The Diploma of Advanced Technician, named “Brevet de technicien supérieur” (BTS) in French, is a two-year post-secondary national professional degree.
It is usually prepared in an advanced technician section during four semesters after the “Baccalauréat” or after an education or a diploma deemed to be equivalent. This vocational degree is oriented to labour market. There are hundreds of tertiary, industrial or agricultural (it is then named “Brevet de technicien supérieur agricole” or BTSA) fields of education.
This first short-cycle degree is classified at the level III in the French classification of educational levels and at the level 5 in the international standard one (ISCED 2011).