How to Get into Trade School
Is it hard to get into trade school in New York? How do I know if I’m qualified to enroll? How quickly can I finish trade school compared to a traditional four-year college? These are common questions the staff at Apex receive every day. We help individuals who are interested in learning more about trade school find the answers they need and enroll at our school if it’s a good fit. Find out more about the requirements for trade school below.
Vocational School Requirements for Enrollment
- You must be at least 18 years of age. We also accept students who are 17 years of age with parental consent. You may be enrolled if you are 16 1/2 years old and have a release letter from your New York State high school.
- If you do not have a high school diploma or a GED, you must achieve a satisfactory score on a standardized examination.
- You will have an interview with an Admissions Representative at the school to see if Apex is right for you.
- You will be given information on the cost of attendance and financial assistance you may be eligible for. After careful consideration and you determine that Apex is right for you, you will sign an enrollment agreement and pay an application fee.
To learn more about the standardized examination, please contact us. We are happy to answer all your questions and want to make sure you get the information you need to make an informed decision about attending trade school. To learn more about transfer hours, visit our Admissions page.
Trade School Program Requirements
When you enroll in one of our seven programs, you’ll get the opportunity to split your time between the classroom and the shop. One of the benefits of trade school at Apex is the 900 hours of instruction and hands-on training students complete before finishing their program. Programs can be completed in as little as seven months.
Our trade programs include:
- Automotive Service & Repair
- Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Appliance/Controls
- Auto Body Repair
- Combination Welding Technology
- Electrical & Advanced Electrical
- Construction & Building Skills
- Plumbing & Pipefitting
Is Financial Aid for Trade School Available?
Some students are interested in financial aid for trade school. Financial assistance can vary from person to person. When you contact our school, you will receive information on the cost of attendance and financial assistance you may be eligible for. If you determine that Apex is right for you, you will sign an enrollment agreement and pay an application fee. You will also learn when your classes start and any other course requirements, such as tools you may receive.
Interested in learning more about enrolling at Apex? Contact us today online or by calling 212-645-3300.
*Apex Technical School and its instructors are licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department.
Disclaimer: Apex Technical School provides training for entry-level jobs. Not everything you may read about the industry is covered in our training programs.