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A Program of Study is defined as a coordinated, non-duplicative sequence of academic and technical content at the secondary and postsecondary level that incorporates challenging state academic standards, that includes both academic and technical knowledge and skills that are aligned with state-approved frameworks, including employability skills, that is aligned with local and regional needs, progresses in specificity (beginning with all aspects of an industry or career cluster) and leading to more occupation-specific instruction, has multiple entry and exit points that incorporates credentialing, and culminates in the attainment of a recognized postsecondary credential.

State-Recognized Programs of Study

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Career Pathways, Programs of Study, and Technical Skill Assessment

For additional information on how Minnesota is addressing career pathways, programs of study, and technical skill assessment state-wide, contact Jeff Miller, Career and Technical Education Pathways Director, at or (651) 201-1661.