The Collinsville Area Vocational Center is a two year, public vocational training center for Junior and Senior high school students. For more than 30 years, our graduates have successfully entered the working world serving the needs of area employers.

Students are drawn from multiple area high schools and attend 2 1/2 hour classes taught by instructors who have many hours of actual work experience in their fields.  Each program area is designed to emphasize proper work habits, employable skills, and career opportunities, as well as give students a work environment related to their chosen fields.

Many of our programs have dual credit and/or articulation agreements with the community colleges, where many of our graduates continue their education.


Enrollment procedures take place during the students registration period at their home school. Enrollment is open primarily to juniors and seniors. Programs may be taken one or two years.


Students taking a course at the Vocational Center divide their day between their home school and the Vocational Center.


Each participating high school will establish guidelines regarding transportation for their students.


Tuition will be paid by the home school district for each student. Students may have some additional costs for personal tools, equipment, and materials.