Pursuing a technical career is a good option for those who are looking to earn a degree in a shorter length of time, but enrolling in a technical school requires the fulfillment of a certain number of requisites similar to those of a four year college.
For starters, most schools require you be at least 16 years old when you apply, and certain careers will not accept students before the age of 18. In most cases this requirement is in place because of the focus of specific study programs, such as those in the health field.
One of the main requirements for a technical career is a high school diploma, or a GED. If you have not received your high school equivalency certificate, most technical schools also offer options for students to earn their GED prior to enrollment. Once you have fulfilled this requirement, you will have to take an admissions test, which can vary according to the field you want to enter. SAT and ACT scores are also important requirements, but the minimums can fluctuate according to school specifications.
Because of all this, your best option is to call the school you are interested in and find out their specific requirements, so you can prepare appropriately. After all, you don't want to find out you are missing something the day before the application deadline.
How can I prepare myself for a technical career?
Preparing yourself for a technical career requires some planning and organization. First of all, make sure you are fully convinced this is what you want to do. There is no sense in starting school only to drop out halfway through.
Visit or call the school you are planning to attend to get a full list of requirements. Keep this list in a visible place so you can consult it periodically. Get your paperwork in order, and if applying to different schools, place the required documents in separate folders that have been neatly labeled. This helps you keep track of what you are missing and what you already have.
Above all, prepare yourself for the admissions test by reading up on your high school subjects and answering the sample exams provided on the ACT website for the COMPASS test. This will help you become familiar with the layout of the exam and you will not receive any unwanted surprises on the day you take it.
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