Higher Education is very much different from secondary education. A student is now expected to have already chosen the course he prefers to take.
In tertiary school, there are many courses that are divided by different colleges. Such colleges include:
- Liberal arts
- Performing arts
- Visual arts
Engineering is focused on teaching the principles related to professional practice of engineering. First, the basics of being an engineer is taught, then as the student advances, the specializations follow. After graduating an engineering course, there are usually special examinations conducted before the graduate is given a professional engineer’s license.
Liberal Arts focuses on teaching undergraduate students. It develops a person’s intellectual capacities. And this college does very well in preparing a student to master’s degree on business, medicine, and law. The academics included in liberal arts are History, Environmental Science, Different Languages, Mathematics, Psychology, Philosophy, Music, Theater arts, Literature, Theology, Political Science, and Sociology.
Performing arts focuses on letting a person express art within himself through his own body movements. The body movement-related performing arts are theater and dance as well as music.
Visual Arts makes use of different materials to create a work of art. Such materials can be clay, metal material or paint to create a sculpture. Paintings and drawings are also visual works of art that are created in a canvas. Films are also examples of visual arts. The artists in the film are practicing performing arts while the film itself is a visual art.
Business education teaches students the basics of how to earn in a legal and fair trade. This college has one of the most enrollees according to studies. Besides teaching how to earn, business schools also teach how to manage a company or a team of employees which may include dealing with them as professionals and dealing with their work habits. Being able to be taught how to manage properly can lead a business student into bigger companies that can make use of his managing skills.
Vocational teaching happens in a non-university level. This type of teaching involves both theories and practical applications of the lesson. Vocational schools are also known as trade schools. And most courses offered here are those that can be mastered in shorted periods of time because of the involvement of practical applications. Such courses include automotive servicing, proficiency in specific languages, computer literacy and operation, as well as repair and maintenance of different gadgets such as cellphones and laptops.
Professional colleges are included in college, both in undergraduate and graduate schools. However, in undergraduate college, it is only the preparatory subjects that are being taught. When students happen to pass and graduate from them, they get the chance to enter a graduate school with their course proper to be studied. Such courses are Law, Veterinary medicine, other medical courses such as pharmacy, dentistry, etc.
There are exams which are required to be passed before a graduate student is admitted into the graduate course proper. Some schools have a minimum grade requirement as they only want exceptional students to be educated.