el campo de la soldadura a todos
aquellos estudiantes interesados en
tomar los exámenes de soldadura
blindada y gas tungsten en plato
o tubo de acuerdo a los requisitos
de la industria. La capacitación
se lleva a cabo en posiciones
de tubo en acero de carbón. El
certificado técnico de un año en
soldadura de blindaje de gas provee
experiencia de principiante a los
estudiantes interesados en obtener
la certificación de metal arc y gas
tungsteno arc en plato y tubo en los
exámenes que requiere la industria.
La instrucción se lleva a cabo en las
posiciones de plato y tubo en acero
de carbón y estainless.
El certificado de soldadura
vocacional de un año está diseñado
para todos aquellos estudiantes
que deseen entrar al campo de
soldadura lo más pronto posible.
Los estudiantes son elegibles para
recibir un certificado después de
completar sus respectivas clases con
la minima calificación de una C en
soldadura de tubos o estructural.
de internos. “Recientemente
implementamos una clase co-op
en nuestro programa de diplomas
y dos programas de certificación,”
acotó Suárez. “En este momento no
hemos postulado estas clases en los
catálogos de cursos, pero planeamos
ofrecerlas el próximo semestre de
primavera.”
El programa técnico de soldadura en
San Jacinto College está ayudando
al estudiante Fernando Morales
a lograr sus metas académicas y
laborales.
una pregunta, siempre están a tu
lado para ayudarte a perfeccionar
tus habilidades en la soldadura.”
San Jacinto College ofrece cursos
técnicos de soldadura en los
recintos North y Central. Para más
información, favor de llamar al
281-998-6150 o visite
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“El equipo de soldadura que
utilizamos en la clase es fenomenal,”
comentó Morales, quien vive
en Pasadena. Los instructores
de soldadura son profesionales
capacitados y siempre están
dispuestos a ayudarte. Si tienes
El porcentaje de estudiantes
graduados en el programa A.A.S.
o programa de certificación
del departamento técnico de
soldadura en San Jacinto College
es consistentemente uno de los más
elevados y la adquisición de empleo
después de graduarse es cerca del
100 por ciento.
Las compañías en la región del golfo
están pagando muy bien a todos los
tipos de soldadores. “La industria
está pagando actualmente de $22
a $28 por hora a los soldadores
de estructura y $28 a $32 a los
soldadores de combinación,” dijo
Suárez. “Los soldadores de Rig
ganan alrededor de $50 por hora en
el área de Houston. La mayoría de
los soldadores del área trabajan más
de 40 horas por semana y en varios
casos hasta 84 horas por semana.”
Los estudiantes de la tecnología de
soldadura en San Jacinto College
pronto podrán obtener una valiosa
experiencia en el campo de trabajo
al participar en un programa
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El programa de criminología y justicia
de San Jacinto College prepara
personal altamente capacitado
a criminología es una de las
carreras que experimenta más
desarrollo y San Jacinto College
está preparando estudiantes
graduados con una capacitación
de las mejores para que
posteriormente trabajen en los
departamentos de la aplicación
de la ley.
La criminología es una carrera
de expansión continua que ofrece
empleo en todas las áreas de la ley
en los niveles locales y federales, al
igual que varios sectores de trabajo
social, correccionales y libertad
condicional. James Holmes, director
del programa de justicia criminal en
San Jacinto College North asegura
que hay una gran demanda de
personal puesto que las vacantes en
el campo de la criminología tienden
a ser cíclicas. “Cuando se goza de
una buena economía, las agencias
de criminología batallan para
reclutar solicitantes competentes,”
dice Holmes. “Esta es precisamente
la situación que vivimos hoy en día.
Las agencias de criminología están
batallando para atraer suficientes
solicitantes calificados que ocupen
las vacantes disponibles.”
