High School Programs

Through a partnership with Mesa County Valley School District 51, qualified high school juniors and seniors enroll in classes at WCCC and earn credit toward high school graduation. Students that meet course competencies are eligible for Technical Scholars college credit.

Bus transportation is provided between District 51 high schools and Western Colorado Community College. Students do not pay for tuition or textbooks.

WCCC's high school programs provide an application based curriculum in a hands-on laboratory environment. Classes emphasize both technical skills and academic knowledge. Expert faculty and support from industry advisory committees assure the delivery of high quality programs.

Attending WCCC's high school programs is an opportunity you won't want to miss.

WCCC High School Program Student Handbook - the handbook contains important information about the policies and opportunities for learning at WCCC through the career and technical education program.

Application for 2019-2020



Attendance Policy

Course Liability Waiver Form

Textbook Responsibility Form

Media Release Form - Minors

Exit Survey

Drop Form for High School CTE

High School Scholars Program Add/Drop Course Form

Program Descriptions

Computer Networking Technology

Join the exciting, rapidly changing field of Information Technology and the internationally accredited Cisco Certified Networking Academy. Students learn the fundamentals of PC technology including computer hardware and software skills needed to meet the growing demand for entry-level Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals.

Students are introduced to advanced concepts in computer networking systems from small and home office
networking to more complex networking models.

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program trains people interested in developing professional food preparation and management skills.  Food safety, introduction to culinary arts as well as beginning cooking courses are part of the curriculum of culinary arts.  Students earn college credit and can further their culinary career at WCCC.  College Credit may be earned.

Digital Design

Digital Design introduces students to the fields of visual imaging and storytelling. You will learn the skills needed to realize your creative ideas through script writing, drawing and storyboarding, pre-visualization and graphic design, 3D modeling and layout, video production and special effects.

Students also learn team building and leadership skills as well as problem solving and critical thinking needed to start a journey into the world of making creative content.

Electrical Technology

The curriculum incorporates courses in building materials, estimating, planning and scheduling, installations, codes, safety, tools, calculations, and print reading.  Classroom and lab work are designed to meet competency-based standards set by industry.

Machining Technology

This course is designed to meet competency-based standards set by industry; it prepares students for entry level placement in a wide range of manufacturing jobs. Students learn blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, general machining, CNC machining, process planning, inspection process planning, maintenance, computer aided drafting/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and technical math.

Classroom instruction is integrated with related lab work on project-based activities using tools and equipment found in industry.

Marketing Education

Students learn marketing, business management, and finance in 22 different areas including: sports and entertainment restaurant management; advertising and multimedia; fashion and merchandising; accounting and financial applications; and hospitality and hotel management.

Students have the opportunity to work with real businesses to improve their bottom line and prepare actual advertising campaigns that companies can use.

Medical Preparation

This program prepares students for a career in healthcare. Students learn medical terminology, human growth and development, ethics, first aid, CPR, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control and safety, and the effects of wellness and illness across the life span.

In the spring semester students can choose clinical studies including Certified Nursing Assistant, Veterinary Assistant or Emergency Medical Responder. Clinical experiences and job shadowing in the community requires students to provide their own transportation to clinical sites.

STEM Discovery

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are important elements in our countries economic sectors. From energy production to engineering, and infrastructure to manufacturing, STEM careers are in demand. Science -Students explore the sciences of chemistry used in industrial and commercial processing and the applied physics utilized in advanced manufacturing of various commodities. Technology - Utilizing computer-based tools for an integrated approach students learn modeling, simulation, design, operation, control and management, and well as, computer numerical controlled machining and print reading. Engineering - Elements include electronic instrumentation, remote sensing, computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing CAD/CAM used in architectural, mechanical and civil engineering and design. Mathematics is presented in an applied model with relevance to the real-world application in the fields of study of technology careers.

Transportation Services

Students learn the fundamentals of electronics, starters, ignition and charging systems, and cooling and heating systems. Explore related math concepts, use of technical manuals, basic management skills, communication skills and leadership. This program stresses safety practices. Students learn proper use and care of hand tools and equipment used in the automotive service industry.

Welding Technology

This program offers the opportunity to become proficient at Stick welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, Flux-cored arc welding, Oxyacetylene cutting and welding, and Plasma arc cutting. Through classroom lecture and related lab work, students study welding, cutting, layout, fabrication and technical math. A good attitude and quality workmanship is stressed.

This course prepares students for entry-level placement in a wide range of jobs in a variety of fields and is designed to meet competency-based standards set by industry.