The Career and Technical Education Divsion represents instructional programs and services at Arizona Western College designed to assist you in preparing for the workforce and in supporting your educational and professional development pursuits.
Labor market data indicates 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 - or - beginning in an occupationally related Associate's Degree program for transfer towards your Bachelor's Degree.
Whether you are just leaving high school, beginning to explore your career goals, want to advance in your chosen occupation, or an adult looking to upgrade your skills to make a career change, you are invited you to explore the programs offered by the Career and Technical Education Division at AWC and discover the pathway to your future.
Daniel Barajas - Dean of Career and Technical Education
Administration of Justice & Homeland Security
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
Alison Casebolt, Director of Nursing – (928) 344-7582
Pat Lamaestra, Coordinator of Prison Programs – (928) 344-7567
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 – (928) 314-9574
Culinary Arts Program
Sheranne Dampier, Professor of Culinary Arts - (928) 344-7737
Contact Lee Altman, Division Advisor, for any questions regarding majors, degrees, and certificates offered within the Career and Technical Education Division.
Office Location: SI Building, Room 103
Office Phone: (928) 344-7749
E-mail Address: Lee Altman