STRAC Institute
Formerly known as VAe
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The Strac Advantage

Having a college degree is no longer the key to success. In fact, the latest data on the U.S. job market reveals a troubling employment gap in “middle skills” jobs – those requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree. These jobs not only represent the fastest-growing segment of the workforce, but key industries count on them.


How STRAC Is Different


Length of Program

What is the value of your time? STRAC will have you working in 4 to 5 months, while a certificate or diploma program will have you in class for 12 to 24 months. STRAC allows you at least a one-year jump start on your career. The sooner you graduate the sooner you begin earning and building a retirement.

Immersion Model

Classroom and lab training for 40 hours a week for 4 – 5 months prepares you for a real-world employment environment where communication and teamwork are critical skills.

Contact Hours

At STRAC, you spend between 640 and 800 contact hours in the classroom and lab, which includes more than 40 hands-on exercises. A 30 credit-hour certificate program at a traditional school is the equivalent of 450 contact hours.


A traditional diploma program will include at least 12 credit hours on required core courses such as English composition and social studies. We focus solely on the skills essential to the electronics technician role.


During the STRAC program you earn 13 industry-recognized certifications that attest to your knowledge and competence in specific industry skills. A diploma from a traditional school makes no such representation and seldom includes any certifications.


STRAC’s innovative curriculum is an optimal mix of manufacturing and technician skills. That means you’ll learn how to build it, how to maintain it, and how to fix it.