College & Trade Schools

  • Wake County Fire Academy
    Wake County, in partnership with Wake Technical Community College, is recruiting for the next Wake County Fire Academy class.
    The 33-week course, which begins Jan. 3, 2022, will put students on the pathway to a career in less than a year. More than 80% of academy graduates have gone on to full-time positions with local fire departments.
    Academy graduates receive the following certifications:

    • Firefighter
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Incident Command System
    • Rapid Intervention
    • Technical Rescuer 

    Financial assistance may be available through Wake Tech.
    Interested in learning more? For applications or further information, visit

    Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill
    Our cosmetology program allows students to become stylists in less than 13 months with a three days-a-week schedule. We offer an extensive hands-on learning experience in the salon setting and upon completion, students are prepared for a career as licensed cosmetologists. To be considered for acceptance into our programs – a student must have a meeting with an admissions team member, as well a tour of our campus. During that time, they will have the opportunity to meet with financial aid, who can assist in filling out the FAFSA and talk about other payment options. See scholarship information attached.
    Click HERE for our online booklet!
    Aveda Institute Chapel Hill 

    Paul Mitchell School of Raleigh
    Paul Mitchell has over 50,000 salons in 81 countries across the globe. Visit our website to learn more about our academic reputation, curriculum, programs and career opportunities in the beauty industry! To see the school catalog and other important information, visit our website here!

    Johnson & Wales University
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    Caterpillar® Dealer Academy Florence Darlington Technical College​
    Associates in Applied Science Degree With Major in Diesel Technology​
    The successful candidate will get a toolbox worth over $5000, a degree, and 5 years of experience! 
    Visit our website here!
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    Lincoln Tech
    Offers programs in:
    Automotive Technology
    Diesel & Truck Technology
    Skilled Trades (HVAC, Welding Technology, Machining & Manufacturing, Electrical/Electronics)
    Health Sciences
    Spa & Cosmetology
    ​Information Technology

    For more information on their programs, see our website here!
    For college scholarships for Lincoln Tech, click HERE.

    Illinois Tech
    Offers a broad range of degree programs, certificates and non-degree programs. Visit our website here!

    List of NC Community Colleges
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Alphabetical List of College/Trade School