What is the CONALEP
National College of Technical Professional Education

 
The National College of Technical Professional Education, is an upper secondary educational institution, part of the National System of Technological Education with the aim of forming Profesionales Técnicos (middle level technicians with official recognition) and Profesionales Técnicos Bachiller (middle level technicians with official recognition and a high school diploma) with an option to continue onto higher education.

Its academic model provides students with a comprehensive education that incorporates technological and scientific advances of the knowledge society, for the full development of their potential and their harmonious integration into their social and professional contexts.
  
CONALEP students receive a competency-based education with a constructivist approach to knowledge, which gives them the opportunity to join the world of work, generate their own source of employment or, if they wish, continue their studies at the tertiary level. 
At the conclusion of their careers, CONALEP issues the student’s study certificate and high school diploma where appropriate, both recognized by the federal Secretary of Public Education (SEP), and solicits from the SEP the emission of the student’s professional license.
 
Objectives 
Offer formation of Profesionales Técnicos and Profesionales Técnicos Bachiller which is relevant, flexible and cutting-edge, consistent with the changing needs of the world of work, to contribute to national, regional and state development of our country.
 


Infrastructure

Currently, CONALEP consists of:
·         A central unit that regulates and coordinates the system, located in Metepec, State of Mexico.
·         307 campuses operated by 30 state colleges, the Decentralized Operating Unit for the Federal District, and a Representation in the State of Oaxaca.
·         8 Centres of Assistance and Technical Services (CAST) for industry.
 
 
Careers
 
47 careers grouped in 7 areas of vocational training:
 
In the area of Production and Processing:
Production and processing of aquaculture products
Environmental conservation
Industrial food processing
Industrial Chemistry
 
Mining metallurgist
Metallurgy
Graphic arts
• Plastics
Tannery
Stagecraft
Health and safety and civil protection
Industrial productivity
• Quality control
Garment industry
Machine tooling
Production of footwear
Metalworking
• Construction
• Textile
 
 
In Maintenance & Installation:

Maintenance of aviation engines and gliders
Maintenance of aircraft frames and coverings
Maintenance
of automated systems
Alternative sources of energy
• Refrigeration and air conditioning
Industrial electro-mechanics
Automotive maintenance
Diesel engines
Autotronics

In Technology and Transportation:

Support and maintenance of computer equipment
Digital graphic expression
• Telecommunications
Computing
Truck and Bus Operator

In Health:

General nursing
Assistant and dental prosthetist
Respiratory therapy
Community health
Optometry

Electricity and Electronics:

Industrial electricity
Maintenance of electronic systems
Aviation electronic systems
Mechatronics

In Accounting and Management:

Administration
Managers’ assistant
Accounting

In Tourism:

Hospitality for tourism
• Food and beverages