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Career & Technical Education

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SUSD offers a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at our comprehensive high schools. CTE programs focus on technical and professional skills that prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. 

Pairing robust academics with technical skills is what gives students a competitive advantage in the post secondary and industry environment. Learn more about "Why CTE works".  

What do CTE students offer Arizona? A lot!  What is CTE really about? Giving students technical skills to find their place in the world of work.  Whether  students end up being self-employed, employing others, or working for an  employer,  skills will be needed to earn a living and be a contributor to society. The national association for CTE has the stats to prove how valuable CTE is to all of our students in Scottsdale, greater Arizona, and the  entire U.S. 

Take advantage of CTE programs in high school to learn a skill that could mean job placement tomorrow. Having a job while in college or any program after high school will mean less debt - maybe zero debt - to move forward in an apprenticeship or industry-sponsored program. Large employers are willing to train young individuals that need to start earning a livable wage right now. Checkout the always up-to-date Arizona Bureau of Labor stats on the number and types of jobs available in our great state.

Enroll in a CTE pathway by adding it to your course request form through your high school's registration process. CTE courses vary by site annually. Students have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications and dual enrollment credits through our CTE pathways. Additional CTE pathways are available through our partners at EVIT.com.

Dual Enrollment - Chaparral High School

ASU and SUSD CTE Partnering for Dual Enrollment Offering at Chaparral High School in Business Operations Pathway 2024-2025.

CTE pilot plans to partner with ASU to offer CIS105 through the ASU Accelerated Learning Facilitated course model.  ASU supplies the course content and the faculty to grade assignments, CTE provides a teacher to facilitate the course materials, and supplies the learning space and equipment already in use for CTE My Digital Brand in the Business Operations pathway.  CTE would pay the $25 fee per student to access the content and students have the option at the end of the grading period to elect to receive ASU credit for $400 paid directly to ASU by the learner. This would allow for all SUSD high schools to offer this ASU dual enrollment option as a part of the My Digital Brand course due to faculty being supplied by ASU for the dual enrollment credit. CIS105 meets the post-secondary graduation requirement at all Arizona colleges and universities for Computer Literacy credit.

Please email kdemetrulias@susd.org and adowns@susd.org to request an appointment to review materials.

Click to see the slide deck presented at the April 30, 2024 Governing Board meeting.

Contact Us

Amy Downs
Director of College & Career Readiness

Krista Demetrulias
CTE Programs of Study Coordinator

Bailey Ricard
Federal and State Grants Coordinator

Christopher Costantini
CTE IT Support Coordinator II