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TASK 1: Take the Career Cluster Survey


Identify the Career Cluster(s) that best fits your personality, skills and interests by completing the Self-Assessment at:
http://www.educationplanner.org/students/career-planning/find-careers/career-clusters.shtml
o Answer all questions by clicking on the boxes that apply
o Then click the arrow on the red apple in the lower right hand corner of the page
o You will be given a list of the 5 top results that would be best suited for you
o Screen clip your results, copy and paste them here:


TASK 3: Research your Career Cluster

Visit a Career Search website at http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/index.cfm or
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https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers and search by Career Cluster (using results from your survey above or your career interests).
Locate three possible careers within your cluster, including details about career descriptions, tasks, interests, education, knowledge, skills, and
etc. (**Include at least one Communications Career --Located Under Media and Social Sciences)
Category Computer Scientist Aerospace Engineering and
Operations Technicians
Computer and Information Scientists,
Research
Career Description

Convert project specifications and
statements of problems and procedures
to detailed logical flow charts for
coding into computer language.
Develop and write computer programs
to store, locate, and retrieve specific
documents, data, and information. May
program web sites.

Operate, install, calibrate, and
maintain integrated
computer/communications systems
consoles, simulators, and other data
acquisition, test, and measurement
instruments and equipment to
launch, track, position, and evaluate
air and space vehicles. May record
and interpret test data.

Conduct research into
fundamental computer and information
science as theorists, designers, or
inventors. Solve or develop solutions to
problems in the field of computer
hardware and software.
Tasks

Correct errors by making appropriate changes
and rechecking the program to ensure that the
desired results are produced.
trial runs of programs and software
applications to be sure they will produce the
desired information and that the instructions are
correct.
program development and subsequent revisions,
inserting comments in the coded instructions so
others can understand the program.

Adjust, repair or replace faulty
components of test setups and
equipment.
Construct and maintain test
facilities for aircraft parts and
systems, according to specifications.
Fabricate and install parts and
systems to be tested in test
equipment, using hand tools, power
tools, and test instruments.
Identify required data, data
acquisition plans and test
parameters, setting up equipment to

Analyze problems to develop solutions
involving computer hardware and
software.
innovation to create or apply new
technology, such as adapting principles
for applying computers to new uses.
scientific, engineering, and other
technical problems, formulating
mathematical models of problems for
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programs or software packages to handle
specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing
or retrieving data, or controlling other
equipment.
anagerial, engineering, and
technical personnel to clarify program intent,
identify problems, and suggest changes.
expansion of existing programs to increase
operating efficiency or adapt to new
requirements.
ite, analyze, review, and rewrite
programs, using workflow chart and diagram,
and applying knowledge of computer
capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
manuals to guide end users.
networks, workstations,
the central processing unit of the system, or
peripheral equipment are responding to a
program's instructions.
diagrams that describe input, output, and logical
operation, and convert them into a series of
conform to these specifications.
Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and
operate test setups and equipment
to detect malfunctions.
Operate and calibrate computer
systems and devices to comply with
test requirements and to perform
data acquisition and analysis.
Test aircraft systems under
simulated operational conditions,
performing systems readiness tests
and pre- and post-operational
checkouts, to establish design or
fabrication parameters.
Confer with engineering personnel
regarding details and implications of
test procedures and results.
Exchange cooling system
components in various vehicles.
Finish vehicle instrumentation and
deinstrumentation.
Record and interpret test data on
parts, assemblies, and mechanisms.
solution by computers.
vendors, and technicians to determine
computing needs and system
requirements.
that runs them.
assess feasibility issues.
operational budgets.
or schedule tasks in order to
meet work priorities and goals.
goals, policies, and procedures.
evaluate work in light of established
standards.
rtments,
coordinating project activities with other
departments.
software, direct network security
measures, and monitor networks to
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instructions coded in a computer language.
tasks to maintain and control the use of
computer systems software as a systems
programmer.
or system analysts to define and resolve
problems in running computer programs.
activities of programming personnel.
and other users to develop new programming
methods.
tes in programming and
program coding.
ensure availability to system users.
others to solicit cooperation and resolve
problems.
in areas such as virtual reality, human-
computer interaction, or robotics.
direct training of subordinates.
Interests


Investigative - Investigative
occupations frequently involve
working with ideas, and require an
extensive amount of thinking. These
occupations can involve searching for
facts and figuring out problems
mentally.
- Conventional
occupations frequently involve

Realistic - Realistic occupations
frequently involve work activities that
include practical, hands-on problems
and solutions. They often deal with
plants, animals, and real-world
materials like wood, tools, and
machinery. Many of the occupations
require working outside, and do not
involve a lot of paperwork or working

Realistic - Realistic occupations
frequently involve work activities
that include practical, hands-on
problems and solutions. They
often deal with plants, animals,
and real-world materials like
wood, tools, and machinery.
Many of the occupations require
working outside, and do not
involve a lot of paperwork or
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following set procedures and routines.
These occupations can include working
with data and details more than with
ideas. Usually there is a clear line of
authority to follow.
closely with others.
- Investigative
occupations frequently involve
working with ideas, and require an
extensive amount of thinking. These
occupations can involve searching for
facts and figuring out problems
mentally.
- Conventional
occupations frequently involve
following set procedures and
routines. These occupations can
include working with data and details
more than with ideas. Usually there is
a clear line of authority to follow.
working closely with others.
Investigative - Investigative
occupations frequently involve
working with ideas, and require
an extensive amount of thinking.
These occupations can involve
searching for facts and figuring
out problems mentally.
Artistic - Artistic occupations
frequently involve working with
forms, designs and patterns. They
often require self-expression and
the work can be done without
following a clear set of rules.
Conventional - Conventional
occupations frequently involve
following set procedures and
routines. These occupations can
include working with data and
details more than with ideas.
Usually there is a clear line of
authority to follow.

