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 you 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.
Check out our Career and Technical Education degrees and certificates:
Health Care Careers
Public Safety Careers
Our other Areas of Study
Check out our Academic Degrees and Certificates:
- Agriculture Management
- Food Science and Safety
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Security
- Office Administration
- General Business
- Early Childhood Education
- Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Practical Nursing
- Nursing Assistant
- Earth Systems Science
- Environmental Sciences (Geology & Biology emphasis)
- Graphic Arts
- Studio Art
- Television Production
- Exercise and Wellness
- Sports Management
- Fitness Training Professional
- GermanStructure English Immersion
- Second Language Teaching
- English as a Second Language
- Family Studies
- Family Development Credential
- Political Science