Technical Colleges

  • Technical Colleges offer open door admissions and lower tuition rates. Students who complete associate degrees and certificates are more likely to move into higher-status management and professional positions with higher earnings. An investment of a few thousand dollars now will likely pay lifelong dividends, as students who earn associate degrees average lifetime earnings of $250,000 more than people without degrees.

    compass test

    The COMPASS® computer-adaptive college placement test helps colleges:
    • Quickly evaluate incoming students' skill levels in reading, writing, math, and ESL
    • Place students in appropriate courses
    • Connect them to the resources they need to achieve academic success
    Your counselor and/or career specialist can provide additional information about the Compass and instruct you on contacting your local community and/or technical college to take the Compass test.