Career & Technical Education

About CTE:

The Eagle Pass ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offers an opportunity for students to learn skills they may use in high school, in college, in a career after graduation and/or as a financial means to help further their education.  In addition, Career and Technical Education courses help to develop qualities needed to succeed in the world of work.  

EPHS Archery Aiming for NAtional Contest

We would like to congratulate the EPHS NASP Archery team for qualifying for NATIONALS this past week in Belton, Texas.

They qualified with a team score of 1526.

The National Archery in the Schools Program has students learn focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life. Huge thank you to our Ag Science Teacher Mr. Cardenas for being the coach of the 16 member team and pushing them to do their absolute best.

Team members include: Seniors: Carilyn Cardenas, Sadie Smith, Justin Rodriguez, Jacqueline Wright, Victor Landin, Danzel Ulep and Daniel Ulep. 

Juniors: Monique Rodriguez and Yleana Zambrano

Sophomores: Caitlyn Cardenas, Joshua De León, Sierah Flores, Marichel Hernandez, Jacqueline Ramirez and Christina Williams. Freshmen: Gael Arizpe Gomez.

We want to wish them the best of luck in May and make EPHS proud. Let’s go Eagle Archery!

FFA student places in Houston

Anahi Molina placed 7th at the Houston Livestock Show with her steer Ramon.  Congratulations !!

C.C. Winn High School CTE Career Days

In conjunction with the Career Fair, CCWHS counselors conducted sessions for students in which they discussed pre-registration, credits, and programs of study. Incoming freshmen were given a tour of the campus and also visited the Career Fair. By attending the CTE Career Fair, eighth-grade students were able to become acquainted with all the options that are available to them through CTE. The CTE Department and the Texas Workforce joined forces on Day 3 of our event to provide the Junior class with immediate employment opportunities. “Hiring Day” was a huge hit!

Thank you to the Texas Workforce Board and to all federal, state, and local employers for their role in the success of our Career Fair.

Special recognition to our EPISD Board, Superintendent Mr. Samuel Mijares, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Mr. John Cox, Executive Director for Instructional Services Mr. David Camarillo, CTE Director Ms. Ana Laura Castillon, CTE Assistant Director Mr. William “Billy” Davis, 

C.C Winn Principal Mr. Jesus Diaz-Wever, and all administration for their unconditional support.

This event came to fruition through the hard work of CCWHS CTE Department Head Mrs. Martha Hernandez, Head Counselor Mrs. Marilu Uriegas, and all the amazing CTE teachers and counselors from C.C. Winn High School.

Culinary Arts Students Excel

CTE would like to congratulate Mrs. A. Esquivel's Culinary Arts students from CC Winn High School for successfully completing the SafeServ Manager Exam-Industry Based Certification.  The students who were certified are : Jeshua Saucedo, Adrian Jimenez, Gad Bermea, Roxana Viana, Keyla Pena,and Ailen Oca.  These students are the first in the Culinary Arts program to receive this rigorous certification.

The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person-in-charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness and is recognized by the National Restaurant Association.  

Congratulations on a job well done!  Bon Appetit!!

CC Winn High School FFA Student's Project Places in San Antonio

Congratulations to Jimena Molina, a Junior at CC Winn High School for placing 5th with her Medium Wool Lamb in a tough heavy-weight class at the 2023 San Antonio Stock Show.  

Criminal Justice Students Examine Crime Scene

EPHS students with Mr. Victor Juarez Criminal Justice class learn technique to examine crime scenes.  Students utilize a measuring app to acquire exact measurements as required in crime scene investigation.

For more information about courses in Criminal Justice, visit the CTE Counselor or one of the Criminal Justice teachers on campus.

Business Information Manangement classes prepare for the workforce

EPHS students enrolled with Ms. Karla Balderas worked on developing and perfecting their business and workforce skills.  Students developed basic job seeking skills  and set students up for success when job hunting. Students learned the need for cover letters and successful resumes strategies. 


