Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Centerd
The Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center is an integral part of Spaulding High School as well as a member of the Tri-City Region, which includes Rochester, Somersworth and Dover.

The Technology Center offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for Juniors and Seniors, in addition to a wide variety of exploratory courses available for Freshmen and Sophomores.

The Small Wonders Learning Center is also operated out of the Technology Center through our Early Childhood Education CTE program.

See the SHS/CTC Program of Studies for more information.
What’s in it for me?

Most students learn best and remember more when they get hands-on experience working on real life problems. You can gain these hands on technical experiences by participating in CTE programs. In addition, these programs will prepare you for further education or careers with higher skills levels and pay rates than you might otherwise receive. Most of our programs are two years in length, worth two credits per year. In that time, you will learn theory, apply your academic classroom skills, and get relevant practical experience that will look great on job and college applications.

Additional benefits include participation in one of our leadership organizations, such as FBLA, DECA, FFA, FEET, HOSA, FCCLA, or SkillsUSA Membership in one of our leadership organizations gives you a leg up on the competition for jobs and college acceptance. Your participation provides the following opportunities: leadership training, competition with your peers from around the country, travel, and scholarships.
CTE center What about college?

That’s up to you! All of our CTE programs will prepare you for further education, either at a two-year technical college or a four year college/ university. You may also choose to take part in Project Running Start. This program allows you to earn college credit while completing CTE programs. 
How do I learn more?

Read the program information on this website.  Speak to your parents and guidance counselors about any programs that interest you. Your guidance counselor can arrange a visit to the CTE programs so that you have the opportunity to see it for yourself and determine if it is the right program for you.

I found a program I am really interested in…how do I apply?

Pick up and complete the Tri-City CTE Program Application. Pay particular attention to the course sign-up procedures on the back of the application and carefully read all directions about course scheduling at your home school. This is the time that it is important to keep in contact with your guidance counselor and meet all deadlines!

The Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center is part of the BizedConnect program which helps students get their start in a real world business environment while also giving businesses a qualified and mature work force.

For more information about our Center, programs, or classes, please contact:

Michele C. Halligan-Foley, M.ED
Director of Career Technical Education
140 Wakefield Street
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Phone: (603) 332 - 0757 Ext. 2141
Fax:  (603) 335 – 7365
Halligan-foley@rochesterschools.com