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Deer Valley Unified School District: CTE Dual Enrollment Classes

Earn college credit while attending high school - Yes, earn high school credit and college credit for the same class!

That's why Deer Valley Unified School District and Rio Salado College have partnered to provide dual enrollment.

What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education is about doing, creating and innovating. CTE classes are hands-on and allow students to gain real world experience and foundational skills for a career in a field they love. 

The CTE Dual Enrollment pathway includes traditional high school academic classes (math, English, science), plus career and technical courses that teach real workplace skills. Students earn high school and college credits simultaneously and can begin in 9th grade to earn credits and a certificate or associate degree at the same time they graduate from high school.

What can CTE Dual Enrollment do for you?

During High School
  • Earn college and high school credits at the same time.
  • Explore careers now and get a head start on your future.
  • Participate in interesting and challenging classes.
  • Save Time – Eliminate duplication of coursework during early college years.
  • Save Money – Rio Salado College costs less than state and private universities.
  • Transfer Credits – Credits transfer to most universities.

It's never too early to take the next step

CTE Dual Enrollment Pathway

Program of study begins in 9th grade.

There's no better time to explore career possibilities than before you even enter college. The CTE Dual Enrollment program for Deer Valley Unified School District offers courses in many fields of study that allow students to discover and pursue their true passions. You'll build your skills and leave CTE classes with college credits and a clear vision of what your future could hold.

Course # Course Title Program
Boulder Creek High School
CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I Computer Programming
OAS125 Introduction to the Professional Office Advanced Business Operations
CIS163AA Java Programming Level 1 Computer Programming
MKT271 Principles of Marketing Marketing
Deer Valley High School
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business Management
MKT271 Principles of Marketing Marketing
Mountain Ridge High School
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Information Technology
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Information Technology
MKT271 Principles of Marketing Marketing 3/4
Sandra Day O’Connor High School
ACC109 Accounting Concepts  Accounting
HES271 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries Sports Medicine
MKT271 Principles of Marketing Marketing

Meet Your Classmates

Join your classmates who are already taking advantage of this opportunity.

"Taking a CTE class for Dual Enrollment has given me the opportunity to gain early exposure to the academic environment of college and receive credits that will transfer to the college of my choice."

Ryan Special, Deer Valley High School

Are you interested in a future that includes:

  • Running your own business?
  • Helping companies attract customers and sell products?
  • Working with computers and creating websites or software?

If you answered "yes," dual enrollment may be right for you!

No Time? Try Online

Can't fit the CTE Dual Enrollment program in your schedule but still want to get ahead? Take classes online as a Concurrent Enrollment Student.

Students can choose from more than 600 online classes at Rio Salado College. Upon approval from your high school, you can still earn high school and college credits simultaneously.

Don't wait to graduate. Earn college credits now.

Take The Next Step.

View the steps to Sign up and register now or call 480-517-8080!