Career & Technical Center
Career & Technical Center Mission Statement
"Our students build pathways of learning that lead to productive careers."
Contact Jill Stewart-Kellar
PurposeNortheast Metro Career & Technical Center in partnership with member districts, colleges, and business/industry delivers next level occupational education and certification in preparation for active contributions to the global community.
VisionWe are recognized as a center of excellence in quality career and technical education. An industry experienced professional promotes student success through applied learning, technical skill attainment based on industry standards, academic integration, and career & college readiness.
Northeast Metro Career & Technical Center is located on the East Campus of Century College, which is located north of Interstate 694 on Highway 120 (Century Avenue). The mailing address is 3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. (see map)
Students earn two kinds of credit while attending the Center. First, students receive credit toward high school graduation for satisfactorily completing the school year at Northeast Metro Career & Technical Center. Second, students may also earn college credits at Century College and over 12 other colleges throughout Minnesota.
Satellite programs are not located at the Northeast Metro Career & Technical Center. However, students can take advantage of these courses being offered at member district high schools. Students receive credit toward graduation from high school and, in some cases, can earn post-secondary credit as well.
A high school student will complete the total program while attending Northeast Metro Career & Technical Center two hours per day for an entire school year of 170 days. Northeast Metro instructional time blocks are:
- 8:05-9:50 a.m.
- 10:00-11:45 a.m.
- 12:35-2:15 p.m.
College Credit Affiliation
The Career & Technical Center is associated with college programs. There are certain requirements which must be met to earn the potential college credit. The college credits maybe applied at the partnering college toward a certificate, diploma, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. For a full listing of certificate, diploma and AAS degree programs, contact your high school counselor or click here for College Credit Chart. In some programs, high school and college students share the same classroom areas and use the same equipment and curriculum.
Students who have a specific need for supplemental assistance will receive this service upon request. Facilitators advocate for students and provide support in the areas of alternative learning and study skills. Home school districts send referrals to request this service.
Expanded Career Options
Students have an opportunity to integrate academic training with the development of occupational skills and to explore career options through cooperation with businesses and agencies. Community service projects are included in many programs. Job shadows, field trips, internships expose students to the workplace.
Bus transportation is provided to and from Northeast Metro each day by member district high schools.
Guidance and College Readiness
Guidance services are available to help direct students to appropriate academic and career choices. Tour and/or individual program instructor meetings are available upon request. For more information, contact:
A college readiness program provides students with the necessary information for the college application process. College entrance assessment test is an option for students.
How to Register
Students interested in registering for any of these courses must register through their high school counselor at their home school.