Career and Technical Education


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REAL-WORLD READY IS WHAT SETS US APART.

Southern Arizona’s economy is growing at a rapid pace with industries like bioscience, aerospace and space science, precision manufacturing, hospitality and gastronomy in our own backyard. Which is why with more than 24 Career and Technical Education programs delivered through six College and Career Academies, Sunnyside is preparing our students to become the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers.

The workforce of the 21st century relies on people who have a unique skills of both technical and analytical skills. Our role is not just to prepare students for college and the workforce, but to provide them with a wide range of transferable skills to succeed in not just one, but multiple careers in their lifetime. Through our partnerships with Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners, Arizona Technology Council, JTED, Sun Corridor and other business and industry groups, our District is helping students explore their post-secondary options and connect with regional employers in both large and small organizations who are ready to provide internships, hire and develop talent.

The College and Career Academies at Sunnyside ensure our students have a competitive edge for life after graduation through:

  • College and career-ready focused education
  • Rigorous Career and Technical Education classes
  • Real-world, relevant and engaging classes
  • Small learning communities include a supportive Freshman Academy followed by a student-clustered, College and Career Academy
  • Earn college credit in high school for dual credit and advanced placement
  • Community partnerships with business, industry, colleges and agencies offer more learning opportunities
  • Global classes include world languages, fine arts and physical education

Talk with your counselor about enrolling in one of our Academies.

Agriscience - Plant Systems

Desert View High School

Auto Body Collision

Sunnyside High School

Automotive Technologies

Sunnyside High School

Aviation and Military Science (AFJROTC)

Desert View High School

BioTechnology

Sunnyside High School

Business Management and Administration

Sunnyside High School

Business Operations and Support Services

Desert View High School

Construction Technologies

Star Academic High School

Culinary Arts

Desert View High School

Digital Photography

Desert View High School | Sunnyside High School

Digital Printing and Graphic Design

Sunnyside High School

Drafting and Design

Desert View High School

Education Professions

Desert View High School | Sunnyside High School

Emergency Medical Services

Sunnyside High School

Engineering Sciences

Desert View High School

Film and TV Production

Desert View High School | Sunnyside High School

Heavy Equipment Operation

Star Academic High School

Hospitality and Tourism

Desert View High School

Law, Public Safety, and Security

Sunnyside High School

Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Sunnyside High School

Precision Manufacturing

Desert View High School

Software Development

Desert View High School | Sunnyside High School

Sports Medicine

Desert View High School | Sunnyside High School

Technical Theater

Desert View High School