Choosing a Technical School
In addition to our 3 easy steps to finding the right technical school article, we’ve come up with the following questions to help you make an educated decision.
- Is the school accredited or licensed?
- What are the admission requirements?
- Should I consider visiting the school?
Is the school accredited or licensed?
One of the most important considerations to think about is whether the school you are attending is licensed or accredited. Agencies that approve educational institutions through accreditation and licensure are in place to ensure schools meet specific guidelines and by placing their stamp of approval can help prospective students feel more comfortable about enrolling because accredited and licensed schools are often, although not always, an indicator of quality. To find out more about accreditation and licensure, visit our article – What you need to know about accredited tech schools.
What are the admission requirements?
Before you get too excited about attending a particular school, you’ll want to make sure and find out exactly what is required to enroll. Some technical schools require a high school diploma, while others may not. You can find out the requirements by either visiting each individual school’s website, or you can quickly request information from as many schools as you would like through our website and they’ll send you all their admissions information for free. To request information, simply visit our find a school page, search for schools you would like to attend, and submit a form. It’s quick, easy, and free!
Should I consider visiting the school?
We highly recommend going to visit the schools you are interested in attending. There is no substitute for going and attending a class, having lunch with some current students, and visiting with faculty and admissions officers. When you are there, don’t forget to visit the career center as they will undoubtedly be helping you find a job when you near graduation. The career center should help you get a feel for what type of networking ability the school has and a first hand look at what kind of help and guidance the school provides for its graduates.