Bristol Technical Education Center provides a diverse student population with a safe environment that promotes community interaction and student learning, which is engaging and prepares them for business and industry as entry-level professionals.


Adult, eleventh- and twelfth-grade students come here from 42 towns to learn a technology and become a part of our family-like community. Adult students (high school diploma or GED required) attend our full-time day programs to earn a 900-hour technology certificate. Unlike our other technical high schools, Bristol TEC students remain a part of their sending schools and can participate in sporting events or musical groups. If attending Bristol TEC senior year, students will receive a diploma from their sending school and still participate in our year-end certificate ceremony. We offer the best of both worlds.

Since BTEC shares the student with their high school, students are encouraged to consult with their school counselor about their interest in applying to BTEC.  Students should inquire about their current high school credit status to know if they are eligible to attend BTEC.  Since high school students are required to earn academic credit in order to fulfill graduation requirements, they are typically required to take courses in the mornings at their local high school prior to beginning their program at BTEC for the day.  Students / parents are also highly encouraged to check with their local Board of Education to inquire about transportation services to / from BTEC.

We offer seven trade technologies including:

We also offer adult apprentice and extension part-time evening courses during the fall and spring semesters.

Bristol Tech also oversees two extension campuses each offering an exceptional program for Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology – CT Aero Tech, and the Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians. Information and applications can be obtained below:

CT Aero Tech School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians
Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians

We attract a diverse student population from across Connecticut because of our extensive Career and Technical Education programs, rigorous academics, opportunities for real-world work experience and the chance to earn college credit. Below are the towns our students frequently come from, but others are encouraged to apply. Learn more about our application process.

Avon, Berlin, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Cheshire, Farmington, Goshen, Hartford, Harwinton, Manchester, Meriden, Middlebury, New Hartford, New Britain, New Milford, Plainville, Plymouth (Terryville), Portland, Simsbury, South Windsor, Southington, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, Winsted, Wolcott

Bristol Tech is proud to be accredited by The Council on Occupational Education (COE) a national accrediting agency of higher education institutions, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. COE has been supporting occupational education since 1971.