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C A R E E R G U I D E PA G E 2 1 Industry and Technology Program Careers Computer Programming and Analysis Programmers write, test and maintain the programs that computers utilize to perform functions. They conceive, design and test local structures for solving problems using the latest technologies available. Drafting and DesignTechnology Drafting and design professionals combine practical and theoretical knowledge with sophisticated equipment and computer-aided drafting programs. Professionals in drafting and design are in high demand and work closely with architects, engineers and industrial designers in a variety of industries. E-Business Technology The Internet offers a wealth of career opportunities. Entrepreneurs can establish e-businesses with nominal start-up costs. Existing businesses can expand to online markets. A career in e-business technology requires knowledge and skills in marketing, business administration, and information technology. Engineering Technology There are many career possibilities with a degree in Engineering Technology. The focus of this program is to train engineering technicians in the field of advanced manufacturing. Technicians analyze and troubleshoot the technology used in manufacturing processes. Industrial Management Technology (See Business, page 13) Information Technology Security IT security professionals secure database and e-commerce networks from hackers, viruses and other harmful computer-based incursions. CompTIA Security+ certification often leads to competitive, well-paying, highly regarded IT careers in varying industries. Internet Services Technology A career in Internet services technology combines the latest in e-business and web services principles, including Internet networking fundamentals, router technology, Web design and marketing on the Internet. Network Systems Technology Network and computer systems administrators design, install and support an organization’s computer systems. Employment opportunities are increasing in small businesses, government organizations and large corporations. Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certifications increase individual marketability. Welding Technologies The welding trade provides highly skilled, coor- dinated, safety-conscious workers with excellent pay. A welder reads blueprints and follows specifications to join different metals and other materials using various welding techniques. Certification Programs A+ Certification Preparation The A+ Certification program prepares students to become microcomputer service technicians. PHSC students learn to troubleshoot and repair microcomputer system hardware and software problems, preparing them to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam. A+ Certification courses may be taken independently or included in the following programs: Computer Information Technology, Internet Service Technology or Networking Services Technology. Cisco Networking Academy The Cisco Networking Academy at PHSC prepares students to design, build and maintain small to medium-sized networks and to take Cisco certification exams to receive Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) credentials. Courses may be taken independently or included in the following programs: Computer Information Technology, Internet Service Technology or Networking Services Technology. Industry & Technology


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