CTE & NAVIT

Career & Technical Education Programs
Career Technical Education (CTE) courses provide students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers. CTE classrooms are unique as they provide classroom instruction along with developing work-related skills. CTE also provides opportunities for student leadership and growth as students have the opportunity to participate in Career and Technical Student Organization ( CTSO’s). We currently offer seven programs on our high school campus and we encourage those interested to learn more about our programs.

CTE Standards

Careers

Careers Associated with our CTE Courses
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Agriculture
We study the application of science and technology to the industry of agriculture in this program. To put it simply, we learn about plants and animals! We learn about forestry, how to take soil samples, plant propagation, hydroponics, entomology, and how to determine crop's needs. We participate in many activities at several different locations in Arizona. There are several leadership conferences we attend, and we compete in different events including judging horses and livestock. Each student has the opportunity to join Future Farmers of America (FFA). Please take a look at the FFA Facebook page for more information.

Agriscience
The AgriScience instructional program prepares students for entry-level employment, further training, and/or post-secondary education for these and other occupations: agribusiness systems, animal systems, biotechnology systems, environmental service systems, food products and processing systems, natural resources systems, plant systems, power, structural and technical systems, and agriculture education.
For more information, we invite you to check out the websites listed below.

Business Management and Administrative Services (BMAS)
BMAS is a Career and Technical Education program designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in business with technical office skills and a familiarization of office management. The program includes semesters of introductory business concepts, keyboarding, Microsoft Office Suite software, marketing, office management, computerized accounting (using QuickBooks), customer service, developing a professional image, and successful job application skills.

Business
The Business Management instructional program prepares students for entry-level employment, further training, and/or post-secondary education for these and other occupations: administrative services manager, assistant manager, business executive, business manager, business owner, business supervisor, buyer, cashier, claims adjuster, examiner, and investigator; compensation and benefits manager, compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialist; cost estimator, customer service manager, customer service representative, economist, employment specialist, food service manager, fundraising manager, general manager, human resources manager, human resources specialist, information clerk, insurance sales agent, insurance underwriter, loan officer, lodging and hospitality manager, logisticians, management analyst, management consultant, meeting, convention, and event planner; operations manager, operations research analyst, personnel manager, production manager, property, real estate, and community association manager; purchasing agent, purchasing manager, real estate broker, real estate sales agent, retail manager, retail sales worker, sales manager, teller, and training and development manager.

Construction
In this program, students learn the safe use of tools and equipment; legal and ethical issues; and the ability to read and apply construction drawings and codes. We introduce students to residential construction including site layout, concrete and masonry, and floor layout. Students also learn framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, installation of doors and windows, and application of finish and trim work. Our advanced courses offer training in all areas with an emphasis on blue print reading, communication skills, leadership skills, and conducting a job search. To learn more and keep up to date with the latest construction news, please view the construction website.

Construction
The Construction Technologies instructional program prepares students for entry-level employment, further training, and/or post-secondary education for these and other occupations: nonresidential building construction, residential building construction, building equipment contractor, foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors, other specialty trade contractors, building finishing contractor, utility system construction, highway, street, and bridge construction, architectural, engineering, and related services, executive support, legislative support, other general government support, metal ore mining, administration of economic program, electric power generation, transmission and distribution, land subdivision, other heavy and civil engineering construction, remediation and other waste management services, water, sewage and other systems.

Film and TV
During the four years that students take IDM I and Film and TV, they learn about the history and development of radio, television, and film. Students learn how to use computers to manipulate and create multimedia projects for digital storytelling, video production, and photojournalism. The class is run as a convergent media newsroom. Students prepare for careers in television production or electronic journalism. They utilize studio equipment, a studio control room, field and location equipment, and advanced broadcast production. We emphasize professionalism, work ethic, and a strong journalistic approach.
Film and TV I, II, III and Broadcasting are offered at SHS! Students learn how to properly operate and maintain equipment (camcorders, microphones, computers, etc.) Basic filmmaking principles (shot sizes, camera angles, storyboarding, scriptwriting, cutting on action, matching on action, and production schedules and more) will be taught. Students will collaborate in groups to complete some projects. Broadcasting students produce a weekly video for the high school on YouTube called The Lobo Howl. Students prepare for careers in television production or electronic journalism. We emphasize professionalism and work ethic. This class is interactive, creative, exciting, and challenging. Students will never view another film the same way!

