Boulder's Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) programs are available to all BVSD high school students as elective credits in career and technical educational areas. In small classes, students follow a sequence of courses that provide hands-on technical skills and academic knowledge needed to prepare for an immediate career and/or further education. CTEC is a state certified Designated Area Vocational School and offers state-approved vocational secondary programs in:
- Automotive Technology
- Collision Repair Technology
- Criminology: To be announced
- Graphic Communications
- Green House Management
- Hair Styling
- Health Care Careers: Nursing Assistant, Health Forensics, Health Science Technology
- IT Academy (Web & Gaming Applications and Computer Information Systems)
- Nail Technician
- Water Science: To be announced
Certifications in CTEC programs may be earned after course completions ranging from one semester to two years. CTEC students with transcripted certifications are eligible to apply for articulation credit at Front Range Community College.
Interested students should discuss CTEC with parents and home school counselor, complete a CTEC enrollment form, meet with the CTEC counselor, and shadow programs of interest. Students must be 16 years old and junior status is preferred. Students enroll in either a morning or afternoon 160 minute block at CTEC, while concurrently enrolled in a home high school.