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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2011-12 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Over 100 Careers Start at NCCC


Below are some of the career fields which students most frequently ask about and the titles of NCCC programs which lead to those careers. To find out which program leads to the career of your choice, look for your career choice in the “Career” column. The NCCC program is listed in the “Program” column.

NOTE: This list is not complete. If you don’t see your career choice listed, give us a call at 716-614-6200 to discuss the possibilities.

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Career

Program

A

Accountant

Business: Accounting, AAS 

Accounting Clerk

Business: Accounting, AAS 

Activities Director

Human Services, AA ; Recreation Studies, AS 

Actor

Theatre Arts, AS 

Actuary

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Administrative Assistant

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS 

Addictions Counselor

Chemical Dependency Counseling, Certificate ; Human Services, AA 

Advertising Artist

Fine Arts, AS 

Agriculturist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Animal Control Officer

Animal Management, AAS 

Animal Keeper/Worker

Animal Management, AAS 

Animator

 Fine Arts, AS 
Anthropologist

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Aquarist

Animal Management, AAS 

Arborist

Horticulture, Certificate 

Architect

Fine Arts, AS 

Art Conservator

Fine Arts, AS 

Art Educator

Fine Arts, AS 

Art Historian

Fine Arts, AS 

Assistant Manager

Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS 

Astronomer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Astrophysicist

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Athletic Administrator

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Athletic Club Director

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Athletic Trainer

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Attorney

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Audio (Producer, Editor)

Digital Media, AS - Video and Audio Production; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Auditor

Business: Accounting, AAS ; Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS 

B    

Baker

Baking and Pastry Arts, AAS ; Baking and Pastry Arts, Certificate Culinary Arts, AAS 

Bank Teller

Business: Accounting, AAS ; Accounting, Certificate 

Banquet Supervisor

Culinary Arts, AAS 

Biochemist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Biologist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Biology Teacher

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Biotechnologist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Bookkeeper

Business: Accounting, AAS 

Botanist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Business

International Business, AS 

Business Administrator

Business: Business Administration, AAS Business: Business Administration, AS 

Business Data Manager

Computer Information Systems, AS 

C

CADD Operator

Computer Aided Drafting, Certificate ; Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD): Mechanical, Process Piping and Control, AAS 

Campus Recreation

Recreation Studies, AS 

Casino Manager

Gaming & Casino Management, AAS 

Catering Manager

Culinary Arts, AAS 

Ceramicist

Fine Arts, AS 

Ceramics Engineer*

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Chef

Culinary Arts, AAS 

Chemical Engineer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Chemist

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Chemistry Teachers

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Child Care Provider

Early Childhood Studies, Certificate ; Human Services, AA 

Chiropractor

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Civil Engineering Technician

Computer Aided Drafting, Certificate ; Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD): Mechanical, Process Piping and Control, AAS  

Coach

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Community Residence Manager

Human Services, AA 

Compliance Officer

Sport Management, AS 

Computer Aided Drafter

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD): Mechanical, Process Piping and Control, AAS 

Computer Artist

Fine Arts, AS 

Computer Consultant

Computer Information Systems, AS ; Computer Science, AS 

Computer Engineer

Computer Science, AS 

Computer Crime Investigator

Economic Crime Investigation, AS 

Computer Programmer

Computer Information Systems, AS ; Computer Science, AS 

Computer Systems Analyst

Computer Information Systems, AS 

Computer Systems Manager

Computer Information Systems, AS 

Composer

Music, AS Music, Certificate 

Conductor

Music, AS Music, Certificate 

Cook

Food Service, Certificate 

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, AS 

Communications Specialist

Public Communication, AS 

Community Recreation

Recreation Studies, AS 

Computer Help Desk Specialist

Local Area Networks, Certificate 

Computer Support Specialist

Local Area Networks, Certificate 

Copywriter

Public Communication, AS 

Costume Designer

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA ; Human Services, AA 

Counselor

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA ; Human Services, AA  

Craftsman

Fine Arts, AS 

Cruise Ship Director

Recreation Studies, AS 

Customer Service Representative

Business: Business Administration, AAS Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Retail Business Management, AAS 

 D

Database Administrator

Computer Information Systems, AS ; Computer Science, AS 

Day Care Provider

Early Childhood Studies, Certificate ; Human Services, AA 

Dentist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Design Engineer

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD): Mechanical, Process Piping and Control, AAS ; Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Desktop Publisher

Public Communication, AS 

Detail Drafter

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD): Mechanical, Process Piping and Control, AAS 

Development Engineer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Developmental Disabilities, Residential Manager

Human Services, AA ; Disability Studies, Certificate 

Dietician

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Digital Media (Designer, Producer, Project Manager)

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Director

Theatre Arts, AS 

Doctor

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Doggie Day Care Employee

Animal Management, AAS 

Draftsperson (mechanical, civil, process piping)

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD): Mechanical, Process Piping and Control, AAS 

E

Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Studies, Certificate ; Human Services, AA 

Economic Crime Investigator

Criminal Justice, AS ; Economic Crime Investigation, AS 

Economist

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Electrical Engineer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Elementary School Teacher

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences (Jointly Registered With SUNY College At Buffalo — Childhood Education 1-6 BS), AA 

Emergency Management Specialist

Emergency Management, AAS Emergency Management, Certificate 

Engineer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Engineering Supervisor

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Engineer Test Technician

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

English Teacher

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Environmentalist

Environmental Studies, AS 

Environmental Technician

Health Studies, AS 

Epidemiologist

Health Studies, AS 

Ergonomics Specialist

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Event Management

Sport Management, AS 

Event Planner

Hospitality Operations, Certificate 

Exceptional Education Teacher

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

F

Facility & Arena Management

Recreation Studies, AS ; Sport Management, AS 

Family Therapist

Human Services, AA 

Fashion Designer

Fine Arts, AS 

Fast Food Operations/Manager

Culinary Arts, AAS ; Food Service, Certificate 

Field Engineer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Financial Investigator

Economic Crime Investigation, AS 

Fitness Center Specialist

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Flash Developer

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Floral Designer

Horticulture, Certificate 

Food & Beverage Manager

Culinary Arts, AAS 

Food & Drug Inspector

Health Studies, AS 

Food Preparer/Baker

Baking and Pastry Arts, AAS Baking and Pastry Arts, Certificate 

Food Science*

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Food Service Supervisor

Culinary Arts, AAS 

Forestry Engineer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

G

Gaming Dealers

Casino Operations, Certificate 

Garden Center Manager

Horticulture, Certificate 

Geologist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Gerontologist

Human Services, AA 

Glass Engineer*

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Golf Course Greens Keeper

Horticulture, Certificate 

Graphic Artist

Fine Arts, AS 

Graphic Designer

Fine Arts, AS 

Greenhouse Grower

Horticulture, Certificate 

Grounds Manager

Horticulture, Certificate 

Groundskeeper

Horticulture, Certificate 

H

Health Officer

Health Studies, AS 

Help Desk Specialist

Local Area Networks, Certificate 

Hospital Administrator

Health Studies, AS 

Hospital Inspector

Health Studies, AS 

Hotel Manager

Hospitality Management, AAS 

Health Teacher

Health Studies, AS 

History Teacher

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Horticulturalist

Horticulture, Certificate 

I

Illustrator (Book, Fashion, Medical)

Fine Arts, AS 

Industrial Designer

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD): Mechanical, Process Piping and Control, AAS ; Fine Arts, AS 

Industrial Hygienist

Health Studies, AS 

Industrial Manager

Business: Retail Business Management, AAS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS Business: Business Administration, AS 

