Programs & Classes
We make high school work for you with premier Career & Technical Education classes that you will actually want to take.
Jumpstart Your Career
in High School
We offer rigorous, relevant, hands-on Career & Technical Education pathways that are also fun and engaging. Whether your future takes you directly to into the workforce or on to college after high school, research shows that our Career & Technical Education programs are proven to help students like you:
- Be more successful in high school, as well as in post-secondary education and your chosen career.
- Earn industry certifications and state licenses that lead to direct employment.
- Gain real-world experience, leadership skills, and be able to earn dual college credit.
- Find your passion, whether it’s for the industrial trades, health care, technology, or maybe as a first responder.
Start your future now. We have more than 30 Central Campus pathways so you can select the one that suits you. If you’re looking to get more out of high school while being able to do what you love, you’ve come to the right place.
Find your true calling through Pima JTED.
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Attendance Hotline 520-209-2675
JTED Works for Students
By the Numbers
Placement rate in College, Career & Military
2018 Central Program Completers
Square feet of Career and Technical Education learning spaces
Across 14 Central & Satellite Campuses
Industry certifications & licenses earned
2015 – 2020 Central Program Completers
In estimated annual earnings of JTED completers
Extrapolated Central & Satellite Program Completers Since 2007, Based on Median Tucson Income in 2018
A Taste of Real-Life After High School
JTED Pharmacy Tech puts Students a Step Ahead
Q&A with Cosmetology Students
Field Trip Shows Students a Runway to More Career Possibilities
Jump-start Your Career with JTED Heavy Equipment Operations
Bright Days and Brighter Futures
Vet Science Experience
2023 Pima JTED CTE Ambassador Training
Pima JTED played a pivotal role in getting myself to where I am in life today… I’m currently a Wildland Firefighter / EMT with the USFS on the Prescott National Forest.”
2020 – 2022, Fire Service & EMT
We Partner with
the world’s best.
Southern Arizona’s Premier Career & Technical Education District
We are a public school district that works with business and industry to offer premier, tuition-free* CTE pathways to approximately 22,000 high school age sophomores, juniors and seniors each year. We serve students from public, private, and charter schools, and students who are home-schooled. Pima JTED also welcomes students who have not earned a diploma or GED and are under the age of 22. Students may enroll in a pathway at one of our Central Campuses, located throughout Pima County, or at one of our 36 satellite locations which are in all public high schools in Pima County, Santa Cruz Valley, Nogales, and in Mammoth San Manuel.
*Under Arizona State Law, students who have accepted an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) contract must pay tuition to enroll in one or more of our programs. Learn more
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The Pima County JTED #11 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, language of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Unless expressly superseded by controlling federal or state statutes, regulations or court decisions, this policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services and individuals with whom the Joint Board does business.
Per ARS 15-903: The average salary of all teachers (38 FTE Certified employees) employed in FY 2024 (budget year) is $60,068. The average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2023 (prior year) was $57,771. The increase in average teacher salary from the prior year was $2,297, which equals 4%.
Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:58.32
Average Class Ratio: 1:27