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 Programs of Study & Local Pathway Development

​​​​​​​​​Below are the initial results of ongoing work between the Technical College System of Georgia and the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) area of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to update Career Pathway Programs of Study.

Each Career Pathway Program of Study listed below includes

  • the possible secondary academic courses,
  • CTAE sequenced career pathway,
  • End of Pathway Assessment links and references to possible Industry-Recognized Credentials, State Licensure exams, Occupational Skill exams, or State-Developed exams,
  • Dual Enrollment Opportunity courses,
  • Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) courses,
  • Diploma,
  • Associates Degree, and
  • the link to USG Baccalaureate Program of Study web site.

Between each postsecondary opportunity are suggested Entrance or Exit Points for students to start, continue, or end their postsecondary technical studies.

The Programs of Study are created to help students, school counselors, advisors, educators, and parents understand the many opportunities for additional learning to help prepare students for what they want to be after they graduate high school and how they can achieve their career dreams.

Students now have three ways to be considered a pathway completer in a career and technical area.

      1. Completion of traditional high school CTAE career pathway that consists of 3 specific CTAE courses and culminates with an End Of Pathway Assessment that may result in student receiving a credential (i.e.: industry recognized, national or state-developed occupational, state licensure).
      2. Beginning in FY2018, completion of a Technical College System of Geogia (TCSG) Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC) will count as a credential on the annual CCRPI index.
      3. Locally-developed CTAE pathways that are responsive to local community and business/industry needs and are approved through the CTAE Local Pathway Development process.

CTAE Locally Developed Career Pathway Course Process

Approved Program of Study career pathway documents

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Architecture and Construction

Arts, AV, Technology and Communications

Business Management and Administration

Education and Training



Health Science​

Hospitality and Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security



Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics