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Monday, 16 August 2010 18:40

Early Childhood Education

 Sample Job Titles: 

  • Preschool Teachers
  • Nannies
  • Infant Toddler Teachers

 

Technical and Higher Education Majors: 

  • Early Childhood Education Tracks
  • Child Development Related Fields
  • Administrators:  Preschool and Children's Centers

 

Certifications and Career Advancement:  Massachusetts requires child care centers, including those in private homes, to be licensed. In order to obtain their license, child care centers require Early Childhood Educators to pass a background check and get immunizations. Early Childhood Educators need to be trained in first aid and CPR, and continue their professional development on topics of health and safety.   As Early Childhood Educators  gain experience, some may advance to supervisory or administrative positions in large child care centers or preschools. Often, these positions require additional training, such as a bachelors or masters degree.  Preschool teachers may advance from teacher of one classroom to a lead teacher, who is responsible for the instruction of several classes.   Career opportunity exists for lead teachers to move up to being the director of the center. Early Childhood Educators with a Masters degree, and appropriate licensure, are qualified to teach kindergarten through grade 2. Teaching at these higher grades often results in higher pay.

 

CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA

Industry Certifications available in High School: 

  • Childcare Education Institute Online Safety Program Certification
  • American Heart Association CPR, AED, First Aid
  • MA Department Early Education and Care: Infant and Toddler Teacher Cerification
  • MA Department Early Education and Care: PreSchool Teacher Cerification
College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:
College  Course
MA State EC Articulation Agreement One or more EC courses at a MA community college
North Shore Community College ECE120  -  Intro to Child Development   3 credits

Sample Job Titles: 

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • CADD (Computer-Aided Design) Drafter
  • Civil Drafting Technician
  • Commercial Drafter
  • Electronics/Electrical Drafter
  • 3D Printing Technician
  • Digital Manufacturing Technician

    Technical and Higher Education Majors
    Architecture and related Services
  • Engineering Technology
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Civil Drafting
  • Civil Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • 3D Printing

 

Certifications and Career Advancement:  The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) has established a certification program for drafters. Individuals who wish to become certified must pass the Drafter Certification Test, administered periodically at ADDA-authorized sites. Applicants are tested on basic drafting concepts, such as geometric construction, working drawings, and architectural terms and standards.   Entry-level or junior drafters usually do routine work under close supervision. After gaining experience, they may become intermediate drafters and progress to more difficult work with less supervision. Drafters may eventually advance to senior drafter, designer, or supervisor.  With appropriate college degrees, drafters may go on to become engineering technicians, engineers, or architects.   Architects must graduate with a degree accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB), complete the Intern Development Program (IDP), and pass exams given by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

 

CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA

Industry Certifications available in High School:  OSHA 10 Hour General Industry 

 College Credits toward post-secondard certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:

College Course
Ben Franklin Institute of Tech. AR100/AR110 Architectural Graphics/Intro to CAD  7 cr.
 MA State Agreement w/MAVA/North Shore CC Intro to Drafting and Intro to CAD  3 cr.
New England Institute of Tech. ABT112 Technical Drafting and Graphic Comm  3 cr.
ABT114 Introduction to CAD - 4 cr.
ABT 115 Introduction to Structures - 2 cr.
Middlesex Community College CAD 115 - Intro to CAD - 3 cr.
Monday, 16 August 2010 18:36

Design & Visual Communications

 

Sample Job Titles:  

  • Animator                                                            *  Photographer
  • Artist                                                                   *  Videographer
  • Computer Animator                                         *  Screen Printer
  • Digital Artist                                                       * Press Operator
  • Graphic Artist                                                    *  Photoshop Artist
  • Multimedia Designer

    Technical and Higher Education Majors: 
  • Fine Arts
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Advertising

    Certifications and Career Advancement:  Usually requires a four-year bachelor's degree. A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. Employees in this occupation usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training. Evidence of appropriate talent and skill, displayed in an artists portfolio, is an important factor used by art directors, clients, and others in deciding whether to hire an individual or contract for their work. A portfolio is a collection of handmade, computer-generated, photographic, or printed samples of the artists best work. Assembling a successful portfolio requires skills usually developed through postsecondary training in art or visual communications. Internships also provide excellent opportunities for artists to develop and enhance their portfolios.

 CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA

Industry Certifications available in High School:  OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification

College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:

College Course
MA State DV Articulation Agreement One or more DV courses at a MA community college
Center For Digital Imaging Arts

Tuition Credit - $2,000

North Shore Community College                   GRA 116 Electronic Imaging    3 credits

                                                                                        GRA 118  Digital Page Layout   3 credits

Monday, 16 August 2010 18:33

Dental Assisting

Sample Job Titles:  

  • Dental Assistant
  • Orthodontic Assistant
  • Surgical Dental Assistant
  • Dental Products Sales Representative
  • Insurance Claims: Medical Records

    Technical and Higher Education Majors: 
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technician 

    Career Advancement:  Some dental assistants become office managers, dental-assisting instructors, dental product sales representatives, or insurance claims processors for dental insurance companies. Others go back to school to become dental hygienists. Dental Assisting is one of the fastest growing professions and for many is a rewarding life-long career.  Upon graduation from this Chapter 74 approved career-technical program, students are eligible to register with the Massachusetts Dental Society as a registered Dental Assistant.

    Post-Grad Certifications:  Certification is available through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and is recognized or required in more than 30 States. Certification is an acknowledgment of an assistant’s qualifications and professional competence.  Candidates qualify for the exam by having 2 years of full-time, or 4 years of part-time, experience as a dental assistant. In addition, applicants must have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
                                    CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Weekly externship at Tufts School of Dental Medicine while in Dental Assisting program at Northeast:  working with the undergraduate and postgraduate dental students includes:  clinical concentration: chairside dental assisting, radiology, patient preparation, and expanded functions and clerical concentration: introduction to dental office management. 
 
Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA
 
Industry Certifications Available in High School:  
  • American Heart Association:  BLS, CPR, AED Certification 
  • American Red Cross First Aid
  • OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification
  • Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) Infection Control Certification (preparation for exam) 
  • Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) Radiology Certification (preparation for exam)
  • Massachusetts Registered Dental Assistant RDA (may register upon graduation)
Monday, 16 August 2010 18:31

Culinary Arts

 Sample Job Titles:

  • Baker
  • Bartender
  • Chef (Restaurant, Catering, Sous, Pastry, Corporate)
  • Cook (Line, Prep)
  • Food Preparation Worker

Technical and Higher Education Majors: 

  • Culinary
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management

Certification and Career Advancement:  Advancement opportunities for chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers depend on their training, work experience, and ability to perform more responsible and sophisticated tasks. Many food preparation workers, for example, may move into assistant or line cook positions. Chefs and cooks who demonstrate an eagerness to learn new cooking skills and to accept greater responsibility may also move up and be asked to train or supervise lesser skilled kitchen staff. Others may move to larger or more prestigious kitchens and restaurants.   Some chefs and cooks go into business as caterers or personal chefs or open their own restaurant. Others become instructors in culinary training programs. A number of cooks and chefs advance to executive chef positions or food service management positions, particularly in hotels, clubs, or larger, more elegant restaurants.

  • Executive Chef                      * Director of Catering
  • Head Cook                             * Food Services Manager
  • Food Service Director          * Restaurant Manger/Owner

                           

                           CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION 

 Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA

 Industry Certifications available in High School:  National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certification (ServSafe)

 College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:

College: Articulated Course/Number Possible Credits What you earn
Johnson & Wales  Competency Exams  Required ($ charge)
CU 1345 Intro to Baking and Pastries 3 qc Tuition by Quarter Credits
CUL 1355 New World Cuisine 3 qc Tuition by Quarter Credits
CUL 1385 Fundamentals of Food Service Production 3 qc Tuition by Quarter Credits
North Shore Community College    
CF 101 Basic Culinary Techniques 2 Tuition Credits
CF 104 Intro. Breads Pastries and Desserts 2 Tuition Credits
CF 118 Stocks, Soups and Sauces 2 Tuition Credits
Newbury College    
CU 104 Breads and Rolls 3 Tuition Credits
CU 100 Culinary Concepts & World Flavors 3 Tuition Credits
CU 299 or 290  Culinary Arts Internship 3 Tuition Credits
Culinary Institute of America Food Safety (ServSafe) 1.5 credits   Challenge test: Mathematics 1.5 credits
New England Culinary Institute   $1,000.00 Scholarship

MA State CU Articulation Agreement

One or more CUL courses at a MA community college

Monday, 16 August 2010 18:29

Cosmetology

Becoming a COSMETOLOGIST
• Graduate from an accredited school and • Pass the Cosmetology State  Board Exam.
Becoming a BARBER (post High School licensing)
• 1000 hours of schooling in a state-licensed facility, 2 years of on-the-job training and/or school experience.
• If trained by a Massachusetts Barber School, an apprentice Barber may apply to sit for the Master License after holding the apprentice license for 18 months.

Sample Job Titles:

  • Hairdresser                                          * Hairstylist
  • Cosmetologist                                     * Makeup Artist
  • Nail Technician                                   * Hair Colorist
  • Aesthetician                                         * Manicurist

Certification and Career Advancement:  Advancement usually takes the form of higher earnings as barbers and cosmetologists gain experience and build a steady clientele. Some barbers and cosmetologists manage salons, lease booth space in salons, or open their own salons after several years of experience. Others teach in barber or cosmetology schools or provide training through vocational schools. Still others advance to become sales representatives, image or fashion consultants, or examiners for State licensing boards.

CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Licenses:  

  • Registered Cosmetologist                                   * Registered Aesthetician I
  • Registered Operator                                            * Registered Aesthetician II
  • Registered Manicurist                                         * Aesthetician Instructor
  • Registered Instructor                                           * Registered Demonstrator
  • Registered Demonstrator
  • Cosmetology Salon, Booth Shop, Manicuring Shop

Technical and Higher Education Majors: 

  • Make-up Artist Specialist
  • Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Trichology
  • Business/Marketing
  • Business/Entrepreneurship:  Salon Manager

Apprentice/Licensing Connections:    
Division of Registration of Cosmetologists
1000 Washington St #710, Boston, MA 02118     (617) 727-9940

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA, American Board of Certified Hair Colorists (ABCH)

Industry Certifications and License Option Available in High School:  

  • OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification  
  •  Cosmetology State Board Exam

Tuition Credits toward post-secondary certifications can be earned through Articulation Agreements with: 

  •  Catherine Hinds Esthetics School, Woburn : 75 credit hours toward Aesthetics programs 
  •  Electrology Institute of New England:  80 credit hours toward Advanced Esthetic Program 
  •  Elizabeth Grady Esthetics School, Medford : 75 credit hours toward Aesthetics programs
Monday, 16 August 2010 18:27

Carpentry

      Sample Job Titles:  

  • Carpenters                                                               * Lathers and Drywallers
  • Millrights                                                                 * Cabinetmakers and Millworkers
  • Pile Drivers                                                              * Floor Layers
  • Residential Carpenters                                          * Roofer
  • Interior Systems Carpenters                                 * Vinyl Siding Installer

    Technical and Higher Education Majors: 
  • Construction Management
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology

Career Advancement:   
Independent Contractors, Carpentry Supervisors.  Carpenters usually have more opportunities than most other construction workers to become general construction supervisors because carpenters are exposed to the entire construction process. For those who would like to advance, it is increasingly important to be able to communicate in both English and Spanish in order to relay instructions and safety precautions to workers. Carpenters may advance to carpentry supervisor or general construction supervisor positions. Others may become independent contractors. Supervisors and contractors need good communication skills to deal with clients and subcontractors. They should be able to identify and estimate the quantity of materials needed to complete a job and accurately estimate how long a job will take to complete and what it will cost.

CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA

Industry Certifications available in High School: OSHA 10 hour Construction, Safety & Health

APPRENTICESHIP CONNECTIONS:  toward post-secondary certifications earned through Articulation Agreements with:  

Boston Carpenters and Apprenticeship Training Fund, Brighton, MA  
Division of Apprenticeship Training, Boston, MA

Union/Apprenticeship Agreement if Accepted (Att., COPS, Math Prof)
MA State CA Articulation Agreement   
One or more CA courses at a MA community college
New England Carpenters Training Fund
Massachusetts Carpenters Appren & Training
Apprenticeship Training Co-op  (+ points on application score)  
Apprentices & Journeymen MA State Apprenticeship Program
 Construction Craft Laborers Appren Prog  Apprenticeship Programs
Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training
Apprenticeship Programs
Monday, 16 August 2010 18:24

Automotive Technology

       Sample Job Titles:  

  • Automobile Service Advisor
  • Master Automotive Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Motorsports Technician 

     Technical and Higher Education Majors: 

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
  • Transmission Mechanic
  • Parts & Service Manager
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automotive Restorer

Certification and Career Advancement:   ASE certification has become a standard credential for automotive service technicians. Certification is available in: electrical systems, engine repair, brake systems, suspension and steering, and heating and air-conditioning. For certification in each area, technicians must have at least 2 years of experience and pass the examination. Completion of an automotive training program in high school, vocational or trade school, or community or junior college may be substituted for 1 year of experience. For ASE certification as a Master Automobile Technician, technicians must be certified in all eight areas.  By becoming skilled in multiple auto repair services, technicians can increase their value to their employer and their pay.

CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA, National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Industry Certifications available in High School:

  • OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification
  • Valvoline Motor Oil Basic Certification
  • ASE Refrigerant Certification (ASER) 603
  • Mobile Air Conditioning (MACS) Certification (optional)

COLLEGE CREDITS  toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:

 MA State AT Articulation Agrmt

 

One or more AT courses at a MA community college

 Ben Franklin Institute of Tech.

 AT259 - Automotive Hybrid Safety and Technology

New England Institute of Tech.

TT105 Intro. To Transportation Technology - 2 credits

TT110 Basic Engine Theory - 3 credits
(Auto Tech and Marine Tech) TT111 Basic Engines Lab - 2 credits
TT112 Basic Electricity Fundamentals - 3 credits
TT113 Basic Electricity Fundamentals Lab - 2 credits

Universal Technical Institute

One-time tuition credit

Monday, 16 August 2010 18:19

Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing

  • Sample Job Titles:  
  • Automotive Body and Related Repairers
  • Insurance Appraisers
  • Auto Damage Estimator/Appraiser Claims Adjuster
  • Field Inspector/Appraiser
  • Painter/Refinisher Technician
  • Glass Technician

 Technical and Higher Education Majors: 

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
  • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
  • Restoration, Frame Repair

 Certification and Career Advancement:   Certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), although voluntary, is the pervasive industry credential for non entry-level automotive body repairers. This is especially true in large, urban areas. Repairers may take up to four ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Exams. Repairers who pass at least one exam and have 2 years of hands-on work experience earn ASE certification. The completion of a post-secondary program in automotive body repair may be substituted for 1 year of work experience. Those who pass all four exams become ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technicians. Automotive body repairers must retake the examination at least every 5 years to retain their certification. Many vehicle manufacturers and paint manufacturers also have product certification programs that can advance a repairers career.

CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA, National Automotive Technicans Education Foundation (NATEF)

Industry Certifications available in High School:                                                                                               OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification                                                                                                           Mobile Air Conditioning (MACS) Refrigerant Certification

College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) :   Tuition Credit

 New England Institute of Technology (NEIT):  Tuition Credit for the following courses:

TT105 Intro. to Transportation Technology - 2 cr.      
AUB118 Welding for Collision Repair - 2 cr.          
AUB101 Fundmtls. Auto Body Metal Repair - 3 cr.      
AUB103 Fundmtls. Auto Body Metal Repair Lab - 2 cr.      
AUB137  Fundmtls Parts and Refinishing Equip - 2 cr.    
AUB138 Fund Parts and Refinishing Equip. Lab - 2 cr.

PREPARATION FOR MASSACHUSETTS EXAMINATION TO BECOME LICENSED AUTO DAMAGE APPRAISER: COURSE AVAILABLE THROUGH NE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM: must be at least 18 years old with 2 years work experience in field.

Friday, 13 August 2010 15:07

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