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MCHS is aligned with Colorado's state strategic vision and plan for Career and Technical Education (CTE) that considers our unique job opportunities over the next five years. The pathways ensure we are providing our students  access to quality CTE programs that are aligned to industry demand and lead to high wage, high skill, in-demand employment.   MCSD offers Career and Technical Pathways to prepare our students with training and industry certificates to enter into careers in the following areas:

  • Medical field and emergency responders (EMT, CNA)
  • Fire science
  • Culinary and hospitality arts
  • Agriculture
  • Building trades (welding, carpentry)
  • Auto mechanics
  • Military enlistment 


To provide quality educational programs emphasizing core academic content, Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR) competencies, technical skills, and seamless transition to further education or employment and better prepare students, including special populations to meet challenges of the workforce, economic development, and emerging occupations.

MCHS is part of colorado's cte initiatives

To learn more about Career and Technical Education (CTE) and how it these programs are engaging and preparing our students across Colorado, check out the video below.  MCHS is proud to offer the largest number of CTE programs in our region and to be a part of this statewide initiative. 

Montezuma-Cortez High School offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) which includes Agriculture, Art (multimedia), ACE (entrepreneurship), Catering and Theater Technology which prepares young adults for their future careers. The CTE programs are available to all interested students. A lack of English-speaking skills would not be a barrier to participation or admission.

Montezuma-Cortez High School ofrece educación profesional y técnica (CTE) que incluye agricultura, arte (multimedia), ACE (emprendimiento), catering y tecnología teatral que prepara a los adultos jóvenes para sus futuras carreras. Los programas de CTE están disponibles para todos los estudiantes interesados. La falta de habilidades de habla inglesa no sería una barrera para la participación o admisión.

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