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Career and Technical Education (High School)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) engages students and prepares them with the academic and technical skills they need for fulfilling careers in vital, in-demand industries and occupations. Foundational to CTE are rigorous program technical standards developed by business and industry. In addition, CTE prepares learners for the world of work through professional skills standards and by making academic content accessible to students in hands-on, authentic contexts. Students also have the opportunity to participate in career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) outside of the classroom where they can continue to grow and develop their skills and compete in their selected program(s).

The Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD) offers a robust selection of educational experiences within ten (10) CTE program programs/pathways. Students have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications and dual enrollment credits (applicable courses only) through our CTE pathways. The following CTE programs/pathways are available at Catalina Foothills High School (CFHS):

  • Bioscience
  • Business Management
  • Computer Programming
  • Digital Photography
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering
  • Film & Television
  • Graphic Design
  • Sports Medicine
  • Technical Theatre

Learn more about CFSD's Career and Technical Education programs/pathways.

CFSD is a member of the Pima Joint Technical Education District (JTED). In conjunction with business and industry, JTED provides Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for students that focus upon both the educational and employment needs of Pima County. CTE/JTED courses provide access to state-of-the art equipment and training programs in a variety of career pathways, offer articulated college-level credit (applicable courses only), offer the opportunity for industry certifications, and the opportunity to work at an advanced level in a variety of career areas. CFHS Students interested in off-site JTED courses should see the CFHS CTE/JTED counselor for registration information. These courses are free to CFHS students and credits earned will be noted on the CFHS transcript. Info at

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Career Exploration


  • Chemistry: Intro to Biotech
  • Applications of Biotech (UA MCB 101)
  • Advanced Biotech (UA MCB 102)

Business Management

Computer Programming




Digital Photography

  • Digital Photography 1
  • Digital Photography 2
  • Digital Photography 3


Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood Education 1 (PCC ECE 117)
  • Early Childhood Education 2 (coming in 2024-2025)
  • Early Childhood Education 3 (coming in 2025-2026)

Film & Television



Bioscience student



Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design 1
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Graphic Design 3
  • Graphic Design Publication

Sports Medicine

Technical Theatre