Programs listed under the Career and Technical Education Division at Arizona Western College are designed to prepare you for a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand career in the real world. Labor market date indicated that 65 percent of jobs in today's workforce are classified as "skilled and technical." Jobs in this classification require training beyond high school but do not necessarily require a four-year degree. Choosing a Career and Technical Education program at AWC means you can be on your way to a new career - or better position in your current field - in two years or less.
Our CTE programs combine educational opportunities and preparing for a career. The classroom experience provides you with skills that enable you to walk out of the classroom and into the workforce. Our Career and Technical Education programs also build critical thinking and communication skills valued by employers. With more than 50 combined degrees and occupation certificates to choose from AWC has something for everyone - no matter what your interests are.
Whether you are just leaving high school and beginning to explore your career goals or if you are an adult looking to upgrade your skills to make a career change, we invite you to explore the various programs offered by the Career and Technical Education Division at AWC and discover the pathway to your future.
Programs offered by the Career and Technical Education Division at Arizona Western College are grouped into seven departments based on their occupational commonalities:
Administration of Justice
Gary Neumeyer, Professor of Administration of Justice and Homeland Security – (928) 344-7648
Tim Smith, Professor of Administration of Justice and Homeland Security - (928) 344-7696
Bertha Avila, Professor of Adminstration of Justice and Homeland Security - (928) 344-7664
Construction Trades & Technical Programs
Samuel Colton, Coordinator of Technical Programs – (928) 344-7570
Licensed Massage Therapy
Kathleen Turpin, Coordinator of Licensed Massage Therapy – (928) 317-6056
Diane Walter, Interim Director of Nursing – (928) 344-7554
Pat Lamaestra, Coordinator of Prison Programs – (928) 627-8871
Public Safety Institute
Charles “Chuck” Beasley, Director of Fire Science – (928) 314-9465
Marc Holyfield, Director of Pulic Safety Institute – (928) 317-6068
Richard “Rick” Colwell, Director of Law Enforcement Training – (928) 317-7591
Victoria Holas, Director of Radiologic Technology – 314-9574
Culinary Arts Program
Sheranne Dampier, Professor of Culinary Arts - (928) 344-7737
Early College Experience & Programs of Study
Larry Lebsock, Director of Early College Experience – 344-7742
Contact Lee Altman, Division Advisor, for any questions regarding majors, degrees, and certificates offered within the Career and Technical Education Division.
Office Location: HS Building, Room 103
Office Phone: (928) 344-7749
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org