Consider attending community college or a trade school.
Community college, sometimes referred to as junior college, offers relatively affordable higher education that leads to an associate's degree. Students often transfer credits earned from community college and complete a bachelor's degree. Click here to read more.
A trade school, sometimes referred to as a vocational school, technical school, or vocational college, is a post-secondary institution that's designed to give you technical skills to prepare you for a specific occupation. Program lengths vary, but typically, they can range from anywhere from eight months to two years. A trade school can help you earn a job as a(n):
- Dental hygienist
- Graphic Designer
- Computer technician
- Aircraft mechanic
- Marine mechanic
- Construction manager
- Massage therapist
- Pharmacy technician
Unlike a four-year college, you don't graduate from a trade school with a bachelor's degree. Usually, upon completion of the program, you'll receive a diploma or trade certificate acknowledging that you successfully finished. For some programs, you can earn an associate degree, which is the degree you get from a two-year college. Click here to read more.