Vocational education is education that prepares people to work as a technician or in various jobs such as a trade or a craft. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career education or technical education. A vocational school is a type of educational institution specifically designed to provide vocational education. Vocational courses and classes are available in many different career fields, such as health care, computer technology, office management and skilled trades. These courses are offered by career colleges, vocational schools, trade schools, and community colleges.