In your final year of high school, you must make a decision about where you want to get additional career training. Often this becomes a choice between a technical college or a four year college or university. If you choose to go with a technical college education, we have five advantages for you:
Financial Benefits – A diploma or degree from a technical school is going to cost much less than a degree from a four-year college. The standard program is shorter, which means less tuition and fees and less textbooks for you to pay for.
Career Focus – At a school where you are required to study for four years, students who want to work in their major will also have to complete general education hours in subjects like history, English, foreign languages and physical education that are not required in a technical college. Technical schools usually have programs running all year round, this means that you won’t have to wait until a new year arrives to begin a career program. Training at a technical college is usually more hands-on than that offered at a university or college.
Smaller Classes – There is more personal attention for students who are in a technical school. A smaller class size allows hands-on experience in careers like computer technology and cosmetology. Students do not have to feel like they are one of hundreds enrolled in a lecture course.
Adaptability – Attributes oof a technical school allow it to adapt to the students without the conventional profile of those admitted to academic universities or colleges. Generally the admission staff will look for evidence of a high school diploma or GED, so future students will have less worry over whether their grades were good enough to be accepted. Students who have been out of school for years may find a better match in a technical college than in a traditional four-year university or college. Class scheduling at a technical college is often more accommodating to adults who are working or have children.
Career Advice – At a technical college there tends to be more focus on career development advice for students than the academic schools usually offer. Normally, this means that there are more career development workshops or more staff members available to advise students.