Tips you need to know before taking that first step
Are you considering enrolling in a technical school, but not sure where to start? We’ve compiled tips to help you begin your search and steps to expect during the enrollment process.
Whether you’re a recent high school graduate entering the job market for the first time or someone looking for a new career in a growing field, technical schools offer accelerated programs and hands-on training to help you pursue your career goals.
Read on to learn more about the admissions process.
Pick Your Career Focus
Technical schools offer a variety of programs that can vary in tuition, length of courses and graduation requirements, providing you the opportunity to select a path that supports your individual career goals.
To start, you will want to make a list of trade schools to research. During this time, you will want to consider what schools offer career training in your area of interest, what certifications and licensing you’ll be prepared to obtain, and whether the school offers externships or clinicals to provide you with additional hands-on training in the field.
- Advanced Class A CDL Driving
- Class A CDL Driving
- Practical Nurse
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Explore Your Future
Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to learn more about your selected career path in person, reach out to the admissions department to schedule an appointment.
During your initial phone call and campus visit, an admissions representative will get to know you and will discuss your career goals. They’ll provide information on your program and will help walk you through the enrollment process. This is an important meeting where you will get to ask detailed questions such as:
- What coursework is involved in the program?
- Are flexible class times and online learning options available?
- What types of educational funding are available?
- Does the school offer scholarships?
- Does the school offer training in professional development and job searching skills?
- Does the school assist with job placement after graduation?
- What are the future career opportunities and job growth statistics in this field?
Then you’ll have a chance to tour the campus and program labs.
At Professional Skills Institute, we’re always excited when prospective students visit. On your personal campus tour, you’ll get the chance to experience the campus setting and meet with instructors and students enrolled in your desired program. In addition, you’ll learn about the specific course components of your chosen program, walk through study labs and see the actual equipment used in career training.
After a tour of Professional Skills Institute, we ensure that every student meets with a financial aid representative to talk about options for financial assistance and potential resources for educational funding.
Ready to schedule your visit, click here.
Once you’ve had the opportunity to gather all the information you need to move forward, it’s time to apply.
Are you ready to take the first step towards a new career with the help of a technical school education? Our dedicated admissions team is here to help you get started and support you throughout the enrollment process. Visit us today to schedule a tour or call us at 800-216-5770 to learn more.