At the College for Technical Education, we are enrolling new students every day!

• A Career in LESS than a Year!!

• Financial Aid Available for those that qualify!

• Onsite Child Care Available (Lexington Only)

Hour Based Programs:

• Cosmetology (1500 hours)
• Cosmetology Apprentice Instructor (750 hours)

Welcome to The College for Technical Education

We have campuses in Lexington and Winchester, KY and our focus is to provide education and support that will enable students to obtain lifelong careers in personally rewarding occupations. We take pride in providing students with education and training that is affordable, practical and leads to employment. The faculty and staff are here to help you become successful. All we ask in return is that you do your best and that you believe in yourself!

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Building Trades Technician

The Building Trades Technician program at the College for Technical Education offers the right technical skills and work procedures training needed for those who wish to enter this profession. Student fees include the clothing and tools necessary during the class and after subsequent job placement.

Early Childhood Education

The College of Technical Education’s Early Childhood Education program is designed to help you reach your potential by becoming a Child  Development Associate. Through a combination of theory, discussions, guest speakers and real hands-on experience in our on-location early childcare center, students find themselves immersed in the experience.


The study of Cosmetology offers an exciting entry into the beauty industry with positions such as hair stylist, platform artists or make-up artist. The Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists requires 1500 clock hours of education in a Cosmetology school in order to sit for the required licensure exam.

Cosmetology Instructor Apprentice

The primary purpose of the Cosmetology Instructor Apprentice course, is to train the Licensed Master Cosmetologist in the art of instruction, to transition into teaching the basic skills, proper work habits, and desirable attitude necessary to pass the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers Instructors state exam.

Clinical Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

In as little as 39 weeks, the Medical Assistant program prepares students to sit for the AMT Registered Medical Assistant Certification examination, a nationally recognized certification.


(Main Campus)
1165 Centre Parkway, Ste 120
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: (859)­ 272-5225
Fax: (859)­ 272-5155
Text Us: (859)-474-0990


Winchester at 2135 Bypass Road,
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: 859-744-3361
Text Us: (859)-474-0990
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