No matter where your future takes you, Burlington Technical Center can help get you there.
BTC’s cutting-edge career and technical education (CTE) programs prepare our students for college as well as a wide range of high-wage, high-demand careers.
Our Tech Center offers more than a dozen programs for Chittenden County high school students.
BTC programs offer Flexible Pathways to graduation, careers, and postsecondary education through high school credits, dual enrollment/college credits, internships and work-based learning opportunities, and industry recognized credentials and/or licenses.
Burlington Technical Center and Burlington High School are proud to recognize four students for being awarded as Vermont Presidential Scholars. All four students attend classes
We are thrilled to share that Ashley Stagner has been named the Vermont Art Educator of the Year through Scholastic Arts and Writing! The award
Congratulations Dominick Brown! Dominick was awarded the 2020 Golden Wrench Award by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts Classic and Antique Car Club. This award is given
Burlington Technical Center offers a technical education that: teaches success, encourages lifelong learning, and provides opportunities to go beyond one’s academic training.
“Students choose to enroll in technical programs because of the opportunities they provide. Students are engaged in their studies because they are learning about fields that interest them. They learn about and use up to date equipment and technologies, and they make connections to the industries and careers that interest them both through working with teachers who are knowledgeable about the field and by making direct connections to companies through job shadows as work based learning with regional employers.”
In technical education, students learn by doing. They develop and work through projects, gathering related theoretical understanding and academic skills along the way. They come to see the skills that they are developing as critical to the success of their endeavors; thus their investment in learning is increased. Further, in modern technical education there is great emphasis placed on the acquisition of transferable skills, as our students will go on to a great variety of continuing education and career experiences.
Burlington Technical Center serves students from the following schools and programs:
• Champlain Valley High School (CVU)
• Burlington High School (BHS)
• Colchester High School (CHS)
• Essex High School (EHS)
• Bellows Free Academy High School (BFA Fairfax)
• Milton High School (MHS)
• Mount Mansfield Union High School (MMU)
• South Burlington High School (SBHS)
• Rice Memorial High School
• Winooski High School (WHS)
In Vermont, technical education is provided by sixteen regional technical centers. While these schools are most often adjoined to an academic high school, they provide different educational services to a much wider constituency. Students generally enroll in technical programs as juniors or seniors. Through the technical program and associated courses, students continue to earn credits towards graduation from their sending high school as they expand their educational experience.