12 terms

Lesson 10-Education and Advancement

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Apprenticeship
A learning period of up to five years including the job training (with pay) and additional coursework at night.
Associate's Degree
A degree that generally takes two years of study and is awarded by a community, junior, or buisiness college.
Bachelor's Degree
An academic degree which usually takes four years to earn and is awarded by a college or university.
Career Ladder
Upward movement from an entry-level job to the job that is a final goal.
College
A four-year institution of learing where students earn an undergraduate degree (BA or BS degree).
Community College
A two-year college that emphasizes career training, or a less expensive way to complete the first two years of college before transferring to a four-year college.
Cooperative Education
When a degree program is combined with an internship in a company as part of practical education in the field.
Grants and Scholarships
money to pay for college that does not need to be paid back.
Internships
Time spent working for a company in a nindustry of interest. Can be paid or unpaid, and can last typically from six weeks to a year.
Occupational Training Programs
These range from a half day weekly during high school to two year, full time programs spent learning a trade such as firefighting, medical technology, or IT network management.
Student Loan
Money borrowed to pay for education. This money must be paid back. The best loans have deferred interest. That means interest does not start building until the education period is complete.
University
An organization of advanced education, that makes the appropriate amenities available for instruction and study and has the necessary certification to award graduate or undergraduate degrees.