Information Technology Specialist

Computer Information Systems, AS ; Local Area Networks, Certificate 

Information Systems Manager/Specialist

Computer Information Systems, AS 

Instrumentalist

Music, AS Music, Certificate 

Insurance Representative

Business: Business Administration, AAS Business: Business Administration, AS 

Interactive Media Specialist

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Interface Designer

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Interior Design (Residential, Commercial)

Fine Arts, AS 

Interior Plant-scape

Horticulture, Certificate 

International Trade Representative

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Internet Copywriter

Public Communication, AS 

Internet Video Producer

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Investigator

Criminal Justice, AS 

Irrigation Specialist

Horticulture, Certificate 

J

Jewelry Designer

Fine Arts, AS 

Journalist

Public Communication, AS 

K

Kennel Helper/Worker/Attendant

Animal Management, AAS 

L

Lab Technician/Supervisor

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Labor Relations Specialist

Business: Business Administration, AAS Business: Business Administration, AS 

Landscape Designer

Horticulture, Certificate 

Landscaper

Horticulture, Certificate 

Law Enforcement Officer/Agent

Criminal Justice, AS 

Lead Engineer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Legal Secretary

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS 

Licensed Practical Nurse

Practical Nursing, Certificate 

Lighting Designer

Theatre Arts, AS 

Line Cook

Food Service, Certificate 

Live Sound Engineer

Audio Recording and Production, Certificate 

M

Machine Designer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Machinist

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Manager

Business Management, Certificate ; Business: Business Administration, AAS ; Business: Business Administration, AS

Maintenance Supervisor

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Manufacturing Engineer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Market Researcher

Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS 

Marketing Specialist

Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS; Business: Retail Business Management, AAS

 aterial Handler

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Mathematics Teacher

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Mechanical Designer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Mechanical Drafter

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Mechanical Engineer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Media Salesperson

Public Communication, AS 

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, AAS 

Medical Office Administrator

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS 

Medical Secretary

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS 

Medical Technologist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Medical Transcriptionist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Merchandise Buyer

Business: Retail Business Management, AAS 

Microbiologist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Multimedia (Producer, Programmer, Specialist, Production Designer)

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Musician

Music, AS ; Music, Certificate 

Music Industry / Business

Music, AS ; Music, Certificate 

Music Recording / Audio Engineer

Audio Recording and Production, Certificate 

Music Teacher

Music, AS ; Music, Certificate 

Music Therapist

Music, AS ; Music, Certificate 

N

Network Administrator

Local Area Networks, Certificate 

Network Technician

Local Area Networks, Certificate 

Nuclear Medical Technologist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Nurse

Nursing, AAS ; Practical Nursing, Certificate 

Nursery School Teacher

Early Childhood Studies, Certificate ; Human Services, AA 

Nutrition Specialist

Health Studies, AS 

Nutritionist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Health Studies, AS 

O

Occupational Therapist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Office Assistant

Office Assistant, Certificate 

Office Clerk

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS ; Office Assistant, Certificate 

Office Manager

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS 

Olympic Committee

Sport Management, AS 

Operations Manager

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Outdoor Education Instructor

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Outdoor Recreation

Recreation Studies, AS 

P

PC Support Technician

Local Area Networks, Certificate 

Painter

Fine Arts, AS 

Paralegal

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Paper Science Engineer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Parole Officer

Criminal Justice, AS 

Personnel Manager

Business: Business Administration, AS Business: Business Administration, AAS 

Personal Fitness Trainer

Physical Education Studies, AS ; Health Studies, AS 

Pharmacist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Philosopher

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist, Certificate 

Photographer (Fashion, Editorial, Fine Art, Medical, Portrait)

Fine Arts, AS 

Physical Education Teacher

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Physical Therapist

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Physician

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Physician’s Assistant

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Physicist

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Plant Operator

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Playwright

Theatre Arts, AS 

Podcast Producer

 Digital Media, AS  - Video and Audio Production

Police Officer

Criminal Justice, AS 

Practical Nurse

Practical Nursing, Certificate 

Printmaker

Fine Arts, AS 

Probation Officer

Criminal Justice, AS 

Producer

Theatre Arts, AS 

Production Technician

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Project Engineer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Private & Corporate Tourism

