Technical and Vocational Careers


Many careers do not require a 4-year bachelor's degree. A technical or certificate program or an apprenticeship can get you started in a great career with good job prospects and salary. These programs can range from a few months to a few years depending on your field of study.

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Real Work Matters

This website is a hub for all things related to vocational colleges across the US! Check out available programs, types of careers, insights into the vocational route and much more!

Here is a list of all the programs in California!

Palomar College CTE Programs

Palomar has great Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with affordable tuition! Check them all out here.

Miracosta College Technology Career Institute

Low cost, hassle-free classes, workshops and programs, from enrichment classes to job training programs, we provide the types of classes that make it easy for you to reach your career goals.

Associated General Contractors of America Apprenticeship and Training Trust

The state’s first and largest open-shop apprenticeship program, run by contractors, for contractors. Firmly committed to increasing the number of skilled construction workers and producing our industry's future workforce by providing the highest level of training and education to registered apprentices.

Other Local Vocational/Technical Schools


Check out this video about the benefits of a vocational training

Success in the New Economy from Brian Y. Marsh on Vimeo.