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Southwest Career & Technical Education Center


Southwest Career & Technical Education Center is located just outside of Gouverneur, NY in the hamlet of Fowler and serves an average of 280 students from 4 component school districts: Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur and Harrisville. 

 Students have an opportunity to choose from nine high quality, 2 year programs: Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Education & Human Services, Graphic Communications, Heavy Equipment Operations and Metalworking. As well as, Allied Health, Pharmacy Tech and CNA which are offered as one-year programs.  

 Students are given the opportunity to take challenging classes in a customized and relevant tech program that helps to prepare them for a specific career or college, learn hands on skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. Many programs have Articulation agreements, giving our students the potential to gain 3 to 6 college credits upon successful completion of the tech program.


 Faith Jan 2107

January 2017 Student of the Month 

Faith Scarborough, daughter of Colleen Moynihan and Jim Scarborough, of Harrisville Central has been selected as the Student of the Month. Faith studies the Graphic Communications curriculum at Southwest Tech.

Faith is organized, motivated, and especially dedicated.  She has shown herself to be highly competent in the areas of drawing, photography, animation, and web design, as well as in her mastery of Adobe software programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Flash Professional (now Animate CC), and Premiere Pro.  Faith continually exceeds Mrs. Ladouceur’s expectations in the completion of daily tasks and projects. Faith is a natural leader and her contributions to the Graphic Communications program are always useful, creative, and genuine.  Faith has been accepted in the Game Art program at Champlain College in Vermont.


The Student of the Month award is sponsored by the Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce and is awarded to those students whose efforts are of the highest caliber.  

Southwest Career & Technical Education Center
3606 State Highway 58
Gouverneur, NY 13642
(315) 287-3590
Fax: (315)287-2720 



Kristen Zender
(Extension 50100)


Amy Barr
(Extension 50102)

Guidance Counselor

Ami Larson
(Extension: 50105)

Guidance Secretary

Carol Sibley
(Extension 50101)