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Why Career-Based Education is Thriving & 5 Careers You Can Train For at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 9, 2018 8:18:00 AM

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What is Career-Based Education?
JJC, other community colleges and trade schools offer a number of degrees, certificates and programs that are considered career-based education (or just "career education"). What do these programs have in common? They all aim to get students into the workforce immediately after they graduate. Many of these programs are technical-focused, like automotive service technology or welding, but many are not, like diagnostic medical sonography or radiologic technology

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving
It's no secret that career-based education is thriving. Many of the career paths you can study for are in need of more employees (in part due to a retiring workforce for some fields). Several industries pay their staff well and because students can get training for these jobs at community colleges and trade schools in two years or less, it's both a popular and affordable way to start a new career.

Check out our list below to see five careers you can study for at JJC, or browse our A to Z index for more career-based education fields.

5 Careers You Can Train for at JJC

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1. HVACR Technician
Average Earnings: $47,080 per year 
Job Growth:
 15 percent projected increase from 2016-2026
JJC Program of Study: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
JJC Contact: Jeff Bradford (jbradfor@jjc.edu
As a student in this program, you'll train with the latest equipment and gain on-the-job experience as you work on local Habitat for Humanity projects each semester.

 


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2. Electrician
Average Earnings: $54,110 per year 
Job Growth: 9 percent projected increase from 2016-2026
JJC Program of Study: Electrical/Electronics Automated Systems
JJC Contact: Dennis O'Donnell (dodonnel@jjc.edu
JJC offers basic wiring and circuit design classes that will prepare you for this growing career field that only requires a certificate. Looking to advance? Take robotics and automation classes for even more career opportunities.



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3. Chef/Head Cook
Average Earnings: $45,950 per year 
Job Growth:
 15 percent 
projected increase from 2016-2026
JJC Program of Study: 
Culinary Arts
JJC Contact: 
Mike McGreal (mmcgreal@jjc.edu
As a culinary arts student, you'll learn hands-on techniques, use state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and manage real restaurant operations in our brand new City Center Campus.



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4. Licensed Practical Nurse
Average Earnings: $45,030 per year
Job Growth:
 12 percent 
projected increase from 2016-2026
JJC Program of Study: 
Nursing
JJC Contact: 
Mary Beth Luna (mluna@jjc.edu

JJC's nursing program is well known across the state. With a 98 percent pass rate for all students who took the NCLEX-PN exam in 2017, you'll get the training you need for a career as a practical nurse.



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5. Veterinary Medical Technician

Average Earnings: $33,400 per year
Job Growth:
 20 percent 
projected increase from 2016-2026
JJC Program of Study: 
Veterinary Medical Technology
JJC Contact: 
Eileen McKee (emckee@jjc.edu

Work with animals in the classroom and train with the latest equipment! This career is perfect for pet lovers and even those who want to work with exotic animals or in research facilities.


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