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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Licensure Prep Certificate

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Help shape the future: Become a licensed CTE instructor

Are you passionate about sharing your industry expertise and making a real difference in the lives of others? Do you dream of a fulfilling career in CTE instruction but lack the necessary qualifications? Clackamas Community College's Career Technical Education Licensure Prep Certificate program is designed to equip both career changers and experienced professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive as a CTE instructor.

Whether your goal is to work in a middle school, high school or community college, our program provides the foundation you need to be successful in the classroom and meet the requirements of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) for licensure six CTE career areas.

Oregon's career areas include

  • Agriculture, food and natural resources systems
  • Arts, information and communications
  • Business and management
  • Health and biomedical sciences
  • Human resources
  • Industrial and engineering systems

Visit our CTE Licensure Prep webpage to learn more about licensing requirements.

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

Required classes for the CTE Licensure Prep Certificate

Job Outlook

Make a living and make a difference as a CTE instructor

A promising job outlook awaits with high-demand, high-satisfaction and diverse opportunities for career technical education instructors to make a lasting impact on students' lives and careers in skilled trades and technical fields.

This program is designed to provide current and prospective CTE teachers at the secondary and post-secondary levels with foundational skills to be successful educators in their area of professional expertise. Careers related to this certificate program include licensed teachers in middle and high school CTE programs and instructors in community college CTE programs and registered apprenticeship programs.

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Gain the skills for CTE teaching success

Our Career Technical Education Licensure Prep Certificate program equips you with the practical tools you need to thrive as a CTE educator. Go beyond technical expertise — develop a powerful skill set specifically designed for the CTE classroom.

Sharpen your toolbelt:

  • Legal foundations: Gain a solid understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities of both teachers and students in Oregon.
  • Inclusive instruction: Develop the ability to accommodate diverse learning styles and personalize instruction to optimize success for all students.
  • Classroom management: Learn effective strategies for managing your CTE classroom while seamlessly integrating engaging instructional practices.

This program equips you with the essential skills to launch a rewarding career as a CTE educator, making a real difference in the lives of your students and the future of career technical education.

For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Take the next steps for your CTE License


Get started with an advisor

Connect with our advisor for specialized CTE licensure advising:

Megan Helzerman
(503) 594-0967


Register for the courses that meet your licensing requirements

We recommend meeting with our CTE license advisor to choose your classes, but you can also review our list of CTE Licensure Course offerings (PDF) to help with your planning. 


Get your CCC student ID card

To receive a student ID card, you will need a photo ID and must be a currently enrolled student. Student ID cards are free. There is a $10 replacement fee for stolen or lost cards. Use your student ID card for library checkout, textbook rentals from the CCC bookstore and to access computer/tutor labs.

Get your ID card at one of our three campuses:

  • Oregon City campus, Wacheno Welcome Center, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wilsonville campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Harmony campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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