DVUSD CTE Programs

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    A student works on a project at Mountain Ridge High School's media production class.
     
    CTE programs are open to all students in Deer Valley Unified School District. All five high schools (Boulder Creek, Barry Goldwater, Deer Valley, Mountain Ridge, and Sandra Day O’Connor) offer CTE programs. Please check the CTE program page for location information.
     
    Students participating in a CTE program not offered at their home campus or the CTE Internship must complete the Online Application for DVUSD Career and Technical Education Programs.  Please use your District credentials to sign in to the online application system.
     
    Applications for all programs should be submitted to your high school counselor.
     

  • Accounting

    • Experience powerful business simulations.
    • Investigate dynamic careers in multiple accounting environments.
    • Create business solutions leading to sound money management.

     

  • Biomedical Sciences

    • Experience hands-on activities in forensics, disease research, prosthetics, and more.
    • Use cutting-edge technology to discover solutions for today’s most pressing health challenges.
    • Conduct a wide range of scientific experiments to solve medical mysteries.

     

  • Culinary Arts

    • Craft traditional and innovative foods using flames, knives, and creative chemistry
    • Cook alongside professional chefs in modern commercial kitchens, preparing multi-course meals.
    • Operate a fast-paced, upscale restaurant serving creative cuisine, providing a unique dining experience.

     

  • Engineering

    • Design and build rockets, robots, and solar-powered cars using cutting-edge digital design and 3D printing technologies.
    • Invent solutions for complex engineering challenges from concept to completion.
    • Visualize and construct 3D models using Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) technologies.

     

  • Hospitality Management

    • Experience the exciting world of tourism, resorts, restaurants, and entertainment through a wide variety of roles.
    • Team with professionals to provide exceptional customer service, event planning, and catering support.
    • Operate a for-profit business, run by students to produce, market, and sell quality products.

     

  • Law Enforcement

    • Perform SWAT procedures, crime scene investigations, arrest procedures, suspect interrogation, and threat assessments.
    • Strengthen your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training, including advanced self-defense tactics.
    • Apply state and federal laws in the criminal justice system to the critical roles of police, corrections, and rehabilitation.

     

  • Air Force JROTC

    • Explore aviation and the science of flight.
    • Develop leadership and personal survival skills.
    • Take part in color guard & drill team, community service projects, and cadet-run missions.

     

  • Business Operations

    • Master professional skills for employment in a dynamic, digital, and global economy.
    • Excel in a competitive environment using advanced software for business operations.
    • Design and create promotional materials to be showcased in a professional portfolio.

     

  • Early Childhood Ed.

    • Experience teaching by creating fun and engaging activities for preschoolers.
    • Operate an interactive preschool program delivering hands-on learning to prepare children for kindergarten.
    • Plan and teach lessons that enhance a child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

     

  • Finance

    • Generate strategies for effective financial planning, risk analysis, insurance purchases, real estate investments, and cash management.
    • Discover how to achieve personal wealth and financial freedom using the stock market and investment strategies.
    • Conduct a wide range of cash and banking transactions during the daily operation of a student-run business.

     

  • Interior Architectural Design

    • Integrate design elements, furnishings, and materials to create upscale residential and commercial spaces.
    • Collaborate with professionals to develop dynamic presentation boards bringing creative concepts to clients.
    • Develop a strong foundation in sustainable and eco-friendly designs applying innovative concepts and trends.

     

  • Marketing

    • Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by owning and operating student-run businesses in a competitive marketplace.
    • Experience a wide range of strategies for branding, promoting, and delivering products or services.
    • Create and present powerful marketing and management plans for dynamic advertising campaigns.

     

  • Animation

    • Create eye-catching motion graphics.
    • Produce animated short films, dynamic special effects and visuals.
    • Develop stunning 2D and 3D content for gaming & entertainment.

     

  • Construction Technologies

     

    • Design, manage, and build a variety of structures from concept to completion.
    • Explore and develop techniques in Carpentry, Masonry, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electric.
    • Operate professional equipment and power tools for all aspects of construction.

     

  • Education Professions

    • Experience the rewards of shaping the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of children.
    • Teach, coach, and motivate students for success alongside professional educators.
    • Implement creative instructional lessons promoting student engagement and achievement.

     

  • Graphic Design

    • Express your unique vision while mastering the art of design, digital graphics, and photo manipulation.
    • Interpret client needs to deliver dynamic visual communications for student-run businesses and industry partners.
    • Showcase your creative design abilities through a professional portfolio of print and digital products.

     

  • Journalism & Digital Communications

     

    • Collaborate with peers to publish digital media, articles, and school newspapers.
    • Master the art of interviewing, writing, publication design, and photojournalism.
    • Create a professional portfolio showcasing digital photography, print, and social media.

     

  • Media Production

    • Develop, produce, and deliver creative video and audio projects for TV, film, and commercial broadcast.
    • Work individually and in teams to create dynamic films, documentaries, music videos, sportscasts, and newscasts.
    • Operate professional camera gear, hardware, and software while crafting an impressive portfolio.

     

  • Nursing Services

    • Work as a team member alongside medical professionals in a rewarding clinical environment.
    • Deliver high-quality patient care while helping others in long-term care and hospital settings.
    • Practice clinical skills, terminology, and ethical behavior for a lifelong career in healthcare.

     

  • Software & App Design

    • Write code for apps, games, cybersecurity, and websites using advanced programming languages.
    • Express your creativity and unlock solutions to complex problems through the universal language of computers.
    • Interpret client needs to design creative, eye-catching, responsive websites and mobile apps.

     

  • Sports Medicine

    • Execute customized emergency action plans as a first responder to catastrophic events.
    • Examine, prevent, treat, and rehabilitate injuries by using advanced techniques while consulting with medical professionals.
    • Coach and motivate clients, athletes, and patients using progressive exercise techniques and equipment.

     

  • Stagecraft

    • Stretch your creativity and discover what it takes to bring a full-scale theatrical production to life.
    • Construct, paint, and decorate elaborate sets and props using commercial power tools and artistry.
    • Design lighting, sound, special effects and costumes to enhance productions.

     

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  • CTE programs empower students to develop leadership, academic, and technical skills needed in the global economy for continuous learning and workforce success.