Career Technical Centre (CTC)

The Career Technical Centre, or CTC program, allows high school students to graduate with their first year of hands-on, technical trades training already completed. This earns students a certificate in various trades.



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How does CTC differ from Dual Credit?

CTC is a form of dual credit that allows students to complete their first year of technical trades training and earn credit towards their high school graduation. Dual credit is for high school students to get a head start in their academic post secondary journey, and it provides students with post-secondary credits in various academic courses.

Learn more about Dual Credit

Who is Eligible for CTC?

CTC programs are open to students entering Grade 12 who meet the following requirements:

    1. From School District 28 (Quesnel), 57 (Prince George) or 91 (Nechako Lakes)

    2. “C+” average or higher in Grade 11

    3. Satisfactory work habits and good attendance records

How to apply?

Step 1: Complete a CTC Application for Admission Package, available from school counsellors, school work experience coordinators, or the Trades office at CNC.

Step 2: Submit the completed forms to your career preparation coordinator or school counsellor, or directly to the Trades office at CNC.

Additional Notes

  • Non-SD57 students must arrange room and board in Prince George for the duration of the CTC program, and arrange for their own school district to approve funding.
  • Quesnel students (SD28) should speak with the District Career Preparation Coordinator.
  • Lakes District and Nechako Region students (SD91) should speak with the Career Tech Advisor at their local high schools.

Approximate program cost

These figures are approximate and are subject to change without notice. These fees are for the programs that start between August 2023 and July 2024 only. For more information, contact the CNC Trades Office at 250-561-5853 or send an email to

CTC Program Student fees Books & supplies
Automotive Service Technician $1,084 $590
Automotive Refinishing $1132 TBA
Carpentry $915 $780
Electrical $950 $803
Heavy Technical Group Trades $1,190 $825
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)/Machinist $920 $525
Piping $916 $455
Professional Cook $1,356 $1,850
Welding $900 $1,155

Selection process

As demand is high, entrance to CTC programs is competitive. Applicants must:

  • Attend a program interview
  • Complete Grade 11 before starting
  • Have a serious interest in one of the programs
  • Complete and submit a CTC student application
  • Sign an agreement to enroll

Contact Us

Career and Technical Centre

Tel: +1 250-561-5853

Doug Borden, CTC Coordinator
(SD 57)

Tel: +1 250-561-5855

Cel: +1 250-613-8598

SD57 (Prince George) Application
SD28 (Quesnel) Application
SD91 (Lakes District) Application
Youth Explore Trades Sampler Application


The calendar/schedule for CTC students is slightly different than the that of the School District. The below calendar contains important dates, including holidays and start/end dates.   

    The CTC Program is dual-credit, which means the credits that students earn at CNC translate into high school credits. The below document is for counsellors and school systems admins to reference when entering grades.  

    SkilledTradesBC (STBC) is the provincial organization that coordinates British Columbia's skilled trades system. The SkilledTradesBC website is a great resource for trades program outlines, apprenticeship registration, and accessing your trades transcript.

    Working as a student

    Remember, we need a journey persons name, TQ number and signature to report the hours to SkilledTradesBC. We will not accept your work based training forms without this information. If you or your employer have any questions regarding this form please don't hesitate to contact the CTC office and we'll be happy to explain the process.


    SkilledTradesBC cards

    If you lost your SkilledTradesBC registration cards you must fill out a SkilledTradesBC replacement form and submit it to SkilledTradesBC with payment. The CTC office will have your SkilledTradesBC number on file. When CTC students with SkilledTradesBC registration cards find an employer or change employers they must provide SkilledTradesBC with the name of their new employer and submit the appropriate SkilledTradesBC form.

    College Certificate

    On completion of Grade 12 you will receive credit for your program at CNC.

    Continuing your Apprenticeship

    If you wish to continue your apprenticeship, the first thing to do is find an employer willing to sponsor you. They must register as your sponsor with SkilledTradesBC using the Apprentice and Sponsor Registration Form. To register for your next levels at the College of New Caledonia, you must submit a NEW CNC APPLICATION. Visit the CNC Trades Website to learn more.

    Financial aid

    Below are scholarship and bursary options available to CTC students. To apply for a scholarship or bursary, please visit Financial aid.

    CTC Financial Aid

    • Jim Rose Legacy Endowment Fund / Tuition Credit

    • $1000 Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) Scholarship

    Thank you to our donors!

    We would like to thank all of our supporters in the community. Without their generous donations, this fund would not have been possible.

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