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Technical and trade schools focus on providing students with hands-on education for a chosen career. Vocational schools offer degree and certification programs in a variety of fields. Attending a trade school can lead to a very profitable and rewarding career. Below are several terms used to describe popular vocational programs.

  • Medical Certification Program – A secondary education program that leads to a certificate to work in the medical field. Popular medical certification programs include nursing, ultrasound, radiology, medical assistant, medical coding, EMT, and dental assistant training. These programs offer targeted classes and hands-on experience for each profession.
  • Technical Institute – A school that offers courses and practical training in subjects like information technology, computer science, electronics, and engineering. Technical colleges have both certification and degree programs that take anywhere between two to four years to complete.
  • Construction Certification Programs – Programs that prepare students for careers as construction managers, contractors, electricians, plumbers, or heating and air conditioning technicians. These programs lead to licensing required to practice each profession.
  • Culinary School – A school that prepares its students for careers as chefs, pastry chefs, or restaurant managers. Like other vocational schools, culinary schools focus on hands on learning, and students typically spend most of their time preparing food.
  • Cosmetology School – A school that prepares students for careers as hair stylists, nail technicians, or estheticians. Cosmetologists are required to be licensed. Attending a cosmetology school is a good way to learn the skills required to obtain a license and have a successful career.
  • Internship/Apprenticeship – Temporary positions that give entry-level workers experience in a given field, an opportunity to make contacts, and possibly, course credit. Internships or apprenticeships may be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months long. Many vocational programs include internships or apprenticeships with the possibility of hire.
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    Association for Career and Technical Education
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.
     
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    ABC Bartending School
    814 W Poinsett St, Greer, SC 29650
    You can learn the skill of bartending! If you want to become a certified bartender in 2 weeks, then contact us. We even help with job placement. Call us with questions that you may have.
    (864) 848-9655
    New Horizon's Computer Learning Center
    250 Commonwealth Dr Ste 109, Greenville, SC 29615
    Our learning center offers computer training for businesses and individuals. We offer hundreds of programs and courses with convenient scheduling to improve your current job, find work, and help you learn current technology.
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    (864) 569-0008
     
    User Review: "My classes were taught at both the greenville and the columbia offices. the negative points: my experience with new..." - Leslie (SC)
    Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
    340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 254-1921
    Cumbie and Trull School of Real Estate
    85 Tunnel Rd Ste 23a, Asheville, NC 28805
    (828) 258-2559
    Contractor's Seminars
    1270 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
    (828) 277-3999
    Blue Ridge Group Homes
    838 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28804
    (828) 251-5072
    Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Centers
    4600 Hendersonville Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732
    (828) 684-4454
    Wnc Aviation
    21 Aviation Way, Fletcher, NC 28732
    (828) 687-7540
    North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork Inc
    1327 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC 28730
    (828) 628-3007
    Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute
    1455 Gilliam Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 685-8886
    H&R Block
    53 Plaza Loop, Canton, NC 28716
    (828) 648-4078
    Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
    4646 Us 25/70 Hwy, Marshall, NC 28753
    (828) 649-2947
    Paragon School of Sporting
    113 Horizon Ln, Flat Rock, NC 28731
    (828) 693-6600
    Mt Phoenix Art Instruction
    124 Wells St, Hendersonville, NC 28739
    (828) 696-3971
    H&R Block
    1157 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786
    (828) 452-3508


    Not all career paths lead you to a traditional education at a four year university. There are many jobs that require vocational or technical training that can be done at a trade institution. Students of these programs learn basic and advanced techniques in trades like culinary arts, auto mechanics, medical billing, and certain technology based careers. The first career college arose in the United States in 1832. By the mid-1830s as many as 15 to 20 private institutes had popped up around the nation. The 1900s saw the invention of adding machines and the typewriter along with a major influx of women in the workplace, bringing more students to technical institutions for business training. Many vocational institutes, sometimes called post secondary schools, consist of only two year long programs, making them equivalent to an Associates Degree. Some are public and run by the local government or school district while others are private and require higher tuition costs. Community colleges are also known to offer technical education courses. When searching for a proper place to learn, make sure the institution not only teaches classes in the job you desire, but is also a nationally accredited school. If your occupation requires you to move on to a four year university, accredited programs give you a higher chance of the college accepting your credits. Online courses are often available for technical education, but these can be hit or miss with even transferring credits to trade schools. Be careful where you spend your hard earned money.
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