Career Technical Education

Want a head start before you graduate? Pick a CTE program at Clovis Community College!

Career Technical Education (CTE) courses are designed to either provide high school students with an opportunity to earn an industry license or to feed into a full-time occupational technology program.This is a great way for students to gain skills in a short amount of time that will allow them to go straight to work.These courses are part of the dual credit program. Contact your counselor to register

2019-2020 CTE Course Offerings

Automotive Technology

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The Automotive Technology program offers classroom and laboratory experience, which includes all phases of maintenance on many types of automotive vehicles. Students enrolled in this CTI program will complete AT 100, which is a prerequisite to the fulltime program. Upon completion of this program, students can be granted admittance to the full-time program and can complete requirements in 18 months. In the full-time program, students can earn Certificates of Completion in Power Train Systems and Chassis Systems. Students are also eligible to sit for ASE Certification exams to earn a variety of automotive industry certifications.

Days/Times: Monday Thursday from 12:40 2:40 p.m.
Duration of program: 1 year
Who is Eligible: Juniors or seniors
Student Cost: $25 per semester

Industrial Technology/Electrical Maintenance

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This program is for students interested in Plant Operations/Equipment & Wind Energy and leads to a certificate in Electrical Maintenance. In addition, all courses count toward the fulltime program. Upon high school graduation and successful completion of this CTE program, students can be granted admittance into the full-time program and complete requirements in 18 months earning credentials in both plant operations and wind energy. Full-time students will also have the opportunity to complete a wind turbine climb class and receive a national climb certification.

Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 9:15 p.m.
Duration of program: 1 year
Who is Eligible: Seniors only
Credentials: Students earn a Certificate of Completion in Electrical Maintenance from CCC and have skills necessary to go straight to work
Student Cost: None

Welding

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Students who complete two years of this high school program will earn a Certificate of Completion in Entry-Level Welder from CCC and four national certificates from the American Welding Society (AWS). These AWS certificates include shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. Upon completion of the high school program, students can be granted admittance into the full-time program where they can complete requirements in 2 semesters and earn Advanced Welder certificates from CCC and AWS.

Days/Times: Monday Thursday from 12:40 2:40 p.m.
Duration of program: 1 or 2 years
Who is Eligible: Juniors and seniors 
Credentials: Students earn a Certificate of Completion in Entry-Level Welder from CCC and 4 AWS Entry-Level Welding Certificates
Student Cost: $75 per semester

COMPTIA Certificates

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This program is for students who are interested in national certifications in hardware and software and/or networking. This program consists of three classes that each are a stepping stone toward a Certificate of Achievement from CCC as well as the opportunity to take an internationally recognized license exam.

Days/Times: Courses offered face- to-face and online (see current schedule for times)
Duration of program: 3 total courses
Who is Eligible: Juniors and seniors
Credentials: Students earn a Certificate of Achievement from CCC after completion of each classss
Student Cost: CIS 134 - $30 lab fee for face-to-face only

Fundamentals of Game Design

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This program is designed to provide basic skills and knowledge to meet requirements for entry-level positions in the mobile app and game design industry. Students learn fundamentals of objectoriented programming, explore digital media and design principles, are introduced to 2-D and 3-D computer animation, and become familiar with basic principles of graphic design and typography. In the capstone course, students choose a popular game development engine to create their own game with multiple levels of play. This program leads to a Certificate of Completion and is available completely online.

Days/Times: Courses offered face- to-face and online (see current schedule for times)
Duration of program: 5 courses
Who is Eligible: Juniors and seniors
Credentials: Students earn a Certificate of Completion in game design after successful completion of all 5 classes
Student Cost: FDMA 2713, ARTS 2120, and ARTS 1520 each require special software that costs $19.99/month.

Emergency Medical Services

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EMS professionals work closely with hospitals and fire departments and play a vital role in healthcare and public safety. This program is for seniors interested in obtaining an EMT-Basic license. This is an intensive 12-credit hour program that is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to complete clinical hours in emergency rooms and ambulances. This program prepares students to take the EMT basic license exam.

Days/Times: Evening and Saturday classes (see current schedule for times)
Duration of program: 1 semester
Who is Eligible: Seniors who are at least 17 by the first day of class are eligible. Students must be 18 to take the license exam
Student Cost: $340, plus approximately $90 for drug testing & liability insurance
Credentials: Students earn a Certificate of Achievement in EMT-Basic from CCC and are eligible to sit for the EMT-Basic license exam.

Healthcare Assistant

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This program is for students interested in the healthcare industry. Students who complete this course will earn a Certificate of Achievement in Health Care Assistant from CCC and are eligible to sit for the industry certification exam. Students who pass this industry certification exam will receive their Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and are eligible to work in a doctor’s office or retirement home. This course will not transfer to the nursing program; however, it does count as additional points toward the admission process and will provide students with an opportunity for an employment credential right out of high school.

Days/Times: Monday & Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Duration of program: 1 semester
Who is Eligible: Seniors are eligible. Students must be 18 to take the CNA license exam.
Student Cost: $40
Credentials: Students will earn a Certificate of Achievement in Healthcare Assistant from CCC and are eligible to sit for the CNA license exam.

Contact Info

For more information about Dual Credit and Early Admission to CCC, please contact:

Robin Kuykendall
Director of Extended Learning
Email: robin.kuykendall@clovis.edu
Call: 575.769.4916

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