Vocational school is one option for students interested in practical postsecondary education and job training. Vocational schools typically offer relatively short, career-focused programs that quickly prepare graduates for the workforce. When considering enrollment in postsecondary vocational school, it can be helpful to consider program length, subject offerings and admissions requirements in order to make the best education decision for your career goals.
Vocational schools, sometimes referred to as trade schools or career schools, provide practical training with few unrelated academic course requirements. They are relevant for many kinds of learners, including:
- Individuals who are planning to enter industry for the first time
- Adults who are looking to reenter the workforce
- Professionals who wish to pursue a new career field
The education offered at vocational schools allows adults to focus on the skills to enter a particular industry, with the option of not taking unrelated general education courses required for an associate's degree at a community college. Vocational schools also provide technology training or retraining for workers in their current occupations.
Some options for Vocational Schools include:
- Community Colleges of San Diego and Imperial Counties
- Cuyamaca College Career Center
- Grossmont College Career Education Programs
- Educational Cultural Complex
- San Diego Job Corps
- Paul Mitchell
- Platt College