For High School Students
It’s not too early to begin your after-graduation plans! Orleans Technical College provides opportunities for graduating seniors to take the next step in their educational journeys. Orleans offers career/technical training in the following areas:
- Building Trades: incoming students can choose from one of five training programs, earn a career diploma in that trade, gain technical skills in our well-equipped shops, and learn from instructors who’ve worked in the trades; full-time programs take 6 months to complete, while part-time, evening programs take 13 months to complete
Why Choose a Technical School?
While community colleges and 4-year colleges offer a well-rounded education in a variety of majors, recent high school grads can choose to gain hands-on, practical training in a particular field at a career/technical school like Orleans Technical College. At Orleans, our students gain “real-world” skills that employers are looking for so that once an individual is hired, little on-the-job training is necessary. Our short-term training programs make it possible to enter the workforce quickly and start building on your career at a young age.
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An Orleans Admissions Representative is happy to speak to you before you graduate from high school to discuss enrollment procedures and upcoming class start dates. Or, to make an admissions appointment, call 215-728-4700 or fill out our Schedule Admissions Appointment online form.
We believe that tuition costs should not prevent qualified and interested individuals from enrolling in our programs. All enrolled applicants are invited to meet one-on-one with a member of our Student Financial Services Department to help determine what types and amounts of financial aid may be available to you. See our Events Calendar for upcoming Financial Aid seminars that we are hosting so that you and your family can learn about the FAFSA, grants, loans, and more.
Job Search Assistance
Employment assistance is an important facet of Orleans’ training programs. Students are taught how to enter the labor market, along with methods for developing specific job leads and accessing unadvertised positions with employers who have hiring relationships with the school. See our list of current job titles secured by our recent graduates.