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Indiana Career and Technical Education Pathways

The definition of a CTE Concentrator is a student must earn a C average in at least two non-duplicative advanced courses within a particular program or program of study. Though current high school students are grandfathered under the previous CTE Concentrator definition – earning at least 6 high school credits in a career sequence – schools may opt to use this new definition of two courses for their current students.

Use for the Six Credit Definition (Perkins IV)

Use for the Two Advanced Course Completion Definition (Perkins V)

Guidance for Schools Pursuing Perkins IV or Perkins V Concentrator Status

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Foundation Courses for All Pathways

PLEASE NOTE: “Preparing for College and Careers” and “Personal Financial Responsibility” (or “Adult Roles & Responsibilities” in some schools – to maintain local flexibility) are foundational Career and Technical Education courses recommended for every student in every Pathway. Of these foundation courses, only the Preparing for College and Careers (PCC) course counts toward CTE concentrator status in ALL State established CTE pathways. The course frameworks for these courses include a course description, course specifications, and the state standards for the course. All course frameworks are indexed by subject/content area on the Indiana Academic Standards web page

  • Personal Financial Responsibility
  • Preparing for College and Careers
  • Indiana ECAs for PCC, PFR, CD, IR, and NW

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