EMT Students Soar to New Heights

Students of Eagle Pass High School and C.C. Winn High School enrolled in the EMT classes visited the SWTJC training center and learned first hand about EMT skills.  In addition, they were afforded the ability to experience an ambulance and Air Evac helicopter used to transfer patients needing to be airlifted to receive medical attention.

The EMT instructor is Mr. Jose Garza

Students Aim for Hunter's Certification

Congratulations to CC Winn High School Students enrolled in the Wildlife and Recreation Management Course., as these students just completed the State Required Hunter Education Certification.  In order for a person to Hunt in the State of Texas, they must complete the Hunter Certification.  As part of the Curriculum, students receive the opportunity to obtain the certification while they are currently enrolled in High School.  Wildlife and Recreation Management is a pathway offered at CC Winn through the  Agriculture Science Program which is part of the Career and Technical Education Program. 

EPHS and CCWHS FFA students         excel at District Contest

Congratulations to members of the CC Winn HS and Eagle Pass HS FFA  students who competed in the Winter Garden FFA District Leadership Development Contest in Jourdanton, TX, on Monday November 14, 2022.  The Parliamentary Procedure team claimed the District Championship and will advance to Area contest. Hannah Hardt  placed Second in the Job Interview contest and will advance to Area.  Also placing 2nd is the Agriculture Advocacy team and will advance to Area.   The Agriculture Issues Forum Team claimed 1st place and winning the District Championship and advance to Area contest.  The Greenhand and Chapter Radio Broadcasting teams claimed the third place.  Also placing 3rd in District was the Agriculture Public Relations team and 4th place in District was the FFA Skills Demonstration Team.  Students also competed in FFA Creed Speaking and FFA Spanish Creed speaking.  Results from the Greenhand And Chapter FFA quiz are still not available 

FFA Students obtain Industry-Based Certification

Congratulations to Mr Charles Purcell's Advanced Animal Science students who attend CC Winn HS.  Students were recently certified with an Industry-Based Certification (IBC) in the ELANCO Fundamentals of Animal Science.  Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a wide variety of roles in one of the largest industries in the world. Students will be able to list this certification on scholarships and job applications as well as add on to their resume and job ready profile 

CTE Students acknowledge Manufacturing Day with tour of Local Manufacturing facility

EPHS and CC Winn High Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from the Manufacturing and Engineering programs of study toured MicroStar facilities located in Eagle Pass, TX. In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, an annual event that occurs on the first Friday of every October, is an occasion during which manufacturers open their doors, showcase the potential of modern manufacturing, and foster interest in manufacturing careers. 

Students enrolled in the Advanced courses in these two programs of study were afforded the opportunity to visit the manufacturing plant and interact with management and see the extensive operations and opportunities in this career. The EPISD CTE Department collaborated with the City of Eagle Pass Economic Development Department to facilitate this tour.

Students were accompanied by their CTE teachers, Hassen Moses, (EPHS), Claudia Garza Rodriguez (EPHS-CTE Dept. Chair), Sergio Escamilla (EPHS/CCWHS), Erick Navarro (CCWHS) and Martha Hernandez (CCWHS-CTE Dept. Chair).  

Special thanks to Ms. Addy Mendoza of the City of Eagle Pass Economic Development Department.

FFA Students Lead The Way

On Wednesday September 7, 2022 students from the Eagle Pass FFA traveled to Jourdanton, Texas to take part in the 2022 Winter Garden District FFA Leadership Lab.  Students were given skills to bring home to Eagle Pass to pass along to all students at both EPHS and CCWINN.  Leadership Development is a key part of the Eagle Pass FFA program which is growing tomorrow's leaders.    

Explore what Career & Technical Education (CTE) has to offer.

EPISD CTE Promotional Video

Career and Technical Education

           Ana Laura Castillon, Director

William Davis, Asst. Director

De Luna Technology Center

649 Webster St, Eagle Pass, TX 78852

Phone: (830) 758-7181 Fax: (830)758-7212 

Assurance Of Nondiscrimination

Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in EPISD secondary schools.It is the policy of EPISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.EPISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.

La admisión a estos programas se basa en la inscripción en escuelas secundarias.Es norma de EPISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.EPISD tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.