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Aerospace Engineers

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Aeronautics: Powerplant
Certificate of Achievement
Aeronautics: Powerplant
AS Degree
Engineering
AS Degree
Engineering
AA Degree
Engineering
Certificate of Achievement

Astronomers

Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
Astroimaging And Observatory Operation
Certificate of Achievement
Astronomy
AS Degree
Astronomy
Certificate of Achievement
Astronomy
AA Degree
Biological And Physical Science
AA Degree

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.
Astroimaging And Observatory Operation
Certificate of Achievement
Astronomy
AS Degree
Astronomy
Certificate of Achievement
Astronomy
AA Degree
Biological And Physical Science
AA Degree

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Applied Biology
AS Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
AA Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Biodiversity Specialist
AA Degree
Biodiversity Specialist
Certificate of Achievement

Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.
Advanced Transportation Technology - Alternative Fuels
AS Degree
Advanced Transportation Technology - Alternative Fuels
Certificate of Achievement
Alternative Energy Technology
AS Degree
Alternative Energy Technology
Certificate of Achievement
Alternative Fuel Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.
Advanced GIS
Certificate of Achievement
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Certificate of Achievement
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Surveying, Chainman
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Apprenticeship: Surveying, Chainman
AS Degree

Chemical Technicians

Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.
Analytical Chemistry
Certificate of Achievement
Analytical Chemistry
AS Degree
Biological And Physical Science
AA Degree
Biological And Physical Science
AS Degree
Chemical Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Chemists

Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Biological And Physical Science
AA Degree
Biological And Physical Science
AS Degree
Chemical Technology
Certificate of Achievement
Chemical Technology
AS Degree
Chemistry
AS Degree

Geodetic Surveyors

Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
Apprenticeship: Surveying, Chainman
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Surveying, Chainman
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Surveying, Chief Of Party
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Surveying, Chief Of Party
AS Degree
Earth Science
AS Degree

Geographers

Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
Advanced GIS
Certificate of Achievement
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Certificate of Achievement
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
AS Degree
American Studies
AA Degree
Anthropology
AA-T Degree
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