for a New Career Path?
The College of the
Canyons CTE programs can help you prepare for a new career.
Water Systems Technology
Our drinking water follows a
path from storage to treatment plants, through the distribution
system, to the customer’s tap and finally to wastewater facilities.
These components are vital to the supply of safe and reliable
drinking water to the communities we live in as well as the safe and
efficient treatment of wastewater.
Water Technology encompasses a variety of careers in the water and
wastewater industries. Both the private and public sector employ
thousands of water professionals in areas such as:
• distribution • treatment • water quality
• customer service • engineering • testing and more
Community Job Survey Estimated
Entry level wage: $11-14 per
hour plus OT
One year wage: $13-18 per hour
Three year wage: $16-20 per hour
A Land Surveyor measures and records property boundaries and the
topography of the land covered by construction and engineering
projects. This measurement and the recorded data are called a
“survey.” Surveys are used to establish legal boundaries, prepare
maps and exhibits, and are the basis for written descriptions of
land tracts that satisfy legal requirements. Without surveyors,
railroads and highways could not be built, large buildings could not
be erected, and
homeowners could not put up fences around their yards, for fear of
trespassing on someone else's land. Surveyors work to set land
values, subdivide land into lots, and stake development sites.
Surveyors use mathematical reasoning ability to visualize objects,
measure distances, sizes, and other abstract forms. They must be
precise and accurate in their work because mistakes can be costly.
Surveying offers great career options:
• Licensed Professional Land Surveyor
- Direct survey teams and take the legal responsibility for all
- Write descriptions of land for deeds, leases, and other legal
- Research legal records for evidence of previous boundaries.
- Interpret and check GPS results.
- Prepare survey maps.
- Prepare subdivision
The field of Information Technology offers the individual that is
interested in computer networking and telecommunications a dynamic
and challenging career opportunity. Today's business model requires
a digital information and telecommunication system to remain
competitive in an ever changing marketplace. An expanding workforce
of network engineers and technicians is needed to implement and
maintain these digital infrastructures.
The Computer Networking Department at College of the Canyons offers
an excellent opportunity to learn the skills necessary to enter this
challenging and rewarding field.
For an informative look at the potential employment opportunities in
this exciting field please visit:
Robert Half Technology Press Room
California Employment Development
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment
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