Career and Technical Education: Digital Design Business

| August 27, 2019

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Shawnee Mission School District has been dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities to all students. The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas with more than 27,000 students and 4,300 employees.

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Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University was founded in 1889 to bring higher education and career opportunities to the people of the western region of North Carolina. The 700-acre campus is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville. A member of the University of North Carolina system, WCU employs nearly 500 full-time faculty members, approximately 75 percent of whom hold doctoral or terminal degrees.

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