CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Education and Training Information

Information Sheet: Information and tips for instructional leaders, administrators, counselors, and teachers/faculty for creating a career pathway plan of study.

NOTE: Virginia requires that one career pathway plan of study template be submitted annually until all program areas in a school division are accommodated. Once the minimum has been achieved, school divisions should identify additional cluster and pathway templates until all instructional possibilities in the school division are met.

With a team of partners (middle/secondary/postsecondary teachers and faculty, counselors, business/industry representatives, instructional leaders, and administrators), the following is suggested when developing your own scope and sequence of career and technical courses as well as required degree courses for your school division’s plan of study templates. The sample plans of study at the state level indicate degree programs, but the actual individualized local plans must show the postsecondary courses agreed upon in local consortiums.

  1. Choose the career clusters and career pathways (reference: States’ Career Clusters at www.careerclusters.org) and determine which clusters are appropriate for the instructional programs in your school division and individual schools.
  2. Crosswalk the Cluster Foundation Knowledge and Skills (available at http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/web/ks.php) to the content of your existing middle/secondary/postsecondary programs and courses. NOTE: Virginia’s programs and courses are described in the Administrative Planning Guide (APG) at www.cteresource.org/apg. In addition, the crosswalks have already been conducted and are identified within the program area sections of the APG and in the Career Planning Guide at www.cteresource.org/cpg.
  3. Virginia has identified the following pathway course sequence options for the Education and Training Cluster. Use these options to identify any middle school CTE courses offered in your school division that complement the secondary sequence, but middle school courses are not a required component of the plan of study. CTE courses listed in the middle and secondary sections must use state course titles.
  4. For the postsecondary section of the plan of study, Virginia’s template provides the recommended certificate programs associate degree program using the VCCS state code for the degree program as shown below. Degree specialization is available at some community colleges. Registered apprenticeships can be developed in almost all program areas. School divisions and postsecondary institutions should identify specific courses as provided for in the blank template.
  5. When completing the columns in the plan of study template for CTE courses and for academic courses and electives that complement the pathway, certain courses must be identified that lead to one of the following:
    • CTE completer sequences,
    • A minimum of two sequential electives in a non-CTE program, and/or
    • Preparation for postsecondary education.

Pathways and Career and Technical Education Courses

See #3 above.

Administration and Administrative Support

  • Air Force JROTC I (AF7913/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC II (AF7916/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC III (AF7918/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC IV (AF7919/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC I (AR7913/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC II (AR7916/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC III (AR7918/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC IV (AR7919/36 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8282/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Early Childhood, Education, and Services I (8285/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Early Childhood, Education, and Services II (8286/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC I (MC7913/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC II (MC7916/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC III (MC7918/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC IV (MC7919/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC I (NA7913/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC II (NA7916/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC III (NA7918/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC IV (NA7919/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)

Professional Support Services

  • Air Force JROTC I (AF7913/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC II (AF7916/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC III (AF7918/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC IV (AF7919/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC I (AR7913/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC II (AR7916/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC III (AR7918/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC IV (AR7919/36 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8282/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Early Childhood, Education, and Services I (8285/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Early Childhood, Education, and Services II (8286/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development. Advanced (8401/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC I (NA7913/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC II (NA7916/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC III (NA7918/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC IV (NA7919/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)

Teaching and Training

  • Air Force JROTC I (AF7913/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC II (AF7916/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC III (AF7918/36 weeks)
  • Air Force JROTC IV (AF7919/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC I (AR7913/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC II (AR7916/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC III (AR7918/36 weeks)
  • Army JROTC IV (AR7919/36 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)
  • Career, Community and Family Connections (8282/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Family and Consumer Sciences (8291/36 weeks)
  • Cybersecurity in Food and Agriculture (8074/36 weeks)
  • Early Childhood, Education, and Services I (8285/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Early Childhood, Education, and Services II (8286/36 weeks, 280 hours)
  • Ecology and Environmental Management (8046/36 weeks)
  • Ecology and Environmental Management (8045/18 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (9093/36 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship, Advanced (9094/36 weeks)
  • Equine Science (8080/36 weeks)
  • Equine Science (8015/18 weeks)
  • Equine Science, Advanced (8094/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)
  • Game Design and Development. Advanced (8401/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Early Childhood, Education, and Services (8234/36 weeks)
  • Introduction to Early Childhood, Education, and Services (8233/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Leadership (9091/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9060/18 weeks)
  • Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (9061/36 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)
  • Leadership Development (9097/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC I (MC7913/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC II (MC7916/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC III (MC7918/36 weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC IV (MC7919/36 weeks)
  • Modeling and Simulation Technology (8460/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC I (NA7913/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC II (NA7916/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC III (NA7918/36 weeks)
  • Navy JROTC IV (NA7919/36 weeks)
  • Small Engine Repair (8021/18 weeks)
  • Small Engine Repair (8082/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)
  • Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)

Associate Degree, College Certificate, or Apprenticeship

See #4 above.

Certificate Programs
Health Information Coding - 141
Health Information Technology - 142
Practical Nursing - 157
Medical Assisting - 166
Medical Office Clerk - 285
Early Childhood Development - 632
Child Care - 634

Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Occupational Therapist Assistant - 126
Biotechnology - 149
Health Information Technology - 152
Nursing - 156
Physical Therapist Assistant – 180
Education Assisting - 626
Paraprofessional Education - 628
Early Childhood Development – 636
Communication Arts - 647

Associate of Arts and Science Degrees (Transfer)
Education – 624