Spokane Valley CTE exists to support students in discovering their passion and pursuing their future. We do this by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating for career and technical education.

Spokane Valley CTE is based on a consortium of four school districts – CVSD, EVSD, Freeman, and WVSD –  who bring together business and education to advise and approve Career and Technical Education programs.

The Spokane Valley CTE General Advisory Council (GAC) is a group of volunteers who bring together business and education to advise and approve Career and Technical Education programs.

Today’s rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) is an integral part of high school education options, preparing youth for postsecondary education and training and a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.



Career & Technical Education exists to provide students with exploration and preparation for post-secondary education, training, or career.

Here is some more information on Spokane County’s Labor Market and the need for CTE in middle and high school. 

Career Technical Education (CTE) is positively impacting students across the nation as they progress towards college and career.




CTE Sample Courses

These are the types of courses that students in our school districts can take within the CTE program. Courses by field/industry offered in Spokane Valley within: Central Valley, East Valley, West Valley and Freeman School Districts

Health Sciences

Advanced Biomedical Applications

Biomedical Innovations

Human Body Systems

Medical Interventions

Principles of Biomedical Sciences

Sports Medicine

Hospitality, Education, and Economic Careers

American Sign Language

Culinary Arts

Early Childhood Education

Family and Consumer Services

Foods and Nutrition

Housing and Interior Design

Single Living/Single Survival

Textiles and Apparel

Engineering, Manufacturing & Design


Automotive Technology

Construction Technology



Manufacturing Technology

Material Science Engineering



Business Administration & Marketing


Business Communications (Contemporary English)

Financial Math


Legal Studies/Business Law

Marketing (Intro/Advanced)

Personal Finance

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Store Operations

Communication & Information Technologies

Computer Animation

Computer Essentials

Computer Repair and Service

AP Computer Science Principles

Graphic Design

Microsoft Office Certification

Video/Media Production



Technical Theatre

Web Design



Career Connected Learning

Career and Technical Education features hands-on learning that connects students with potential careers.

Follow the link to watch a video about CTE on the local level: https://youtu.be/shfarFvPfUM

As a student, you can also register with Access2Experience to get connected with business and learn about career opportunities.

More Resources

What is CTE? https://www.acteonline.org/cte
CTE At-a-Glance  https://www.acteonline.org/cte/#.WjRBnrQ-d25
21st Century Skills http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21-framework


Funding for this resource may have been provided in part or whole by the Carl D. Perkins grant.
The Spokane Valley Career and Technical Education Advisory Council complies with all federal and state rules and does not discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  For questions or complaints, please contact Spokane Valley CTE.