If you want to receive hands-on career-oriented training, enrolling in a trade school may be the right choice for you. Here’s an overview of the types of trade schools, how to choose a trade school that’s right for you, and how Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology can help you advance your training.
Trade schools vary in terms of the programs they offer. Some specialize in one or two trades. For instance, a vocational school may only offer automotive courses, while another may be exclusively dedicated to HVAC training. Other schools offer several different programs under the same roof. In the case of Spartan College, we provide training in the Aviation field. Depending on the school, students may have access to diploma and/or associate degree programs. Diploma programs are usually shorter, while degree programs can make it easier (depending on transfer credit policies) to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program if you decide to continue your education in the future due to gen ed requirements. Increasing numbers of schools provide online courses, while others offer a hybrid of e-learning and in-person instruction.
When considering which trade school to attend, look for one that has programs that will help you achieve your goals. Also, research the school to see if it has the necessary credentials like an accreditation, which offers 3rd party verification of quality by meeting a set of educational standards. Graduating from an accredited school carries more weight after completion. It’s also important to find a school that gives you the most value for your money. Depending on your needs, you may want to look for a program that offers a combination of online and in-class learning.
Spartan College offers a variety of programs to help you meet your goals. We offer several programs such as, aviation maintenance technology, aviation electronics technology (avionics), and non-destructive testing technology. Depending on the program, you may also have the option to complete part of your coursework online. You can apply the skills you learn at Spartan College to many different industries, such as manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and energy. Low student to teacher ratios allow you to receive personalized attention from your instructors. Contact us to learn more, or apply online today.