Film and TV
The Film and TV Production instructional program prepares students for entry-level employment, further training, and/or post-secondary education for these and other occupations: actor, announcer, art director, assistant director, audio engineer, audio technician, best boy, board operator, boom operator, broadcast and sound engineering technician, broadcast engineer, broadcast journalist, broadcast news analyst, broadcast operations engineer, broadcast technician, camera operator, cameraman, composer, correspondent, costume designer, digital imaging technician, director, director of photography, film and video camera operator, film and video editor, film editor, filmmaker, floor director, gaffer, grip, hair stylist, lighting technician, line producer, location manager, location scout, makeup artist, master control operator, media specialist, news anchor, news editor, non-linear editor, online editor, producer, production assistant, production coordinator, production designer, production manager, prop master, reporter, scenic artist, screenwriter, script supervisor, set decorator, social media specialist, sound designer, sound engineer, sound mixer, special effects coordinator, special effects.

Graphic Design
In our program, students will learn how to create professional designs by having drawing exposure and experience to various art illustration styles. Students will also learn to create layout designs and practice basic art and design elements as well as using Adobe graphic programs. This course refines student’s skills learned in art, as well as graphic design, and stresses portfolio production for scholarship and career opportunities.
Students will learn to use Adobe Illustrator as well as Photoshop to create logos, t-shirts and digital coloring for Illustrations. They will also have the opportunity to compete in SkillsUSA for ad design as well as pin and t-shirts designs. 
In our Graphic Design program, we introduce students to creating business cards, greeting cards, and advanced techniques that will help improve their designing skills. Students learn to use Photoshop, create web pages, and learn skills that are necessary for a career in multi-media.

Graphic Design
The Graphic Design instructional program prepares students for entry-level employment, further training, and/or post-secondary education for these and other occupations: advertising associate, art director, creative director, creative services director, design consultant, desktop publisher, desktop publishing specialist, digital designer, freelance designer, front end developer, graphic artist, graphic designer, graphics specialist, illustrator, logo designer, marketing and promotions manager, marketing coordinator, marketing developer, marketing specialist, multimedia designer, package designer, prepress technician, press operator, product designer, production artist, production manager, publication designer, social media specialist, user experience designer, visual designer, web design specialist, web designer, and web developer.

Law and Public Safety
We will study various aspects and integral parts of the United States Constitution, Arizona civil and criminal law, the court system (judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, stenographers, defendants), and different types of law enforcement agencies, to include federal, state, county, and municipal. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic concepts of law and public safety in the classroom along with lab (hands-on learning/scenarios) such as mock traffic stops, arrest procedures, mock traffic collision investigations, and mock crime scene investigations (homicide). Our goals include students learning to seek their own voices and opinions of current events as it relates to law enforcement and public safety, students gaining an adequate comprehension of the law and how it applies to them as a citizen in the state of Arizona and in the United States of America.

Law and Public Safety
The Law and Public Safety instructional program prepares students for entry-level employment, further training, and/or post-secondary education for these and other occupations: criminal justice and law enforcement teacher, investigation and security service, intelligence analyst, loss prevention managers, protection officer, and asset protection specialist.

Information Technology
In our Information Technology (IT) program, students learn the concepts of computer networking. They gain a hands-on experience working with routers, switches, and PCs. The advanced levels of our program learn router and switch configuration as well as troubleshooting. This program prepares students to test for their CCNA certificate (Cisco Certified Network Associate) upon graduation. Students may also compete and participate in the AZ Skills USA organization.

Network Security
The Network Security instructional program prepares students for entry-level employment, further training, and/or post-secondary education for these and other occupations: cryptologic technician, cyber risk, manager, hardware technician/engineer, help desk technician/manager, intelligence analysis intern, IT designer, network technician, administrator technician, analyst technician, PC technician, program analyst systems analyst, systems operations specialist, technical sales representative, technical support technician/manager, training manager, and wireless network specialist.

Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT)
Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) provides high school students an opportunity to participate in career and technical education programs taught through Northland Pioneer College (NPC). While taking these NAVIT courses students will earn elective credits at Snowflake High School and college credits from NPC. The enhanced programs provide students the opportunity to earn industry credentials and certificates. Only juniors and seniors can participate in the NAVIT program.  Interested students must fill out an application with Mrs. West. We invite all interested to learn more about our variety of programs.

Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

  • Skills

  • FBLA

  • FFA

Contact Information

Camalee West NAVIT/CTE Director/Dual Enrollment camaleew@snowflake.k12.az.us

Camalee West
NAVIT/CTE Director/Dual Enrollment
camaleew@snowflake.k12.az.us

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Welding
Welding I, II (for juniors/seniors, 4 credits high school)
Students learn basic welding safety and basic arch and acetylene welds. They apply their skills to district projects and can choose personal projects after they pass off their basic welds.

Welding III, IV (for seniors, 4 credits high school)
The welding program is designed to teach incremental levels of welding skills and prepare students to test for national certifications such as AWS entry-level welder and NCCER level I entry and level II advanced welder certification. Students will also be prepared to test for specific welding code applications such as AWS, API, and ASME Sec IX certification. 
Each certificate acknowledges acquired skills in various forms of welding, cutting, base metal preparation, welding inspection, safety, and metallurgy.
Credits students will receive from NPC: Each level is a one-year long program. This is a one or two-year program.

First Year - 2 Semesters

  • Level I Entry Level Welder - Total 19 Credits
    WLD 100: Safety & Math - 2 credits
    WLD 170: Metal Preparation, Quality & Alignment - 2 credits
    WLD 171: Welding Cutting Processes - 2 credits
    WLD 172: SMAW Arc - 3 credits
    WLD 173: SMAW Open Root Plate - 2 credits
    WLD 174: SMAW V-groove with Backing - 2 credits
    WLD 175: GMAW Plate - 3 credits
    WLD 176: FCAW Plate - 3 credits
    WLD 177: GTAW (TIG) Plate - 3 credits
    WLD 178: Metallurgy, Drawing & Symbols - 2 credits

Second Year - 2 Semesters

  • Level II Advanced Welder - Total 26 Credits
    WLD 280: GMAW Pipe - 3 credits
    WLD 281: FCAW Pipe - 3 credits
    WLD 282: GTAW CS Pipe - 3 credits
    WLD 283: GTAW LA and SS Pipe - 3 credits
    WLD 284: SMAW CS Pipe - 3 credits
    WLD 179: AWS Prep - 2 credits
    WLD 200: AWS Certification - 4 credits
    WLD 134: Fundamentals of Plastic Welding - 3 credits

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Classes will be taught at NAVIT Welding Shop, 1230 West Thornton, Show Low, from 7:45 to 10:45 a.m., Monday through Friday.

  • The NAVIT program will pay tuition and fees for the class.

Welding credits may be applied toward a certificate of applied science or an associate of applied science degree at Northland Pioneer College.

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Automotive
Auto Technology I, II –  (for juniors/seniors, 4 credits high school)
Auto Technology III, IV –  (for seniors, 4 credits high school)
This is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program designed for the student who is serious about a career in the automotive industry. Students completing this program would be eligible for ASE certification in the following areas: electronics/electronic systems, engine performance, brakes, suspension & steering, engine repair, heating & air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and automatic transmissions.
The curriculum includes computer modules and simulator practice that coincides with each certification and hands-on training using donated and patron vehicles.

Northland Pioneer College (NPC) credit students will receive:

  • ATO 116: Intro to Automotive Safety - 2 credits

  • ATO 118: Electrical I - 3 credits

  • ATO 120: Electrical II- 3 credits

  • ATO 122: Electrical III - 3 credits

  • ATO 124: Engine Repair- 3 credits

  • ATO 126: Engine Repair II - 3 credits

  • ATO 128: Engine Performance I - 3 credits

  • ATO 130: Engine Performance II - 3 credits

  • ATO 216: Suspension and Steering - 4 credits

  • ATO 218: Automatic Transmission - 4 credits

  • ATO 220: Manual Transmission - 4 credits

  • ATO 222: Brake Systems- 4 credits

  • ATO 224: HVAC Systems- 4 credits

  • ATO 226: Automotive Diesel - 4 credits

Students rotate through the following courses over a four-semester sequence in which the exact order varies each year.
Periods that the class will meet:

  • Classes will be taught at NPC, Show Low, from 7:45 to 10:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • The NAVIT program will pay tuition and fees for the class.

Automotive technology program credits may be applied toward a certificate of applied science or an associate of applied science degree at Northland Pioneer College.

