W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 5 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 5 Ask your child these questions to help determine whether a two-year or four-year college is the right choice for them: Do you know what you want to study? If so, what education options are available? Do you desire large or small classes? Why? Are you drawn more to learning through books and lectures, or through hands-on, practical experience? Have you had the opportunity to visit both two- and four-year colleges to see what they’re like? Will your financial resources allow you to avoid heavy student debt? Uncovering all your child’s educational options may open up more career options than you expect. Helping your children discover who they are. W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 4 Section 1 Find the right path For many parents, there is only one path for children to find success: a four-year college. Students can take the traditional, four-year college route, or they can begin school at a two-year college with a smaller investment and transfer to a four-year university after learning more about themselves and the path they’re aiming for. Or, they can get into a fast- growing career or begin an apprenticeship. In any case, there are a number of paths to success.