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Career & Technical Education Programs

Make your education work for you.  Our career and technical education (CTE) programs prepare you for a career across all types of industries including automotive and transportation, construction, manufacturing, and service careers. Gain hands-on experience in your field of choice by enrolling in one of our CTE programs.

I really enjoy using my experience and expertise to teach students the skills they need to earn a living. In many cases, my students are offered jobs during their first term.
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Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence

Automotive Service and Repair

The Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence is a world-class training program at Lawson State with the ultimate goal of training and placing certified technicians in their new careers.  The Center includes seven programs:  Auto Body/Collision Repair, Automotive Mechanics, Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, and four Automotive Service Technology programs that are manufacturer specific - Ford ASSET, GM ASEP, Tech by Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota T-TEN.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair

The Lawson State Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program has received the HVAC Excellence program accreditation.  This accreditation confirms that the program has proven itself to meet the HVAC/R industry standards set by the ESCO Institute, and the program lessons and education process offer students the content required as well.

Mechatronics Center of Excellence

The Mechatronics Program at Lawson State has been designated a Mechatronics Center of Excellence by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). The NC3 certification is nationally recognized as the standard for certifications and workforce development.