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Community Education

Welcome to Community Education

Welcome to the Community Education area of Carthage Technical Center, where we offer the chance to learn new skills used at home, work, or in the community. Our goal is to better the lives of others through enrollment in these programs. Browse through our course listing and take the opportunity to expand your career, your skills, and have some fun too. Bring a friend and sign up today!

Short-Term Training Programs

The Carthage Technical Center has short-term training programs that are offered by industry request. Below are the programs we are currently offering:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Industrial Maintenance Pre-Apprenticeship

For more information, please call the Carthage Technical Center office at 417-359-7095.

Fall Community Ed Class Offerings


When: March 5 – May 14

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Carthage Technical Center - North

Cost: $760

Description: This course consists of classroom instruction and clinical field experience to prepare students for the National Healthcare (NHA) exam for Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification.

Total Course Hours: 60

Kitchen Hack, tips, & Tricks

When: Mondays, November 6 - 27

Time: 5:30 - 7:30

Location: Carthage Technical Center - South
                1100 E. Airport Dr., Carthage, MO 64836

Cost: $100

Description: Learn how to make your life in the kitchen a little easier all while you practice cooking through the following: Meal prep and freezer Meals, Hacks for using common kitchen appliances & equipment in different ways, and master recipes for breads, cookies, and more.


When: Call for times

Time: 4:00 - 8:00 

Where: Carthage Technical Center - North 

Cost: $75

Heartsaver CPR

When: Call for times

Time: 4:00 - 8:00 

Where: Carthage Technical Center - North 

Cost: $65

Beginning Painting Class

When:  April 1, 8, 15 & 22

Time: 5:30 - 7:30

Location: Carthage High School
                2600 S River, Carthage, MO 64836

Cost: $60

Description: Through a wide range of experiences, students learn about painting tools, basic color-mixing, composition, form, and spatial relationships as well as technique through a series of paintings.

Processing Meat Chickens Class

When:  April 8th

Time: 5:30 - 7:30

Location: Carthage Technical Center – South
                1100 E. Airpot Dr., Carthage, MO 64836

Cost: $75

Description: Learn how to successfully process your own meat chickens. This class will consist of a short lecture with handouts, followed by hands-on processing. Each participant will take home one processed chicken.

Course Guidelines

All courses will be held at Carthage Technical Center–North, 609 River Street, unless otherwise noted in the description. Most courses require ten enrollees per course. You will be notified if the minimum is not met and the class must be canceled. On the other hand, many of the classes have limited enrollment. Register early to avoid class cancellation or class filling. Payment must be received one week before class date to reserve a seat. Registration will be accepted in the order received and courses will be closed after the maximum number of students for each has been enrolled. If registrations have been received after a course has been closed or if an insufficient number register for a course, fees will be returned.

The student must make the request to drop a course prior to the beginning of the second class meeting to obtain a full refund. After the second class begins, a refund will not be issued.