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Content Area CAREER PREP
Course of Study Requirements
COLLEGE TECH PREP**
Course of Study Requirements
COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY PREP
Course of Study (UNC 4-yr college) Requirements
OCCUPATIONAL ***
Course of Study
English 4 Credits
I, II, III, IV
4 Credits
I, II, III, IV
4 Credits
I, II, III, IV
4 Credits
Occupational English
I, II, III, IV
Mathematics 3 Credits
Including Algebra I
3 Credits**
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, OR
Algebra I, Technical Math I&II, OR
Integrated Mathematics I, II, & III
4 Credits (4th credit effective for first time ninth graders in 2002-2003)
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and higher level math course with Algebra II as prerequisite OR Integrated Mathematics I, II, III, and a credit beyond Integrated Mathematics III
3 Credits
Occupational Mathematics
I, II, III
Science 3 Credits
A Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/ Environmental Science
3 Credits
A Physical Science course related to career pathway (CP), Biology, Earth/ Environmental Science
3 Credits
A Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/ Environmental Science
2 Credits
Life Skills Science I, II
Social Studies 3 Credits
Government/ Economics (ELPS), US History, World Studies
3 Credits
Government/ Economics (ELPS), US History, World Studies
3 Credits
Government/ Economics (ELPS), US History, World Studies (2 courses to meet UNC minimum admission requirements- US History & 1 elective)
2 Credits
Social Studies I
(Government/ US History)
Social Studies II
(Self-Advocacy/ Problem Solving)
Second Language Not required Not required** 2 Credits in the same language Not required
Computer
Skills
No specific course required, students must demonstrate proficiency through state testing (starting with graduating class of 2001) No specific course required, students must demonstrate proficiency through state testing (starting with graduating class of 2001) No specific course required, students must demonstrate proficiency through state testing (starting with graduating class of 2001) Computer proficiency as specified in IEP
Health and Physical Education 1 Credit
Health/ Physical Education
1 Credit
Health/ Physical Education
1 Credit
Health/ Physical Education
1 Credit
Health/ Physical Education
Career
Technical
4 Credits in Career/ Technical
Select courses appropriate for career pathway to include a second level (advanced) course; OR
4 Credits
Select courses appropriate for career pathway to include a second level (advanced) course
Not required 4 Credits
Career/Technical Education electives
JROTC 4 Credits in JROTC; OR
Arts Education (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts) 4 Credits in an Arts Discipline
Select courses appropriate for an arts education pathway to include an advanced course
Recommend at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision (for students not taking an arts education pathway) Recommend at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision Recommend at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision Recommend at least one credit in an arts discipline and/or requirement by local decision
Electives or other require-
ments*****
2 Elective Credits and other credits designated by LEA




Proficiency on Exit Exam
(Effective for
entering ninth
graders
2001-2001)
2 Elective Credits and other credits designated by LEA




Proficiency on Exit Exam
(Effective for
entering ninth
graders
2001-2001)
3 Elective Credits and other credits designated by LEA




Proficiency on Exit Exam
(Effective for
entering ninth
graders
2001-2001)
Occupational Preparation: 6 Credits: Occupational Preparation I, II, III, IV****



Elective credits/completion of IEP objectives/ Career Portfolio- required/ No Exit Exam
Total 20 Credits plus any local requirements 20 Credits plus any local requirements 20 Credits plus any local requirements 22 Credits plus any local requirements
*Effectiv for ninth graders entering for the first time in 2000-01. The additional mathematics credit in college/university prep is for entering ninth graders of 2002-03.
**A student pursuing a College Tech Prep course of study may meet the requirements of a College/University course of study by completing 2 credits in the same second language and one additional unit in mathematics.
***This course of study shall be made available for certain students with disabilities who have an IEP, beginning with first time ninth graders in 2000-01. The state Board of Education approved this course of study for the APA process to begin.
****Completion of 300 hours of school-based training, 240 hours of community-based training, and 360 hours of paid employment.
*****Examples of electives include JROTC and other courses that are of interest to the student.

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