Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Academy of Coastal and Water Resources

The Academy of Coastal and Water Resources’ STEM program of study focuses on coastal, environmental and water resources. Academy students participate in valuable hands-on curriculum designed in partnership with the St. Johns County Utilities, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR), Florida Gateway College, the City of St. Augustine, and the University of Florida Sea Grant. Students explore the environment and ecosystems through environmental and water resource classes and experience water quality testing, wetland management, wildlife, and water treatment management. Students learn proper sampling and safety procedures. Academy students may earn several industry certifications including First Aid/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Water Treatment Plan Operator Level C.


The Academy of Coastal and Water Resources is dedicated to providing students with high quality, industry relevant curriculum to assure success in post secondary education and coastal and water resources career opportunities. Through collaboration with our business partners, the students are engaged in applied learning and develop confidence, long lasting relationships and a sense of community.

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St. Johns Technical High School

2970 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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