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  • WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

  • ECC’s programs position women for success.

    Technicians, Engineers, and Designers build our infrastructure, create applications, and repair things we rely on every day. Women currently make up just a small percentage of the technology leaders at the forefront of these achievements; a major gender disparity that needs to be changed. Women have untapped talent and potential to change the world through the lens of a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) career.

    Acquiring a STEM degree is one of the smartest education paths for women today because of the significant benefits to be gained. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, those with a STEM degree earn on average 26 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts. STEM careers are some of the most satisfying and fascinating jobs, in addition to their significance to the progression of society. Pursuing an occupation in STEM or becoming engaged with STEM at a young age will open countless doors for a lifetime.

    Erie Community College offers 19 academic programs that prepare students for high tech, hands-on careers that are in demand in Western New York. The college encourages female students to consider these programs and the opportunities they offer.   

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    Architecture Technology

    Architecture Technology

    Architecture Technology is the application of technology and the arts for designing buildings and other physical structures.  The Erie Community College Architecture Technology program educates students in the methods of technical design as applied to the building process. 

    For career and salary information, visit https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-1011.00

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    Automotive Technology

    Automotive Technology

    In this age of computer-enhanced, fuel-injected automobiles, the modern automotive technician must be knowledgeable in many areas to be successful. These changes in auto technology have expanded the need for automotive technicians. 

    For career and salary information visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3023.00  

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    Autobody

    Automotive Trades: Autobody Repair

    The Autobody Repair Program prepares students for employment in the automotive industry. Students may study full- or part-time for an Associate Degree in Applied Science day or part-time evening.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3021.00

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    Building Management and Maintenance

    Building Management and Maintenance

    The Building Management and Maintenance curriculum prepares students to assume key positions in fields of facility operations and property management. There is a great need for highly-trained individuals to operate, manage and maintain various kinds of facilities both locally and nationally. The curriculum is unique among New York State colleges in providing this technical and managerial training.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9141.00

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    Building Trades - Residential Light Commercial

    Building Trades/Residential Light Commercial

    As many of the nation's buildings age, an appreciation of their worth grows. With this renewed appreciation in the value of these treasures, there has grown a need for technicians knowledgeable in the rehabilitation and renovation field.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9071.00

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    Casino Gaming

    Casino Gaming Machine Repair Technician

    With the dramatic local expansion of casino gaming machines simultaneously joining technological change in the industry, a gaping void exists in available educational opportunities associated with gaming equipment repair. With this certificate program, Erie Community College can plug this void with classes aimed at training students to become gaming machine repair technicians.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2094.00

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    Civil Engineering

    Civil Engineering Technology

    While civil engineers plan, design and construct various structures including all civic facilities, commercial buildings and highways, the civil engineering technician assists the professional engineer in the accomplishments of these tasks. There is an urgent and continuing local need for civil engineering technology graduates to support the enormous investment in modernizing the infrastructure of the local community. There is a current shortage and demand for trained personnel by governmental and private sector design agencies as well as construction contractors. The demand for civil engineering technicians exceeds the annual number of graduates. ECC is the only institution in Western New York offering this program.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3022.00

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    CNC Precision Maching Female

    CNC Precision Machining

    The CNC Precision Machining Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the precision metal working industry. Its purpose is to provide the academic course work, hands-on skills and advanced manufacturing processes required by business. Upon completion of this program students will be able to enter or advance in such fields as mold making, model making, die making, machine repair and computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Students are prepared for employment in both large manufacturing corporations and small precision machining companies. Graduates can continue their education in industrial technology, engineering or business programs leading to jobs in management.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4011.00

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    CADD

    Computer Aided Drafting/Design Technology

    Every high school graduate has an opportunity for a rewarding and progressive Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) career. The curriculum has been designed to accommodate individuals who are high school graduates or equivalent and who have a desire to become part of the CADD profession in the challenging field of technology.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3013.00

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    Computer and Electronics Technology

    Computer and Electronics Technology

    Computers and electronics have dominated 21st century technologies. From computerized billing systems to consumer electronics, the advancement of computerized devices has created the need for competent technicians to service this modern technology.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2094.00

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    Construction Management Engineering Technology

    Construction Management Engineering Technology

    No other country matches the United States in new construction projects. American companies are also involved in projects worldwide. With these expenditures has come the growing demand for construction workers and technicians prepared to spearhead this monumental rebuilding effort. Homes, highways, buildings, plants, airports and bridges will require the handiwork of master builders and the Construction Management Engineering Technology curriculum will provide some of these technicians.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9021.00

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    Electrical Engineering Technology

    Electrical Engineering Technology

    The Electrical Engineering Technology Program has enjoyed more than 50 years of service to the local community. It is the only A.A.S. degree-granting electronics program in Western New York that offers ETAC/ABET accreditation. This program prepares students for entry-level skills as technicians in the fields of electronics, computers, communications, instrumentation, automation and power. It also provides the basis for transferring to a four-year engineering technology program.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3023.03

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    Energy Utility Technology Female

    Energy Utility Technology

    This certificate program is designed to fill a critical need for qualified entry level workers in the energy utility industry. Job opportunities exist for overhead and underground line workers, meter workers, field service technicians and sub-station maintenance workers.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9051.00

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    Green Building Technology Female

    Green Building Technology

    The Green Building Technology Certificate Program courses will highlight building construction methods that include: conservation techniques, environmental awareness in material reuse and energy efficient mechanical systems.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-4099.03 or http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1199.01

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    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

    The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Certificate Program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, service, repair and maintain the equipment used in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.01

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    Industrial Technology

    Industrial Technology

    The Industrial Technology Program provides training for CNC Machining and Programming and General/Custom Technology Degrees - Quality/Manufacturing.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4011.00

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    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    The demand for trained mechanical engineering technicians, knowledgeable in both the theory and application of engineering principles, continues to grow. These professionals serve as the link between engineers and craftsmen, and the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program provides their foundation.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3027.00

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    Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology

    The Nanotechnology AAS degree program is designed to help prepare students from a broad range of disciplines for careers in fields involving Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is engineering at the atomic length scale, a size range which until recently was only available to nature. Being able to engineer such small structures opens the door to a multitude of new opportunities in the fields of electronic and semiconductor fabrication technology, micro-technology labs, material science labs, chemical technology, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical technology, and environmental science.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3029.12

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    Networking and Telecommunications Technology

    Networking and Telecommunications Technology

    Connectivity between electronic devices has revolutionized the way that we interact with each other and the rest of the world. Modern communication depends on the equipment and delivery systems that create a variety of networks in every home, business, educational institution, hospital and plant throughout the country. These information delivery systems are vital to our lives and the economy, and Networking and Telecommunication equipment technicians are needed to keep these systems functioning properly.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1152.00

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    Network Support Technology

    Network Support Technology

     

    The purpose of the Network Support Technology Certificate program is to prepare students for a career in the field of networking and PC support with a focus on upgrading and installing computer hardware and software, troubleshooting PC software issues, like viruses, spyware, and malware, configuring networking equipment, like routers and switches, designing small to medium networks, and troubleshooting network connectivity problems. The program has a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning through laboratory activities using actual hardware, as well as state-of-the-art simulation software. The curriculum is also designed to prepare students for industry standard certification exams like CompTIA’s  A+ PC support certification and Cisco’s CCENT and CCNA network support certifications.

    For career and salary information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1152.00

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