Business and Office Education Programs
A program of instruction to prepare individuals for employment in varied occupations
involving such activities as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling all business
office systems and procedures. Instruction includes preparing, transcribing,
systematizing, and preserving communications; analyzing financial records; receiving
and disbursing money; gathering, processing, and distributing information; and
performing other business and office duties.
Career and Technical Education
Organized educational programs offering a sequence of courses which are directly related
to the preparation of individuals in paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging
occupations requiring other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree. Programs include
competency-based applied learning that contributes to academic knowledge, higher-order
reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, and
the occupation-specific skills necessary for economic independence as a productive and
contributing member of society.
Instruction including exploration of employment opportunities, experiences in career
decision making, and experiences to help students integrate work values and work skills
into their lives.
A lifelong process involving experiences, decisions, and interactions that cumulatively
result in the development of a functioning self-concept and the means through which that
self-concept manifests itself in the workplace and in the activities of daily living.
Direct instructor supervision in the actual place of work so learners can apply theory and
can practice skills taught in the classroom and laboratory.
A learned student performance which can be accurately repeated and measured.
Instruction based on incumbent-worker-validated statements of student outcome
(competencies) which clearly describe what the student will be able to do (knowledge,
skills, attitude) as a result of the instruction, with evaluation based on ability to perform.
Education designed and organized so students specifically master the knowledge, skills,
and attitudes identified as necessary for successful performance in an occupational area.
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