Vocational schools provide real hands-on job training for a number of fields including plumbing, mechanics, accounting, carpentry, animal training, electrician, HVAC, and gunsmithing amongst others. Information Technology is also found in many vocational schools, allowing students to train to become an IT professional.
Vocational schools offer Information Technology courses both online and in a traditional college form. Upon graduating, students will have a certificate (as opposed to a degree) in Information Technology that will require the job training and education needed to be hired as an Information Technology professional with many small and large companies.
In most cases, students can earn their IT certification within 2 full-time semesters, allowing them to head out into the working world sooner than a traditional college course. As a student of Information Technology in a vocational setting, students will learn about networking, systems security, and database management as well as desktop repair. Since so many companies hire IT professionals each year, it means that there are many job openings, but fierce competition. Being able to show your certificate in IT training may help make or break your chances at a career within the field.
The fortunate thing about a vocational IT program is that the program jumps right into the training. Very few, if any, core courses are given, meaning that all the courses that are taken involve IT. There are no supplemental courses to fill a credit quota or have little to do with the IT field itself. Many people appreciate that fact and don’t have to worry about excess courses that won’t actually be of any help upon graduation.