CNA (Nursing Assistant)
CNA is a one-semester course that is open to seniors only. During this course, students will learn how to provide basic care to patients in residential care facilities. This course will qualify students to take the Arizona State Board of Nursing Exam to become a certified or licensed nursing assistant (CNA/LNA). Students are required to have a TB test, provide a DPS fingerprint clearance card, as well as purchase scrubs and several other supplies in order to participate in the program. NAVIT will pay for tuition, books, and fees. Students are also required to pay for the state board exam.

Courses taken at Northland Pioneer College:

  • NAT 101: Nursing Assistant (5 credits)

  • HES 170: Medical Terminology (3 credits)

  • HES 145: (3 credits)

  • EMT 104: CPR & First Aid (.5 credits)

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Most classes will be taught at NPC, Snowflake from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the program.

  • The NAVIT program will pay tuition and fees for the class.

Clinicals will start halfway through the semester. They are usually in Show low or Pinetop.

Energy and Industrial Technology (formerly Mechatronics)
EIT I, II – (for juniors/seniors, 4 credits high school)
EIT III, IV– (for seniors, 4 credits high school)
Our Energy and Industrial Technician class is located in Holbrook.  At this time we do not provide transportation to this program. 
NPC's Energy and Industrial Technician (EIT) program prepares students to be technicians, operators, and maintenance workers capable of understanding the entire industrial system within which they work. Core courses cover a range of complex related mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, thermal, and sensory control systems in an ever-changing industrial or energy production environment.
Northland Pioneer College (NPC) credit students will receive:

  • 1st Semester:
    EIT 100: Intro to Mechatronics - 4 credits
    EIT 130: Industrial Electrical Systems - 4 credits
    EIT 160: Rotating Electrical Machines - 4 credits

  • 2nd Semester:
    EIT 120: Industrial Mechanics I - 6 credits
    EIT 150: Industrial Mechanics II - 6 credits

  • 3rd Semester:
    EIT 140: Intro. to Programmable & Instrumentation - 4 credits
    EIT 220: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers - 4 credits
    EIT 205: Process Control & Instrumentation - 4 credits

  • 4th Semester:
    EIT 200: Robotics & Motion Control - 4 credits
    EIT 235: Integrated Manufacturing Systems - 3 credits
    EIT 241: Hydraulic Troubleshooting - 4 credits

  • Total: 46 credits

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Classes will be taught at PDC, Holbrook, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. 

  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the program.

  • The NAVIT program will pay tuition and fees for the class.

Energy and Industrial Technician credits may be applied toward a certificate of applied science or an associate of applied science degree at Northland Pioneer College.

Fire Science I, II
This class is for seniors only - 4 credits high school.
The fire science program, in cooperation with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the fire departments throughout the NAVIT district train fire department personnel in firefighting operations and the use of equipment. The firefighter is an indispensable asset to the small and rural communities within the district. Those persons seeking career opportunities should understand that a greater number of jobs exist in all metropolitan and suburban areas of the state as well as the nation. 
Employment areas related to firefighting include fire inspectors, arson investigation, fire prevention specialists, insurance investigators, hazardous material specialists, business/industry fire protection system engineers, etc.

Northland Pioneer College (NPC) credit students will receive:

  • 1st Semester:
    FRS 103: Firefighter I - 10 credits
    FRS 126: Rope Rescue I - 1 credit
    FRS 127: Rope Rescue II - 1 credit
    FRS 128: Rope Rescue III - 1credit
    FRS 130: Incident Command System - 1 credit
    FRS 150: Wildland Firefighter - 2 credits
    FRS 203: Fire Prevention - 3 credits

  • 2nd Semester:
    FRS 105: Firefighter II - 4 credits
    FRS 110: HazMat. For First Responder - 2 credits
    FRS 139: Confined space Operations - 3 credits
    FRS 201: Fire Protection Systems - 3 credits
    FRS 208: FRS 208 Principles of Fire & Emerg - 3 credits

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Classes will be taught at NPC, Taylor, from 7:40 to 10:40 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Classes will be held at the NPC Jake Flake Emergency Services Training Center in Taylor.

  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the program.

  • The NAVIT program will pay tuition and fees for the class.

Fire science program credits may be applied toward a certificate of applied science or an associate of applied science degree at Northland Pioneer College.

Students must take an endurance test before qualifying for the program. See NAVIT representative for testing dates.

Accounting

More information coming soon.

Architectural Drafting

More information coming soon.

Digital Printing (formerly Activity Marketing)

More information coming soon.

