Investigate the many opportunities at BRCOT in our New 2018-19 Program of Studies  

Our Mission

Biddeford Regional Center of Technology’s mission is to ensure that students acquire academic, career and industry-recognized technical skills that will prepare them for successful and accelerated entry into the workforce and post-secondary education.

BRCOT provides career and technical education for students from Biddeford, Kennebunk Old Orchard Beach high schools and Thornton Academy. Training an educated workforce is key to developing a successful and productive community and economy.  Through our career clusters, pathways and programs, we empower students to develop the attributes and skills necessary to become successful citizens, workers and leaders. 


BRCOT students have access to a rigorous curriculum, hands-on learning, career pathways, articulated college credit with Maine's postsecondary institutions, national industry certifications, employability skills, safety training and technical preparation.   A majority of the graduates continue their training and education while some prefer to enter full time employment.

Learn more about BRCOT and our programs by viewing the following short video, as well as videos and course descriptions on our program pages:

Congratulations to Ashlin Ruel.
 Ashlin is the recipient of our CTE Student of the Year award. 
 Ashlin will be honored at a state ceremony in Lewiston on April 29th.

 Congratulations to our newest NTHS Inductees. Students were honored in a ceremony on March 15,2018.

On March 1st,  We sent a group of 10 students to Skills USA Competition in Bangor for the first time in school history.   They all were there for the experience and opportunity of it all. We are delighted to announce that these 4 ladies took the GOLD in Health Knowledge. In June, they will be headed to Kentucky for the National Event. 
 Congratulations Ladies!!

Applications are due by March 27, 2018

Annual Notice of Discrimination

The Biddeford School Department and Biddeford Regional Center of Technology does not discriminate in its education and employment programs on the basis of religion, age, race, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status and disability, and equal access to designated youth groups in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Title II American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. If you have questions, have witnessed, or have experienced acts of discrimination based on these criteria and wish to express a grievance, please contact our Title IX/504 Coordinator Tiffany Jackson, Affirmative Action Officer, Biddeford School Department, 18 Maplewood Ave. Biddeford, ME 04005, Telephone:207-282-8281, Fax: 207-284-7956, E-mail: The policy and procedure is available at the Superintendent’s office and may be found on-line at in Section A of the District Policies.


The Biddeford Regional Center of Technology offers career and technical instruction in the following Maine approved CTE programs: Business & Financial Management, Business Information Technology, Legal Studies, Medical Assisting, Auto Body Technology, Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Electrical Technology, Plumbing Technology, Welding and Metal Fabrication, Precision Machining Technology, Engineering and Architectural Design, Early Childhood Education, and Introduction to Medical Science/Health Assistant/CNA.

For detailed information on our programs and their associated pre-requisites visit


The Biddeford Regional Center of Technology
offers students from Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach High Schools, and Thornton Academy a career and technical education.

Students learn career skills by utilizing their academic knowledge while learning the technical aspect of their selected career areas. 

Also visit us on the Maine Career & Technical Education Web Site.

For more information please browse our Program of Studies above or contact  BRCOT at (207) 282-1501.

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Recent News & Events

  • Saco Police Officer Robyn Stankevitz visits the Business Academy- Legal Studies Thank you to Saco Police Officer Robyn Stankevitz for visiting the Business Academy - Legal Studies Program and sharing her career and experience.
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:57 AM by Cot Web
  • Former COT student visits Business Academy- Medical Assisting class to share career advice. Thank you to former COT student Amy Elie for visiting the Business Academy- Medical Assisting Program. Amy shared her career experience as a school RN and formerly as a NIQU ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:56 AM by Cot Web
  • US Secret Service Special Agent Tyler Martin visits Legal Studies US secret service special agent Tyler Martin visited the business academy – Legal studies class talking about the responsibilities of his career. Thank you agent Martin for taking time for us
    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 9:57 AM by Cot Web
  • Katelyn Troegner visits Medical Assisting Thank you Katelyn Troegner (former COT student) for visitng the business academy – Medical assisting class and talking about her experience as a CNA, medical assistant and as a soon to ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 9:55 AM by Cot Web
  • Michael Pardue visits Legal studies Thank you to Michael Pardue CEO & owner of the Tideview group – private investigations firm for visiting the business academy – Legal studies class. Mike is a former police chief and has ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 9:53 AM by Cot Web
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