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Get Real-Get Ready: 2-Year College / Technical Degree Option

Benefits of earning a 2-Year College / Technical Degree
Specialization in a Field
Earn a certification without having to take general education classes
Specialize in a field in which you are interested
Shorter and Less Expensive Programs than the Typical 4-Year Degree Program
Technical Programs typically take 2-years or less
Technical Degree cost students on average $33,000 while the average 4-Year Degree costs students on average $127.000.
Smaller School Environment and Close to Home
Technical Colleges usually have smaller classes for students which means more one-on-one time with teachers/professors.
Over 20 2-Year / Technical College Campuses in the Hopkinsville / Clarksville Area (Hopkinsville Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Queen City Beauty College)
Careers in High Demand
Most Technical Colleges help with job placement
Technical Colleges design programs based on the demands of the economy
No Waiting for Admission Dates
Classes are more flexible, and there are multiple start dates.

Admission Requirements
2-Year College
Academic Requirements
Must be a High School Graduate or Pass GED
ACT Range for 2-Year College w/ Scholarship: 18-Eng.; 22-Math; 22-Reading
ACT Range for 2-Year College w/o Scholarship: 18-Eng; 19-Math; 20-Reading
GPA Range: 2.5+ for Rotary Scholarship
Next Steps
Visit the Campus and Decide where to apply
Set next year's class schedule so that you are on track to meet the ACT benchmarks (as listed above)
Submit your FASFA senior year
Fill out and submit your online application
Technical College / Specialized Certification
Academic Requirements
Must be a High School Graduate or Pass GED
Most Technical Schools do not have an ACT Minimum, but that depends on the demands of the program.
Next Steps
Decide a field in which you are interested
Visit that campus and talk to an admissions advisor
Set next year's class schedule so that you will be able to do an internship or a Co-op experience your senior year in that technical / career field.

Get Real - Get Ready: 4-Year College or University Option

Benefits of Earning a 4-Year College Degree (Bachelors, Masters, PHD)
1. Make more money
Bachelors-Average salary $50,000
Masters, PHD-Average Salary $70,000
2. Benefits for you and your family
Health Care, retirement investment, travel, etc.
Next generation of college graduates are more likely to attend college
3. Better Career Opportunities
The fact that you have a degree will provide career opportunities in the field of study but potentially career opportunities in other fields as well
4. Job Security and Satisfaction
No guarantees, but with a college degree you are less likely to suffer long-term unemployment
5. An investment in your Future
Down Payment on successful future

Choosing a College
It begins when you walk in the door at CCHS!
GPA matters! -do your best in EVERY class
ACT/SAT-take the ACT/SAT a minimum of three times before your SR year
Pathway-take courses now that will prepare you for college and your field of study in college
2. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Subject major in college
Undecided-take the first year to discover your interest
3. Select a college
Does college/university offer courses for your degree?
Check admission requirements
4. Costs
The average tuition and fees of the top college in Kentucky is $10,227 (provides general costs for all universities)
Murray State University $8820
University of Kentucky $12,000
Kentucky Wesleyan $25,070
5. College Visits
Contact college/university to set visit; ( virtual tour of most colleges
Meet with representatives here at CCHS (most local universities have representative come to CCHS-take advantage and meet with that person when they are here)
6. Money for college
Specific college/university (guide to scholarship search for any school)
Federal Financial Aid
Must complete before you can be admitted to any college
CCHS provides personal meeting with FASFA representative