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What is Career and Technical Education at Chandler Unified?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) is designed to prepare students for continuous learning and workforce success. CTE aligns secondary and postsecondary education to labor market demand while providing technical and academic knowledge in a variety of fields.

The classes students take in CTE programs are multi-year sequences, and the goal of the CTE department is for each student to become a "completer" in at least one program. Students qualify as a completer if they complete a minimum of two or three years in a specific program, depending on the specialty. Students can also be a "concentrator" if they complete two years in a program.

Through CTE programs, students are also able to compete and win awards on a national scale and network with industry professionals. 

In the 2022-2023 school year, CTE introduced Chandler Technical Education Center (CTEC) at Chandler High School, which created three new programs: Cyber Security, Drone Operator, Game Design and 3D Animation. Cyber Security is also offered to students at Basha High School, where the program began four years ago. Find more information on CTEC in the CUSD Newsroom.

CTE programs in 2023-2024 course catalog include:

• Agriscience
• Air Transportation (Drone Operator)
• Automotive Technologies
• Biotech
• Cabinetmaking
• Culinary Arts
• Digital Animation (Game Design & 3D Animation)
• Digital Communication
• Digital Photography
• Early Childhood Education
• Education Professions
• Engineering
• Fashion Design & Merchandising
• Film & TV Production
• Graphic Design
• Marketing
• Network Security (Cyber Security)
• Nursing Services
• Software & App Design
• Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Stagecraft

Find more information about CTE at CUSD by visiting Follow the CTE department on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the username @ctecusd on all platforms.

Chandler Communications Office