• Alternatives to College!

    College may not be your chosen path to your future. Have no fear, there are many other opportunities for you to continue your growth. From employment to the military to furthering your education via specialty training. Please see below for additional information.

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    Specialty Schools

    American College of Building Arts

    The American College of the Building Arts is an accredited, small non-profit college located in Charleston, SC that offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in six craft specializations: 
    • Architectural Carpentry
    • Architectural Stone Carving
    • Blacksmithing
    • Classical Architecture & Design
    • Plaster
    • Timber Framing

    ACBA focuses on preservation and educating skilled artisans by offering a program that combines the skilled trades with a Liberal Arts education. See more about the school here!

    North Bennet St. School

    North Bennet Street School’s mission is to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship.

    The school’s intensive, hands-on training helps students from around the world to achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. We encourage individual growth and curiosity, along with technical mastery and a commitment to excellence.

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     Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)

    Since its doors were first opened in 1929, PIA has taken pride in the quality of its education programs and the successes of its graduates. Regardless of the program, a PIA education emphasizes hands-on learning. Qualified faculty members strive to present thorough and thoughtful instruction as they blend their practical experiences with new information and techniques. Of equal importance is the list of student services that are provided from the first day of instruction through, and beyond, graduation.

    PIA’s main campus offers AST degree programs in Aviation Technology. The branch campuses (including one in Myrtle Beach) also offer a diploma or certificate program in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

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    Universal Technical Institute

    Students can train for careers in Automotive and Diesel, Collision Repair, Motorcycle and Marine, and Welding, all the way to Aviation, Energy, HVACR, and CNC Machining through programs offered at our 16 trade school campuses. Additionally, students can earn credentials and recognition from manufacturers and professional organizations.

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    Imagine America

    The Imagine America Foundation is committed to promoting the value of specialized career education and helping students get the hands-on training they deserve.

    Through conducting surveys, recognizing cutting-edge industry developments, and sharing information, we nurture a robust network of school counselors, workforce development boards, Veterans Affairs offices, and training programs all across the country.


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    AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve directly with nonprofit organizations to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Volunteer and job opportunities throughout the country. 

    Career Training

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    Become a Surveyor

    Want to own a company? Investigate a crime? Play with the latest technology? Find new oil resources? Help reduce our carbon footprint? You can if you are a surveyor. Surveyors work indoors and out, in the city and country, even on mountains and under water. Click to learn which path in surveying best suits you. 

    RV Technicians are in demand like never before. The RV community is growing rapidly, but the number of well-trained RV techs hasn't been growing at the same pace. No matter your training pathway, the ability to secure a stable and well-paid career in RV service has never been better with 97% year over year job growth.