College, Career and Technical Education is a high school program of courses that provides rigorous academic engagement, exploration of career pathways, and development of 21st century skills. These rich learning experiences include laboratory activities, work site experiences, simulations, competitive events and career planning.
College, Career and Technical Education provides opportunities for students to have authentic experiences while planning and preparing for their post-secondary choices in college, vocational-technical school, apprenticeships, the military or the workforce.
WAC 180-51-61 Minimum requirements for high school graduation excerpt:
Occupational Education - 1.0 credit
"Occupational education" means credits resulting from a series of learning experiences designed to assist the student to acquire and demonstrate competency of skills under student learning goal four and which skills are required for success in current and emerging occupations. At a minimum, these competencies shall align with the definition of an exploratory course as proposed or adopted in the Career and Technical Education program standards of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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