Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares students to enter the workforce immediately after graduation or to pursue further education at a community college or university. The vision of CTE in Arizona is to ensure a dynamic workforce by fully developing every student’s career and academic potential. Our mission is to prepare Arizona students for workforce success and continuous learning. Our CTE department uses their vast educational and industry experience to inspire students to find their career and educational passions. We combine classroom instruction with work-based learning experiences and personal leadership development.

Automotive Technology

Our Automotive Technology program is led by Mr. Robert Bedonie, Sr. Mr. Bedonie’s philosophy of education is, “My classroom will be safe, caring, and equitable, where each child can blossom and grow. I will allow children to become responsible members of our classroom community by using strategies such as class meetings, positive discipline, and democratic principles. In showing children how to become responsible for themselves as well as their own learning, I am giving them the tools to become successful in life, to believe in themselves, and to love themselves.”

Auto 1, 2, 3 

  • The Automotive Technology 1 program prepares the individual to apply technical knowledge and skills in safety, adjustment, maintenance, and replaceable parts to repair automobiles and light trucks.
  • The Automotive 2 and 3 program prepares the individual to apply higher levels of technical knowledge and skills to maintain, diagnose, and repair automobiles and trucks. Students will gain in-depth knowledge needed to troubleshoot and identify malfunctioning components and sensors and correct these problems.
  • Please view our Automotive Program brochure for additional information.


Our welding program is led by Mr. Robert Blackhat, Jr. Welding provides students with a basic understanding of welding and metal fabrication procedures. Skill development includes layout and measurement techniques, operating equipment, and safety management. Students apply these skills in constructing a variety of projects. In addition to technical skills, students also develop advanced critical thinking, career development, applied academic, life management, business, economic, and leadership skills required for entry into welding occupations. Advanced students learn tool and equipment maintenance, prototype development and evaluation, industrial management strategies, and employability skills. To enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills, students have the opportunity to build a more advanced project utilizing blueprints. Completion of a career plan as well as a competency certificate may lead to employment or college entrance.

Welding courses will be taught using the industry recognized SENSE Training Program. Students will be taught the following processes:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding – Stick
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding – MIG
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding – TIG
  • Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting
  • Flux-Core Arc Welding

Students will also be introduced to the following topics:

  • Welding safety
  • How to prepare coupons for destructive welding test
  • Project or job planning
  • Welding chemistry
  • Welding math (application of algebra, geometry, and  trigonometry)
  • Blue print reading
  • Welding symbols
  • Layout techniques
  • Pipe welding

Please view this brochure for additional information on our program.

Student Organizations

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school students enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations. This organization prepares America’s high performance workers by providing quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitude, and communication skills. It also emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.

SkillsUSA promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. Programs include local, state, and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom. For additional information, please visit the SkillsUSA website.

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160 Warrior Drive
Tuba City, AZ 86045

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Tuba City, AZ 86045




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