High School Technical Preparation

Technical Preparation is a regional program linking your high school, College of DuPage and the business community for your career success


When and How Do I Start Technical Preparation?


Grades 9 and 10
Talk to your high school counselors and teachers about other options such as classes that articulate for college credit to College of DuPage, attending the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) or participating in a work-based learning experience for part of your course work while in high school.

Grades 11 and 12
Take advanced courses in your Technical/Professional area. Refer to the Technical and Professional Preparation Career Handbook, which your counselor or teacher can provide to you, or visit the COD home page for more career information.


Contact Us

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Technology Center of DuPage
301 Swift Road
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 620-8770
Edward Susmilch, Principal
Phone: (630) 691-7581

DuPage Area Occupational Education System (DAOES)
301 Swift Road
Addison, IL 60101
Barney Eiserloh, Regional Co-Coordinator
DuPage Area Education to Careers and Technical Preparation
Phone: (630) 691-7508


Contact Information

Andreas Vrettos, Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1052, (630) 942-3390

David Earl, Program Advisor  
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2538

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor    
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548

Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-8419 

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592