Our Career and Technical Education Department specializes in preparing our students for a wide range of careers. Students learn the skills necessary to be successful in a career of choice, before having to commit to that career in a pay-for-credit setting. Our highly qualified teachers all have successful work experience in their field and pass along this real-life knowledge to their students. We offer a variety of courses in a wide range of career fields, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Sports Medicine

Students can benefit from taking any of these courses regardless of the profession they hope to pursue.

Hello families of current 10th and 11th grade students,

Did you know that Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is starting a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program at the Green Valley Cooling and Heating training center this upcoming 2019-2020 school year? We are looking forward to offering this program to Rio Rico High School students! The HVAC training program is tentatively scheduled to meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. at 645 W. Ward Ln, Green Valley, AZ.

Certification is available upon successful completion of the program requirements. This is a great skill to have in the Arizona workforce and can lead to a competitive salary. If you or your student would like more information, please sign-up with our counselors to receive more information. You may visit this link for more information on JTED programs available to Rio Rico High School students.


Hallie Birkett

Rosa Maria Cardenas
Engineering 1/2 and

Joseph Ellison


Loretta Grant
Culinary Arts

Alexandra Hix
Sports Medicine 1 & 2

Chrysanne Houck
Digital Comm,
Into Graph,
Graph 2 Yearbook

Sharon Martinez

Richard McPherson

Brandon Moore

Jorge Moreno
CTE Coordinator
(520) 375-8704

Daniel Navarro
Agriculture Technician

Jimmy Navarro
Law Enforcement Program

Julie Preslar
CTE Secretary
(520) 375-8766

Kit Rendon
BOSA 1 & 2, Career Ex

Ronnie St. Clair

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