Journal of Research in Technical Careers

Journal of Research in Technical Careers (JRTC), published twice yearly by the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, provides an intellectual platform for sharing scholarship among researchers in career and post-secondary technical education and related disciplines. Submissions are encouraged related to any of the career clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please note, however, that we do not send any new manuscripts out for review between May 15 and August 15 of each year. In order to be considered for publication in the spring issue, manuscripts should be submitted no later than March 1; for the fall issue, manuscripts should be submitted no later than October 1.

Please see the Policies page for information regarding submitting a manuscript or becoming a reviewer.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2023)



Why Teach? Exploring the Motivations and Expectations of First-year, Alternatively Certified Agriscience Teachers
Sarah E. LaRose, Blake C. Colclasure, Anna J. Warner, Debra M. Barry, and Edward W. Osborne


Investigating Students’ Career-Readiness in the Agricultural Sciences: A Phenomenological Case Study
Jean A. Parrella, Holli R. Leggette, Theresa P. Murphrey, Christi Esquivel, and Anna Bates


Using Self-Efficacy Theory to Design Arduino Instruction for Novices: A Replication Study
Donald M. Johnson, Michael Pate, Christopher M. Estepp, and George Wardlow