CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Career & Technical Education course is any state approved
course, grades 9-12, including Business, Family and Consumer Science,
Health Occupations,Marketing,Trade and Industrial, andTechnology Education.
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Certain programs within Career and Technical Education
provide students with an opportunity for professional licensure or
certification that can also count as a “student choice”verified
credit toward those required for graduation.
To obtain the credit, the student must successfully complete
the course sequence that prepares individuals for state licensure
or certification and pass the test required by the certifying agency.
Such licenses and certifications give students a competitive
edge in the workplace, offer better opportunities for earning
money for college expenses,may provide increased options in
military service, and help to define career pathways.
Information about substitute tests is available from the counselors
or by going to www.doe.virginia.gov and clicking on “Graduation
Requirements,” then “Substitute Tests for Verified Credit.”
Students may take advantage of a program that allows them
to meet the requirements for high school graduation while
simultaneously earning college credits. In all cases, students must
receive prior written approval by the participating high schooland the college for particular courses to be taken.