Program of Study "How to" Guide

NOTE:  The ODE Career Technical Education CTE-26 web page features a comprehensive, easy-to-follow instruction guide/technical manual for the preparation and submission of 2016 Programs of Study.  Click here to access this document.

A brief overview of the process appears below. 

  • Choose a Program of Study (POS) from your regional partner's site, then download and save the PDF file.
    • NOTE:  If you are using an Apple computer to use this form, you must open it in Adobe Reader, which is available from http://www.adobe.com/readernot the default Apple PDF reader.  This is due to the use of JavaScript in the form.  It is recommended that Adobe Reader XI or Acrobat 10+ be used, since they will work the most seamlessly.
  • The first page of the application provides you with several options (note that some applications may be pre-populated for you). When you click on an option, the required fields for that option will be displayed for you to complete.
    • Step 1.  Select the type of pathway programming the district will deliver.
      • Career Technical Education (CTE) - NOTE: Select this option for all CTE26 submissions.
      • Job Training Coordination (JTC) or Career Based Intervention (CBI)
      • Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) or Graduation, Reality and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS)
    • Step 2. Select if you will be delivering CTE courses at the middle level grades (7-8).
    • Step 3. Select the primary type of post-secondary partnership the district will use in the Program of Study.
      • Secondary to 2 Year Degree (Associates)
      • Secondary to 4 Year Degree (Baccalaureate)
      • Adult Technical Training/Short and Long Term Certificates
      • Apprenticeship

       

  • Complete the CTE-26 application and 2015-2016 Program of Study. Obtain secondary sign-off on the CTE-26/POS Assurance page.
  • Send the completed CTE-26 application, with signatures, to your Tech Prep office.  The Tech Prep office will obtain the signature of the College President or designee.  Once post-secondary sign-off is received, the CTE-26 application will be returned to you.
  • Submit the completed CTE-26 application to the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Have questions? Need local or ODE assistance?  Call your Tech Prep Office.                    
    • Cuyahoga Community College Tech Prep 216.987.4987
    • Lakeland Community College Tech Prep 440.525.7235
    • Lorain County Community College Tech Prep  440.366.7625

Programs of Study

CTE26/POS Template

NOTE:  If you are experiencing difficulty with completing the new CTE-26 form, click on the button at the center bottom of the form that reads, "Report Application Technical Problems."  An email message will be sent to the website/form developer and you will be contacted directly.

ODE requests that you address any technical difficulty with the CTE-26 form in this manner.

Important Dates

The following timeline governs the CTE-26 submission process:

  • Approval is valid for five (5) years.
  • Lead districts must approve, disapprove, or take no action on CTE-26 programming applications by March 1.
  • The CTE-26 application must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education by March 1.
  • In the event of a disapproval by the lead district, a district or school may appeal this decision to the Ohio Department of Education by March 15.
  • The Ohio Department of Education will notify the district or school and the lead district of its decision to approve or disapprove by May 15.