Southwest Tech

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 5 component school districts: Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur, Harrisville, and Hermon-DeKalb. 

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.

The following programs are offered at Southwest Tech:
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Trades
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA, One year program)
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education & Human Services
  • Graphic Communications
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Metalworking 
  • New Visions: Medical Careers
  • Pharmacy Tech (Coming in 2022!) 

Southwest Career & Technical Education Center

3606 State Highway 58
Gouverneur, NY 13642
(315) 287-3590
Fax: (315) 287-2720



Holly K. Durham
Ext. 50100


Amy Barr
Ext. 50102
[email protected]

Guidance Counselor / DASA Coordinator

Ami Larson
Ext. 50105
[email protected]

Guidance Secretary

Melissa Steele
Ext. 50101
[email protected]