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Skilled & Technical Sciences

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What are the Skilled & Technical Sciences?

Classes in skilled & technical sciences focus on manufacturing, corrections and security, A/V technology, transportation, and construction.

  • Manufacturing: planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.
  • Corrections and security: Planning, managing, and providing public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
  • A/V technology: set up and operation of audio video equipment.
  • Transportation: Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
  • Construction: designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Careers in Skilled & Technical Sciences:

The career possibilities are truly endless. If these careers inspire you please talk with your guidance counselor about CTE, or contact the technical college nearest you!

Manufacturing, Production:

Assembler • Automated Manufacturing Technician • Bookbinder • Calibration Technician • Electrical Installer and Repairer • Electromechanical Equipment Assembler • Extruding and Drawing Machine Setter/Set-Up Operator • Extrusion Machine Operator • Foundry Worker • Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Operator • Hand Packers and Packager Hoist and Winch Operator • Instrument Maker • Large Printing Press Machine Setter and Set-Up OperatorMachine Operator • Manager, Supervisor • Medical Appliance Maker • Milling Machine Setter, Set-Up Operator • Millwright • Operator, Tender, Cutter/Brazer, Solderer, Machine Operator • Painter • Pattern & Model Maker • Precision Layout Worker • Precision Optical Goods Worker • Production AssociateSheet Metal WorkerSolderer and BrazerTool and Die MakerWelder

Manufacturing Production Process Development:

Design Engineer • Electrical and Electronics Technician and Technologist • Electronics Engineer • Engineering and Related Technician and Technologist • Engineering TechnicianIndustrial Engineer • Labor Relations Manager • Manufacturing EngineerManufacturing TechnicianPower Generating and Reactor Plant Operator • Precision Inspector, Tester, and Grader • Process Improvement Technician • Production Manager • Purchasing Agent • Supervisor

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Installation & Repair:

Biomedical Equipment TechnicianBoilermaker • Communication System Installer/Repairer • Computer Installer/Repairer • Computer Maintenance Technician • Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer • Facility Electrician • Industrial Electronic Installer/Repairer • Industrial Facilities Manager • Industrial Machinery MechanicIndustrial Maintenance Electrician • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic • Industrial Maintenance Technician • Instrument Calibration and Repairer • Instrument Control Technician • Job/Fixture Designer • Laser Systems Technician • Maintenance Repairer • Major Appliance RepairerMeter Installer/RepairerMillwrightPlumber, Pipefitter and SteamfitterSecurity System Installer/Repairer

Manufacturing, Quality Assurance:

Calibration Technician • Inspector • Lab Technician • Process Control Technician • Quality Control Technician • Quality Engineer • SPC Coordinator

Manufacturing, Logistics & Inventory Control:

Communications, Transportation and Utilities ManagerDispatcherFreight, Stock, and Material Mover • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator • Logistical Engineer • Logistician • Material Associate • Material Handler • Material Mover • Process Improvement Technician • Quality Control Technician • Traffic Manager • Traffic, Shipping, and Receiving Clerk

Manufacturing, Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance:

Environmental Engineer • Environmental Specialist • Health and Safety Representative • Safety Coordinator • Safety Engineer • Safety Team Leader • Safety Technician

Personal Care Services:

BarbersCosmetologists, Hairdressers, & HairstylistsShampooersNail Technicians, Manicurists & PedicuristsSkin Care Specialists/Estheticians • Electrolysis Technicians • Electrologists • Funeral Directors/MorticiansEmbalmersFuneral AttendantsPersonal and Home Care Aides • Companions • Spa Attendants • Personal Trainers • Massage Therapists

Correction Services:

Warden • Jail Administrator • Mid-level Manager • Program Coordinator and Counselor • Public Information Officer • Correctional Trainer • Case Manager • Attorney • Community Corrections Practitioner • Probation/ parole officer • Corrections Educator • Corrections Officer • Detention Deputy • Detention and Deportation Officer • Case Manager Youth Services Worker • Facility Maintenance Workers • Transport Officer • Food Service Staff • Medical Staff • Dietitian • Support Staff

Emergency and Fire Management Services:

Emergency Management and Response Coordinator • Emergency Planning Manager • EMTFirefighter • Mgr/Supv. of Firefighters • Forest Firefighter • Mgr/Supv. of Forest Fire Fighters • Forest Fire Inspector & InvestigatorHazardous Materials ResponderEmergency Dispatchers for Police, Fire and Ambulance • Training Officer • Grant Writer and Coordinator • Rescue Workers • Consequence Management Specialist • Surety Officer • Fire Protection InspectorParamedic (Licensed) • Training and Exercises Program Analyst • Canine Enforcement Officer (Training) • Fire Protection Engineer • Infrastructure Analyst Specialist • Operations Analyst • Program Specialist (National Security) • Program Specialist (Response, Preparedness, Recovery/Mitigation)

Security & Protective Services:

Security Director • Corporate/Agency Security Director/VP • Corporate Director of Sales • Security Systems Designer/Consultant • Physical Security Specialist Consultant • Student Trainee – Investigations • Computer Forensics specialist • Private/Corporate Investigator • Loss Prevention/Security Manager (e.g. Store, hotel) • Security Trainer/Educator • Security Sales Representative/Manager • Loss Prevention Specialist • Physical Security Assistant • Security Systems Technician (Install/maintain) • Investigative Assistant (private sector) • Security Trainer (Basics) • Canine Enforcement Officer • Transportation Security Supervisor • Information Security Assistant (Document Control) • Personnel Security Assistant • Executive Protection Officer (Private) • Supervisory Security officer (armed, unarmed) • Certified Security Officer (SPO, POST, Arrest Authority) • Armored Car Guard • Control Center Operator (e.g. ADT) (Monitoring Center) • Uniformed Security Officer (Unarmed — proprietary and contract) • Security Clerk • Transportation Security Technician • Loss Prevention Assistant • Uniformed Security officer (armed) • Computer Security Specialist • Computer Forensics Examiner • Executive Protection Specialist • Gaming Surveillance Specialist • Information Security specialist • Information Technology Security • Armored Car Guards • Industrial Espionage Security • Life Guard, Ski Patrol • Physical Property Security • Private Security Specialist • Infrastructure Analyst – Specialist • IT Specialist (Information Security) • Intelligence Research-Operations Specialist • Operations Analyst • Port Security Specialist • Transportation Security Screener

Law Enforcement Services:

Animal Control OfficerBailiffs • Child Support • Missing Persons • Unemployment Fraud Investigators • Aircraft Operations Officer • Criminal Investigators & Special AgentsAdjudicator • Air Enforcement Officer • Gaming Investigator • Bomb Technician • Game Enforcement Officer • Highway Patrol Pilots • Immigration & Customs InspectorsMgr/Supv. Police & DetectivesPolice Detectives and Criminal Investigators • Air Marshall • Police, Fire & Ambulance DispatchersPolice & Patrol OfficersPrivate Detectives & Investigators Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs • Training Officer • Transit & Railroad Police • Park Ranger •Evidence Technician • Federal Marshall • Border Patrol Agent • Canine Enforcement Officer • Customs and Border Protection Officer • Deportation Officer • Document Analyst • Fingerprint Identification Technician • Forensic Science Technician • Import Specialist • IT Specialist (Information Security) • Intelligence Research – Operations Specialist • Port Security Specialist • Marine Enforcement Officer

Audio and Video Technology:

Video Systems Technicians • Video Graphics, Special Effects, and Animation • Audio-Video Designers and Engineers • Technical Computer Support Technicians, State, Film, Video, and DVD • Audio-Video System Service TechniciansAudio Systems Technicians

Transportation, Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance:

Facility Maintenance Managers and Engineers • Industrial Equipment Mechanics • Industrial Electricians • Electrical/Electronic Technicians Mobile Equipment: General–Mobile Equipment Maintenance Managers • Electrical and Electronic Installers and Repairers (Transportation Equipment) • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Air/Space—Aerospace Engineering and Operations TechniciansAircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians • Airframe Mechanics • Power plant Mechanics • Aircraft Engine Specialists • Avionics Technicians Water—Ship Mechanics and Repairers • Motorboat MechanicsAutomotive/Truck Mechanics • Auto Body Repairers • Rail Car Repairers • Signal and Track Switch RepairersRail Locomotive Mechanics and Repairers • Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers (Motor Vehicle) • Automotive Body and Related RepairersAutomotive Service Technicians and Mechanics • Automotive Master Mechanics • Automotive Specialty Technicians • Bus and Truck Mechanics • Diesel Engine Specialists • Motorcycle MechanicsBicycle Repairers