Salene Adcock, una estudiante
graduada del programa de
criminología en San Jacinto College
Central no tuvo ningún problema
para asegurar un empleo. Después
de graduarse de San Jacinto College
en el año de 2004 con un diploma
de asociados, Adcock se trasladó
a la Universidad de Houston en
Clear Lake donde revalidó sus
cursos y posteriormente obtuvo una
licenciatura en criminología. En
la actualidad, ella trabaja como
operadora de telecomunicaciones
en la ciudad de Pearland donde ella
disfruta la aplicación de ley y sus
funciones.
“Si no hubiera sido por San
Jacinto College y su programa de
criminología, no creo que estuvieran
tan contenta como lo estoy ahora,”
dijo Adcock. “La criminología está
alrededor de todos nosotros y nunca
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Ahora me gusta
ir a trabajar
y disfrutar la
oportunidad de
aprender algo
nuevo cada día.
San Jacinto
College ofrece
un diploma de
asociados de
ciencia, arte y un
certificado técnico
en criminología
en los recintos
Central y North.
El programa es
relativamente
pequeño y consta
de una población
de estudiantes
chica, al igual que
de instructores.
Todos los
instructores del
programa tienen
experiencia en el
campo de estudio
La preparación que Salene Adcock recibió como estudiante del programa de criminología y
de la criminología,
justicia en San Jacinto College le ha ayudo a lograr el éxito como policía y operadora de EMS
además gozan de
en el departamento de policía de Pearland.
contactos en el
campo de trabajo
para cerciorarse
del éxito estudiantil más allá del
aula.
La Dra. Ring recuerda que ella
siempre quiso ser un agente de
policía. Ella enseña y transmite a
sus estudiantes su pasión por dicha
profesión, especialmente a todos
aquellos que desean convertirse en
agentes de policía y profesionales
en esta rama. En realidad, la
Dra. Ring es una de las razones
que Adcock decidió estudiar para
obtener un diploma en criminología.
“Yo tenía planes de convertirme
en un contador público certificado,
recuerda Adcock. “Pero luego decidí
tomar la clase de introducción a
la criminología con la Dra. Ring,
esta clase era sólo un electivo,
no obstante, ella me emergió por
completo en esta rama de estudio.
Le doy las gracias a San Jacinto
College por la educación que
recibí puesto que sin ellos estaría
trabajando en un trabajo aburrido.
Los estudiantes graduados del
programa de criminología en
San Jacinto College obtienen
el conocimiento y experiencia
necesaria para conseguir empleo
como agentes de policía a nivel
local, condado o estatal; o hacer
la transición a una universidad
para expander sus conocimientos
en los campos de estudio de la
administración pública, leyes,
sistema judicial, ciencias sociales,
trabajo social, correccional y muchas
otras ramas de estudio. La carrera
de criminología abre muchas
puertas para cualquier trabajo que
requiere un diploma de educación
superior de al menos dos años,” dijo
la Dra. Robyn Ring, directora del
departamento del recinto Central.
“Se presta para cualquier tipo de
trabajo puesto que no se limita
específicamente a un sólo sector
laboral.”
lo supe hasta que entré a un salón
de clase.”
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Para más información sobre el
programa de justicia criminal en
San Jacinto College, comuníquese
con James Holmes en el recinto
North, llame al 281-998-6150, ext.
7435 o mande un correo electrónico
a [email protected]; o la
Dra. Robyn Ring en el recinto
Central al 281-476-1873 o robyn.
[email protected]
Para más información sobre San
Jacinto College, favor de visitar
www.sanjac.edu o llame al
281-998-6150. CF
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281.998.6152.
Para postular anuncios en CareerFocus, comuníquese al
281.998.6152.
Director Ejecutivo . . . . . . . . . . . . Teri Fowle, Vicepresidente de Mercadotecnia
Editor . . . Amanda L. Booren, Directora de Comunicaciones y Publicaciones
¡Usted puede asistir a
la escuela de educación
superior!
