Other Options Post-CHS
2 year Community Colleges
Community Colleges are two year schools set up to grant certificates and/or associate's degrees. Community colleges offer programs in all major fields of study—ranging from art to political science to zoology. Attending a community college is an opportunity to substantially lower your total college costs and/or improve your grades before transferring to a four-year school. As Morris County residents, you are encouraged to attend County College of Morris to keep costs down, however, you can attend any county college in New Jersey.
Apprenticeship is the process of learning a skilled occupation through paid on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced journey workers. Apprentices also participate in related classroom training. The length of training varies from one to six years, depending on the occupation. To become an apprentice, you must be 18 years old. Students interested in learning a trade and getting practical work experience are encouraged to visit the NJ Apprenticeship website and contact the training centers affiliated with the trade that interests them most.
Career schools are dedicated to providing students with the training and skills necessary to find employment in fields such as aeronautics, computer technology, healthcare and many more. Programs range in duration but often require less time than earning a four year degree as students are specializing in the skills needed for a specific career and not necessarily continuing studies in the core academic subjects studied in high school. Many career technical education programs are held at Morris County Vocational School District's Adult Continuing Education. Be sure to check out its full-time and career programs here. A list of Career Schools in New Jersey can be found here.
Enlisting in the Military
Students who plan to serve in the United States Armed Forces should make certain to speak with a military recruiter. To locate a military recruiter in our area and also review questions to ask the recruiter, search here. Students will need to take the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and may want to review for the exam prior to sitting for it. For more information on the exam, click here.
Please go the following link for more info: Gap Year Resources