Career Technical Education & Ohio Technical Centers

Ohio offers many career technical options that prepare students for the world of work. Examples of these careers include nursing, information technology, automotive services, welding and cosmetology. There are a variety of choices in training programs, and many of them not only prepare students to enter into a career but also prepare them to transition to college degree programs. Looking for funding opportunities to pursue your training? Begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information on FAFSA completion can be found here.

High School Students

Career-Technical Education (CTE) is available at every public high school in the state of Ohio. If you're a current high school student, find out more about the CTE your school district offers.

High School Graduates & Adult Learners

It usually takes between 3 months to 18 months to complete a career technical education program. Since this education is shorter than most traditional college and university degree programs, you can use these options to start on your career path sooner. If you would like to receive credit for your career technical training when you transfer to a college or university degree program, make sure you meet with an admissions officer or academic advisor. Different colleges and universities have varying policies on awarding credit for career-technical training and workforce certificates. Below are links to programs at Ohio Technical Centers from around the state, grouped by region, to help you start your search for a program that will suit you. These programs are suited for students who already have a high school diploma or a GED®.

Central Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Northwest Ohio

Southeast Ohio

    Southwest Ohio

    West Ohio


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