The new 25.3-acre Santa Maria Career Technical Education (CTE) Center & Agriculture Farm Campus features two (2) CTE Workshop buildings, a Ag Pavilion, Livestock Barn, and is surrounded by fields that will soon be developed into agricultural crops by the students themselves.
Within these CTE Workshops, students will be able to earn certifications for future jobs in the production and manufacturing fields. These workshops are focused on diesel mechanics, engineering design and environmental engineering, residential and commercial construction, and machining and forming technology programs. The four (4) CTE Workshops within the two (2) single-story buildings total 19,950 sf. Each workshop has direct access to paved outdoor areas and driveways with floor to ceiling roll-up doors and dedicated indoor teaching spaces opening into a common area to promote student and teacher interaction and common access to pick-up areas.
The Ag Pavilion houses a culinary arts kitchen, two (2) flexible classrooms, an office, restrooms, and an outdoor presentation area that can be utilized by both faculty, students, and special events. This new industrial kitchen will allow students to get hands on culinary arts experience to practice catering and food prep in a professional setting.
A 16,000 sf Livestock Barn contains multiple teaching spaces, covered animal pens, feed storage, animal washing and grooming stations, weighing station, and general animal care areas along with demonstration spaces for training/show exercises.
The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District proudly welcomed students onto the new campus in August 2021.