Butler Tech has been helping Butler County youth and adults to achieve their dreams since 1975. Starting with the original high school building, D. Russel Lee Career-Technology Center, it was one of the first joint vocational school districts in the state of Ohio. The original program offerings emphasized mechanical, industrial, and office occupations, all housed at a single campus located south of Middletown on State Route 4.
Over the intervening years, much has changed at Butler County's career-technical school. From a relatively few courses offered on a central campus, programming has expanded to include multiple offerings throughout Butler County. Butler Tech now operates over 190 satellite programs in ten associate school districts. This year, Butler Tech will deliver education to more than 27,000 high school and adult students. Butler Tech is now the largest career-technical school district in the state of Ohio.
The variety of educational experiences offered by the district has blossomed to include such diverse fields as Network Technology, Digital Media Arts, and Biotechnology. Even such traditional programs like Welding have been updated to include the latest plasma cutting and robotic technology. Core academics at Butler Tech have seen a corresponding advance in order to better prepare a growing number of high school students for entry into college.
In recent years, educational innovation has been the hallmark of the district. Butler Tech Online now enables students to access high quality, teacher-directed education anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection. The Public Safety Education Complex brings together state of the art facilities for police, firefighting and emergency medical education under one roof, and has helped Butler Tech earn a reputation as a regional force in public safety education.
From humble beginnings, Butler Tech has grown with the needs of Butler County. The staff and faculty of the district remain focused on the future, and are committed to “Redefining Education.”
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Butler Technology and Career Development Schools
3603 Hamilton-Middletown Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
General Number: 513.868.6300
Adult Education: 513.645.8200