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Trade School vs. College | Making the best decision for you | Careers in Healthcare | ACTS

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

Trade vs. College

Let's face it college is not for everyone. This could be because not all people will be able to make the commitment need for time and money. This where trade schools come into play. Americation Career and Training School (ACTS) brings a unique approach to education. Trade Schools or vocational programs as they can also be called, differ from colleges in two main aspects, time and money. Trade Schools on average cost less than colleges and required less time to finish the program.

Understanding the difference Between Trade and College.

Trade schools offer focused training for a particular job. For example, to become a Mechanic, plumber, or Patient Care Technician, you must go to a trade school. They give Certificates to students who complete the program. This Certificate certifies that the student is able to complete the tasks that are required or expected of them in a given field.

Colleges, on the other hand, offer a different approach. Colleges offer degrees, and sometimes degrees along with a certificate. (Teaching Certificate) Degrees are different levels of education which can be used for different types of jobs. Associate's and Bachelor's degrees are general studies, and enough to enter the workforce in a respective field. Masters degrees are programs with a specialized focus in a given area. Doctors are the highest level of education one can receive in a given field. With college, it takes a lot of time and money to earn these degrees.

Why Trade School should be your First Choice?

Whether you are fresh out of high school or want to go back to school for a new career trade school can give a great new start! You can find many trade schools that offer affordable education and an accessible path to a meaningful career. The Americation Career and Training School (ACTS) offers many programs for jobs in healthcare. These jobs are positions like Phlebotomy and EKG technicians, Surgical Technicians, Patient Care Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, and Dental Assistants. Americation even offers programs in Business, Construction, Education and Sports Fitness. Going to a trade school before starting a journey into a career in a particular field can give you an inside look at what working in that field would really be like while getting paid! Making education affordable and accessible for all is our goal and we believe that education should be a low-risk investment with high return rather than a lifelong commitment to paying back student loans.


Trade school can offer you a path to a career. If you are intersected in a career in healthcare you can take a trade program to become certified, start working and see if you want to embark on a college path, before making that investment.

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