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The Advantages of a Vocational Education

In a good vocational career college students can take advantage of a more structured and focused educational process that prepares them to succeed in a specific career. In addition, students can take advantage of programs like those offered by the Career College of the Pacific to acquire particular skills quickly without attending a two or 4-year community college or university.

A good career college understands the need for students to be taught visually and with a reasonable degree of patience and understanding. Therefore, classes are usually smaller in size, with attention given to the specific needs of the students, primarily when those students might have difficulty in a more conventional learning environment. The programs should be easy to understand with detailed instructions and a clear understanding of the expectation in whatever professional environment the student trains to perform.

While it is up to the students to do the research and find out how much college will cost them (college is never free, folks), a good career college does not take advantage of and overcharge students, burdening them with tens of thousands of dollars worth of student loans which might present a difficult when the time comes to pay them back. Often students who attend a vocational college are working, single parents who have multiple demands on their time and need a college to be understanding when it comes to their financial responsibilities.

What’s Best For The Student

Most vocational students have very hectic and packed schedules and don’t have time for classes that don’t pertain to their career of choice. Therefore, career colleges need to focus only on what is relative and essential to their chosen profession, ensure that they get whatever certification is best for that profession, and help them get a job fast in their chosen career. So why should they focus on getting students a certification? Because that’s what career colleges should be doing: ensuring that students are taught and given all the necessary tools to provide them with the potential to maximize their earning prospects. Students who work hard, and put in the time, should be given every opportunity to reap the rewards of their hard work. And yes, we mean the money they can earn.

Affordable Tuition

Because career colleges don’t require students to be in classes for years at a time, they can and should charge less than what a student might expect to pay at a university. While the average cost of university education is around $75,000 at the time of this writing, a good career college program (depending on what the student is studying) should average about $15,000 or less, excluding materials.

Less Time In A Classroom

A good career college understands the needs of its students to get into the career of their choice without having to spend years in college. Therefore, most career colleges have programs that are less than 12 months long (unless they offer advanced degrees) so students can get trained, certified, and out into the workforce as soon as possible.

Higher Employment Rates

Training in a promising career college prepares graduates for the workforce. In other words, graduates can accept a job almost immediately after graduating and often receive a higher initial offer when they have certification in their chosen field. Most vocational schools also work with local employers to provide students with the necessary education. Graduating from vocational colleges can lead to seamless transitions to the job market. Occupational schools offer this type of training due to their approach to teaching. Graduating from a vocational college means the graduate can access real-life examples and equipment.


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  • “First Class Free” Program: Career College of the Pacific is delighted to extend our “First Class Free” Program to all students enrolling throughout the year. This limited-time offer, subject to change or termination without notice, allows students to participate in their initial class of the first five-week module at no charge, effectively providing a $1000 discount on tuition fees. The offer of a free computer system is separate and does not apply to this program.

    Students benefiting from the “First Class Free” Program are required to attend classes and submit assignments in a timely manner, or they face the risk of immediate dismissal from the college. This applies to all students, including those benefiting from third-party tuition assistance programs such as PACT or the American Job Center Hawai’i.

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  • Students applying through the American Job Center Hawai’i are not eligible for simultaneous enrollment and attendance. In order to qualify, students must first be placed on a deferred start if they opt to apply for AJCH funds.

  • PersonAbility™ is a registered trademark of the National Healthcare Association.

  • Income specifications are based on the median average salary for the State of Hawai’i as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as cited on the Allied Health Schools website. Program pricing applies solely to individual programs.

  • CompTIA is a registered trademark of CompTIA, with training programs commencing in late 2023.

  • Program costs, taxes, and other fees are subject to change without notice at the time of publication. For the most current information, please consult with your admissions advisor.

  • Interest is calculated at a rate of 19% monthly, in addition to the balance of outstanding funds over the duration of the program, and is subject to change without notice.

  • The Career College of the Pacific assists students with computer discount programs and, in certain cases, offers students the use of college-owned computers during their enrollment. These computers remain the property of the Career College of the Pacific until the student’s graduation. Students who withdraw, drop out, or fail to complete the program are obligated to return the computer system within 10 days. Failure to do so will result in the system’s cost being deducted from any refund due.

  • The maximum number of billing and coding certifications is two, and CompTIA is four. The college covers the cost of a single certification exam, as outlined in the student catalog. The monthly payment estimates provided are examples and do not represent actual monthly costs. The estimates are based on average calculations for students with poor to medium credit scores and are derived from total tuition costs. The actual cost may vary once the third-party finance company has conducted a credit check and taken other factors into account. Pricing is subject to change without notice, and all monthly pricing is based on examples and not actual students. The Career College of the Pacific makes no guarantees regarding any monthly payment, is not obligated to provide one, and the student agrees to assume all risks associated with third-party financing.

  • Computer Loan Program for Eligible Students at Career College of the Pacific

    1. Objective: The aim of this policy is to support eligible students at Career College of the Pacific by providing a computer system on loan. This initiative is designed to assist students with their academic studies. The computer system remains the property of Career College of the Pacific until the student graduates and meets all academic and financial obligations.

    2. Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this program, students must meet certain income criteria. Specifically, the household income of the student should not exceed 130% of the Federal Poverty Guideline amounts for Hawaii. The specific income limits based on household size are as follows:

    • For a 1-member household: $20,319
    • For a 2-member household: $27,378
    • For a 3-member household: $34,437
    • For a 4-member household: $41,496

    3. Application Process: Students interested in this program should request a computer system from their admissions counselor. To support their request, students must provide documentation that verifies their income and household size. This should include a copy of their most recent tax return.

    4. Terms and Conditions of Use:

    • The computer system, provided on loan, remains the property of Career College of the Pacific and should be primarily used for educational purposes related to the student’s studies at Career College of the Pacific.
    • Students are required to maintain the computer system in good working order.
    • In case of damage or loss, students will be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement.
    • Improper use of the computer system may lead to the termination of the loan agreement.

    5. Completion of Loan:
    Upon graduation and completion of all academic and financial obligations to Career College of the Pacific, the ownership of the computer system will be transferred to the student.

    6. Non-compliance: Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this policy may lead to the termination of the loan agreement, and the student will be required to return the computer system immediately to Career College of the Pacific. If a student fails to return the computer system at their own expense, collection action may be initiated against the student. This includes all court and legal fees associated with the collection process.

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