Vocational and technical education beyond that offered in the technical secondary schools is provided by Centros técnicos superiors, which fall under the jurisdiction of the higher education system. Studies in these facilities last for two or three years, leading to the degree of Técnico superior. Those holding this certification are admitted into university-level studies in related fields of study. Like the Centros técnicos, the nation's Polytechnical University, and the Institutos Politécnicos and Técnologicos offer two-and three-year courses of study leading to the granting of technical professional qualifications.
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