Vocational, Technical, Business, and Trade Schools
Vocational, technical, business, and trade schools are typically open to students with or without a high school diploma and to all that apply. Some schools are privately owned and operated, and others are public schools. Some schools specialize in only one area, while others provide a wide variety of programs. The length of a program will vary between a few weeks, months, or couple of years.
After completing the programs, students will receive a diploma, a certificate, a license, or an Associate’s degree. Some of the credits earned at these schools may transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The main appeals of these programs are their concentrated curriculum, job training focus, and short course length, which prepares students to enter the job market.