Chilean Education System

Professional Institutes

Sunday, August 02, 2009  
Institutos Profesionales

Professional institutes are an educational alternative recognized by the Ministry of Education. These offer professional and technical careers, but do not offer exclusively university careers (medicine, law, education).

These institutes do not have bachelor's, master's or PhD degrees. Tuition and enrollment fees are cheaper and careers are shorter (from 2 to 3 years). Students are generally prepared for easier insertion into the job market.

Technical careers include the following: administration engineering, general accounting, electrical engineering, executive secretary with computer skills, agronomy technician, financial administration.

All professional institutes are privately-owned and are subject to State supervision. Here is a directory of Professional Institutes in Chile.