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Technical Education Center

High School enrollment at the Technical Education Center is open to juniors and seniors and requires approval by both the home high school and the Technical Education Center (TEC).  Approved high school students can dual-enroll at KCKCC-TEC.  This means student earn high school credit toward high school graduation and receive KCKCC credits toward completion of a TEC postsecondary skill training program.  Completion of a TEC program leads to employment or addition education.

Tuition and course fees may be paid by the State of Kansas and the home school district.  Check with your school counselor for details.  Some programs have costs for uniforms, tools or consumable materials which are paid for the by the student and become the property of the student.  Course materials must be purchased by the time class begins and are subject to change without notice.

Attendance, attitude, grades, and recommended reading and math levels are evaluated before student enroll in a TEC program to determine if they can handle the curriculum and meet the employment demands of the industry.

Students must complete a KCKCC online Application for Admission, a questionnaire, and a high school Technical Education Enrollment Recommendation Form before being admitted to TEC.  Some programs require minimum scores on the reading portion of the Accuplacer.  If the student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), it must accompany the application and enrollment forms.

KCKCC TEC Student Expectations

  1. Attendance is vital for successful skill development.  KCKCC policy states a student may be dropped after 5-10 absences in a semester depending upon the program requirements.
  2. Attendance is expected at TEC whenever KCKCC is in session.  This includes days when the home high school is not in session.  There are no excused or unexcused absences at KCKCC.
  3. Continuation of enrollment for the spring semester may be denied if the KCKCC grade point average drops below a 2.00 cumulative GPA or an unsatisfactory grade is earned in a required pre-requisite course.
  4. Expectations of student behavior at TEC follow the policies outlined in the KCKCC Student Handbook.  Failure to adhere to KCKCC policies may result in dismissal.

Things Parents/Students Should Consider

  1. KCKCC's Tech programs are college level courses.
  2. You are building a college transcript.
  3. Students must maintain a high level of accountability and responsibility.
  4. Consistent attendance is required for success.
  5. Questionnaires are an opportunity to provide insight into your goals and aspirations related to the career of your choice.

Program Completion

Health Careers and Nail Technology students can earn enough TEC credits to complete their training during one semester of attendance (depending on attendance and class performance.)  To complete most TEC programs, high school graduates return to TEC as full-time postsecondary students to finalize training.  Completers are awarded a KCKCC certificate and are deemed employable.


High school sophomores and juniors enroll through their high school before April to attend TEC during the next school year.  For more questions, please contact your school's College and Career Facilitator.

TEC Program Schedules for High School Students

TEC daily schedule:
Morning Program:  7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Program:  11:20 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Cosmetology Program:  9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nail Tech Program:  9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (one semester)


Enrollment Options
1st year TEC Student
HS Junior or Senior

Enrollment Options
2nd year TEC student
HS Senior

Auto Collision and Refinishing Yes No No Yes
Auto Technology Yes Yes No Yes
Building Engineering Maintenance Yes No No Yes
Computer Support Specialist Yes Yes Yes Yes
Construction Technology Yes No No Yes
Cosmetology One daily section One daily section
Culinary Arts Yes Yes Spring Fall
Cybersecurity Yes No No Yes
Electrical Technology Yes No Yes No
Heating and Refrigeration Yes No No Yes
Health Careers (Seniors only) Yes Yes  
Machine Technology Yes No No Yes
Multimedia/Video Production Yes No No Yes
Nail Technology One daily section  
Office Assistant Yes Yes No No
Welding Technology Yes No No Yes