Career & Technical Education Center

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

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Career & Technical Education Center Overview:

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.

Career & Technical Education Center

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

Degrees, Certificates, and Courses at the Career & Technical Education Center



Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is in a unique partnership with Yavapai College, CTEC, offering a two year Mining Internship Program, including Diesel Technician, Electrical & Instrumentation Technology and Industrial Machine Mechanic. For further information please contact Stephanie Wiltcher at 928 717 7107 or