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Excel in Career Technical Education (CTE)

Kansas Career & Technical Education Act

for High School Students

Hutchinson Community College is providing an opportunity for qualified* high school students to participate in college credit classes without paying tuition!

Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the Governor of Kansas approved Kansas high school students to access college credit classes that prepare students to work in high demand career fields through the new Career and Technical Education Act - CTE Initiative (SB155).

Secondary/Postsecondary Career Technical Education Initiative

This opportunity will assist students in acquiring work-ready skills while building a college transcript and develop a skilled workforce for Kansas employers. Without paying a penny in tuition, students are eligible to take qualified* career and technical college credit courses offered through Hutchinson Community College at an HCC campus (Hutchinson, McPherson, Newton) or through our Online Programs, available statewide.

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Frequently Asked Questions about CTE Initiative (SB155)

For more information on how to qualify as a student under KS CTE Initiative (SB155), contact your high school counselor, or the HCC Outreach office at or 1-888-GOHUTCH.

* Enrollment in courses require a High School principal approval. Not all courses are eligible for CTE Initiative (SB155) funding. Please contact your counselor or an HCC Outreach staff member for more details on course eligibility.