Career & Technical Education

Contact Information

Dean: Jeffrey Ober, EdD
Office: MTB 101
Phone: 208-792-2225
FAX: 208-792-2816

Career & Technical Education offers professional and technical training through a formalized array of educational experiences that will prepare individuals for gainful employment as semi-skilled workers, skilled workers, or technicians in recognized and in new and emerging occupations. It also prepares individuals for enrollment in advanced technical education programs.


Career & Technical Education programs are organized into units to carry out the role and mission. The Division of Business Technology and Service provides instruction, training, and degree programs in office, hospitality, graphics, web, business, early childhood and other paraprofessional (legal, medical, fire) occupations. The Division of Technical and Industrial provides applied training and degrees in auto mechanics, CNC machining, collision repair, diesel, engineering technology, HVAC-R, industrial electronics, information technology, millwright, and welding. Workforce Training provides education and training opportunities in all areas of industry, allied health, professional/business technology, and government agencies.  The Adult Learning Center provides quality instruction in reading, writing, math, and the English Language to help adults transition into college and/or prepare for the GED tests.  The Learning Resource Center supports students by providing study skills & college success strategies, a computer lab, free tutoring and workshops. Advanced Opportunities (Formerly Tech-Prep) allows high school students to earn competency based technical college credits for their high school technical coursework. Career & Technical Education also offers one Affiliate Program: Physical Therapist Assistant through North Idaho College.