What is vocational school? And what can you study to earn a vocational degree? Vocational schools emphasize career-focused training in fields like healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. During a vocational program, learners gain practical knowledge and skills in their area of study. After completing a certificate or degree, graduates pursue careers in their field.
The most popular occupational programs include the health sciences, business, manufacturing, protective services, and the computer or information sciences. Learners can also study legal services, cosmetology, emergency services, or business in a vocational program.
Most vocational degrees blend classroom and experiential learning. For instance, allied healthcare programs include clinical hours in a medical facility. Mechanics practice their skills in a shop or lab. Emergency services programs incorporate a practicum that allows students to train in an ambulance or hospital.
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