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Unified School District

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Career and Technical Education

CTE programs empower students to develop leadership, academic, and technical skills needed in the global economy for continuous learning and workforce success.
Career and Technical Education:
  • offers opportunities to develop specialized skills while in high school and apply academic knowledge in real world settings
  • provides all students with cutting edge training in their chosen program of study, leading to diverse post-secondary options
CTE programs are open to all students in Deer Valley Unified School District. All five high schools (Boulder Creek HS, Barry Goldwater HS, Deer Valley HS, Mountain Ridge HS and Sandra Day O’Connor HS) offer CTE programs. Please check the CTE Program page for location information. 
High School Graduation
Requirements include successful completion of 22 units of credit. One (1) credit of Career and Technical Education (CTE) or Fine Arts is mandatory.
CTE Signature Programs*
Elite programs are offered on specific high school campuses but open to any DVUSD high school student interested in enrolling. If a student is traveling between two locations the schedule must reflect travel time and all students are responsible for following the attendance guidelines on each campus. Students must complete the Online Application for DVUSD Career and Technical Education Programs.
West-MEC Central Programs*
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A variety of CTE programs are offered at off-site locations through West-MEC:  Aesthetician, Automotive Collision, Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Avionics/Electronics, Climate Control Technician, Coding, Cosmetology, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Energy and Industrial Technology, Fire Science, General Construction Technology, IT Security, Law, Public Safety and Security, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medium Heavy Diesel Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Precision Manufacturing, Veterinary Sciences, and Welding Technology. Students must complete a West-MEC application and DVUSD travel form.
CTE Internships*
Learning is not limited to the classroom. Internship opportunities are a supervised work-based learning experience in a paid or unpaid position within the CTE program of study. The CTE internship provides on the job experience and valuable industry networking. Students must complete the Online Application for DVUSD Career and Technical Education Programs.

Dual Enrollment
CTE students can receive college credit for courses taken in their high school setting. These courses are offered at the high school and taught by high school teachers with community college certification and will earn students both high school credit and college credit.  There will be a community college tuition fee for these courses. Not all CTE courses are dual enrolled. Students must check with their instructors to see if this opportunity is available. 

The participating student will be responsible for their own transportation and the parent/guardian agrees to assume liability for travel to and from the facility.
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CTE Contacts

Career & Technical Education Manager
Jayme Fitzpatrick
Career & Technical Education Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Specialist
Career & Technical Education Specialist
Campus Department Chairs
Aaron Parsons
Deb Kidwell
Shawna Bernard
Chandler Evans

Annual Public Notification of Nondiscrimination

Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Deer Valley Unified School District Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available listed on this page. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district's activities and programs. The Deer Valley Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator: Jenna Moffitt, Director, Human Resources, 20402 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015, 623-445-5053.