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VOCATIONAL COURSES

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Vocational Courses and Classes Overview

                     Vocational courses and classes are available in many different career fields, such as health care, computer technology, office management and skilled trades. These courses are offered by career colleges, vocational schools, trade schools, and community colleges. Vocational classes provide job-focused training for specific roles or careers. In many cases, vocational courses have the potential to lead to skills certificates or associate degrees.

Course Topics

                    Vocational instruction is offered in many areas, including health care, creative fields, computer networking, food preparation, and cosmetology. Vocational education is also available in skilled trades, such as heating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical systems, and automotive repair. Examples of specific vocational classes might include the following:

Types of Programs

                    Vocational programs mainly lead to industry skills certificates, either for credit or noncredit and associate's degrees. Examples of associate's degrees awarded at the end of vocational programs include the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science, but the most common vocational degree is typically the Associate of Applied Science. The types of credentials offered may vary by the field of study and the institution offering the program.