College and Career Development
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
As stated on the Arizona Department of Education website…………
The Vision of Career and Technical Education is to ensure a dynamic workforce by fully developing every student’s career and academic potential.
The Mission of Career and Technical Education is to prepare Arizona students for workforce success and continuous learning.
With keen focus on that vision, the Flagstaff Unified School District utilizes thirteen different CTE programs to accomplish that mission; these thirteen programs provide FUSD students with a broad selection of related course offerings. These thirteen programs include Digital Photography, Film and TV, Culinary Arts, Engineering Sciences, Precision Machining, Automotive Technologies, Welding Technologies, Interior Design & Merchandising, Early Childhood Education, Cabinetmaking, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Services, Business Management & Administrative Services, and Graphic/Web Design. FUSD’s pursuit of the mission is further enhanced by substantive partnerships with CAVIAT, Coconino Community College and numerous business & industry partners from across the community.
CAVIAT (Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology) is one of fourteen Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs) in Arizona. CAVIAT could be considered to be an overlay school district, which has the purpose of supporting CTE opportunities for the high school students of FUSD as well as for students in the communities of Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Page and Williams. CAVIAT contracts with CCC and Coconino County high schools to provide co-enrollment opportunities (classes) for high school juniors and seniors at no cost to students. These CAVIAT programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credits toward a degree and/or industry certifications. Students may be considered for CAVIAT enrollment by contacting the CAVIAT Program Manager; information may be found at www.caviat.org.
Each year, FUSD and Coconino Community College enter into a partnership to provide Dual Enrollment opportunities for FUSD students. Dual Enrollment allows students to earn college credit for high school classes that are taken on their high school campus. The teachers are compensated by CCC and teach to the same course outcomes as classes taught on the college campus. The tuition cost for Dual Enrollment Arts and Science courses is $10 per credit hour; there is a complete tuition waiver (no cost to the student) for students dually enrolled in Career & Technical Education courses. Like CAVIAT programs, Dual Enrollment is a great way for high school students to get a head start on college and earn college credit at a significantly reduced cost or no cost at all.
The Career and Technical Education programs within FUSD have strong ties to business and industry; each of our thirteen CTE programs have at least one partner from business and industry. These partners visit our schools to observe students in our CTE labs, provide program recommendations, help connect students to internship opportunities, make donations, and occasionally, provide actual employment opportunities. These partnerships provide opportunities for students to step out of the classroom into the real world, where they gain a better understanding of the job skills required for their careers. These are hands-on programs that provide students with the technical skills and academic knowledge they will need to prepare for life after high school - future employment and/or a successful transition to a college education.
We invite you to visit our programs at Coconino High School and Flagstaff High School.
WE ARE CTE STRONG!