who enroll in AVTEC’s industrial electrical
program, which teaches students computer
programming and some pre-engineering,
may also move on to higher-level learning.
“It’s a very intensive, ten-month course
where they learn hands-on disciplinary skills
and are exposed to concepts that will suit
them well in a university engineering program,” says LeCompte.
The majority of AVTEC’s students are
between the ages eighteen and twenty-four
and come directly from high school or have
a couple of years of work experience. Stu-
dents need to have a high school diploma or
GED and are required to take an adult basic
education assessment to enroll in AVTEC
programs. “If a student is within a few points
of the cut score, we will enroll them in our
Foundations program to bring up their skill
levels,” says LeCompte.
Tuition varies, though an average ten-week program can cost between $10,000 and
$18,000, including room and board. The diesel program is a little more expensive, as it
includes a $6,000 toolkit.
“What really sets us apart is how we deliver the program; it’s very intensive and
skills in a
of AV TEC