3301-61-03 Criteria for career-technical programs.

(A) Each school district shall provide, through an approved plan for career-technical education approved programs that meet all criteria as specified in paragraphs (B) to (G) of this rule.

(B) Each school district working through their career-technical planning district (CTPD) shall provide Ohio career-technical educational programming representing twelve programs in at least eight Ohio department of education approved career fields . Career-technical planning districts with fewer than twenty-two hundred fifty students enrolled in grades seven through twelve shall provide course offerings in ten different programs in at least eight of the career fields.

(C) All career-technical education programs shall be approved by the Ohio department of education pursuant to section 3317.161 of the Revised Code. All districts shall collaborate with the CTPD lead district in the development of applications for new programs and program renewals. The lead school district shall establish a deadline for the receipt of all applications. The CTPD shall approve, disapprove or decide to take no action on all applications by the first day of March. The lead district's decision shall be provided to applying districts by this same date. The lead school district shall submit all approved program applications for departmental approval no later than the first day of March.

(D) Technical and academic course offerings in state-approved programs/pathways shall do the following:

(1) Address the state board of education approved career field technical content standards (education.ohio.gov), including at a minimum, all competencies identified by business and industry as essential; and/or accrediting association and/or licensing agency standards where applicable.

(2) Reinforce Ohio's state board of education approved academic content standards (education.ohio.gov) in mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies.

(3) Provide multiple measures to assess student attainment of academic and technical content standards (education.ohio.gov), including, but not limited to state board of education approved technical assessments, assessments for state recognized national credentialing/certifications where applicable and accrediting association and/or licensing agency examinations where applicable.

(4) Meet all state and federal requirements with regard to access, non-discrimination and meeting of performance expectations for special populations, including preparation for careers in industry sectors requiring technical expertise.

(5) Technical and academic course offerings must be designed in an Ohio state department of education approved sequence of courses/program of study that meets state approved graduation requirements (education.ohio.gov), creates an educational pathway for grades seven through twelve, and identifies a high-school pathway, a postsecondary pathway, and employment options.

(E) Career-technical advisory committees reflecting career fields and authorized by local boards of education shall engage business/industry and postsecondary representatives and utilize input from professional associations, labor, government, and the community. Advisory committees shall identify new and emerging careers; advise current programs on curriculum, assessment, work-based learning, facilities and equipment; and engage educators to improve and expand programs.

(F) Teachers, including those employed by or working at a community school, shall hold the Ohio department of education issued license and or endorsement appropriate for the technical courses being offered.

(G) Facilities and equipment shall support instruction of the technical and academic content standards (education.ohio.gov) and reflect current and emerging technology in the career-technical education program.

(H) All districts receiving state career-technical education supplemental funds for career-technical education programs and courses shall annually report performance data on measures identified by the department Data shall be reviewed as part of the program review and renewal processes.

Effective: 3/26/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/07/2015 and 03/26/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 1-30-75, 4-1-89; 5-28-04, 5-23-2009