Transportation Systems / Infrastructure Planning, Management, and Regulation:

Urban and Regional PlannersCivil EngineersEngineering TechniciansSurveying and Mapping Technicians • Government Service Executives • Environmental Compliance InspectorsAir Traffic ControllersAviation Inspectors • Traffic Engineers • Traffic TechniciansMotor Vehicle InspectorsFreight InspectorsRailroad InspectorsMarine Cargo Inspectors • Vessel Traffic Control Specialists • Public Transportation Inspectors • Regulators • Inspectors and other federal/state/local transportation agency jobs

Pre-Construction:

ArchitectArchitectural and Civil DrafterCivil Engineer (structural, geotechnical, transportation, etc.)Civil Engineering Technician • Code Official • Computer Aided Drafter (CAD)Cost EstimatorDrafter • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician • Electrical Engineer (electronics, security, telecommunications) • Environmental Designer • Environmental Engineer (hydro engineering, acoustical, etc.)Environmental Engineering TechnicianFire Prevention and Industrial EngineerInterior Designer • Landscape Designer • Landscape ArchitectMaterials EngineerMechanical DrafterMechanical Engineer (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, etc.) • Modeler (traditional and computer) Planner/Designer • Preservationist • Programmer • Protection Engineer • Regional and Urban Renderer (traditional and computer) • Specifications Writer • Building Surveying and Mapping TechnicianSurveyor

Construction:

BoilermakerCarpenterCarpet InstallerConcrete Finisher • Construction Craft Laborer • Construction Engineer • Construction Foreman • Construction Inspector • Construction ManagerDrywall Installer • Education and Training Director/Coordinator • Electrical & Power Transmission Installer • Electrician • Electronic Systems Technician • Elevator Installer • Equipment and Material Manager • EstimatorExplosives Worker • Field Supervisor • Floor Layer • General Contractor/Builder • GlazierHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration MechanicInsulation WorkerIron/Metalworker (structural and reinforcing)Landscaper/Groundskeeper • Lineworker • Manufacturer’s Representative • Mason • MillwrightPainterPaperhangerPipefitterPipelayer • Pipeline Installer • Plasterer/DrywallPlumber • Preservationist • Project Inspector • Project ManagerRoofer • Safety Director • Sales and Marketing ManagerSchedulerSecurity and Fire Alarm Systems Installer • Service Contractor • Sheet Metal Worker • Specialty Contractor • Specialty Trades Subcontractor • Steamfitter • Subcontractor • Superintendent • System Installer • Terrazo Worker and Finisher • Tile and Marble Setter

Construction, Maintenance / Operations:

BoilermakerCarpenterCarpet InstallerConcrete FinisherConstruction Manager • Construction Engineer • Construction Foreman • Construction Inspector • Cost Estimator • Demolition Engineer • Drywall InstallerElectrician • Elevator InstallerEnvironmental Engineer • Equipment and Material Manager • Estimator • Facilities Engineer • Field Supervisor • General Maintenance Contractor • GlazierHazardous Materials RemoverHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic • Heavy Equipment Operator • Highway Maintenance Worker • Hydro Testing Technician • Insulation Worker • Iron/Metalworker (structural and reinforcing)Landscaper/Groundskeeper • Maintenance Estimator • Maintenance Planner/Scheduler • Manufacturer’s Representative • Mason • MillwrightOperating EngineerPaperhangerPipefitterPipelayerPlumber • Preservationist • Project Inspector • Project Manager • Refractory Technician • Relay Technician Reliability Engineer • Remodeler • Restoration Technician • Safety Director • Sales and Marketing ManagerSchedulerSecurity and Fire Alarm System Installer • Security Controls Manager • Service Contractor • Sheet Metal Worker • Specialty Trades Contractor • Steamfitter • Subcontractor • Substation Mechanic Superintendent • System Installer • Terrazo Worker and Finisher • Thermal Control Technician • Tile and Marble Setter • Utility Metering & Reg. Technician Wastewater Maintenance