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.
    In Deer Valley Unified School District Career and Technical Education:
    • Be career and college ready! Work individually and in teams to develop the expertise, confidence, and skills for today's top careers.
    • Learn from experts! Connect with experienced and qualified instructors to acquire professional, technical, and academic skills for high-demand careers.
    • Fund your future! Use your career-tech experience to earn an above-average wage, pay for advanced training, and make money for college.
    CTE programs are open to all students in the 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 Maintenance Technology, Avionics/Electronics Technology, Air Conditioning Technician, Biomedical Science, Coding, Culinary Principles, Dental Assisting, Electrical Trade Specialty, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Energy & Industrial Technician, Fire Science, General Construction Technology, Hairstyling, IT Security, Law, Public Safety and Security, Medical Assisting, Medium Heavy Diesel Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Technician, Precision Manufacturing, Powersports Technician, 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.

Career and Technical Education

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CTE Contacts

  • Non-discrimination Notice

    The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.

    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 of 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(s).

    Scott Warner, District Title IX Coordinator, 623-445-4981, Email:  Scott Warner 
    Dr. Melissa McCusker, 504 Coordinator, Email:  Dr. Melissa McCusker
    No discriminación Aviso

    El Deer Valley Unified School District no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad en sus programas y actividades. Para cualquier consulta sobre política antidiscriminatoria póngase en contacto con el Departamento del Superintendente, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623-445-5000.

    Este anuncio se proporcionan como requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972, la Ley contra la Discriminación por Edad de 1975, y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades de 1990. Preguntas, quejas o peticiones de información adicional en relación con estas leyes se pueden remitir a la autoridad coordinadora(s).

    Scott Warner, Distrito Coordinador del Título IX, 623-445-4981, Email:  Scott Warner
    Dr. Melissa McCusker, 504 Coordinator, Email:  Dr. Melissa McCusker