About Us

Career and Technical Education programs at UVU are designed to prepare students for employment in high-demand and higher-paying career fields. The entry point into a high-paying job can happen with just an Associate of Science, an Associate of Applied Science, Diploma or Certificate in any of the approved Career & Technical Education programs.

The department of Career and Technical Education coordinates and promotes initiatives to develop more fully the academic, career and technical skills of secondary education students. Additional initiatives support the transition of post-secondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and efforts for strategic workforce development.

Career & Technical Education Team

Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu
CTE Director

Patricia Mike

Patricia Mike


Mission Statement


The Career and Technical Education department at UVU supports and provides opportunities for students to acquire and use high-quality career and technical skills. Through engaged and focused skill attainment, students prepare for meaningful employment in a competitive and global workforce.

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The vision of the Career and Technical Education Department has three components. The first is to provide students with the resources and programs necessary to complete a degree relevant to the regional workforce demands provided to us by industry partners. Career and technical education classes and programs are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Second, CTE will administer a transparent process to distribute resources to support faculty and students in relevant programs of study. Accountability standards include cost objectives, internal controls, and data to demonstrate successful strategies for both program improvement and economic development.

Third, CTE will provide campus and community wide informational outreach efforts of CTE inclusive engagement. The goal is to create connections between secondary and post secondary education, as well as, awareness and understanding of the unique educational mission delivered through Utah Valley University. Back To Top  up arrow


Objective 1

To provide a relevant experience to all students, and prepare them for success in postsecondary degrees that lead to high-demand careers.
Core Value Link: Student Success SS.1, SS.3, Inclusive I.1, I.3, I.4, Engaged E.1, Serious S.1, S.2

Objective 2

To strengthen connections between secondary and postsecondary education.
Core Value Link: Student Success SS.1, Inclusive I.1, I.4 Serious S.1 S.3

Objective 3

To increase and strengthen industry, community and educational relationships.
Core Value Link: Inclusive I.1, I.2, I.4 Engaged E.1, E.2, E.3

Objective 4

To provide key structural protections to ensure appropriate use of funds
Core Value Link: Serious S.4

Objective 5

To invest funds directly to identified needs and cost objectives.
Core Value Link
Student Success SS.1, Inclusive I.1, I.4 Engaged E.2 Serious S.1, S.4

Objective 6

To ensure relevant and consistent data.
Core Value Link: Inclusive I.4, Engaged E.3, Serious S.4

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Strategic Priorities

A. Promote the Unique Educational Mission

  • Identify workforce needs
  • Expand programs to meet regional workforce
  • Maintain and improve program viability to meet industry standards
  • Champion faculty professional development to encourage relevant curriculum
  • Research and expand opportunities for increased resources

B. Pathways

  • Partner with Industry and Business
  • Develop Needed Certificates and Two-Year Degrees
  • Help with UVU Pathway Initiative 
  • Monitor Pathway Scholarship
  • Track Program Changes

C. Outreach

  • Special/Underrepresented Populations
  • Non-Traditional Students and Programs
  • Enrollment, Retention and Completion
  • Communication to Stakeholders 
  • Informational Outreach

D. Data and Assessment

  • Enrollment, Retention and Completion
  • Assessment (Perkins Target Indicators)
  • Data driven decision making

E. Accountability

  • Transparency in records and reporting
  • Inventory controls
  • Internal controls
  • Cost Objectives

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