As you look at the course offerings, ask some of the following questions:
1) Are employers hiring graduates with the skills taught in the courses. If not, why is the course still offered? Compare the class subject to both the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook which gives the number of jobs, outlook, and median pay for each occupation. In addition, look at the wanted adds for job listings in your area.
2) Does the course result in an industry-recognized certification?
3) Are courses arranged in to a program of study so that students can build from foundation competency to more advanced level? Is there any integration with local community colleges such as dual enrollment?
4) Internships and mentorships can contribute to vital soft skills. Are they part of the the course or curriculum?