These types of post secondary educational options are growing in popularity. With more and more adults who are already established in the workforce are looking for a faster way to increase their working skills, trade or technical schools are a great way to get that training fast and inexpensively.
At these schools, students usually receive a license, a certificate, or an associate degree. The difference between technical schools and trade schools is that technical schools teach the science behind the occupation, while trade schools focus on hands-on application of skills needed to do the job.
These programs usually last from about six months to 12 or 18 months depending on the type of program. They are also usually less expensive than a College or University.