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Course Approval and Program Re-Approval

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(360) 725-6245

Education That’s Up to Date: The Approval Process

Course approval requests for new courses for the first semester are due no later than April 15 of each year. Course approval requests for new courses for the second semester are due no later than October 15 of each year. Please see below for more information on the course approval and re-approval process.

The review of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses is ongoing for the re-approval process. The purpose of this process is to make certain that all CTE courses:

  • Ensure academic rigor.
  • Align with the state’s education reform requirements, including the Washington State Learning Standards.
  • Help address the skills gap of Washington’s economy.
  • Maintain strong relationships with local CTE advisory councils for the design and delivery of career and technical education.
  • Align with current industry standards.

Re-approval of specific program areas will be completed based on the schedule below. The deadline for submitting re-approval information is January 31st for each school year. All CTE courses from districts with CTE programs must be re-approved.

Program Re-approval Report Follow-Up

CTE Course Approval/Re-Approval Schedules

CTE Program Re-Approval Process New 8/2017

Step 1: Login and select Career and Technical Education for the Course Approval Application (if you need access contact your district security manager)

Step 2: Course CIP Code identification and appropriate CTE certification must be correct. Be sure your teacher has the appropriate certification required for course CIP code. Please use CIP codes below for OSPI reporting purposes.

V Code Chart (Teacher Certification)

Step 3: Align the sequence of instruction with:

Refer to the Advisory Committees brochure (updated October 2016) (PDF)

For additional help, please contact:
George Asklar, Director, Career and Technical Education
Clarence Dancer, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program Supervisor
Dennis Wallace, Skilled and Technical Sciences Program Supervisor
Lance Wrzesinski, Business and Marketing Program Supervisor
Marianna Goheen, Health Science Program Supervisor
Mary Nagel, Family and Consumer Sciences Program Supervisor
Rebecca Wallace, Agriculture Sciences Program Supervisor

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   Updated 10/30/2017

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