College Profile: Herndon Career Center
The mission of the Herndon Career Center is to provide high quality career tranining to secondary and post-secondary students so they may acquire the technical knowledge, skills, and work habits necessary for successful employment and/or continuing education.
Students receive extensive hands-on instruction from experienced instructors in well-equipped labs and classrooms. Instructors work closely with business and industry to develop employment opportunities for graduates and to insure that students are trained according to current standards using up-to-date equipment and techniques.
Career center programs offer you many advantages over traditional four-year academic institutions. For example, many programs are designed to be flexible, offering classes in the evening, on the weekend, and as individual seminars. And unlike universities that offer a broad-based curriculum, career center programs focus on specific areas of study. This means you receive education in a subject you enjoy, without having to study the subjects you don't.
A career center education is also designed to prepare you for employment. Many career center instructors are professionals or experts in their field. By learning from people who work in the profession, you can receive a "hands on" education, learning valuable skills that can be applied to future work situations. Many schools also provide learning facilities and equipment similar to those found in "real world" work environments. In addition, if your career requires a license to be employed, career centers can teach you the exact skills needed to get one.
Whether you're a high school student anxious to begin learning a trade, or an adult interested in continuing your education, career centers can prepare you for a career that fits your personality, interests, and talents.