Wichita Falls ISD

Preparing Lifelong Learners

Carrigan Career Center

Principal: Synthia Kirby
1609 Blonde                    
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone: (940) 235-1091 
Hours: 7:25 am -  2:40 pm
Carrigan Career and Technical Center opened its doors for the first time as a Technical Training Center in 1971 and brought seven different vocational programs, previously spread out over the district, under one "technical" roof. Now, in the new millennium, Carrigan is still producing workforce-ready citizens for the community. While the courses offered at Carrigan have changed over the years to meet the changing needs of the community, Carrigan's commitment to career and technical training never has.

The Construction Trades course at Carrigan can be a kick-start to a career filled with opportunities. Construction professionals coordinate projects varying from residential buildings to the construction of buildings like schools and hospitals. Construction Trades students receive academic coursework in carpentry as well as hands-on carpentry training. These students learn the basic trade skills and safety practices needed to work on-site, including trade math instruction and hand and power tool operations.
Auto Collision
Auto Collision and Repair is a simulation of a working body shop. Students receive instruction in major collision repairs, estimations for repairs, body and metal repairs, auto glass procedures, priming techniques, and structural integrity.  Students who graduate having taken Auto Collision Repair I and II are prepared for employment in the after-market field of auto body repair and refinishing.
Carrigan’s Cosmetology program is a 3-year course offered to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Students clock 1000 hours of laboratory train­ing in addition to 500 hours of academic in­struction. Cosmetology students are given the opportu­nity to perform services for the general public as part of their training. Upon completion of this course, graduates have received the tutelage required to take and pass the State Board written and practical exams needed to become licensed Cosmetologists in Texas.
Electrical Technology
Electrical Technology offers students the hands-on train­ing needed to work in the electronic systems industry, including skills in the design, integration, installation, and maintenance of electronic systems. Once students learn the basics, they advance to building a myriad of electronic devices. Stu­dents learn fundamentals of electronic assembly, in­cluding use and care of tools, hardware and compo­nents. They develop industrial level skills in connect­ing and soldering electronic components, safety prac­tices and workmanship standards. 
Welders are employable in many different industry groups from machinery manufacturers to the artistic creation of fountains and sculptures found in cities around the world. Given its role in building and repair, welding holds increasing job opportunities as the de­mand for skilled craftsmen grows. Welding I is a pre-­employment laboratory course that introduces stu­dents to basic welding skills, while Welding II is a more advanced course in which students work on individual projects as well as group work.