Choosing a Program and School
It's the big question—what program are you going to enrol in and where?
Before answering, do a little prep work.
Find out what training you need to reach your goals and think about your learning options. Your choices include private or public learning institutions, vocational training or distance learning. You could also study on a full-time or part-time basis.
Mark down all the steps you'll need to accomplish to be successful in your plan. For example, several disciplines and careers require strong skills like writing or math, so it would be helpful to make sure that you have the required training in these areas.
If you didn’t graduate from high school but want to go on to post-secondary education, Explore Adult Learning Options or see if taking a General Educational Development high school equivalency program can help you accomplish your goals.
Skills you've earned in the workplace might count for an equivalency in a post-secondary educational, training or learning program through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).
Now you can start looking at post-secondary programs and schools. Here are some things to think about when choosing a school:
- course content
- program availability
- prerequisites needed
- size of the school
- location of the school
- distance from home
- student life
- scholarships and financial assistance.
With that in mind, check out these databases: