North Valley Career and Technology Center

North Valley CTC’s career and technology education (CTE) combines classroom instruction and lab work with on-the-job training to ensure 9-12 grade students can hit the ground running when they start their careers. North Valley’s programs include:

o Agricultural Education
o Auto Technology
o Business Education
o Construction Technology
o Health Science Education
o Marketing Education
o Welding Technology
o Certified Nursing Assistant Training
o Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training
North Valley Career and Technology Center
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North Valley has six area school district members: Drayton, Grafton, Midway, Minto, Park River Area, and Valley-Edinburg. Construction will begin fall 2023 on a satellite North Valley site in Cavalier which will allow the opportunity to serve the additional 9-12 school districts of Cavalier, North Border and Langdon.

NVCTC career buildingThe career exploration and work-based learning programming offered to North Valley high school students includes job shadow experiences during the school year and summer internships. There are more than 140 area businesses involved in these programs! Now that’s what we call a Real. Good. opportunity!

At North Valley, students can explore a variety of industries from agriculture and auto tech to business education and marketing. Through classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, and on-the-job training, we’re empowering students to succeed and building the successful workforce of the future.

In addition, the Walsh-Pembina Technology Cooperative provides the opportunity for high school equipment to rotate between the member schools. This allows the cost of the equipment to be shared while giving students a chance to learn technical principals and develop fundamental skills. The high tech equipment provides hands-on experience with subjects such as virtual reality, alternative energy, CNC machining, and human physiology. The Cooperative is comprised of 12 schools including North Valley, Cavalier, Drayton, Fordville-Lankin, Grafton, Manvel, Midway, Minto, North Border Pembina, North Border Walhalla, Park River Area, and Valley Edinburg.

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Adult Education Classes

North Valley Career and Technology Center (CTC) prepares adults for future Real. Good. employment through a variety of training and educational opportunities. Located in Grafton, North Valley partners with the community and businesses, industry, and labor force to create opportunities that will prepare community members for rewarding careers.

North Valley offers adult basic education classes including:

    • GED testing
    • Paraprofessional Class
    • Certified Nursing Assistant Classes
    • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
    • Intro to Industry Welding

Additional Education Resources

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Homeschooling Information

Information related to home school can be found on the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction website.