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Design, Develop and Apply for a Program of Study

The design of a Program of Study (POS) is not a 1 time activity; once approved it remains a living document and must be maintained and updated to be in alignment with industry standards and practices.  Each Program of Study must be renewed every 4th year to assure it is still in alignment with State and Federal Guidelines for a Program of Study.

Each high school course receiving benefits from Perkins funds is required to have a current Program of Study approved by the Oregon Department of Education.  The intent is to combine technical, academic and career knowledge and skills to prepare students for self-sufficiency and career success.

The Program of Study Core Element Purpose:
  • Provide cornerstones for quality career and technical education program design.
  • Contribute to the systemic development, evaluation and improvement of programs.
  • Ensure opportunities for students to engage in standards-based industry-validated curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  • Ensure a program is of sufficient size, scope and quality to serve the end needs of students.
  • Provide students quality learning experiences that lead to the attainment of academic and technical standards, high school diploma requirements and preparation for post-secondary opportunities.
  • Promote a consistent process for program approval and program evaluation and overall continuous improvement.
  • Each high school course receiving benefits from Perkins funds is required to have a current Program of Study approved by the Oregon Department of Education.

Additional information can be found on the Career and Technical Educate Programs of Study Core Elements document.

Note: All applications (Start-up, New or Renewal) are completed in conjunction with and under the review of the Regional Coordinator Beth Molenkamp [opens in new window]971-722-7735.

Applying for a Start-up Program of Study

Contact your Regional Coordinator (Beth Molenkamp [opens in new window]971-722-7735) as you begin this process.[opens in new wind

Start-Up Program of Study Step by Step Process

Applying for a New POS

Contact your Regional Coordinator (Beth Molenkamp [opens in new window]971-722-7735) as you begin this process.

New Program of Study Step by Step Process

Completing the POS Renewal Application

Contact your Regional Coordinator (Beth Molenkamp [opens in new window]971-722-7735) during this process.

POS Renewal step by step process

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