China Central Radio TV Vocational Middle School of the Open University of China (OUC) is secondary school, established by and attached to the OUC, with the approval of the former National Education Commission.. It is mainly responsible for the planning and coordination, instruction, and evaluation and supervision of secondary vocational teaching and teaching management. The School enrolls junior middle school graduates and employed youth through its branch schools within the OUC system. The School is qualified to confer national-education-level secondary degree education graduation certificates.

The School and 44 provincial RTVU secondary technical schools and their branch schools have formed a nationwide RTVU secondary technical education and tutoring system, and about 3 million graduates have been cultivated.

In line with the needs of local populations, rural areas, grassroots level, remote and ethnic minority areas, and based on the philosophy of “service-oriented and employment-oriented” vocational education, the School provides tutoring services for adult secondary technical education, practical skill training, qualification training, and on-the-job skill training in close combination with the need for practical personnel to enhance the development of social and economic construction. It is also active in exploring a tutoring and management model, and operating mechanism for university-enterprise cooperation, and the integration of work and study in the field of distance vocational education. Its projects, including “University-Enterprise Assisted Learning Trial”, “Phased Cultivation Through University-Enterprise Cooperation”, “Work-Study Programme Trial”, have been carried out successfully, and the School has been named as one of the vocational schools to hold work-study programme pilots.

Programmes of study

Categories: agriculture and forestry; resources, environment and security; civil engineering; equipment manufacturing; bio-chemical engineering; food, pharmaceuticals and grain; transportation; electronic and information engineering; medicine and health; finance and trade; tourism; culture and arts; journalism and communication, public administration and social services.

Majors: About 30 majors are offered at secondary technical schools throughout the country. The main majors include civil Engineering; electromechanical technology application; chemical technology ;computer applications, e-commerce and so on.

Target learners

Junior and senior middle school graduates, as well as employees, veterans, and returned migrant workers with a junior middle school education.

Teaching approach

Full-time study: Teaching is provided in the form of face-to-face tutorials.

Spare-time study: Teaching is provided in the form of online, face-to-face, and individual tutorials.

Graduation and conference of certificates 

Students starting from a junior middle school level can complete schooling in two or three years; while senior middle school graduates can complete it in one year. Those who meet the requirements can get nationally recognised graduation certificates of secondary technical education.

Graduates who have completed the studies and obtained the secondary technical education certificates are eligible for test exemption and continuing studies in the junior college programmes at the OUC.