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3950 S. Pecos-McLeod
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Phone: (702) 799-8462
Fax: (702) 799-8460

Provides students with opportunities to explore the many career options available to them after high school graduation

Our mission is to ensure that all students have access to quality programs that lead to marketable skills for the 21st Century.

Department Services

The following services are available through the Career & Technical Education staff and are available to specific schools or teachers upon request.  To contact a Career & Technical Education Department staff member regarding these services, please click on his or her name or call 702-799-8462.


Kerry Larnerd, Director, Career & Technical Education

  • Expansion of Career & Technical Education Programs
  • CTE School Budgets
  • Monitoring - Perkins & OCR

Kim De Lemos, Coordinator

  • Information Media Technologies
  • Business & Marketing Education
  • Budget Tracking, Grants
  • Curriculum & Programs of Study

Shannon Kelly Smith, Coordinator

  • Education, Hospitality, Human Services
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Health Science & Public Safety
  • New Teacher (CTE) Professional Development/Mentoring

Tristan Hays, Coordinator

  • CTSO Travel
  • Skilled and Technical Sciences
  • College & Career Centers
  • CTE Assessments

Snehal Bhakta, Coordinator

  • Middle School STEM
  • STEM

Brent Fujino, Coordinator Nevada State GEAR UP

  • Student Parent Involvement Facilitators (SPIFS)
  • Data Collection


Project Facilitators

TBA, Project Facilitator

  • Non-traditional Careers
  • Social Media
  • College & Career Centers
  • CTSO Travel
  • DECA

Monique Gaudin, Project Facilitator

  • Information Media Technologies
  • CTE Assessments & Data
  • & Software Integrations
  • Workplace Readiness Skills

Nikki Meador, Project Facilitator

  • STEM, Robotics
  • Middle School STEM

Lola Shipp, Project Facilitator

  • Health Science & Public Safety
  • New Teacher (CTE) Professional Development/Mentoring
  • HOSA, Skills USA

TBD, Project Facilitator

  • Manufacturing, STEM, Engineering, Robotics
  • Skills USA

Craig Brockett, Workbased Learning Administrator

  • Internships/Apprentice
  • Community partnership
  • Advisory boards
  • Certification tracking college & Career Centers

Support Staff 
Christy Malmedal - Admin Secretary
Lorri Toler
Sandra Chavez
Alicia South
Linda Lopez
Josie David

CTE College Credit

The Nevada Department of Education has established policies and procedures to implement statewide articulation agreements so high school students may earn postsecondary credit through CTE coursework and program completion. To earn such credit, students must pass the state CTE core course sequence with a 3.0 grade-point average, pass the related end-of-program technical assessment, and pass the Workplace Readiness assessment for employability skills. Students meeting these criteria will earn a Certificate of Skill Attainment and CTE endorsement on the diploma that will qualify them for the CTE College Credit.

For more information, visit: CTE College Credit

Programs of Study

Agriculture and Natural Resources - includes production, processing, distribution and development of agricultural commodities, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products.

Business and Marketing - includes planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions including business operations, accounting, financial and investment planning, marketing, banking, insurance, and strategic management.

Education, Hospitality and Human Services - includes providing for education and training services and related learning support services; managing services for families and human needs; marketing of operations for food services, lodging, attractions, recreational events, and travel-related services.

Health Science and Public Safety - includes planning and managing for health-related careers, legal, public safety, homeland security, and other professional and technical support services.

Information and Media Technologies - includes designing developing, supporting and managing hardware, software, and systems integration services; designing, producing, writing and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design.

Skilled and Technical Sciences - includes planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support; production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing processes; engineering; planning and management of support services such as transportation infrastructure, logistic services, mobile equipment, and facility maintenance.

Teacher Resources

Employability Skills for Career Readiness

CTE Skill of Attainment Assessment Information

Career & Tech Student Organizations (CTSOs)

CTEinCCSD Teacher Hub and Collaboration


Additional Online Resources: (use GAFE account to log in) (free teacher-created lessons)

ACTE Lesson Plan Search

Vocational Information Center

Administrator Resources

NV Career & Technical Education State Website

This site contains all information on Programs of Study, CTE Assessments, and Grants

Teacher Licensure Information

Secondary CTE Basic Requirements

NV Specific Areas of  Licensure

CTE Secondary Correlation Directory


391.400            Types of endorsements.

391.420            Business and industry endorsement: Programs for which endorsement may be issued.

391.425            Business and industry endorsement: Qualifications for receipt and first renewal.

391.430           Business and industry endorsement: Authorized activities of holder.