How to Apply

Enrolling in a NJ County Vocational-Technical High School Program

Students interested in attending a full-time county vocational-technical high school and their parents or guardians should begin exploring their options by the summer after the student completes grade seven.

All county vocational-technical schools hold open houses in the fall to explain their full-time programs to grade eight students interested in applying to be freshmen the next year. Information on these open houses is provided on the county vocational-technical school website and may also be mailed to parents, provided through middle school guidance offices, and advertised on social media and in local newspapers. In some counties, attendance at an open house is a mandatory application requirement.

Visit the web site of the vocational-technical school in your county  for more information on upcoming open houses and specific application requirements.

Students interested in attending a shared-time county vocational-technical high school and their parents or guardians should begin exploring their options early in the sophomore year of high school.  These programs are for students in grades 11 and 12 who attend the county vocational-technical school for half of each day, while continuing their academic studies in their local high school Some programs accept students in grades 9 and 10 on a shared-time basis.

All county vocational-technical schools hold open houses to explain their shared-time programs at various times throughout the school year. Information about these opportunities is also available on the county vocational-technical school websites and through local high school guidance offices.

Visit the web site of the vocational-technical school in your county for more information on specific application requirements.

For more information: FAQs for Students and Parents


Enrolling in a NJ County Vocational-Technical School Adult Program

Most county vocational-technical schools also offer adult training programs that enable residents to advance their workplace skills and obtain various technical certifications.

Application procedures, course details and tuition rates vary from county to county. If your county does not offer an adult program, it may be possible to enroll in another county’s adult training program.

Please note: You must apply directly to the school that offers the program in which you are interested. It is not possible to apply through this web site.

For more information: FAQs for Adult Students
To find an adult program near you: Find An Adult Program