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What exactly IS a vocational school?

Topic: Academics | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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A vocational school offers training in fields that require certain expertise. Examples include mechanics, welding and hair dressing. This is a great option for students that can't afford a 4-year university or want to gain career-specific training.

Answered by: Iamerica N. | almost 4 years ago
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Vocational schools teach a vocation. They typically train someone in 6 to 24 months for a job. Vocational schools are also focused on a specific subset of schools, whereas colleges train everyone in a wide array of fields. For example, many vocational schools teach auto and motor repair. Vocational schools may also teach electronics, electrical repair work, and HVAC.

Answered by: Tbw R. | almost 4 years ago
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Vocational school is the one that teaches skills required to perform a job. It is not education in real sense but sort of training. It is post-secondary in United States and classes are offered through technical institutes or community colleges. A certification is provided by vocational school after the end of the course.

Answered by: Sandra P. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is one that focuses on teaching a trade, or the skills needed for that trade. Some examples of trades might be car repair, plumbing, or construction. This contrasts with non-vocational schools, which have a larger focus on the liberal arts, which are not directly job skills.

Answered by: Laura46 I. | almost 4 years ago
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Vocational school prepares trainees for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities. Traditionally these are non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation. It is sometimes referred to as technical education as the trainee directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques or technology.

Answered by: Jen B. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is one that offers certificate programs for skilled trades such as welding, practical nursing and mechanics. Basically, it provides the skills and training needed for employees to excel in labor positions. These types of schools are often referred to as vo-tech schools. Some credits earning in a vocational school can transfer over to traditional university credits.

Answered by: Melissahollifield Y. | almost 4 years ago
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Traditionally, a vocational school, also known as technical education, offered training in careers that require practical expertise. This includes specific trades such as welding, blacksmithing, or mechanics, or more general education geared to the retail or beauty industry. Now, however, more and more vocational schools are now offering courses to cover information technology and the tourism industry. Other careers that are typical at a vocational school include plumbing, electricity, carpentry, professional locksmithing, floral designer, and motorcycle repair technician. Other careers, which may not be so obvious, include medical transcription and medical insurance clerk, home inspection, professional bridal consultant, veterinary assistant, and hotel/restaurant management.

Answered by: Jen B. | almost 4 years ago
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Vocational schools teach a vocation. They typically train someone in 6 to 24 months for a job. Vocational schools are also focused on a specific subset of schools, whereas colleges train everyone in a wide array of fields. For example, many vocational schools teach auto and motor repair. Vocational schools may also teach electronics, electrical repair work, and HVAC.

Answered by: Tbw R. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is one that focuses on teaching a trade, or the skills needed for that trade. Some examples of trades might be car repair, plumbing, or construction. This contrasts with non-vocational schools, which have a larger focus on the liberal arts, which are not directly job skills.

Answered by: Laura46 I. | almost 4 years ago
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Vocational school prepares trainees for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities. Traditionally these are non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation. It is sometimes referred to as technical education as the trainee directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques or technology.

Answered by: Jen B. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is one that offers certificate programs for skilled trades such as welding, practical nursing and mechanics. Basically, it provides the skills and training needed for employees to excel in labor positions. These types of schools are often referred to as vo-tech schools. Some credits earning in a vocational school can transfer over to traditional university credits.

Answered by: Melissahollifield Y. | almost 4 years ago
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Vocational School is schools which train students or teach student to perform a skilled job. Vocational education is also called as career or technical education because here students are taught to perform jobs or activities based on manual or practical activities which are totally related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation. In other words vocational schools are those who provide education in procedural knowledge. A student can join vocational school at Secondary level or Post Secondary level. Vocational education can also be related to the age-old apprenticeship system of learning.

Answered by: Jinsin F. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school typically trains its student on one particular subject. It is more of a hands-on training center that focuses on the career that the student is actually interested, such as welding, blacksmithing, masonary, etc. These schools are less focused on the more traditional courses, such as math, history, etc.

