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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Approved Programs of Study in Maryland Public Schools and Community Colleges

The CTE Approved Programs of Study Dashboard for Maryland Public Schools and Community Colleges lists the CTE programs of study approved and available in the state of Maryland, including key program characteristics. The second and third pages of the dashboard provide program availability by school or community college. These dashboards allow school systems, community colleges, and stakeholders to understand the approved programs available across Maryland to make data-informed decisions regarding CTE program development and participation.

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State Program of Study
Programs of study developed by the state in collaboration with business representatives aligned to Maryland's ten career clusters.

Local Program of Study
Programs of study developed by local school systems in coordination with local advisory councils (LACs) and other stakeholders to address local and regional workforce needs aligned to Maryland's ten career clusters. The members of LACs include employers, local workforce development representatives, economic development personnel, business and labor representatives, secondary and postsecondary, academic and technical educators, and other stakeholders.

Postsecondary Program of Study
Programs of study developed by community colleges in coordination with local advisory councils (LACs) and other stakeholders to address local and regional workforce needs aligned to Maryland's ten career clusters. The members of LACs include employers, local workforce development representatives, economic development personnel, business and labor representatives, secondary and postsecondary, academic and technical educators, and other stakeholders.

Reporting cutoff
The Approved Programs lists are finalized for use in reporting on the first Friday of April of the reporting year. Example: The reporting lists for School Year 2021-2022 will be finalized April 1, 2023. Approval and funding decisions are a continuous process through out the year.

Non-traditional fields
The term "non-traditional fields" refers to occupations or fields or work, including careers in computer science, technology, and other current and emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in the occupation or field of work.

P-TECH Program
Pathways In Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools are innovative grade 9 to 14 public schools that create clear pathways from high school to college and career for young people from all academic backgrounds. In six years or less, students graduate with a high school diploma and a no-cost, two-year associate degree. Each P-TECH school works with industry partners and a local community college to ensure an up-to-date curriculum that is academically rigorous and economically relevant. The program also includes one-on-one mentoring, workplace visits and skills instruction, paid summer internships and first-in-line considerations for job openings with a school's partnering company.