Applied science, is a way to major in the “The Skilled Trades”. Skilled labor is in high in demand nationally. Long gone are the images of poor “blue collar” workers with dirty faces, and small paychecks. In the 21 st century, the image should be more like an Electrician, Plumber, or HVAC contractor with a small fleet of vans and employees who has become very successful and wealthy.

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  • When students read what the industry reads, you better understand the ACTUAL major
  • Magazines, Blogs and Newspapers in the industry provide a wealth of information 
  • Industry publications help you research the major in the way it’s used in the profession



Engineered Systems is a monthly magazine that provides practical, application-oriented information to assist facility engineers, consulting engineers, and mechanical contractors, who design, specify, install, maintain, and purchase non-residential HVACR equipment and components. Visit
Magazine covering the fire science profession. Visit
The official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, is the magazine for plumbing engineers, designers, specifiers, code officials, contractors, manufacturers, master plumbers, and other plumbing professionals. Visit
In This Month's Issue of EMS Magazine. Emergency Medical Services ... EMS Magazine Subscriber Alerts & Newsletter Announcements, updates and features from. Visit
Process Cooling is written for manufacturing engineers who use cooling equipment, components, materials and supplies. Visit
Established in 1956, FIRE CHIEF is the magazine for "Every Department, Every Leader." Articles by fire officers from across the country and overseas cover a wide variety of areas that are important to today's fire chief. Visit
SNIPS magazine has been published monthly for over 76 years and is the leading source of information for those in the fields of sheet metal, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, metal roofing and architectural sheet metal. Topics covered include new products & technology, business management tips, application stories, equipment and shop & field reports. Visit
Established in 1926, The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration NEWS is the HVACR contractor's weekly newsmagazine and is the industry's most trusted and utilized direct communications link to the HVACR buyer. Visit