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vocational school can be thought of as a general term for either trade or technical schools. Vocational school programs will prepare students to enter directly into their work field faster and often at a lower cost than a traditional four-year college or university after receiving a certification or vocational degree. There are many different types of vocational degrees and certifications, including aviation mechanic, welder, wind-power technician, HVAC technician, auto mechanic, electrician, carpenter, and medical assistant.

Most vocational schools do not require an SAT or ACT score. However, most vocational schools do require placement tests. If a student scores high enough on an SAT or ACT test, they may not be required to take the placement tests.

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Vocational Trade Schools in Texas

  • This site provides information on vocational and trade schools in Texas. The site also provides career and salary information for trade school professions and lists scholarship opportunities for Texas trade school students.

Best Trade Schools in Texas

  • Best Colleges offers a guide that lists the best trade schools in Texas, along with career and financial advice.

Niche 2024 Best Trade School in Texas

  • Niche lists the best trade schools in Texas, giving users a chance to customize their search options to best fit their needs. Users can compare schools, read user reviews, and take the college quiz to find the school with the best fit.

Trade Schools, Vocational Schools, and Tech Schools

  • Learn about the differences and similarities between trade schools, vocational schools, and tech schools from this site.