The notion of technical it’s used in Argentina to refer to a academic degree linked to type studies technical. It is a tertiary (higher) training, but not university.
In the Argentine educational system, the primary education and the secondary education are mandatory. Upon completion of secondary education, the person You can continue your education with higher tertiary or university studies. Tertiary studies involve three years of study, while university studies are longer. The bachelor’s degrees, for example, belong to the university field.
In the case of technical courses, they allow training professionals in technical areas. The subject who completes such a study, therefore, becomes technical. Sometimes the technique is a qualification Intermediate that can be obtained within the framework of a bachelor’s degree: after three years the student becomes a technician and then, if he continues the career, he can become a graduate.
It can be said, at a general level, that the technical courses provide the knowledge specific theoretical and practical skills that are needed to carry out a certain professional activity. Their study plans, in this way, are limited to a specific area, resulting less comprehensive than the degrees.
Technique, in this way, provides the training and the qualification necessary to carry out certain work activities. Among the professionals who completed technical courses we can mention the Safety and Hygiene Technicians, Electronics Technicians, Laboratory Technicians, Food Technology Technicians, Bromatological Control Technicians, Computer Technicians and Chemistry and Pharmacy Technicians, among others.
In Spain, for example, there is the concept of diploma, which may be equivalent to the technical degree in this case. A college career leading to a bachelor’s degree is divided into two cycles, three and two years respectively; students must complete both to become graduates. Some examples of such careers are Philosophy, Biology and Law.
As explained above for the technical degree, when a person completes the first three years of a university degree, they obtain a degree in diploma, with which you can already get certain jobs; here enter professions like Physiotherapy, Nursing and Teaching. In short, the completion of the second cycle is not compulsory or necessary for everyone, but is left to the choice of each student. As an additional fact, it should be mentioned that in Spain there are also certain degrees that only require passing the second cycle, provided that the individual has completed a course of university studies.
While technical skills may seem like “half training” to some people, this point of view is too harsh and imprecise; Regardless of the legal and administrative issues, it is not a minor degree if it meets what the student is looking for and if it allows him to knock on the doors he wants. After all, no college or university education gives us everything we will need to develop as professionals, but a starting point, a base on which we must build tirelessly until the last day.
Let’s look at a specific example of two similar titles that are often compared by students, looking for the “best” or the “most complete.” Is about Systems analyst and Senior Technician in Computer Systems. The first of them is obtained after the first three years of studying for a Bachelor’s Degree or Systems Engineering, two careers that are also subjected to crude comparisons very often. The technical degree has the same duration, but it is not compatible with either of the two aforementioned careers, except in some private faculties, where several of their subjects are validated.
Although the differences are many, the fundamental point is that the title of Analyst is achieved halfway through adequate training for a future engineerTherefore, the knowledge is oriented towards solving the typical problems of this kind of professional; Technique, meanwhile, is a close race, which in those three years provides its students with all the tools to work in a series of positions complementary to those of an engineer, but not in the same ones.