CTE 2013-2014 Registration Information

CTE 2014-2015 Registration
CTE Career Clusters
• One of the keys to improving student
achievement is providing students with
relevant contexts for studying and learning.
• Career clusters provide a framework for
guiding students towards concentration in a
CTE area of study.
• Students who earn four or more credits in a
Career Cluster with one completer course are
more likely to graduate. (94% graduation rate)
Seniors: FRCs – 2, 4, 6, or 8
• Students may earn all four credits from
foundational courses
• Three credits from foundation courses and
one from enhancement courses for the Career
• One course must be a second level or
completer courses (identified by an asterisk *).
Elimination of FRC
4. Elimination of the Future Ready Core (FRC) code –
Previously, FRC codes in NC WISE and on the student
transcript identified a student’s graduation plan as well as
CTE concentrators. The switch to PowerSchool eliminates
the FRC code in favor of a series of indicators in the
student record that will indicate status with respect to the
Math Rigor Indicator
• “Yes” indicates students who complete the
traditional Math I, Math II, Math III (or Algebra I,
Geometry, Algebra II) sequence;
• “No” indicates those who do not (for instance,
those students who take a substitution math
sequence or students in the Occupational Course of
CTE Concentrator Indicator
• “Yes” indicates those students who complete
a four-course CTE concentration with one
course at Level 2;
• “No” indicates all others.
Endorsement(s) Indicator
• “College – UNC” indicates students meeting the
requirements for admission to a UNC System
• “College” indicates students meeting requirements for
admission to a non-UNC System university or college,
the community college system or a technical school
admission (requirements vary);
• “Career” indicates students who meet the
requirements of the Career endorsement (completing a
CTE Concentration plus earning either a WorkKeys
certification at the Silver level or above, or another
industry-recognized credential).
Changes in Course Offerings
• Note: Local Course Options (LCO) courses are
for specified schools only.
• Refer to High School Planning Guide for
prerequisites and course recommendations.
• This year, all CTE course codes have changed
to a two letter, two number format.
• Example: IA31 (This would be the new course
number for Digital Media)
Course Changes
Agricultural Education (AE)
Health Sciences (HS)
Business, Finance, and Information
Technology Education (BFIT)
 E-Commerce II, standard course
 Accounting I (Honors)
 Computer Programming II, standard
Marketing Entrepreneurship
Education (ME)
 Strategic Marketing, standard course
Family and Consumer Sciences
Education (FACS)
Technology Engineering and Design
Education (TED)
Trade & Industrial Education (T&I)
Work-Based Learning
• Internships are recommended for juniors and seniors and must be at
least 135 hours. Students will earn a credit for the internship that will be
on the transcript, although the letter grade will not be factored into the
student’s GPA.
• For students in a career academy, internship hours can be cumulative
over two school years (ex. junior and senior year). Credit is awarded upon
completion of hours and all requirements. . Internship hours can be paid
or non-paid, determining on the requirements of the career academy.
• Cooperative Education can be assigned to any course a student is
currently enrolled in. A student must receive a salary for hours worked to
use this option. 135 Hours = 1 Credit.
• DOL Apprenticeships must be registered with the North Carolina
Department of Labor. NCDOL develops the training and WBL
Key Scheduling Information
• Honors- Selected CTE courses are offered for honors credit. See the High School
Program Planning Guide for details.
• Prerequisites- Please adhere to statements regarding prerequisites. For example,
students must complete Electronics I before enrolling in Electronics II; students
must complete Multimedia and Webpage Design before enrolling in e-Commerce I.
• Work-based Learning- Students are limited to two work-based learning
experiences for credit (Cooperative Education, Internship, and Apprenticeship) per
school year. Cooperative work experiences must be aligned with their
corresponding program areas. For example, clothing store sales for Marketing
Cooperative Education is appropriate, while fast food counter sales for Business
Cooperative Education is not. A student must complete a minimum of 135 hours in
a work-based learning experience to earn Cooperative Education, Internship, or
Apprenticeship credit. (See the High School Program Planning Guide.)
• Advanced Studies- Students must earn three credits in a program area, with one
being a capstone (*) course, before enrolling in any CTE Advanced Studies course.
For example, a student would complete Agriscience Applications (1 credit),
Agriculture Mechanics I (1 credit), and Agriculture Mechanics II* (1 credit) before
enrolling in Agriculture Advanced Studies*.
Agriculture Scheduling Information
• Horticulture II- needs to be scheduled in
the Spring semester on the block
schedule due to the growing season and
availability of plant material needed to
teach the required curriculum.
Family & Consumer Sciences
Scheduling Information
• Early Childhood Education I & II- must be scheduled
between 9:30-1:30 if using yellow busses to transport
students to internship.
• Foods courses that require the use of the lab / kitchens
should have daily access to the lab facility.
• Foods class size should be capped at 4 students per kitchen
station (most facilities have 5 kitchens) to maintain safety,
sanitation, and ensure the ability to deliver the curriculum.
• ProStart- Please notify CTE Central services if you will be
adding this program at your school.
• Teen Living class size should be capped at 25. This course
has sewing and foods labs experiences as part of the
standard curriculum.
Health Science Scheduling Information
• Pharmacy Technician –
o Teachers must have the Pharmacy Technician
Certification to teach.
o CTE will fund ($250 per student) a maximum enrollment
of 10 students per school.
o Offered to Seniors in the Spring semester. Class size for
• Health Science II- needs to be capped at 20
students due to required CPR certification and to
provide the clinical job shadowing experience that
is a part of the honors requirements for the course.
Scheduling Consideration for the Project
Management Course
• Course can be taught by teachers licensed in any
CTE area.
NOTE: Teachers must complete the DPI-approved
Project Management training and add the
corresponding endorsement to their license before
they are eligible to teach the Project Management
• Please contact the CTE Office if a new teacher is
going to be assigned this course.
Occupational Course of Study
• Please refer to the High School Program Planning Guide for courses which are
recommended for students in the Occupational Course of Study as a guide when
enrolling OCS students in CTE courses.
• It is expected that OCS students will take CTE courses more than once for credit,
using a modified blueprint to complete the curriculum. The modified curriculum
and teacher made assessment is determined by the CTE teacher and OCS teacher
for each student.
• No more than four OCS students should be enrolled in the same section of any CTE
course so CTE teachers will be able to provide the assistance students need as
stated in their IEPs, while also serving the needs of other students.
• Every effort should be made to distribute equally Special Populations students
among multiple sections of the course. No sections should be engineered to serve
predominantly or wholly Special Populations students.
• It is critical to count OCS students into each CTE class enrollment before capping
• Only OCS students may receive repeat credit for the same course. No other
students may earn repeat credit for any CTE course.
Contact Information
Phil Vice:
Technology, Engineering and Design
Trade and Industrial
Career Development
(919) 431-7447
[email protected]
Suzanne Lujan:
Agricultural Education
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
(919) 431-7448
[email protected]
Tonya Long:
Business, Finance, and Information
Marketing and Entrepreneurship
(919) 431-7178
[email protected]
David Wehbie:
(919) 431 7446
[email protected]

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