This guide has links to career training programs for students who do not want to start at a four year college, but want to train for a career.
These links will show the admission requirements, expectations, courses, schedules and costs, as well as how to apply.
This guide has links to many programs that take 2 years or less to complete.
These programs offer free training or have very low cost for the trainee. They are hands on, on the job training and are often combined with classroom training hours one or two nights a week. Theseprograms lead to becoming a full apprentice, and require a certain number of hours on the job. Many are union sponsored and you become a member of that union with all the benefits of union membership. With training and experience, most workers become an apprentice in 4 years and a journeyperson in 7 years.
These programs lead to a certificate and require less time and money than a degree program. They prepare students for entry level positions. There are hundreds of course options and offers options in most areas of study. If you are undecided, take some time to look through all these offerings at the affordable community colleges of NH and see if there is one that is a good fit for you.
Often students will start here and earn a certificate which now allows them to get hired in an entry level position and then continue taking more classes, many times with financial assistance from an employer. Most of these certificate class credits can also be applied toward a degree if you return for one.
It is important to ask and learn about employment options and employment rates when applying to these programs so you know exactly what your outcomes could be for employment after earning the certificate.
Click on this link to learn about what non credit certificate programs are:
These are private training programs.