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$47,000

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Archivists

Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
American History
AA Degree
Archaeological Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Archaeological Technology
Certificate of Achievement
Archaeological Technology
AS Degree
Archaeology
AA Degree

Art Directors

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
3D Animation And Modeling
Certificate of Achievement
3D Animation And Videogame Art
AA Degree
3D Animation And Videogame Art
Certificate of Achievement
3D Animation: Art
Certificate of Achievement
3D Animation: TV/Video Communications
Certificate of Achievement

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Applied Art And Design: Illustration
AA Degree
Applied Art And Design: Illustration
AS Degree
Applied Art And Design: Illustration
Certificate of Achievement
Applied Art And Design: Multimedia
AA Degree
Applied Art And Design: Multimedia
AS Degree

Craft Artists

Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Advanced Sheetfed Offset Presswork
Certificate of Achievement
Art
Certificate of Achievement
Art : Three Dimensional
Certificate of Achievement

Curators

Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.
American History
AA Degree
Anthropology
AA-T Degree
Anthropology
AA Degree
Anthropology
AS Degree
Anthropology for Transfer
AA-T Degree

Fashion Designers

Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.
Advanced Fashion Design
Certificate of Achievement
Advanced Fashion Design And Apparel Manufacturing
Certificate of Achievement
Apparel Design
AS Degree
Apparel Design
AA Degree
Apparel Design
Certificate of Achievement

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Advanced Sheetfed Offset Presswork
Certificate of Achievement
Advertising Arts
AS Degree
Applied Art And Design: Illustration
AA Degree
Applied Art And Design: Illustration
AS Degree
Applied Art And Design: Illustration
Certificate of Achievement

Floral Designers

Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Agriculture: Horticulture
AS Degree
Commercial Floristry Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Environmental Horticulture
Certificate of Achievement
Environmental Horticulture
AS Degree
Environmental Horticulture
AA Degree

Graphic Designers

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
3D Animation And Modeling
Certificate of Achievement
3D Animation And Videogame Art
AA Degree
3D Animation And Videogame Art
Certificate of Achievement
3D Animation: Art
Certificate of Achievement
3D Animation: TV/Video Communications
Certificate of Achievement

Interior Designers

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
Design, Applied--Interior
AS Degree
Designed for Life
Department Certificate
Family And Consumer Ed.: Interior Design
AA Degree
Green Building and Sustainable Design for Interiors
Department Certificate
Interior Architectural Design
Certificate of Achievement
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