Education


Education - Most of these occupations
require a four-year bachelor's degree,

Education - Most of these
occupations require a four-year

Education - Most of these occupations
require graduate school. For example,
they may require a master's degree, and
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but some do not.
- Employees in these
occupations usually need several years
of work-related experience, on-the-job
training, and/or vocational training.
- A considerable amount
of work-related skill, knowledge, or
experience is needed for these
occupations. For example, an
accountant must complete four years
of college and work for several years
in accounting to be considered
qualified
bachelor's degree, but some do not.
- Employees in these
occupations usually need several
years of work-related experience, on-
the-job training, and/or vocational
training.
- A considerable
amount of work-related skill,
knowledge, or experience is
needed for these occupations. For
example, an accountant must
complete four years of college and
work for several years in accounting
to be considered qualified.
some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law
degree).
- Employees may need some
on-the-job training, but most of these
occupations assume that the person will
already have the required skills,
knowledge, work-related experience,
and/or training.
- Extensive skill, knowledge,
and experience are needed for these
occupations. Many require more than
five years of experience. For example,
surgeons must complete four years of
college and an additional five to seven
years of specialized medical training to be
able to do their job.
Knowledge


Administration and Management -
Knowledge of business and
management principles involved in
strategic planning, resource allocation,
human resources modeling, leadership
technique, production methods, and
coordination of people and resources.
- Knowledge of the
structure and content of the English
language including the meaning and

Administration and Management -
Knowledge of business and
management principles involved in
strategic planning, resource
allocation, human resources
modeling, leadership technique,
production methods, and
coordination of people and
resources.
-

Sales and Marketing - Knowledge
of principles and methods for
showing, promoting, and selling
products or services. This
includes marketing strategy and
tactics, product demonstration,
sales techniques, and sales
control systems.
Administration and Management
- Knowledge of business and
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spelling of words, rules of
composition, and grammar.
- Knowledge of
arithmetic, algebra, geometry,
calculus, statistics, and their
applications.
-
Knowledge of circuit boards,
processors, chips, electronic
equipment, and computer hardware
and software, including applications
and programming.
Knowledge of raw materials,
production processes, quality control,
costs, and other techniques for
maximizing the effective
manufacture and distribution of
goods.
- Knowledge of
arithmetic, algebra, geometry,
calculus, statistics, and their
applications.
- Knowledge of
the structure and content of the
English language including the
meaning and spelling of words, rules
of composition, and grammar.
- Knowledge of
machines and tools, including their
designs, uses, repair, and
maintenance.
-
Knowledge of circuit boards,
processors, chips, electronic
equipment, and computer hardware
and software, including applications
and programming.
-
Knowledge of principles and
management principles involved
in strategic planning, resource
allocation, human resources
modeling, leadership technique,
production methods, and
coordination of people and
resources.
Clerical - Knowledge of
administrative and clerical
procedures and systems such as
word processing, managing files
and records, stenography and
transcription, designing forms,
and other office procedures and
terminology.
Mathematics - Knowledge of
arithmetic, algebra, geometry,
calculus, statistics, and their
applications.
English Language - Knowledge of
the structure and content of the
English language including the
meaning and spelling of words,
rules of composition, and
grammar.
Computers and Electronics -
Knowledge of circuit boards,
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processes for providing customer and
personal services. This includes
customer needs assessment, meeting
quality standards for services, and
evaluation of customer satisfaction.
-
Knowledge of the
practical application of engineering
science and technology. This includes
applying principles, techniques,
procedures, and equipment to the
design and production of various
goods and services.
processors, chips, electronic
equipment, and computer
hardware and software, including
applications and programming.

Skills


Reading Comprehension -
Understanding written sentences and
paragraphs in work related
documents.

Reading Comprehension - Understanding
written sentences and paragraphs in
work related documents.
- Giving full attention
to what other people are saying, taking
time to understand the points being
made, asking questions as appropriate,
and not interrupting at inappropriate
times.
- Talking to others to convey
information effectively.
- Using logic and
reasoning to identify the strengths and
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weaknesses of alternative solutions,
conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Identifying
complex problems and reviewing related
information to develop and evaluate
options and implement solutions.
-
Considering the relative costs and
benefits of potential actions to choose
the most appropriate one.
- Determining how a
system should work and how changes in
conditions, operations, and the
environment will affect outcomes.
- Managing one's
own time and the time of others.
Management of Personnel Resources -
Motivating, developing, and directing
people as they work, identifying the best
people for the job.
Other:___________


Computer and Information Systems
Managers


Astronomers
Office Machine Repairers

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Postsecondary
Computer Support Specialists

Office Machine Repairers
Programmers

Commercial and Industrial Equipment
gineers

College Questions

1. What will your major be?
Most likely Computer science
2. What will your minor (another area of interest) be?
Computer and Information Scientists, Research
Note: you may not find all of the information for your college interest but try

2. What is your 1st college choice when you graduate from high school?
University of Houston
a. What city and state is this college? .
Houston, Tx
b. Private or public?
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Public
c. Does this college have your major/minor?
Yes
d. What is the GPA requirement?
2.5-3.0 or higer
e. What is the SAT/ACT requirement?
SAT 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal + Math + Writing)
ACT 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science; or

e. What is the total cost of tuition?
Resident Non-Resident
$4,750 per term (Fall/Spring) $11,680 per term (Fall/Spring)


f. What extracurricular activities do you like that the college offers? (list at least 2)
Biology, Chemistry
h. What scholarships do they offer that you may qualify for or be interested in?
Up to $5,000