Columna de Dr. Robert Vela,
decano del desarrollo estudiantil
en San Jacinto College North
La decisión de asistir a la escuela superior es
una de las pocas decisiones en su vida que tendrá
un impacto en su éxito personal y laboral. Como
resultado, San Jacinto College tiene una vasta
variedad de recursos a su disposición, al igual que
personal dedicado a servirle. Para cerciorarse que
el dinero no sea un obstáculo en su éxito educativo,
San Jacinto College ha formado un paquete de
ayuda financiera compuesto de fondos monetarios,
prestamos, becas y fondos para costos de guardería.
Además, San Jac cuenta con personal dedicado
cuya pasión es el proceso de aprendizaje y el
apoyo educativo mediante asesores académicos,
consejeros personales, tutores, actividades
para estudiantes y servicios para buscar
empleo o emprender una nueva carrera.
James Fowler, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Vicecanciller de Servicios Humanos
os más recientes cambios demográficos
han cambiado significativamente
el perfil de Los Estados Unidos
de América. Dichos cambios han
impactado drásticamente a la
población latina. Los datos del censo
indican que la población latina es el
grupo de minoría más grande en Los
Estados Unidos. Aunque esto suene
emocionante, desafortunadamente los
latinos carecen de educación, recursos económicos
y sufren de un constante incremento de desempleo.
¿Qué debemos hacer? ¡DEBEMOS ASISTIR A LA
ESCUELA DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR!
Dan Mims, Subdirector
Escritores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Booren, Teri Fowle, Cindy Gonzales,
Kyle Smith, Rob Vanya
Fotógrafos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Booren, Teri Fowle,
Kyle Smith, Aaron Soderberg, Rob Vanya
Visite a San Jacinto College vía Internet en
www.sanjac.edu
Distrito de San Jacinto Community College
Junta Directiva
Marie Flickinger, Directora
Ben F. Meador, Secretario
Larry Wilson, Asistente del secretario
J.D. Bruce, Miembro
C. Wayne Slovacek, Miembro
Dr. Ruede Wheeler, Miembro
W.L. “Levi” Smallwood, Tesorero Eméritos
Oficiales de Administración
William H. Lindemann Jr., B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Canciller
Brenda Hellyer, B.A., M.B.A., Vicecanciller Ejecutivo
Ron Rucker, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Vicecanciller de Administración
Kenneth D. Lynn, B.B.A., CPA, Vicecanciller Fiscal
Ya sé que lo que usted está debatiendo en este
instante:
• No comprendo el proceso de educación superior.
• Temo ajustarme a un nuevo estilo de vida.
• Temo que la educación superior sea muy difícil
para mí.
• No creo que pueda administrar mi trabajo con mi
familia y el colegio.
• No creo que pueda cubrir los costos del colegio.
Estas excusas no son nada más que barreras que
le impiden lograr su éxito personal, académico y
laboral. Cuando uno se propone una meta, uno
predice que la logrará y el hecho de recordarla
incrementa las posibilidades que se haga realidad.
Por lo tanto, si usted cree que no puede asistir a la
escuela superior pues no asistirá. De lo contrario,
si usted cree y sabe que puede asistir a la escuela
superior, adivine, USTED PUEDE ASISTIR A LA
ESCUELA DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR
La educación de la escuela superior es la llave de su
éxito personal y profesional. Si su meta es obtener
una capacitación para adquirir una promoción,
obtener un certificado o diploma para comenzar a
trabajar inmediatamente o revalidar sus créditos
en una universidad; San Jacinto le puede ayudar
a lograr sus metas. Alguien
en su familia debe tomar
la iniciativa y batear un
homerun; permita que esa
persona sea usted. CF
Laurel Williamson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Vicecanciller de Programas
y Servicios Educativos
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©2008 Distrito de San Jacinto Community College
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¡USTED PUEDE asistir a la
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Infórmese sobre una carrera
en criminología
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Soldadura
Uno de los oficios más fructíferos
en el área de Houston
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¿Cómo puedo pagar los costos del colegio?
Ayuda financiera 101
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Tecnología de aire acondicionado
Una carrera prometedora
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San Jacinto College A de Z
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