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CTEC Construction Update

Construction has begun on Kern High School District's new Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) campus. Construction will continue throughout the 2018-2020 school years in anticipation of the buildings being ready for students for the 2020-2021 school year. 
January 2020. Come along with us as we get our first glimpse of CTEC (to slow down slide show, hover over photo then click PAUSE or ENLARGE) ...
January 5, 2020
Happy New Year! and welcome to our inaugural year. Good things coming.
October 28, 2019
Video: Airel view of CTEC under construction
September 25, 2019
Things are looking good over at CTEC.
ctec construction
June 26, 2019
An ariel shot of the swimming pool facility adjacent to CTEC. Water due soon.
March 17, 2018
ARTICLE: For photos of the most recent construction progress, CLICK HERE.
March 11, 2019
This week marks the one-year anniversary of our groundbreaking. We thought we'd check in with the architects to see their take on the project and its process ...

February 19, 2019

The steel framing is going up for Innovations Hall at the new career training center, CTEC. Innovations Hall will be a 250 seat auditorium designed to bring in speakers from industry to talk to CTEC students. In the background you can see the block walls for the Warehouse & Logistics training center. Lots of exciting opportunities coming for KHSD students.

December 24, 2018
The first of many walls to be erected at CTEC and ROC over the coming months. Exciting! 
November 2, 2018

The foundation for the Logistics & Distribution and Fire Technology training programs was poured this week at CTEC. In the coming weeks we will see the steel beams erected as well.


The project is on schedule and students will fill the school in January of 2020. Our online application opened this week, those currently applying will include the first group of students to attend this school. This is an exciting time for our community as we open more opportunities to our students. Check out the video link see the construction workers in action.

´╗┐October 29, 2018
´╗┐Up close allows us a better view of what has been happening underground. Can't wait for the foundation.
October 21, 2018
Patience. These things take time ...
June 21, 2018 Ariel view of our new CTEC campus. Enjoy!!!

March 22, 2018

Welcome to Career Technical Education Center (CTEC)


Construction is underway for the Kern High School Districts newest career training center, the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC). CTEC will be the sister campus of the Regional Occupational Center that has provided high quality training to KHSD students and adults since 1985. The programming format at CTEC will follow the same model as ROC, with programs serving high school juniors and seniors for a 3 hour class in either the morning or afternoon. Students will spend half of their school day at CTEC and the other half at their homeschool. Adult training options will also be available at the facility. The campus is located adjacent to the north side of Independence High School and is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.


CTEC will host a wide variety of high quality training programs that will include elements such as industry certifications, technical and career readiness skills, and the ability to earn both high school and college credits. Students will learn about the career they are interested in through training industry specific labs. Programming will be offered in healthcare, technology, public service, supply chain logistics, and more. A complete listing of programs slated for CTEC can be seen below.


All CTEC programs will prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. Students will leave CTEC with the critical thinking skills, technical expertise, and career readiness skills that will allow them to thrive in the ever changing economy. Through innovation and collaboration the programs at CTEC will be nimble enough to change as industry needs change. The training opportunities that are provided at CTEC will strengthen our local workforce for generations to come and provide amazing opportunities for our students and community.


Tentative List of CTEC Programs

  • Introduction to Health Careers
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dental Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • Business, Banking, & Finance
  • Cisco Networking
  • 3D Animation
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Video Game Design
  • Video Production
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Technology
March 19, 2018
VIDEO: CTEC Groundbreaking, CLICK HERE.
March 12, 2018
ARTICLE: Groundbreaking on ROC's New Sister Campus; Principal Named, CLICK HERE.