Recreation Studies, AS 

Psychologist

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Public Relations Specialist

Public Communication, AS 

Purchasing Agent

Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS 

Pyrotechnic Engineer

Theatre Arts, AS 

Q

Quality Assurance Technician

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

R

Radiologic Technologist

Radiologic Technology, AAS 

Receptionist

Office Assistant, Certificate 

Recording Technology

Music, AS ; Music, Certificate 

Records Manager

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS 

Recreation

Recreation Studies, AS 

Recreation Therapist

Human Services, AA 

Registered Nurse

Nursing, AAS 

Respiratory Care Practitioner

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Resort Management

Sport Management, AS 

S

Salesperson

Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS ; Business: Retail Business Management, AAS 

;econdary Education Teacher

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS  Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA 

Secretary

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS Office Assistant, Certificate 

Security Investigator

Economic Crime Investigation, AS 

Scenic Designer

Theatre Arts, AS 

School Counselor

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA ; Human Services, AA 

Security Guard

Criminal Justice, AS 

Singer

Music, AS ; Music, Certificate 

Small Business Owner

Business: Business Administration, AS ; Business: Business Administration, AAS ; Business: Retail Business Management, AAS 

Social Studies Teacher

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Social Worker

Human Services, AA 

Sociologist

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Soil Scientist

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Sound Designer

Theatre Arts, AS 

Sound Digital Recording Engineer

Audio Recording and Production, Certificate 

Sound Engineer/Technician

Music, AS ; Music, Certificate 

Sound Post Production Engineer

Audio Recording and Production, Certificate 

Special Education Instructor

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Speech Therapist

Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science, AA 

Social Welfare Examiner

Human Services, AA 

Software Engineer

Computer Science, AS 

Sports Front Office

Sport Management, AS 

Sports Information Director

Sport Management, AS 

Sports Manager

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Sports Marketing

Sport Management, AS 

Sports Club Instructor

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Staff Nurse

Nursing, AAS 

Stage Manager

Theatre Arts, AS 

State Police

Criminal Justice, AS 

Statistician

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Store Manager

Business: Retail Business Management, AAS 

Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, AAS, Option: Jointly Registered with Erie Community College 

Systems Analyst

Computer Science, AS 

Systems Designer

Surgical Technology, AAS, Option: Jointly Registered with Erie Community College ; Computer Science, AS 

T

Teacher

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences (Jointly Registered With SUNY College At Buffalo — Childhood Education 1-6 BS), AA 

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant, Certificate 

Technical Supervisor

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

 TESOL Teacher
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 

Theatre Educator

Theatre Arts, AS 

Theatre Technician

Theatre Arts, AS 

Theatrical Performer

Theatre Arts, AS 

Therapeutic Recreation

Recreation Studies, AS 

Ticket Operations

Sport Management, AS 

Tool Design Engineer

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Tool Maker

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, AAS 

Transcriptionist

Business: Administrative Assistant, AAS 

Typist

Office Assistant, Certificate 

Type Designer

Fine Arts, AS 

V

Veterinarian

Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA ; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS  

Veterinarian Assistant

Animal Management, AAS 

Video (Producer / Editor)

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Videographer

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

W

Web (Developer, Designer, Master)

Digital Media, AS ; Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate 

Wellness Consultant

Health Studies, AS 

Wildlife Conservation Officer

Animal Management, AAS 

Wood Products Engineer

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, AS 

Word Processor

Office Assistant, Certificate 

X

X-Ray Technologist

Radiologic Technology, AAS 

Y

YMCA/YWCA Fitness Instructor

Physical Education Studies, AS 

Z

Zoo Keeper

Animal Management, AAS 

 

*May not transfer with full junior status - degree requirements are unclear.