Welcome to CTE/CAVIAT

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students to enter the workforce with the academic and vocational skills needed to compete successfully in the job market. CTE courses typically include competency-based learning. Students achieve academic excellence through authentic, hands-on, career focused learning. They graduate with the skills necessary for successful entry into post-secondary, career, and life opportunities. CTE programs are the backbone of a strong, well-educated workforce, which fosters productivity in business and industry and contributes to America’s leadership in the international marketplace.

CTE Programs

  • New Courses Available 2023-2024:

    Engineering CT80
    Grades: 9-12 College Prep: CTE Credit Fee: $30 Prerequisite: Algebra 1 with a “3 or B” or higher. Since this class uses advanced computer, math, and programming skills. Experience in these areas is encouraged to be successful in this class.
    Description: Students will learn to use Solidworks Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), JAVA computer programming, Lightburn laser cutting software and Cura 3D printing software. These abilities will allow students to use 3D printers, Laser Cutters, and CNC machines to create parts from scratch. Students will also learn how to use various tools and other parts to construct and enhance our fleet of robots. Students are also encouraged to pursue projects of their own.
    The Engineering Sciences program is designed to develop students’ understanding of engineering problem-solving and design practices. The program will prepare students to apply fundamental scientific and mathematical laws and principles relevant to engineering and technology. Students will learn to apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts to current technologies and tools as they learn about the different disciplines and opportunities within the fields of engineering. The program is designed and delivered as a coherent sequence of experiences using technical instruction, academic foundations, and experiential learning. This will enhance their skills through good communication, teamwork, leadership, and personal development.

    Education Professions CT150
    Grades: 9-12 College Prep: CTE credit Prerequisite: None Fee: $25
    Description: The Education Professions program is designed to prepare students for employment and/or post-secondary opportunities in the field of education. The program provides instruction in educational career choices, education structure and systems, theories, history, pedagogy, developmental stages, learning styles and instructional methods. The Education Professions program also provides interactive experiences with students at different age levels in a variety of content areas in different educational environments. Education Professions is designed to articulate with the Introduction to Education courses at the community college level as well as paraprofessional preparation programs. In addition to technical skills, students completing this program will develop advanced critical thinking skills, enhance academic skills, develop civic responsibility, and comprehend the stages of human development and their impact on learning in the classroom. The Education Professions program is designed and delivered as a coherent sequence of school-based and work-based supervised learning. The Professional Skills developed by business and industry leaders across Arizona are integrated throughout the program. Education Professions students also develop leadership, social, civic, and career skills through their participation in the state-recognized Career and Technical Student Organization, Educators Rising.

    Law Enforcement CT120
    Grades: 10-12 College Prep: CTE credit Prerequisite: None Fee: $30
    Description: This course focuses on the organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial and corrections systems, terminology, and constitutional limitations of the system. Students will develop problem-solving techniques, apply forensic investigative techniques to case studies, have an understanding of criminal justice vocabulary, study the impact which juvenile justice and corrections has had on the American public, and much more. Lastly, students will develop leadership and employable skills that they can apply outside of high school.

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