Career and Technical Education Programs are designed to meet the educational needs of students who are seeking preparation for immediate employment or advancement within career fields. The pathways for all CTE programs are structured as stackable credentials –certificate (30 hours), diploma (45 hours), degree (60 hours). Technical programs lead to the Associate of Applied Science degree. Career programs vary in length from 8 weeks to two years and may lead to the Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education degree.
Numbering of Courses/Student Classification
Courses are identified by name and number. Those numbered from 1001 to 1999 are considered freshman courses and those from 2001 to 2999, sophomore courses. The courses offered in Developmental Studies are not designed for transfer credit (these courses include MAT 0123 and MAT 1233 ). Developmental courses are not considered in calculating GPA and semester hours to meet graduation requirements. A student who has earned less than 24 semester hours is designated a freshman; one who has earned 24 semester hours or more and 48 quality points is considered a sophomore. As a general rule, a student should choose courses in accordance with his/her class designation.