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AZ is CTE!

CTEDs across the state are helping prepare students for their futures. No matter what pathway you choose, career and technical education provides the academic, technical and professional skills necessary to succeed. Check out your local CTED and see what program is right for YOU!
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Welcome to Our New Website!

Thank you for visiting our new website! Please check back often as updates are made, and click on article headlines to view full stories where applicable.
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News Alerts

Urgent stories can be given an alert for parents or community members. This will generate a popup box when you log in, and you can opt to read the full story, dismiss the message once, or opt to not show again. You may set an expiration for the alert.
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CTED Programs

Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.
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Business Pathways

Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.
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Computer Pathways

Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.
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Culinary Pathways

Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.
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Education Pathways

Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.
Fire academy students

Fire/Public Safety Pathways

Fire Science and Law & public Safety are programs offered at some of our partner high schools. Check with your school counselor or WAVE to see if your high school has these programs. 
 
WAVE covers tuition and fees for courses through MCC for Fire science as well as Law and Public Safety.
 
Fire Academy is also offered and paid for through WAVE in collaboration with Kingman Fire Department. Fire Academy is for seniors and current year graduates. Academy runs from August to May. upon passing all tests and certifications you could walk away a certified Fire Fighter. Contact WAVE for information about this program. 
CNA students

Medical Pathways

WAVE covers tuition and fees for classes through MCC for career pathways in EMT, Insurance coding, Medical assisting, Phlebotomy and Nursing: CNA, PN and RN. AWC for Exercise and Wellness, Medical assisting and Nursing assistant.
Welding student

Trades/Industrial Pathways

 WAVE covers Tuition and fees for training at MCC in pathways for Automotive collision and Technology, Electrical commercial and residential, HVAC commercial, installation & residential, and Welding, fillet, pipe & plate certifications.
 
Many courses can also be taken on your high school campus with our partner High schools. Talk to your counselor or career center to find out more information. 

Events

Dinner Series

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: WAVE Central Campus 1540 S Palo Verde, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
  • 89% Graduation Rate View more →

    Public-school parents agree that students should receive more education about careerchoices! WAVE works with high schools in Mohave and La Paz counties as well as onlineand home school students. Contact us to learn more!

  • $10,000 Increased Earnings View more →

    Individuals with associate degrees in CTE fields of study can earn on average $10,000 dollars more per year than those with associate degrees in other fields.

  • 2 Million New Jobs View more →

    Health care occupations are projected to grow over 14% by 2028, adding almost 2million new jobs and making up 7 of the 20 fastest growing occupations.

  • 1,876 Credits Earned View more →

    WAVE students earned 1,876 credits during Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023semesters. These students are going above and beyond their normal high school schedule – thisdoes not include dual enrollment, early start credits, or satellite students taking career prep(CTE) programs at their home high school. These students are attending classes through ourpartners Mohave Community College and Arizona Western College.

  • 10 th – 12 th +1 Grades Served View more →

    WAVE can pay for community college classes during your 10 th through 12 th grades, plus one year afteryou graduate in select programs. This includes summers! A total of 4 years or 12 semesters of financialsupport to achieve your career goals.

  • 10 High Schools View more →

    WAVE supports programming for 10 local public and charter high schools as well as online andhome school students throughout Mohave and La Paz County.

  • $235,000 In Scholarships View more →

    Students in our culinary program have earned almost a quarter million dollars in scholarships since2015. Students have earned partial and full scholarships to programs across United States. While stillin high school, these students also earn three certifications: National Restaurant AssociationServSafe Manager and Customer Service as well as the Lake Havasu City Certified TourismAmbassador.

  • $266,000 Tuition/Fees This Year View more →

    This year WAVE has paid just over $266,000 dollars in tuition/fees costs for students workingtowards reaching their career goals by attending classes at Mohave Community College andArizona Western College.

Career Technical Student Organizations