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1 Selecting and Identifying Programs of Study Division of School and Community Academic Programs Camden County College Camden Pathways Professional Development Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2 “State approved programs, which may be adopted by local education agencies and postsecondary institutions to be offered as an option to students when planning for and completing future coursework, for career and technical content areas.“ Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

3 Career Clusters are groupings of occupations and industries with similar training. Career clusters provide the knowledge and skills students need as they follow a PATHWAY towards their career goal. A Career Pathway represents a grouping of occupations within a cluster based on commonalities A Program of Study is the plan to get students from high school entry to success in careers and postsecondary education. Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

4 16 Career Clusters

5 Federal Requirements Carl D. Perkins IV requires the development and implementation of Programs of Study (POS). State Requirements Application for Approval of Perkins FUNDED Programs! Ensures compliance with the law; Works with feds to set state performance targets; Works with locals to set local performance targets which ensure program improvement and lead to meeting state targets; Ensures valid and reliable data; Uses data to drive program decisions; Provides technical assistance for program improvement Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

6 Incorporates secondary education and postsecondary education elements Includes coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses that align secondary education with postsecondary education to adequately prepare students to succeed in postsecondary education; May include the opportunity for secondary education students to participate in dual or concurrent enrollment programs or other ways to acquire postsecondary education credits; and Leads to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

7 1. LEGISLATION AND POLICIES 2. PARTNERSHIPS 3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 4. ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS 5. COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS 6. COURSE SEQUENCES 7. CREDIT TRANSFER AGREEMENTS 8. GUIDANCE COUNSELING AND ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT 9. TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES 10. TECHNICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENTS Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

8 Career Basics Career Cluster Knowledge and Skills Career Pathway Rigorous and Relevant Coursework Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

9 CTE Program Includes academic and CTE content and courses. Primarily prepares students for entry-level job in a specific occupation or for further education. Is aligned with business and labor, and may incorporate postsecondary elements. Can lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the secondary level. CTE Program of Study Includes academic and CTE content and courses. Prepares students for postsecondary training, apprenticeships, postsecondary education, or a postsecondary field of study related to the program’s content. Course alignment that leads to Articulation Agreements for Dual/Concurrent Enrollment. Leads to an industry recognized credential or certificate at the secondary or postsecondary level or an associate or baccalaureate degree Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

10 Articulation agreements promote the conversation between high schools and postsecondary schools in order to identify common curricular objectives. Articulation agreements allow high school elective coursework to be accepted for credit within a specific college major at a specific institution. Enrolling in high school courses that have been defined by articulation agreements, gives students a head start on completing a postsecondary program of study. Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

11 Foundational CTE: A course that could apply across all 16 clusters, taught by any certified CTE teacher. Cluster Course A course that could fit more than one pathway within a cluster. The skills taught in such a course would be applicable in all the pathways. Pathway Course A course particular to a specific pathway within a cluster. Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

12 There are five basic areas of work in implementing a CTE Program of Study. 1. Lay the Groundwork 2. Assemble a Team 3. Design and Build 4. Implement the Program of Study--Make it Happen! 5. Evaluate Challenges and Opportunities. Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

13 Secondary Academic and technical preparation Career development and guidance using an educational plan Postsecondary CTE Program of Study SELF-SUFFICIENCY & CAREER SUCCESS SELF-SUFFICIENCY & CAREER SUCCESS Seamless continuation from high school Career pathway to occupational preparation Community, employer & industry engagement

14 Business Industry needs Educators design curriculum State approval School implementation Evaluation Improvement Camden County College-Division of School and Community Academic Programs -2013

15 “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” William A. Foster

16 Division of School and Community Academic Programs


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