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Location SHS: SHS Career and Technical Education, Last Updated on 1/27/2013
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Career & Technical Education (CTE) equips students with:


o    Core academic skills and the ability to apply these skills in the work place


o    Employability skills


o    Job specific, technical skills


o    Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world 


o    Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics


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Why SHS Students Should Take CTE Courses…


·          99% of SHS students enrolled in a CTE program for two or more years Met or Exceeded the Reading portion of AIMS in 2012.


·          97% of SHS students enrolled in a CTE program for two or more years Met or Exceeded the Math portion of AIMS in 2012.


·          14 million students participate in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs each year.


·          A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.


·          A person with a CTE-related associate degree or credential will earn an average of at least $4,000 more a year than a person with a humanities associate degree—and those with credentials in high-demand fields such as healthcare can average almost $20,000 more a year.


·          99% of students involved in CTE in Arizona in high school will graduate, compared to the national average of 76% non-CTE students


·          55% of those that graduate will go on to attend college


·          43.7% that graduate high school will earn an industry certificate

Image: Safford HS – Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs Offered
Safford HS – Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs Offered




·          Accounting knowledge such as:  Profit/Loss of a business, reports, daily transactions, checkbooks and banking procedures


·          Hands-on experience through simulations and QuickBooks


·          The average salary for an Accountant in 2010 was $61,690*


·          There were approximately 1,216,900* Accountants in the United States in 2010


* Occupational Outlook Handbook Dec. 7, 2012





FFA is an integral part of Agriscience and is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.


According to FFA New Horizons magazine, 87% of our students are interested in learning about career exploration and 81% about college preparation.





·          Gain knowledge and experience in automotive techniques and skills


·          Hands-on experience


o    Small Engines

o    Welding

o    Shocks, Struts, Alignment, Brake Pads, and Brake Shoes



Business Operations


·          Dual Operating Systems—Windows and Mac


·          Intermediate to Advanced Computer Applications

o        Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher

o        Internet, Web 2.0 apps,

o        iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto


·          Expand business knowledge:  Ethics, Management, Communications, Finance, etc.


·          Engage in work-based learning projects such as:  school newsletter, senior slideshow, frolic tickets



Culinary Arts


·          Variety of learning/teaching styles


·          Hands-on operation of a dining room for staff and students


·          Banquet preparation for special events


·          Bake and decorate a wide variety of desserts



Early Childhood Education


·          Explore the development of preschool-aged children


·          Become prepared for the future role as care-takers and parents


·          Apply child development theories


·          Interact with children in the Bulldog Boulevard Preschool


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