Programs of Study

A Program of Study (POS) is a sequenced listing of academic and CTE courses that connects student’s high school and postsecondary educational experiences. By combining rigorous academics with career and technical education, students have a clear path to their future and are able to meet graduation requirements, earn college credits, and industry certifications as well as valuable knowledge making them college and career ready before they leave high school.

Programs of Study

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements allow students to earn college credits from participation in a high school Career and Technical program or academy. Below are articulation agreements with local post-secondary institutions.

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

Career Pathways link secondary and postsecondary institutions to create more cohesive programs. Career Path- ways stress the importance of creating a smoother transition between high school and college.

THE COLLEGE ROLE IN CAREER PATHWAYS

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

Emphasis is placed on articulation agreements, a 2 + 2 curriculum bridging the two levels of college and career preparation. Therefore the essential component of Career Pathways is the collaboration of secondary and postsecondary institutions around career preparation

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Industry Certifications

Industry certifications are an important component of Career Academies and Career and Technical Education Programs showing students have demonstrated evidence of technical skill attainment and impact school grade as a part of accelerated coursework component. Industry Certification verifies that individuals have the entry-level skills to perform job functions in the area of certification.

 

Curriculum Frameworks

The Division of Career and Adult Education publishes the curriculum frameworks aligned to the Career Clusters delineated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Architecture & Construction

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication


Business, Management & Administration

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
  • Accounting Applications
  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Business Supervision & Management
  • Electronic Business Enterprise
  • International Business
  • Business Cooperative Education—OJT
  • Diversified Career Technology
  • Cooperative Diversified Education—OJT
  • Workforce Experience
  • Workplace Essentials 

Education & Training


Engineering & Technology Education


Finance


Diversified Education

Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services such as administration, teaching/training, administrative support, and professional support services. Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. Planning and related services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management. Additonal CTE programs include secondary work-based learning programs and on-the-job training. For specific guidelines and required documents visit the District OJT Manual.
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Secondary School–Age Certification
  • Teacher Assisting
  • Education & Training Cooperative—OJT
  • Education Directed Study
  • Diversified Career Technology
  • Cooperative Diversified Education—OJT
  • Workforce Experience
  • Workplace Essentials


Health Science


Hospitality & Tourism

Human Services


Information Technology

 Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as restaurant and food/beverage services, lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusement and attractions. Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services. Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.
  • Allied Health Assisting
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Electrocardiograph (EKG) Aide
  • Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Lab Assisting
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician (Modified District Program – Agreement with Walgreens & CVS Pharmacies)
  • Practical Nursing
  • Health Science Education Directed Study – This course is used for continuation of Health Science programs to allow more time for clinical experience
  • Vision Care Assisting
  • Cosmetology
  • Nails Specialty
  • Facials Specialty
Law, Public Safety & Security Manufacturing Marketing, Sales & Service
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives such as brand management, professional sales, merchandising, marketing communications and market research. The planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.