What's the Difference Between Vocational Schools and Universities?

Vocational School:
2 Year Community College:
4 Year University:
Career Specificity
• Specialized Trades
• e.g. Plumbing, Auto Mechanic, etc.
Takes Less Time
• 6 months to 2 years
Qualified for job as soon as you graduate
♦ Provide you with job placement assistance in industry of interest
Can do entire program online or on campus site, depending on the school
More Hands-On Experience
Average Cost of Attendance: $33,000 (Saves you more money!)
♦ Associate's Degree
• Part Time
• Can Work
Specialized Degree
• e.g. Police, Dental, Therapy
Transfer Opportunity
♦ Flexible During School
Average Cost of Attendance: $6,000
Bachelor's Degree
• B.A. (Arts)
 B.S. (Science)
More Options
• Study Abroad Programs
Career Flexibility
Grad School:
• Medicine
• Law
• Business
Flexible Opportunities After Graduation
Average Cost of Attendance: $127,000


* Contact your Case Manager if you would like to know more about your options and we can get started on creating a college or vocational training plan tailored FOR you!

Beyond Foster Care: Need for Services Beyond the Age of 21

This survey is for California former foster, Independent Living Program (ILP) eligible probation, and dual status youth ages 22 to 35. The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences and need for services of California former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth who are between the ages of 22 and 35. Participation in the study would last about 20 to 35 minutes. You may choose to withdraw your participation at any time. Your answers will be confidential. The information will be kept in a secure database with no identifying information for the duration of the study. 

The findings of this study will be used to provide suggestions for programs and services that will improve long-term outcomes for former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth. 

Visit this link in order to complete the survey! 


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