Answered by: Jess Em E. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is basically a school that focuses only on teaching skills for a specific career path. It skips over most of the general education classes that universities require. They are a good alternative if you are trying to quickly learn a set of skills and find a job in that field. However, they are generally not taken as seriously as universities, however.

Answered by: I Miss Uni G. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a post-high school institution that is designed for people going into a specific field. Often vocational schools are geared around IT, engineering or building-specific careers. Vocational schools are often appropriate for people who don't feel comfortable in a traditional college. Four year colleges offer a wide variety of classes because most people enter not knowing their direction; vocational schools are geared to help those who already know what they want to do.

Answered by: Recent Graduate P. | over 3 years ago
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A vocational school is also called a trade school or a career school. Vocational schools teach specific skills that prepare you for a specific career. They usually last for 2 years. A carpenter would go to a vocational school to learn carpentry. A mechanic would go to a vocational school to learn about cars and how to fix them. There is a wide variety of courses you can take at a vocational school, but these certificates are not the same as a bachelor___s degree from a 4 year university.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | over 3 years ago
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Vocational schools are schools that teach a specific skill. Students can learn this skill within a years time, and earn a certificate that can be helpful in getting a job in that field. Vocational schools have courses in car mechanics, child care, culinary arts, and cosmotology, to name a few. They most often do not have dorms, so the students commute from home.

Answered by: Mighty Spidey L. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school that actually prepare you for a career you want to advance in. Its basically a technical school, a school without all the other unnecessary subjects. Vocational school focuses on specific classes that relate to the job you are interested in. So for instance if you wanted to be a fashion designer, the key core classes would be subjected around sewing and marketing,etc.

Answered by: Coleb Q. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school that provides the only the learning necessary for a particular career. In many cases they teach only non academic, job specific skills and not math, science, language arts, etc. unless they are needed for the chosen profession. For instance if you wanted to be a mechanic, an artist, computer programmer, horse shoer, etc. you could go to a vocational school that teaches only those things necessary to perform your chosen career.

Answered by: Shastasmom F. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school where students focus on job training and classes geared for a certain focus. Electrical schools, carpentry, and automotive repair are some of the programs you would study at a vocational schools. They are great if you did a Vocational Program in high school and a lot of jobs look at them as highly regarded programs such as Harley Davidson and Ford Motor Company.

Answered by: Paulie J313 G. | almost 4 years ago
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The cynical response: a scam. Vocational schools are supposed to be schools that teach a certain skill without the distribution requirements that go with a liberal arts education. The problem is that such schools have a horrible graduation and job placement rate. A lot of them are set up just to get as much loan money as possible. For certain skillsets, a good way to avoid this trap is to go to community college and get an associate's degree in whatever field is closest to the trade you want to learn.

Answered by: Null Terminator N. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school in which one learns a specific skill set tailored to working a specific job, for example, carpentry. They are the successors to an apprentice-like education, in which one enters the workplace under the tutelage of an experienced worker. A vocational school is the opposite of a liberal arts school, in which the student is educated in a wide range of subjects designed to produce a 'well-rounded' student. The best way to think of the difference between the two is that liberal arts school provide 'education', while vocational schools provide 'training'. Vocational schools have never been as popular in the United States as they are in Europe (especially Germany), but they are becoming increasingly more popular in the US as the economy worsens.

Answered by: Njanetos U. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school where you can learn a specific trade hands on. Examples of courses that you can take at a vocational school are: culinary, cosmotology, and car mechanics. You will learn everything that you need to know about these topics, or others, so that when you complete the program you would be able to get a job in these fields. Most vocational schools do not offer bachelor's degrees, but rather offer certificates.

Answered by: Mighty Spidey L. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school teaches a narrow set of skills for a specific job. For example if I want to be an auto mechanic I need to know how to work on cars. A vocational school will give me all of the training needed without all the extra math and science.

Answered by: Zolty F. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school offers training in jobs that require hands-on expertise. Cosmetology schools are an example of a vocational school. Other examples include auto mechanic training, cooking instruction, art or fashion instruction, or construction work.

