Career & Technical Education Center

220 Ruger Road, 
Prescott, AZ 86301 · (928)776-2002 · Google map Car

Housing Yavapai College’s trade and technical programs, the Career and Technical Education Center is a state-of-the-art facility accommodating programs and equipment that require a large square footage footprint to house specific equipment. CTEC provides students a hands-on training facility that will give them a chance at better employment and the ability to stay in Prescott to go to school instead of leaving the area to attend technical schools.

Located near the Prescott Airport (formerly the Ruger Building), the 108,000 sq. ft. building sits on an 8-acre site. and houses classes and programs listed below.


Classes and Programs Offered

  • Applied Pre-Engineering
  • Automotive Technology
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control)
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Instrumentation Technician
  • Fixed Wing Pilot NEW
  • Gunsmithing
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Industrial Plant Technician
  • Motorcycle Technology
  • Summer Robotics Camp
  • Welding

Facilities and Features

  • 108,000 square feet of space
  • Access to airport flight line
  • Large open shop space
  • 480 three phase circuits
  • Welding booths and numerically controlled plasma cutters
  • Automotive alignment machines, scanners, lifts, tools and paint booth
  • 24 new Gunsmithing work benches, three new milling machines and lathes
  • Diesel blocks
  • 3 ton gantry cranes