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  • Career and Technical Education
    Career and technical education covers a variety of challenging fields in diverse subject areas which are constantly evolving due to the changing global economy. Some of the career areas that students may enter through career and technical education include: Trade and Industrial (automotive technicians, carpenters, electricians); Business and Marketing (entrepreneurs, financial officers); Family and Consumer Sciences (management and life skills, executive chefs, hotel managers); Health Occupations (nurses, physical therapists, biomedical engineers); Public Safety and Security (EMT’s, emergency management and response coordinators); and Artistic (cosmetology, visual media, arts/graphics designers).

    CTE prepares young adults for a wide range of careers. These careers may require varying levels of education – from high school and postsecondary certificates to two- and four-year college degrees. Career and technical education is offered at Florence High School, Poston Butte High School, and San Tan Foothills High School through on-campus programs.  Additional CTE Programs are offered off campus at CAVIT (Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology), Central Arizona College-Signal Peak Campus, and Central Arizona College-San Tan Campus. 

    CTE Program Fees
    For the FUSD Central Arizona College (CAC) CTE Programs, all fees for all students are covered.  This includes tuition, books, uniforms, and industry certification testing.   Students must be in good standing with the college and pass their college classes to stay in the program.  If a student drops the CAC course after the official CAC deadline and before the end of the semester or fails the class at the end of the semester, the student is responsible for paying all fees directly to CAC as they will remain as a balance on their CAC account. 

    For more information about all CTE programs, contact the FUSD CTE Director at or by phone at 520-866-3573.

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