Answered by: Kat68 Q. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school that teaches trade skills. Unlike a college, you are being taught a specific skill to go out into the world with. Most of these skills are along the lines of carpenter, mechanic, construction and other "hands on" type of jobs. If you are not able to handle a college, this is a good back up for post high school education.

Answered by: College Student123 T. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school that teaches exactly how to do a specific job. If I wanted to be a carpenter, a vocational school would give me all the skills necessary to start.

Answered by: Zolty F. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school in which students are taught the skills needed to perform a particular job. Traditionally, vocational schools have not existed to further education in the sense of liberal arts, but rather to teach only job-specific skills, and as such have been better considered to be institutions devoted to training, not education. They can also be called trade schools.

Answered by: Jen B. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school that offers programs that have practical expertise training. This would be the type of school to go to if you are interested in welding, mechanics, transcription, etc. The training does not take as long as a regular college education and it will give you all the training you need to obtain a job in that field.

Answered by: Jenny P P. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school, is a secondary level school, that offers instruction and practical introductory experience in skilled trades such as mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, and construction. It prepares trainees for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation. It is sometimes referred to as career or technical education as the trainee directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques or technology.

Answered by: Mi55i3 C. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a school that teaches students a trade. If someone goes to school to be a cosmetologist, a welder, a yoga instructor, or a machinist, he or she is working towards a vocational degree. Vocational schools do not usually offer traditional college courses. Instead, they offer courses that prepare students for a very specific trade-based career.

Answered by: Collegegrad10 I. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school prepares students to work in a number of fields. Popular studies include auto repair, building trades and heavy-equipment related work. Vocational schools also prepare students for entry level positions in the health and technology fields. A vocational school enables students to enter the work force more quickly than a traditional four-year college. Many of these schools are also preparing students for work in alternative energy jobs, such as wind generation.

Answered by: Jane Sparks U. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is a career training school. Instead of taking general education classes that you are required to take at a regular college (math, english, science, humanities, etc), you take classes that directly train you for the field you are entering. For example, if your field is automotive technology and repair, you would take classes about repairing, building, and maintaining vehicles. If you are entering the medical billing and coding field, you would take classes for medical terminology, insurance information, and proper documentation of client records. Other career fields include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, floral, transcription, veterinary assistant, bridal consultant, and hotel management.

Answered by: Ker239 C. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is also known as a trade school. When you attend a trade school you are taught how to perform a specific job or skill. At a trade school your education is tailored specifically to this particular career or job. This might include skills such as plumbing, carpentry, health tech positions, and auto repair. So if you know that you want to be a carpenter, you would attend a vocational school where you'll be taught all the skills of a carpenter so that once you are done you can work as a carpenter.

Answered by: Cookiemonster K. | almost 4 years ago
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Traditionally, a vocational school, also known as technical education, offered training in careers that require practical expertise. This includes specific trades such as welding, blacksmithing, or mechanics, or more general education geared to the retail or beauty industry. Now, however, more and more vocational schools are now offering courses to cover information technology and the tourism industry. Other careers that are typical at a vocational school include plumbing, electricity, carpentry, professional locksmithing, floral designer, and motorcycle repair technician. Other careers, which may not be so obvious, include medical transcription and medical insurance clerk, home inspection, professional bridal consultant, veterinary assistant, and hotel/restaurant management.

Answered by: Jen B. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is usually a program that teaches the "how to" of a particular profession. It is usually designed to teach a very specific set of skills for a very particular career. Unlike traditional education, they are concerned with training individuals to perform jobs. Many provide certification programs related to a very specific profession.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | almost 4 years ago
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A vocational school is usually a program that teaches the "how to" of a particular profession. It is usually designed to teach a very specific set of skills for a very particular career. Unlike traditional education, they are concerned with training individuals to perform jobs. Many provide certification programs related to a very specific profession.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | almost 4 years ago
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Vocational school is the one that teaches skills required to perform a job. It is not education in real sense but sort of training. It is post-secondary in United States and classes are offered through technical institutes or community colleges. A certification is provided by vocational school after the end of the course.

Answered by: Sandra P. | almost 4 years ago
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