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West-MEC (Western Maricopa Education Center) Vocational Training Programs

What Is West-MEC?

West-MEC (Western Maricopa Education Center) is a public school district dedicated to providing students innovative Career and Technical Education programs that will prepare them to enter the workforce and pursue continuing education. This program allows Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to start training for a Vocational Career while still in high school and the chance to get certified in that Career upon completion of the program.

Students have to sign up for this program during the fall of their Sophomore or Junior year, depending on the program. Visit the West-MEC website for more information about each program.


West-MEC Career classes are offered off campus and the training sites for the programs are located throughout the valley. Students must provide their own transportation to and from their training site.

West-MEC Coordinator

Carlos Monterroza, Counselor,

Health Care Academy Programs

If you have an Interest in Nursing or some other medical field, consider the Health Care Academy Programs in your junior and/or senior year.


  • Health Care Pathways

    • Gain skills, knowledge, and experience in a diverse sampling of clinical areas. Shadowing experience with some hands-on experience. For junior and senior students. Students apply for this program during the Fall of their Sophomore or Junior year.

  • Health Care Assistant

    • This class will provide the education and training necessary for students to be eligible to take the certification exam from the AZ State Board of Nursing to become a CNA upon completion of the course. This program is for senior students only who have already completed the Health Care Pathways Program.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible to provide their own transportation to and from clinicals, which are located in various hospital/medical settings around the valley. 

Application Process for the Health Care Academy Programs

  • Applications are available from our Health Care Academy teachers.

  • Students must apply during the fall of sophomore year.