The Career and Technical Education Division 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 to explore the programs offered by the Career and Technical Education Division at AWC and discover the pathway to your future.

Accreditation & Standards

Our career and technical programs apply specific industry standards as part of their curriculum and are accredited by a certifying agency within each of their professional areas.

See a list of our industry standards and certifying agencies for each of our programs.

View the List


Our other Areas of Study

Check out our Academic Degrees and Certificates:

Agricultural Science Careers

  • Agriculture Management
  • Agronomy
  • Food Science and Safety

Business and Computer Careers

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Security
  • Networking
  • Office Administration
  • General Business
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Entrepreneurship

Education Careers

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Dietetics

Science Careers

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Environmental Sciences (Geology & Biology emphasis)
  • Geosciences
  • Physics

Fine Arts Careers

  • Graphic Arts
  • Studio Art
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Broadcasting
  • Television Production

Communications Careers

  • English

Physical & Wellness Careers

  • Exercise and Wellness
  • Sports Management
  • Fitness Training Professional

Mathematics Careers

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering

Modern Language Careers

  • Arabic
  • French
  • GermanStructure English Immersion
  • Second Language Teaching
  • English as a Second Language
  • Spanish

Social Sciences

  • Family Studies
  • Family Development Credential
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology/Sociology


Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7567
Fax: (928) 317-6048
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm