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  Vocational Programming

Vocational programs and schools offer career-focused training and hands-on skill development. Programs can be finished in two years or less and can equip you with the skills necessary to begin or enhance your career.

Vocational schools, also known as trade or career schools, and correspondence schools can be a great way to train for a variety of jobs. But not all these schools are reputable. Research any school you hope to attend, its training program, its record of job placement for graduates, and its fees before you commit. Click here to read more about choosing a vocational school.

Search the categories below to find programs that match your goals and interests.


Mechanic inspecting an engine

Auto Mechanic

barber trimming a man's beard


Beauty + Cosmetology


Architects working together at construction site


Culinary Training


Dentist working on a patient

Dental Assistant

Electrician shortening wires


Paramedics putting woman into ambulance

EMT + Paramedic

Financial Services

Food + Hospitality

Worker wrapping an HVAC air duct with foil tape




Woman looks at samples under a microscope

Medical Assistant


Nurse helping woman in a wheelchair


Physical therapist examining patient

Occupational Therapy Assistant

paralegal at work


Pharmacist in training stocking shelves

Pharmacy Technician

Physical therapist in training

Physical Therapy Assistant

Radiologist reading a CAT scan

Radiology Technician

Services + Utilities


transportation employees pointing at a tablet with two trucks in the background


Young veterinarian is examining a dog with stethoscope

Veterinary Technician

Search below to learn more about schools offering vocational and trade programs.

Auburn University

140 different majors
13 colleges + schools
Online classes available

National Center For Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

Over 70 craft areas
4,000 accredited locations
Portable credentials

Penn Foster College

Over 100 accredited programs
Flexible scheduling
Mobile learning

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