Office of Career and Technical Education
P.O. Box 500 Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-0665 | Fax: (609) 984-5347
Career and Technical Education Program and Program of Study Approval
A New Jersey school district, state agency, approved charter school, or an approved private school for students with disabilities intending to continue to offer a CTE program or program of study, and that seeks to place or supervise students in apprenticeship training or cooperative education experiences, and/or apply for or receive Carl D. Perkins funds to support the CTE program or program of study, must develop the CTE program or program of study while meeting the requirements established by the New Jersey Department of Education, and must apply to the department for re-approval of the CTE program or program of study every five years.
If you have any questions regarding the reapproval process, please contact your Perkins program officer.
The NJDOE Program Reapproval Application for 2013-14 is currently being revised and will be available soon. Please do not use the previous reapproval application to submit any program reapprovals. If you are applying for a new CTE program, you may use the "New CTE Program Application". If you are applying to have a program reapproved which already has an existing CIP code, you will use the "CTE Program Reapproval Application".
- NEW CTE Program Approval and Reapproval Applications can be downloaded here: NJDOE Homeroom.
- 2013-2014 CTE Program Application Overview Webinar Recording (Originally recorded November 21, 2013)
- 2013-2014 CTE Program Application Webinar PowerPoint
CTE Program Performance Reports
Review of performance data is an integral component of the re-approval application. Districts with programs in the identified cluster area will have access to their CTE Program Performance Data Reports in NJDOE Homeroom at the conclusion of the webinar for each cluster. CTE Program Performance Reports are available in NJDOE Homeroom.
CTE Cluster and Program Information
|Previous Five-Year Cycle||Current or Future Five-Year Cycle||Cluster||NJ Approved/Eligible Program Information Chart||Cluster Resources||Cluster Webinar||Reapproval Application Due Date|
|2008-2009||2013-2014||Finance||Program Information Chart||Resources||Webinar (Dec 3, 2013)
PowerPoint (Dec 3, 2013)
|2008-2009||2013-2014||Information Technology||Available following the Jan 14th webinar||Webinar (Jan 14, 2014)||4/1/14|
|2008-2009||2013-2014||STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)||Available following the March 4th webinar||Resources||Webinar (Mar 4, 2014)||5/16/14|
|2009-2010||2014-2015||Business Management and Administration||Resources|
|2009-2010||2014-2015||Transportation, Logistics, Distribution||Resources|
|2010-2011||2015-2016||Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||Resources|
|2010-2011||2015-2016||Hospitality and Tourism||Resources|
|2011-2012||2016-2017||Arts, A/V Technology & Communications||Program Information Chart||Resources||In-person professional development session.|
|2011-2012||2016-2017||Education and Training|
|2011-2012||2016-2017||Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security||Resources|
|2011-2012||2016-2017||Marketing||Program Information Chart||Resources||In-person professional development session.|
|2012-2013||2017-2018||Architecture & Construction||Program Information Chart||Resources|
|2012-2013||2017-2018||Government and Public Administration||Resources|
|2012-2013||2017-2018||Human Services||Program Information Chart||Resources||In-person professional development session.|
Program Advisory Committee
The primary purpose of the CTE program Advisory Committee is to assist educators in establishing, operating, and evaluating the CTE programs which serve the needs of students, business and industry, and to provide expertise pertaining to technological change. A CTE Advisory Handbook will be available in the future.
Developing a Program of Study
Technical Skills Assessments
Structured Learning Experiences are experiential, supervised educational activities designed to provide students with exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of specific job titles or job groups, and to assist them in gaining employment skills and making career and educational decisions.