To help states and local recipients meet these requirements, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), in collaboration with major national associations, organizations, and states, have formulated a Program of Study design framework. The framework identifies a system of 10 components that, taken together, support the development and implementation of effective programs of study. Although all 10 components are important, they are neither independent nor of equal priority: State and local program developers must identify the most pressing components for state or local adoption, taking into consideration their relative need within their educational context.
Rigorous Programs of Study Handbook (13.3 MB .pdf)
RPOS Guide (546 KB pdf)
The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) is a state-led initiative to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality standards for career and technical education that states can adopt voluntarily. The standards have been informed by state and industry standards and developed by a diverse group of teachers, business and industry experts, administrators and researchers.
Provides a national view on how states adopt, organize, and implement career and technical education standards at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. More information can be found on their website at www.careertech.org.
MnSCU Program Inventory
(click on "Inventory and GoMN" link then follow instructions)