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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We often get questions about EVIT. What is EVIT? Where are you located? Who can attend EVIT?  Here are some answers to our most popular questions. 

  • What is EVIT?  

The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) is a public, career and technical education district (CTED) that serves students who reside in East Valley school districts.  Students from Apache Junction, Cave Creek, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe, Higley and J.O. Combs spend a half-day at EVIT in a career preparation program and the other half-day at their home high school. Tenth through twelfth grade students can attend EVIT tuition-free.  Bus transportation is provided to and from EVIT by the student’s home school district for most programs. High school students also have the option of enrolling in career and technical education (CTE) classes at their home school. These classes are offered by the school districts and funded by EVIT.

  • When can I enroll at EVIT?

Registration for the upcoming school year opens online on November 1st for high school students and adult students applying for our blended programs.

Registration for our adult-only programs is ongoing. For additional questions, schedule an appointment with an EVIT advisor at 480-461-4110.

  • What do I need to enroll at EVIT?

Public high school students need transcripts, discipline records, immunization records (or a signed waiver).

Charter/Private/Homeschooled students need transcripts, discipline records, immunization records (or a signed waiver), proof of residency and proof of age.

Adult students need a standard identification card, proof of graduation (high school diploma, GED or transcripts with projected graduation date), social security card and an immunization card. Students over 21 years of age need a fingerprint clearance card. 

  • What time are classes at EVIT?

Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 10:35 a.m. or 12:00 to 2:35 p.m.
Classes with four-hour blocks are Monday through Friday 7 - 11 a.m. or 12 - 4 p.m.

Adult-only programs vary depending on the program they are attending. Please check with your program instructor or your EVIT advisor. 
  • When should students start thinking about EVIT?

Students who are interested in attending EVIT should start thinking about registering for EVIT when they are in the 8th grade. Students are encouraged to include EVIT on their Education Career and Action Plan (ECAP).

  • Which classes are offered at the EVIT Power Campus?

The following classes are currently offered at the Power Campus: Aviation, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Future Engineers, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Veterinary Assistant and Welding.  Additional classes may be offered based on enrollment.

  • Does EVIT offer adult classes?

Yes, EVIT offers adult classes. In fact, adult students have the option to enroll in any of our 45 programs. They can enroll in blended classes or adult-only programs. Classes are available during the morning session, afternoon session and evenings. EVIT also offers associate degree programs for our adult students. To speak with an Enrollment Advisor, please call 480-461-4000.

  • How many high school credits can I earn?

Students earn 0.75 credits per quarter (or 3 credits each year) completed with a passing grade. Students in 4-hour block programs earn one credit every quarter (or 4 credits each year).

Community college articulation, dual enrollment credit and/or Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) are in place for high school students in designated courses.  All EVIT high school students graduate from their home high school. 

  • How much does it cost to attend EVIT?

East Valley high school students attend EVIT tuition-free.  Class fees vary by program and are based on the cost of required tools, supplies/materials, and career and technical student organization (CTSO) membership. 

Adult students pay an affordable competitive tuition rate that varies by program. Schedule a time with an advisor to discuss enrollment, tuition, payment options, etc. by calling 480-461-4013.

  • When does school start at EVIT?

Please visit our student calendar to learn when the first day of school is scheduled and for holidays and breaks.

  • Is transportation to EVIT provided?

Transportation is provided for high school students by their sending district or charter for morning and afternoon sessions. Students must provide their own transportation for all other sessions.  Refer to your home district transportation services for any related questions. 

Adult students must provide their own transportation. We are conveniently located near the METRO light rail stop at Sycamore and Main Street. There is also a Valley Metro bus stop near the entrance of the campus at Longmore and Main Streets.