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3 Major Differences Between Trade Schools vs. College

March 11, 2016

audio engineer at a trade schoolWhen considering continuing your education after high school there is really 4 options most students consider which is either a four-year college, community college, military service or a trade school. When applying you take into consideration everything about Trade Schools vs. College.

We would like to share with you 3 major differences you should think about when considering a trade school vs. traditional college. Our trade school helps students  further their careers in less time, for a lower cost, and with more of an skills based educational focus than traditional colleges.

3 Major Differences between Trade Schools vs. Colleges are:

  1. Time
  2. Money
  3. Specialization

Let us dive into the three major difference of time, money, and specialization for you to better understand why a trade school like CRAS is a better choice for you then traditional college if you value these three areas.

The first one is time. Do you know it only takes 11 months to go through our complete audio/music engineering and production program vs. going to college for a 4 years degree that takes on average 5 years.

Also, the first two to three years of college is usually general courses not related to anything you really want to do when you graduate. Also, consider how much the world will change in a 4-year period vs. 11 months and how that applies to what you learn over that span. In college, after four years how much of that information and education can you apply vs. an 11 month trade school program like ours at CRAS?

The second one is money. According to the college board (hat tip: collegedata.com) the average cost of tuition for the 2015-2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents and $23,893 per year for out of state residents.

In other words, ($36-$120k) to go to a 4-year college vs. our 11-month program that is much less, and more employment based valuable. Call today to discuss our program tuition. We also include a laptop recording package as part of the program cost while again most schools you have to pays hundred if not thousands for books you need in each class.

The third major difference is specialization. As we mentioned above usually the first 2-3 years of a 4-year college is general education classes and electives not even specialized in your major or based on the industry you want to enter when you leave college. We have helped hundreds of students that have lost interest in their education at the university level after 2 years due to not being able to learn their passion and receive the hands-on experience they desire.

Our program is designed to help you gain the skills you need to enter  into the career fields of audio for video gaming, music recording and production, movie post production, Foley and location recording, live broadcasting and live concert sound  reinforcement opportunities.

Everything you learn hands on combined with our mandatory industry internship  will be based on the above areas and topics so you are ready to gain employment in these fields.

Apply today and BE CRAS