Posted in Class Assignment

UX Designer

UX stands for User Experience.  A User Experience Designer is someone who designs websites, tech products, or almost anything that needs a user.  The UX Designer focuses on the person who is going to use the item to design an item that is easy to understand, navigate, and use.  UX Designers are interested in conducting tests to see how a user uses a product and how that use could be made easier. After the UX Designers watches the designer uses that information to create the “best” user experience.

Click here to find out more of what a UX Designer does in a day!

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Right now, hiring managers want—need—UX designers. Programs like Center Centre are responding, training a new, modern kind of workforce.

According to Glassdoor, experienced UX Designers in Los Angeles make about $85,000 a year!

Posted in Colleges

A-G Requirements

 

Students must take certain classes if they expect to go to college directly after High School.  Below is the list sometimes known as the A-G Requirements.  Click here for more information.

a) History/Social Science
2 YEARS REQUIRED
Two years of History/Social Science, including one year of world history, cultures and geography; and one year of U.S. history or one half-year of U.S. history and one half-year of Civics or American government.
b) English
4 YEARS REQUIRED
Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing and reading of classic and modern literature. No more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.
c) Mathematics
3 YEARS REQUIRED,
4 YEARS RECOMMENDED
Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced Algebra and two- and three-dimensional Geometry. Geometry must be completed by all applicants. Approved integrated math courses may be used to fulfill part or the entire requirement, as may math courses taken in the seventh and eighth grades that your high school accepts as equivalent to its own math courses.
d) Laboratory Science
2 YEARS REQUIRED,
3 YEARS RECOMMENDED
Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three foundational subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Advanced laboratory science classes that have Biology, Chemistry, or Physics as prerequisites and offer substantial additional material may be used to fulfill this requirement, as can the final two years of an approved three-year integrated science program that provides rigorous coverage of at least two of the three foundational subjects.
e) Language Other Than English
2 YEARS REQUIRED,
3 YEARS RECOMMENDED
Two years of the same language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition and culture. Courses in languages other than English taken in the seventh and eighth grades may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if your high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.
f) Visual and Performing Arts (V P A)
1 YEAR REQUIRED
One year or two semesters from a single V P A discipline: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.
g) College-Preparatory Electives
1 YEAR REQUIRED
One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in “a-f” above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts (non-introductory-level courses), History, Social Science, English, advanced Mathematics, laboratory Science and language other than English (a third year in the language used for the “e” requirement or two years of another language).
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Looking for a Job?

Wondering why you are working so hard to go to college?  Asking yourself what kind of job you will have as a grown-up?  Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics by clicking here.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a Federal Agency that studies jobs.  This website lists 580 different jobs.  This site can and will answer what jobs will be most/least popular, how much a job pays, and how much education you will need to get a particular job.

This website is the best resource I have seen to help a person decide what to do when they grow-up.

Why start looking now?  Know what you want to do will help motivate you to get the best grades possible so that you can go to the best college for you.

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