This is a proposal to make technical colleges more like four-year universities. It’s only logical that technical college students should have to take general classes in order to graduate. Why wouldn't students need to learn how to parallel sentences, or study the history of W.W.II, or even memorize all 110 elements of the periodic table just so they can become an automotive technician? Most tech. programs only require a few credits of general education, but is that really enough to graduate? Why shouldn't we have all students take two years of general Education? It’s not like they don't need it. Most students that attend technical colleges don't have the grades to get into a four-year college, so why not make them go to school longer? The few students who get good grades but choose not to attend a four-year school must be looking for a particular major that universities can’t provide. This doesn't mean they don’t need more education.
I would like to state some major reasons for converting a technical college into a four year college, and why this would be a more logical solution. First I would like to say that most tech students are required to take at least one semester of general education before they are allowed to take the classes that relate to their major. Most students that graduate from high school do not want to attend one more year of general classes seeing as how they just finished twelve years of school and there only intention of going to a tech school was to be done with all that crap after graduation. My answer to this ordeal is, suck it up! More schooling for kids is better. Trust me, you haven't learned everything there is to know, and what you learn at the tech schools should help you. What Culinary Arts student wouldn't want to know how to combine sentences using coordinating conjunctions in order to make a proper roux mixture (Flour and Butter) for the perfect beef stock gravy?