Community Colleges and Vocational Training SchoolsCommunity college typically refers to a public school that functions as either a career vocational training school or as a way for local students to complete an associate's degree or to earn a significant amount of college credits before transferring to a four-year university.
Community college schools will usually offer a variety of short training programs designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge they need to enter starting positions in their chosen field. These technical or vocational programs are usually completed in under two years. These types of programs are often in the skilled trade professions, but they can also be in the areas of business, healthcare, graphic arts and many other quickly growing fields. Many programs award associate's degrees to graduates.
A two-year school is also an affordable way for students to take general studies, liberal arts and other entry-level junior college courses and earn credits that can then be carried with them as they transfer to a four-year university.
Besides these two-year public colleges, there are also many good private schools that offer similar classes and degrees, most of which can also be earned in under two years.
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Local Schools Being Featured Today:
Trident Technical College, South Carolina.
Trident Technical College is located in Charleston, Moncks Corner and Hollywood, South Carolina. They offer a variety of two-year associate degrees and certificate programs. This is a large school with about 18,000 students. Read more about Trident Technical College.
Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Hutchinson Community College offers associate degrees and certifications, all of which are intended to be earned in two years or less. They offer courses and training in the broad areas of Allied Health; Fine Arts; Computer & Industrial Technology; Language, Literature and Communication; Business, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Science; Natural Science & Mathematics; Public Safety; and Social Science. Read more about Hutchinson.
Casper College in Casper, Wyoming.
Casper College is a public two-year college located in Casper, Wyoming. It started in 1945 and today is one of the largest community colleges in the region. Most of the 5,000 students that attend use it for either vocational training, continuing education, building up of credits for academic transfer to a four-year university or for basic skills training. You can read more about Casper College.
Our academic website is a short guide to some higher education opportunities. You can locate information on enrolling at a technical or vocational school, earning a two-year associate's degree, or attending various learning and training classes on the weekends, evenings or online.
Adult education courses can help you fill the formal education void you may have with your current job. You can take a couple of classes, earn an associate's degree or work all the way up to a bachelor's degree.
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