Crowder College’s Technical Education Center – Neosho, MO

601 Laclede, Neohso, MO 64850 Office (417) 455-5596

It is the goal of CTEC to provide each student with an opportunity to develop skills for entry-level employment. CTEC offers secondary vocational-technical programs that complement and expand existing sending school’s curricula. CTEC provides opportunities through classroom, shop and vocational organization activities to enable students to develop occupational competencies equal to entry-level skills. CTEC provides guidance services and comprehensive job placement services that include pre-employment preparation, job development, job placement and follow-up upon completion.


Classes are offered in a WIDE variety of industries:


Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is for students who will ultimately choose a career in the eld of automotive service and repair. This pro- gram provides a solid foundation for the graduate who plans to a end college with a major in automotive technology. Training is provided in safety, servicing, trouble diagnosis and repair, engine performance, electrical systems, suspension systems, and brakes. Training consists of classroom instruction and shop periods with emphasis on “hands-on” completion of assigned tasks on instructor-assigned vehicles.

Career and Technical Education Preparation

CTE Preparation is designed to allow sophomore students hands- on opportunities to explore all of the technical programs offered at CTEC. Students will be able to discover a technical area that most interests them and learn more about it.

Construction Technology

Construction Technology is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the construction trade or related occupations. Instruction is provided in safety, leadership, site development, door and wall framing, roofing, siding, electrical wiring, insulation, interior finish, plumbing and painting. Training will consist of classroom instruction related to all building trades as well as realistic hands-on experience gained.

Collision Repair

Collision Repair is designed to give students the opportunity to learn and develop entry-level skills in the field of auto body repair. Students will be instructed in automotive construction careers, mixing, measuring, tools, equipment, safety, estimating, welding, and automotive panel repairs. Students will receive in-depth instruction in specific areas such as painting and refinishing, frame repair, and major panel repair.

Computer Technology

Computer Technology is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Computer Repair and Maintenance and/or Computer Network Support. Students will be instructed in basic computer assembly/maintenance/setup skills required for entry-level employment in the information technology/services area.


Cosmetology is for students that wish to pursue a career in this eld. CTEC has partnered with Essentials Academy and Neosho Beauty College in Neosho Missouri for instructional purposes. Students will be expected to follow an alternative school schedule to meet the requirements for certication by the Missouri Board of Cosmetology.

Criminal Justice

Students will be introduced to the field of criminal justice. Students will learn about criminal law and procedures, corrections, court systems, security, crime scene handling and processing, ethics, etc. Students completing this class will be prepared to enter the workforce at an entry level or continue their education in the field of criminal justice.

Diesel Technology

Students will receive training in diesel engines such as over-the-road trucks, heavy equipment, and small engine applications. Training will include engine performance, electrical systems and electronics, steering and suspension, brake systems, hydraulics and pneumatics, air conditioning, engine components, fuel systems, air induction and exhaust systems, lubrication systems, cooling systems and the preventive maintenance and servicing of the systems.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education students will learn to work in careers involving children and families. Such topics include planning, preparing materials, and presenting activities for children. Students will gain an understanding of pre-school children’s development and appropriate guidance techniques.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the health field. Students will complete the program with experience in long-term health care procedures, medical terminology knowledge, phlebotomy training and EKG training. CPR certification is available to and mandatory for all students prior to placement in the clinical areas. Upon completion of the course, students meet the state requirements for certification as a Nursing Assistant, phlebotomy, and EKG. Students have the option of taking additional pre-nursing courses through Crowder College.

Welding Technology

Welding Technology provides experiences for students who are considering a career in construction, manufacturing, or one of the service industries. Classroom instruction will include safety, welding fundamentals, properties and characteristics of metals, weld symbols, blueprint reading and testing procedures. Practical experiences will consist of oxyacetylene welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.


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