14 A variety of programs are available Community and technical colleges provide a wide variety of programs. Below are just some of the career fields you can prepare for by going to a community or technical college. Accounting Architectural technology Art Aviation technology Automotive technology Business administration Business management Civil engineering technology Computer information systems Court reporting Dental hygiene Dietetics and nutrition Early childhood education Electronics engineering technology Exercise science Fashion design Fire science technology Food service management Hospitality management Industrial engineering technology Interior design Law enforcement Medical Assistant Technology Music Nursing Occupational therapy assistant Office information systems Paralegal Paramedic Physical therapy assistant Radiologic technology Real estate management Respiratory therapy Social work Surgical technology Theatre Veterinary technology Web design Two-year colleges are affordable and the classes are small It generally costs much less to attend a community or technical college than it does a four-year college. While tuition and fees at an in-state four-year public college average about $9,700 a year, tuition and fees at a community or technical college average about $3,500 a year. To find out which programs your local colleges offer, visit their websites, talk to your counselor, or contact the colleges. For additional information or to do an onlinesearch,gotowww.collegeboard.org ortonces. ed.gov/collegenavigator.