Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Dixie State University (DSU) has developed several certificate and degree programs that are designed to prepare the student for immediate successful employment opportunities upon their completion.  These certificates and degrees have completion times from one semester to three years in duration.  These programs are of quality and require a high level of learning of the technical skills demanded by employers throughout the represented industries for these programs.

DSU serves as both the university and community college for the southwest region of Utah.  High school students in many of our program areas have already taken several Concurrent Enrollment classes as part of their CTE certificate or degree programs.  This has occurred through a coordinated effort in developing career pathways between the School Districts and DSU in the southwest regional area.

Career and Technical Education receives federal funding to help maintain the certificates and degree programs.  The federal funding program is called Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and has performance measures and goals that are monitored and evaluated on a yearly basis.  The purpose of the Act is to develop and maintain academic career programs for students in secondary and postsecondary education who elect to enroll in career and technical skills programs.  The Perkins Local Plan and Performance Measures for DSU can be found by clicking on the below attachments:

DSU Perkins Local Plan FY2017
DSU Perkins Local Plan FY2016
DSU Performance Level Measures
DSU Performance Levels 2015-16

Within the Local Plan under the heading CTE Activities are listed the goals and objectives for improvement of our programs at DSU.

CTE Certificates and Programs:


The CTE certificates and degree programs are administered by the different Schools at DSU.  A listing of these certificates and degrees is listed below by School.

College of Health Sciences

  • Dental Hygiene, AAS
  • Emergency Medical Services, Cert (EMT Basic), Cert (EMT Intermediate), AAS
  • Medical Laboratory Science, AAS
  • Medical Radiography, AAS
  • Nursing, AAS
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA), Cert
  • Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS
  • Paramedic, Cert
  • Phlebotomy, Cert
  • Respiratory Therapy, AAS
  • Surgical Technology, Cert, AAS
  • General Technology – Healthcare Emphasis, AAS

College of Business and Communication

  • Business, ASB
  • eMarketing, Cert
  • General Marketing, Cert, AAS
  • General Technology – Business Emphasis, AAS
  • Media Production, Cert
  • Operations Management, AAS

College of Science and Technology

  • Automotive Mechanics, Cert, AAS
  • Pre-Engineering, APE
  • Visual Technologies, Cert

College of Education

  • Early Childhood Education, AAS

College of Humanities

  • Computer Forensics, Cert
  • Digital Forensics Basics, Cert

The requirements for any certificate or degree program can be found by going to the DSU home page and clicking on Academics.  Then from the pull down menu, click on the Academic Advisement Center. Find Degree Programs under the information for students heading and click on it. The name of the degree or certificate and the requirements will be shown.