In Oregon, the CTE Program of Study is the cornerstone of Career and Technical Education programming. In the Perkins V Act, the term "program of study" means a coordinated, non-duplicative sequence of academic and technical content at the secondary
and postsecondary level that
- incorporates challenging state academic standards;
- addresses both academic and technical knowledge and skills, including employability skills;
- is aligned with the needs of industries in the economy of the state, region, or local area;
- progresses in specificity from a broad overview at the Career Cluster level, to occupation-specific instruction at the Focus Area level;
- has multiple entry and exit points; and
- culminates in the attainment of a recognized postsecondary credential and/or degree.
Please use the documents and resources below to research, develop, and submit an application for a CTE Program of Study.
CTE Program Application Guidance
During the 2022-2023 school year, Program of Study renewals are required for only the following four career clusters:
- Automotive and Heavy Equipment
- Education and Training
- Law, Public Safety and Security
- Natural Resource Systems
All other clusters will renew on schedule with the Statewide Programs of Study renewal cycle. If you have any questions, please contact your CTE Regional Coordinator.