Recommended high school classes for the trades
To prepare for vocational and trade schools, you need prepare by taking the right classes now:
The most popular trades require some understanding of science. One wrong move around an electrical panel or water pipe can lead to disaster. Stay safe by learning the scientific basics of your trade at eAchieve Academy. We offer introductory and advanced high school science classes to take before you begin vocational training.
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A lot of trade jobs require basic mathematics. Bakers need to know how to measure and weigh ingredients. Welders need accurate calculations to avoid wasting precious metals. And plumbers have to know different equations to keep water pressure under control while they work. Overall, that’s a lot of math! And a student pursuing a career in construction, machining, or programming will need an even deeper understanding of mathematics to succeed.
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If your trade involves interacting with customers, you’ll need good communication. You’ll need to advertise for yourself, write out quotes, and pass vocational school entrance exams. Take English classes from eAchieve to improve your reading and writing.
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Health & PE courses
Trade jobs can be physically demanding. It’s part of what makes the job so rewarding. But you need to be healthy to avoid on-the-job injuries. Get into shape with eAchieve physical education courses. Our Fitness classes teach students proper exercise techniques to reduce impact on the body during physical activities.
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Other ways to prepare for a vocational career
While eAchieve does not have vocational training classes in our curriculum, we do have career-planning resources to help students take the right classes for their trade. Our counselors then work with you to find the right trade or vocational school for your career plan.
Business education classes like Accounting and Entrepreneurship can teach you about running your own business. Additionally, our electives like art, cooking, and music give you a chance to learn something new and prepare for life after high school.
Trade school requirements across the nation
Vocational schools have admissions requirements just like colleges and universities. To get your trade certificate or associates degree, you need to meet those requirements. Use our career-planning resources to make sure you’re ready to apply to a trade school after graduation. Most vocational programs require:
- A high school diploma or GED
- A minimum age of 16 or 17
- Passing grades on an entrance exam
Some trade positons require more training than others. You might need to pass a licensing exam or register with the state as a member of your trade. If you want to move from being a carpenter to an architect, you’ll need a traditional degree. eAcheive Academy prepares our students on getting into a good college.
Trade school programs may take several months to a few years to complete. This is still faster than most traditional four-year degrees.
eAchieve Academy has the resources for anyone working a trade:
- HVAC technician
- Cook or chef
- Hair stylist or barber
- Cosmologist or esthetician
- Nail technician
- Alarm installer
- Real estate appraiser
- Web designer or programmer
More About eAchieve Academy
eAchieve has many advantages over a traditional high schools. For starters, our fully accredited, K-12 public charter school has completely FREE enrollment and tuition for Wisconsin students 21 or under. Since courses are completed online, students who need special accommodations can get their degree their own way.
Our charter school has all the benefits of a brick-and-mortar school without the drawbacks. All our experienced teachers are certified to teach in the state of Wisconsin and want what’s best for all our students. Online classes let students travel or work when they need to. New students may be eligible for a FREE laptop to use in their studies. And you get to keep the laptop!
Sign up for our online classes to get your diploma and a strong head start to your vocational training. Learn more about how eAchieve Academy works.