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Academic vs. Vocational
Student Support Services

An interactive PowerPoint to help students decide between:

2 year Vocational/Technical School
2 year Community College
4 year University

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  • 1. ACADEMIC VS. VOCATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT STRATEGIES Cynthia Hulshizer
  • 2. What type of college is right for you? 2 year Vocational/Technical College  Specific employment knowledge & skills taught  Certifications, Associates Degrees 2 year Community College  Preparation to attend a 4 year degree or to obtain employment  Certifications, Associates Degrees 4 year University/College  Certifications, Bachelor, Masters & PhD Degrees
  • 3. 2 Year 2 year Vocational/Technical Community College College CLICK HERE CLICK HERE What type of College are you interested in? 4 Year University/College CLICK HERE
  • 4. 2 Year Technical, Vocational, Community College Easy, Open Enrollment The Cost is Lower WATCH! Hands On, Practical Curriculum Get a Certificate or Associates Degree Fast Average Academic Aptitude Needed To Update Existing Work Skills Focus on Job Specific Curriculums Transfer Programs for Higher Education Possible
  • 5. 4 Year College/University  Greater selection of majors & minors  Esteemed Doctorate & Masters Level Professors  Faculty involved in research & scholarly activities  Recognized as more professional & prestigious  Students are confident in their academic abilities  More student activities & resources WATCH!  Types of Degrees  ARTS: Broader scope, humanities, theoretical and general knowledge in a recognized discipline, interdisciplinary field, or professional study.  SCIENCE: Focused science base to include a balance of liberal arts, technological knowledge, math and computer oriented skills, and practical skills needed for a particular discipline within the field.
  • 6. Prepare for 2 year Colleges If the movie does not show go here: What to do
  • 7. What 2 year Colleges want from Students  High School Diploma, GED or an aptitude to do college work  Satisfactory results on Reading, Writing & Math placement test  Understanding they might need to take development or remedial courses  Eager, motivated students who are interested in consistent or accelerated coursework Choosing A MAJOR
  • 8. Prepare for 4 year Colleges If the movie does not work, go here: Push Yourself
  • 9. What 4 year Colleges want from Students  Excellent SAT, ACT scores  High Grade Point Average  Challenging College Prep Courses  Leadership Positions  Community Service  Class Rank/Standing  Insightful, well-written essays  Quality & Relevant References  Work/Entrepreneurial experiences
  • 10. Choosing a Major Click then be patient Wait for the webpage to appear If the URL for this slide does not work please see: http://www.mymajor.com
  • 11. Personality Test Click then be patient Wait for the webpage to appear If the URL for this slide does not work please see: http://www.personality100.com
  • 12. Values Assessment Test Click then be patient Wait for the webpage to appear If the URL for this slide does not work please see: http://www.myplan.com
  • 13. References & Credits 10 Things Colleges Seek From High School Applicants by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. http://www.quintcareers.com/college_application_items.html Two-Year Colleges vs. Four Year Colleges & Universities http://www.elearners.com/guide-to-online-education/online- education-providers.asp#two_vs_four Find your Major! http://www.mymajors.com/ Values Assessment Test http://www.myplan.com/assess/values.php 41 Questions 1 Personailty http://www.41q.com/
  • 14. References & Credits Sounds: Clip Art Media Files Images: Google Images You Tube MOVIES: Push Yourself http://www.youtube.com/v/OKEhwQIio6E What to do http://www.youtube.com/v/XLhZUNo5rf4 POWER POINT created by: Cynthia Hulshizer