The A.A. in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a two-year degree program designed in conjunction with Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC). It provides industry subject matter experts with the academic background, technical knowledge, skills, and experiences to become effective trainers for career and technical education. The major requirements incorporate active learning and are based on “train the trainer” models, covering learning theory, instructional media, and curriculum design. As part of the CTE requirements, students take General University Requirements (GURs) reflective of a liberal arts education. Students complete 32 credits of APU GURs and 32 credits of work in the major through APU/AVTEC-developed and taught courses. Associate of Arts Degree coursework can be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts degree at a later time.