~~   School Hours for 2017-18 school year at the Center of Technology: 8:35-2:40 

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:

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: twjackson@biddefordschooldepartment.org. The policy and procedure is available at the Superintendent’s office and may be found on-line at www.biddefordschooldepartment.org 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 www.biddeford.macte.org


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

  • Student Leadership Council Hold Food Drive The Student Leadership Council @ COT donating food to the Biddeford Food Pantry.
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 9:49 AM by Cot Web
  • After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople                        Read the terrific article in depth here:  https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/decades-pushing-bachelors-degrees-u-s-needs-tradespeople"There are an estimated 30 million jobs that pay ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 9:27 AM by Cot Web
  • Second-generation students become teachers at BRCOT Preschool Read the featured story from the Journal Tribune here. http://www.journaltribune.com/news/2017-11-02/Community/Secondgeneration_students_become_teachers_at_BRCOT.html
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:06 AM by Cot Web
  • Biddeford Regional Center of Technology accelerates student opportunities Check out the whole article here.http://www.journaltribune.com/news/2017-10-26/Front_Page/Biddeford_Regional_Center_of_Technology_accelerate.html
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:07 AM by Cot Web
  • Early Childhood Students Our students are preparing for the arrival of our nursery school students.  We are excited our new friends will be joining us soon!  We make learning fun!
    Posted Sep 29, 2017, 5:51 PM by Paulette Bonneau
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COT STUDENTS: If you are completing a COT Program this year,