Enrolling in a technical school provides many benefits that going to a traditional four year college cannot. Namely, technical schools cost less, offer shorter programs and admission is generally not dependent upon good grades. Let’s look at the positives more closely:
Duration – programs offered at technical schools are a lot shorter than the time it takes to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Courses typically take two years to complete, and since you are studying a specific skill, you aren’t obligated to take subjects outside of your program to graduate (as is the case with most bachelor’s degrees). As well as this, night classes are also available so students can continue to work during the day whilst pursuing their degree at night, if they wish.
Cost – a typical four year degree generally costs around $37,000 at a public university. Two year technical degrees can start as little as $5,000. Since you are learning a specific skill, you are likely to find a job soon after you graduate, which means you will quickly be on your way to paying off your school loans.
Job Placement – technical schools will assist you in finding employment once you have finished your course. A lot of technical schools offer career placements for graduates, and many local businesses have agreements with schools whereby they sponsor students and in return students are obliged to work for these companies following completion of their degree.
Grades – are you worried your grades will hinder your chances at being admitted to a technical school? You need not worry, since the majority of technical schools do not take grades into consideration when selecting students. Admission is generally open to all persons; the only stipulation for some colleges is that students be at least 18 years old or in possession of a high school diploma or GED. Some may want to look at your SAT or ACT scores, depending on the program you wish to study.