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Biodiesel


Mar 01, 2008

A relatively new industry, biodiesel has seen rapid growth, especially in Texas, in the past few years. As the industry grows and competes with the petroleum and chemical processing industries, it will likely create new jobs in the field that will include construction, feedstock production, industrial chemicals, maintenance and repair, and business services.

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High Performance Computing


Feb 01, 2008

High-performance computing (HPC) integrates systems administration (including network and security knowledge) and parallel programming into a multidisciplinary field that combines digital electronics, computer architecture, system software, programming languages, algorithms and computational techniques.

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Mechatronics


Nov 01, 2007

Mechatronics provides a framework for integrating traditionally disparate mechanical, electronic, control, information technology and other degree programs into a single multi-disciplinary program suited to industry’s increasing demand for multi-craft employees. This integration has been successful in several other countries but has been slow to develop in the U.S. colleges should determine the feasibility of integrating existing programs to develop mechatronic degree and certificate programs as appropriate for local industry demand.

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Mechatronics


Jul 01, 2007

Mechatronics is another way of saying “intelligent mechanical systems” and it is the foundation of many 21st century enabling technologies. Mechatronics involves the integration of mechanical and electrical systems with control systems and information technology.

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Home Technology Integration

Dec 01, 2006 Comments Off on Home Technology Integration

Download PDF Version A growing number of homeowners and homebuilders are integrating digital technology into residences because the cost of these systems is decreasing. System integrators (employers) indicate a lack of available expertise in the home technology integration (HTI) sector capable of designing, installing and supporting these home subsystems. HTI includes audio, video, networking, control […]

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Home Technology Integration

Mar 06, 2006 Comments Off on Home Technology Integration

Home Technology Integration (HTI) is the convergence or merging of previously separate technologies and systems in the home, including integrated home control, computer/home network, communications, lighting and energy management, entertainment and security, health and safety.

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Nuclear Power

Mar 02, 2006 Comments Off on Nuclear Power

According to NEI industry surveys conducted in 2004 and 2005, the nuclear industry is facing a critical shortage of workers over the next five years. The survey found that nuclear energy companies may lose an estimated 23,000 workers over the next five years, representing 40 percent of all jobs in the sector. Nearly half of industry employees were found to be over 47 years old and only 8 percent were younger than 32.

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Liquefied Natural Gas

Mar 01, 2006 Comments Off on Liquefied Natural Gas

The number of LNG technicians required in Texas within the next three to five years appears to be relatively low. While the number of regasification facilities and LNG imports is projected to increase in the coming years, the actual number of LNG technicians required for these facilities is anticipated to be low due to the high degree of process automation typically involved in offloading and regasification.

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Electroneurodiagnostic & Polysomnography

Sep 13, 2005 Comments Off on Electroneurodiagnostic & Polysomnography

Growth in sleep clinics produces new demand for qualified polysomnographers and electroneuro diagnosticicians.

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Wind Turbine Technology

Sep 01, 2005 Comments Off on Wind Turbine Technology

Wind energy production will grow sharply over the next 10 years and the demand for skilled wind turbine technicians will also increase.

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