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Hairstyling (formerly Cosmetology)
Hairstyling/Cosmetology I, II -  (for juniors/seniors, 4 credits high school)
Hairstyling/Cosmetology III, IV - (for seniors, 4 credits high school)
Prerequisite:

  • Completion of 10th grade or equivalent.

  • 1 Math

  • 1 Science

  • 2 English

  • 2.6 un-weighted GPA

Students will learn skills such as shampooing/conditioning/deep condition, haircutting, permanent waving, highlighting/coloring, and relaxing. In addition, they will learn to braid, flat iron, curl, and design hairstyles. They will also have an introduction to nails and skin. 
Related occupations include hair color specialists, texture specialist, cutting specialist, salon trainer, nail technician, cosmetology instructor, film or theatrical hairstylist and editorial, manicurist/pedicurist, skincare specialist, braid technician, and platform artist.
Students must complete the state requirement of 1,100 clock hours in the hairstyling classroom. 
Students may opt to complete the cosmetology program which has a state requirement of 1,600 hours. Students may use their hairstyling hours toward their cosmetology license. 
Northland Pioneer College (NPC) credit students will receive:

First Year

  • 1st Semester:
    COS 142: Introduction to Hair Care - 6 credits
    COS 143: Introduction to Basic Skin Care - 2 credits
    COS 144: Introduction Basic Nail Care - 2 credits

  • 2nd Semester:
    COS 145: Law & Ethics for a Beauty Professional - 3 credits
    COS 146: Scientific Concepts I - 3 credits
    COS 231: Advanced Hair Care I - 3 credits

Second Year

  • 1st Semester:
    COS 107: Business Skills I - 3 credits
    COS 232: Advanced Hair Care II - 3 credits
    COS 147: Scientific Concepts II - 3 credits

  • 2nd Semester:
    COS 108: Business Skills II - 3 credits
    COS 233: Advanced Hair Care III - 3 credits
    COS 240: Prepare for Licensure - 2 credits

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Classes will be taught at NPC, Show Low, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • The NAVIT program will pay tuition and fees for the class.

Student’s personal costs for the program:

  • Students must pay a $400 deposit for cosmetology and supplies which can be reimbursed upon completion of the State Board Exam.  

Hairstyling/cosmetology program credits may be applied toward a certificate of applied science or an associate of applied science degree at Northland Pioneer College. Completion of the certificate of proficiency prepares students to meet the state licensure examination requirement.

Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant I, II (for juniors/seniors, 4 credits high school)
Medical Assistant III, IV (for seniors, 4 credits high school)
The medical assistant program provides training in basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Administrative training includes courses in software application, word processing, medical transcription, insurance billing, and coding. In addition, students engage in laboratory training in phlebotomy, medication administration, electrocardiography, vital sign measurement, and preparation for physical and specialty exams. This program meets or exceeds the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners' training requirements (R4-15-301 and R4-16-302).
Northland Pioneer College (NPC) credit students will receive:

First Year

  • 1st Semester:
    BUS 119: Medical Office Administrative Procedures - 3 credits
    HES 145: Nutrition - 3 credits
    HES 170: Medical Terminology - 3 credits
    HES 101 (MAT101): Basic Technical Mathematics - 3 credits
    HES099X: NAVIT Lab - 0 credits

  • 2nd Semester:
    HES 180: Basic Pharmacology - 3 credits
    HES 190: Human Body in Health and Disease - 4 credits
    HES099X: NAVIT Lab - 0 credits
    BUS 183: Electronic Medical Records - 3 credits

Second Year

  • 1st Semester:
    BUS 231: Microsoft Office Level I - 3 credits
    MDA 124: Clinical Procedures I - 5 credits
    HES099X: NAVIT Lab - 0 credits

  • 2nd Semester:
    HES 120: Law & Ethics of Health Care Professionals - 3 credits
    MDA 125: Clinical Procedures II - 5 credits
    HES099X: NAVIT Lab - 0 credits
    EMT 104: CPR & First Aid - .5 credits

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Some classes will be taught at NPC, Show Low, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Some classes will be taught at SCC, Snowflake, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • District transportation is available for Show Low classes. Students must provide their own transportation to the SCC campus.

  • The NAVIT program will pay tuition and fees for the class.

Medical assistant credits may be applied toward a certificate of applied science or an associate of applied science degree at Northland Pioneer College.