Programs of Study
The Division of College, Career, and Military Preparation has engaged members of the workforce, secondary education, and higher education to advise on the development of programs of study, including coherent sequences of courses, industry-based certifications, and work-based learning to ensure students are prepared for in-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers in Texas.
Industry Based Certifications
Industry-based certifications are a valuable component of strong student pathways.
The purpose of the IBC list is to identify certifications that prepare students for success in the workforce, military, or postsecondary education.
The United States Department of Education (USDE) (outside source) recognizes the value of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) and their place as an integral part of career and technical education (CTE). The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies. The USDE allows states to use federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for the CTE student organizations (Sec. 124).