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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.

 December Student of the Month


 Elyssa LaPlatney, daughter of Anthony and Jackie LaPlatney, of Harrisville Central is a student studying the Allied Health program.Elyssa plans to attend the nursing program at North Country Community College in the fall. 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. Pictured are: Allied Health Instructor Mrs. Carrie Foster, Chamber President CJ Fitzgerald, Elyssa LaPlatney and SWT Principal Kristen Zender.

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)