1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Courses Vocational physics courses

  1. Oct 18, 2011 #1
    Is there such a thing like a vocational physics course that can be attended after finishing high school?
    I am 35 years old man from the East Europe and have a high school degree.I used to love physics very much in the past and now I got an idea that it would be nice to steer my carrier in that direction.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 18, 2011 #2

    lisab

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Hi ekola, welcome to PF!

    By "vocational physics" I assume you mean classes that offer hands-on training.

    I'm not familiar with the educational institutions where you live. Are there engineering classes available to you? Perhaps electronics?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 #3
    Yeah. In the US, trade school or some physics / engineering "workshop" would be the the ideal choice but I'm not sure. There is a physics / engineering program in my school where they offer that hands-on training because the program is one of those "3+1" programs
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 #4

    symbolipoint

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper
    Education Advisor
    Gold Member

    Physics and Vocational Training do not overlap. Physics is a main academic and scientific subject. Vocational training is training to do specific tasks for employment. You are probably interested in Engineering-related or some kind of technical job skills training.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2011 #5
    Thank you for welcoming!
    Actually,I should rephrase the question.I've made a mistake using the word vocational.the question may have echoed indecisively.On the contrary,I am really serious about this.I am thinking about the whole idea for a long time,almost 5 years.I've been saving the money for that purpose.
    I am more interested in:
    1.some kind of short formal education in the beginning that could be continued later(abroad Europe if possible,1 year ideal to 2 years max)
    2.any informal education that you have an idea of
    3.accredited online courses.
    All or any of these should enable me to do a physics-related job abroad,not in my country or nearby.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2011 #6
    Any advice?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Vocational physics courses
  1. Physics course query (Replies: 13)

Loading...