Apprenticeship and Extension Courses

Student working on HVAC equipment.


NEW! Barbering Apprenticeship Related Instruction Coursework is being offered at A.I. Prince Technical High School in HartfordBullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport and Norwich Technical High School in Norwich.


Apprenticeship and Extension Courses

Our program provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of their selected career. They learn on the job while working under the supervision of an experienced journey-person and will be registered with an approved sponsor. Students taking all coursework required for their license category graduate with: 

  • All related instruction hours needed for their trade area
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to get licensed with the CT-DCP

Construction Licensed Trade Areas

The Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System Apprenticeship Related Instruction program is fully approved by the CT-DOL Office of Apprenticeship Training in the Licensed Occupational Construction trades.

We provide related instruction for all license categories in the following areas:

  • Electrical
  • Heating\Cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet metal


Manufacturing Trade Areas

The Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System is fully approved to provide related instruction training in all manufacturing related instruction areas. Manufacturing Related Instruction Programs are flexible, both online and instructor-led to offer the best possible approach to interactive learning.


We offer programs at six schools. Visit the school webpage to learn more.

A.I. Prince Technical High School
Bristol Technical Education Center
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
Eli Whitney Technical High School
Henry Abbott Technical High School
Norwich Technical High School

Part-Time Evening Apprentice and Extension Course Information and Registration

Apprenticeship Information Packets

What makes the CTECS Unique? 

The CTECS Curriculum is Fully Approved by the State of Connecticut.
The CTECS works hand-in-hand with both the CT-DOL-Office of Apprenticeship Training, as well as the CT-DCP Occupational Licensing Departments to ensure coursework taken is viable and what is required for both industry needs, as well as licensure.
The CTECS utilizes In-House OSHA Instructors.
CTECS Coursework is available at six convenient locations across the state.
The CTECS offers Low tuition cost for students, when compared to other schools.
The CTECS utilizes only CT-DCP licensed instructors with real world experience in the trade they teach.

The mission of the Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System (CTECS) is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners.

The Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System continues to be a leading force in the state providing a unique and rigorous learning environment that focuses on both academic and career technical education and meets the needs of Connecticut’s employers.