Southwest Career and Technical Academy is a comprehensive magnet high school that offers eleven distinct program areas of study. Students select their program of choice when applying for admission. Students will follow a four-year sequence of courses as specified for their program area. Students can choose coursework in one of two academies: the Professional Service Academy and the Design Academy. Within the Professional Service Academy, students can choose to study in one of the six following programs: Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Hospitality, Nursing Assistant, and Respiratory Therapy. Within the Design Academy, students can choose to study in one of the five following programs: Engineering, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Video Game Technology, and Web Design and Development. Honors and/or Advanced Placement classes will be offered at Southwest Career and Technical Academy to prepare students to transition to post-secondary institutions. Rigorous coursework, hands-on projects, job-shadowing, and internships will give students first-hand experience in their selected program areas. In addition, students will have the opportunity to earn college credits through the 2+2 Tech Prep program and through Advanced Placement Courses.