Is a university better than a technical college?
- Anonymous9 months ago
yes unless tech college is regionally accredited.
- IdealistLv 710 months ago
I cannot claim that a university is better than a technical college. Because everyone's academic goal is different from each other. It really depends on what you want to do with your life. Some people are willing to pursue higher education while others do not. And you need to find out what really interests you, find out in what way(s) you can learn better. Because there are infinitely many ways to learn something. For example, some people prefer the traditional one, being inside a classroom and learn from the professor. Some people prefer hands-on training while others prefer online programs to study whatever interests them.
- 10 months ago
If you can identify with the view that “Universities might give the degrees, but it’s life that gives the education” , then your career choice will probably be better enhansed by attending a technical or vocational college rather than a university.
Let me explain.
Vocational or Higher Ed. learning
While both of these educational institutions exist to facilitate learning, they each do so by using an entirely different approach. In large part, universities issue industry memberships in the form of qualifications, whereas technical and vocational qualifications focus more on giving you confidence and competency to sucessfully apply a specific skill-set. These colleges are often called ‘Vocational’ or are said to be located in the VET sector of education, whereas universities are usually categorized as being in the Higher Ed. sector.
Many industries, particularly the professions like accounting, medicine, architecture and law, all require a university degree as a pre-requisite (membership) to joining their associations. However, there are many other industries, like the trades, Information Technology, health, retail and hospitality, that are far more interested in your ability to confidently and competently perform a task, than what qualification or ‘piece of paper’ you might have.
So, the choice of whether to go to university or a technical college is pretty much made for you based on the career choice that you wish to pursue. If the focus of your career choice is on joining an association that will open the door to advance your career, then a university course is for you. If not, then a technical education will possibly be far more appropriate and useful for you.
As I have previously explained, if you wish to work in one of the professions or work for the government, then your career would be greatly enhanced by a university qualification, whereas private enterprise generally look for people with the applied skill sets that has been enhanced by the technical college learning approach.
- oldprofLv 710 months ago
No...they're are equally as good for their specific purpose. So the real issue is this...what's your purpose?
What do you need the education for? Once you figure that out, then you can match your needs to the university or technical school appropriately.
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- ibu guruLv 710 months ago
Depends on your field of study & intended career path. The two are very different! You do not get technical training & certifications from an academic institution such as a 4-yr university.
- 10 months ago
In my opinion, a technical or vocational college/school education is better than a university education. Even more and more educators are seriously doubting the value of higher education today. “We are educating people for the wrong futures,” laments the Futurist report. In contrast, note what the Bible says about God: “I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit yourself, the One causing you to tread in the way in which you should walk. O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.” (Isaiah 48:17, 18)Source(s): jw.org; Bible
- Sam SpayedLv 710 months ago
"Better" how? You're not going to learn how to be a welder at a university. You're not going to learn how to be a doctor at a technical college. It all depends on what you want to learn and why you want to learn it.
- TardisAndTheHareLv 710 months ago
Technical colleges teach you what you need to know to work, and this is why President Trump wants to promote them. Universities teach you to speak Latin, just in case you meet an ancient Roman, and teach you under-water back-packing skills, just in case you are leading a troop of boy scouts on an under-water hike.
- k wLv 710 months ago
not with the communist/socialist/collectivist professors, if they're favored there.......
- wind_updollLv 710 months ago
It depends on your goal. Tech schools offer hands-on training, internships using these skills, where universities seem to have more clout stressing coursework acquired.