Vocational centers offer higher education at a value
Students looking to get a higher education at a good value can turn to career, technology and vocational centers in lieu of a standard four-year university, reports news channel WSAZ.
One student who is taking advantage of the reasonable price of these educational institutions is Corey Ferrell of Huntington, West Virginia. After dropping out of high school and obtaining his GED, he decided to go to a career technology center rather than a more traditional college. He plans to obtain a certificate in computer science, but will pay significantly less than he would at a university.
"When I finish this course and get my certification, I can make $50,000 to $60,000 to start," Ferrell told the news source.
Bill Reich, a teacher at a West Virginia networking academy, stressed that vocational schools are a great way to earn certifications and credit toward a college degree without having to pay top dollar.
These institutions offer instruction in a wide range of fields, including computer science, automotives, welding, machining, heating and cooling as well as graphic design and interior design.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of less-than-four-year educational institutions offering certificates grew each year between 2001 and 2006.
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