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February Is Career And Technical Education Month

February is Career and Technical Education Month

CTE Month is a public awareness campaign held each year to celebrate the Career and Technical Education programs across the nation and the many accomplishments of their students.

What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education, or CTE, is a specialized career path that can help students land jobs in lucrative fields like automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and engineering. At OTC, we offer 20 different technical education degree programs that provide you with the training you need to jump into the workforce after graduation.

Our five most *popular CTE programs are as follows:

  • Computer Information Science
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Automotive Technology
  • Graphic Design Technology

 *based on post-secondary declared majors

This semester alone, more than 4,000 students are taking at least one technical education course at OTC. And since the college’s beginning, more than 60,000 students have studied CTE courses on campus. That adds up to more than 700,000 technical education credit hours earned in the college’s 27-year history.

Why choose CTE?

CTE careers have serious earning potential. A person with a CTE-related associate degree or certificate will earn an average of $5,000-$15,000 more per year than someone with a humanities or social sciences associate degree.

CTE programs are also in high demand. By 2018, the U.S. will need 4.7 million workers with technical certifications, and CTE programs like ours can help make that happen.


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