Career and Technical Education

The CTE department at Willowbrook is comprised of three specialty content areas - Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences and Industry, Technology and Engineering. We offer multiple comprehensive programs of study that include dual credit, accreditation and certification in multiple college and career arenas, and we offer lifelong learning to accommodate all students. Updated information about each of our courses, dual credit and certification offerings, as well as departmental activities and clubs, can be found in the presentations and links below.

About the Willowbrook CTE Department

Dual-credit testimonials


Little Warror Preschool

To speak with someone in Spanish about anything Career and Technical Education (CTE) related, call CTE Administrative Assistant Ms. Ambar Aguirre at 630-530-3999.
(Para hablar con alguien en español sobre cualquier tema relacionado con la Educación Técnica y Profesional (CTE), llame a la asistente administrativa de CTE, la Sra. Ambar Aguirre, al 630-530-3999.)

For more information about the early childhood education courses that lead to articulated college credit, see Mrs. Ennis or Mrs. Barney and the website

For more information about Project Lead the Way programs and courses, see our curriculum guide and presentation links below. Other helpful links include:

PLTW brochure 

PLTW flyer

PLTW college credit/accreditation


Career pathways (Manufacturing and information technology career clusters)

Dual-credit courses at College of DuPage

CTE Courses 2024-25

CTE Electives Presentation 2020-21     

CTE Dual-Credit Courses and Certificate Programs 2022

CTE Parent Letter 2020-21

The Brook Catering Co.

CTE Career Clusters 2022-23

Willowbrook alumni share the benefits of dual-credit courses

CTE also offers the following extracurricular activities for students. For more information, contact the respective adviser.

  • The Brook Catering Co.
  • SkillsUSA
  • Ford/AAA
  • DECA
  • Screen Production Printing

Notice of Nondiscrimination in CTE
Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities are available to all students without regard to race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential martial or parental status, including pregnancy and to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

No student shall, based on sex or sexual orientation, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

Name Phone Schedule Contact
Staff member Ambar Aguirre photo
Ambar Aguirre
Department Secretary
(630) 530-3999 View Ambar Aguirre schedule Contact Ambar Aguirre
Staff member Mary Barney photo
Mary Barney
CTE Department Head
(630) 782-2823 View Mary Barney schedule Contact Mary Barney
Staff member Steve Chojnacki photo
Steve Chojnacki
(630) 530-3450 View Steve Chojnacki schedule Contact Steve Chojnacki
Staff member Chris Dunk photo
Chris Dunk
(630) 530-3437 View Chris Dunk schedule Contact Chris Dunk
Staff member Stephanie Ennis photo
Stephanie Ennis
(630) 782-2882 View Stephanie Ennis schedule Contact Stephanie Ennis
Staff member Laura Lopez photo
Laura Lopez
(630) 782-2822 View Laura Lopez schedule Contact Laura Lopez
Staff member Amy Nowak photo
Amy Nowak
(630) 782-2883 View Amy Nowak schedule Contact Amy Nowak
Rachel Petrbok
Teacher Aide
View Rachel Petrbok schedule Contact Rachel Petrbok
Staff member Kevin Quinn photo
Kevin Quinn
(630) 530-3692 View Kevin Quinn schedule Contact Kevin Quinn
Staff member Staci Scapardine photo
Staci Scapardine
(630) 782-2884 View Staci Scapardine schedule Contact Staci Scapardine
Staff member Courtney Vala photo
Courtney Vala
(630) 530-3693 View Courtney Vala schedule Contact Courtney Vala