The Technical Education Center (TEC) offers over 20 hands-on technical skill training programs during the day which lead to certificates and employment in office and computer technology, service and health occupations, or trade and industrial fields.
Administrative Office Professional
Administrative Office Professional Certificate is designed to give students a well-rounded preparation for a career in an office by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to a continuously changing administrative work environment. This program provides a variety of career options needed to become a valued member of a business office team.
Auto Technology is designed to give students the skills to pass the written portion of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests and customized to meet the highest standards of the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).
This is a highly structured program which prepares students to take the Kansas Board of Cosmetology written and performance exam required before a graduate can become a licensed cosmetologist.
Early Childhood Education
This program prepares students to work in child care centers, pre-schools, hospital infant care centers, recreation centers or family child care homes. Students receive hands-on training through lab experience at the Kansas City Kansas Early Childhood Center (KCKECC).
This is a one-semester course which prepares a high school senior to become a Certified Nurse Aide who provides direct patient care (taking vital signs, assisting with nourishment consumption, personal hygiene, etc.).
Network Applications is a study of how computers share information on Local Area Networks (LANS) and Wide Area Networks (WANS/Internet). TEC is a certified Cisco Networking Academy and also features certifications in Network Plus and Cisco Voice and Data Cabling.
Office Assistant Certificate is designed to give students a well-rounded preparation for a career in an office by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to a continuously changing office work environment.
Professional Cooking teaches students to master the fundamental skills of food service in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, catering, etc.
This program is designed to teach specific skills in all aspects of the welding trade, including blueprint reading, metallurgy, oxy-acetylene and semi-automatic cutting, brazing, and industry standard welding processes in a standard set of positions. Students learn welding processes to work with cast iron, brass, aluminum, stainless steel and alloy metals