Southeast Career Technical Academy

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Southeast Career Technical Academy
Southeast Career.jpg
The Front of the School
5710 Mountain Vista Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89120
School type Magnet public high school
Motto "We Build Futures"
Established 1966
School district Clark County School District
Principal Kerry Pope
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,829
School colour(s) Red, yellow, and white
Athletics conference Sunrise 3A Region
Team name Roadrunners
Publication Gazette

The Southeast Career Technical Academy (SECTA or Southeast Tech) (formerly known as Vo-Tech) is a magnet public high school in Las Vegas, Nevada and part of the Clark County School District. The school which opened in 1966 as the Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center, was the first magnet school to be opened by the Clark County School District. The school changed its name before the start of the 2007-08 school year.


SECTA is a four-year comprehensive career technical high school accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges that offers Clark County students the opportunity to participate in career technical training programs. The course of study consists of career technical instruction as well as academic classes that meet college and district requirements, which leads students to a technical certificate and a high school diploma.

Established in 1966, the school offers multiple career technical programs, a variety of academic courses, and student activities that can satisfy the needs of those young persons seeking additional choices to the regular high school curriculum. Academic and career technical teachers serve Southeast Career Technical Academy’s 1

The success of SECTA was observed by the Clark County School District, who decided to plan and construct four more career technical academies in the various regions of the Las Vegas Valley. In 2007, SECTA became the new name of Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center in order to promote a positive image about the career technical learning environment present at the school, and to become part of the five career technical academies in Las Vegas, the only one of which to sponsor interscholastic athletic programs.[1]

Majors offered[edit]

The academic majors include:[2]

3D Animation for Film & Games
Architectural Engineering Drafting & Design
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Internetworking Technology
Website Interactive Media
Culinary Arts
Construction Engineering
Graphic Design & Illustration
Nurse Assisting/Medical Assisting
Sports Medicine

Extracurricular activities[edit]

SECTA is known for its excellence in its career technical programs including receiving national recognition for its SkillsUSAorganization. SECTA placed 13 Gold, 24 Silver & 19 Bronze Medalists in the 2012 SkillsUSA State Competition. SECTA has the most College of Southern Nevada Tech Prep College Credits garnered in the state in 2011.[3] (Secta's school hours are from 6:30 a.m.–1:27 p.m.)


The athletics programs at SECTA are known as the Roadrunners and compete in the Southeast Division of the Sunrise 4A Region. The Roadrunners participate in all sports sponsored by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association with the exceptions of football, track and field and wrestling. In 2012, SECTA won the Nevada State titles in Men's Bowling, Men's Soccer and Men's Volleyball.

Cheerleaders at an Assembly

The school has many other sports such as a swimming, soccer, basketball, baseball, bowling and a volleyball.

Mission statement[edit]

Southeast Career Technical Academy provides career technical and academic instruction which imparts technological, interpersonal, and entry-level job skills and enables students to meet the rigors of post-secondary education.


Kevin Rose, a venture partner at Google Ventures, graduated from SECTA in 1994, back when it was called Vo-Tech.[4]


The saying is "We build futures."

External links[edit]

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