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Career and Technical Education Programs

Hundreds of different career and technical education (CTE) certificate and associate degree programs are offered by the 32 public postsecondary educational institutions in Kansas. Many of the certificate programs can be completed in a year or less. Students who complete 12 or more technical credit course hours of a CTE program are considered “concentrators” and sometimes land a good job before completing the program. However, it is almost always best to complete the full certificate or associate degree program in the long term, and it’s never too late to complete to compete and to get ahead in your career!

Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant
The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate of applied science degree program in a high cost, high demand, or critical industry field. Designated Kansas educational institutions include technical colleges, community colleges, and public four-year colleges that award associate of applied science degrees; and Washburn Institute of Technology. Only technical certificate and associate of applied science degree programs are included among the eligible programs. Preference in awarding goes to applicants with financial need.

Priority Deadline: May 1.


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