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What is taught in the various Vocational Education Program Areas?

Program Areas
 Traditionally, vocational education programs have been classified into 7 program areas:
 Agricultural Education  Business Education  Family and Consumer Sciences  Health Occupations Education  Marketing Education  Technology Education  Trade and Industrial Education

Program Areas
 More recently, the U.S. Office of Education has developed career clusters.  There are 16 career clusters.  In some states vocational programs are still identified in the traditional manner, in other states they are starting to use the career cluster terminology
 The problem with career clusters is that some vocational programs are divided among career clusters  Not all career clusters relate to vocational programs

Career Clusters
 Agriculture and Natural Resources  Arts, A/V Technology and Communication  Business and Administration  Architecture and Construction  Education and Training  Finance  Health Science  Hospitality and Tourism  Human Services  Information Technology  Law and Public Safety  Manufacturing  Government and Public Administration  Retail/Wholesale Sales and Service  Scientific Research/Engineering  Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Agricultural Education
 The agricultural education program is designed to develop technical, leadership, and management expertise needed by middle and high school students preparing for careers in agricultural occupations and to further education in an agriculturally-related field.

Agricultural Education
 Typical Courses:
 Agriscience Applications  Agricultural Engineering Technology I & II  Horticulture I & II  Animal Science I & II  Environmental & Natural Resources Studies I & II  Agricultural Production & Management I & II

Business Education
Business Education is a broad, comprehensive curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business.

Business Education
 Instruction in Business Education encompasses business skills and techniques, an understanding of basic economics, and business attitudes essential to participate in the international marketplace as productive workers and consumers.

Business Education
 Typical Courses:
 Principles of Business  Computer Applications I & II  Keyboarding  Business and Electronic Communications  Business Law  Computerized Accounting I & II  Business Management and Applications  Network Administration I & II

Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares for careers working with individuals and families, as well as for competence in the work of their own families.

Family and Consumer Sciences
 Family and Consumer Sciences Education is founded on six distinct core areas. The areas are:
 Consumer Education and Resource Management  Family and Interpersonal Relationships  Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness  Interiors, Housing, and Design  Human Development and Parenting Education  Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion

Family and Consumer Sciences
 Typical Courses:
 Teen Living  Foods and Nutrition  Interior Design and Housing  Parenting and Child Development  Clothing Design  Culinary Arts and Hospitality I & II  Food Science  Interior Design Services I & II  Early Childhood Education I & II

Health Occupations Education
 The curriculum is designed to offer a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to health career preparation.  Curriculum concepts include the health care delivery system, including ethics, professionalism, prevention (wellness), patient/ client diagnosis, treatment, care, and rehabilitation as a result of disease/disorders.

Health Occupations Education
Typical Courses:
Biomedical Technology Health Team Relations Allied Health Sciences I & II Medical Sciences I & II

Marketing Education
 The purpose of the Marketing Education instructional program is to prepare students for advancement in marketing and management careers and/or future studies in twoyear technical/community colleges or four-year colleges or universities.

Marketing Education
 Typical Courses:
 Principles of Business  Marketing  Fashion Merchandising  Travel, Tourism, and Recreation Marketing  Small Business/Entrepreneurship  Marketing Management  Strategic Marketing  Business and Financial Management I & II

Technology Education
The purpose of Technology Education is to prepare technologically literate students for success in an ever-changing technological workplace.

Technology Education
 Technology Education helps students to be able to:
 better understand complex technologies through the use of the systems approach to problem solving.  apply design, problem solving, and leadership skills  assess the implications of technology upon society, the economy, and the environment  become more knowledgeable citizens and consumers regarding issues of technology  make wise career decisions

Technology Education
 Typical Courses
 Fundamentals of Technology  Communication Systems  Manufacturing Systems  Structural Systems  Transportation Systems  Principles of Technology I  Principles of Technology II

Trade and Industrial Education
Trade and Industrial Education is a secondary program designed to prepare students for careers in public service, industry, and the trade occupations through a sequence of learning experiences.

Trade and Industrial Education
 Typical Courses
 Electronics I, II & III  Masonry I, II & III  Welding Technology I, II & III  Electrical Trades I, II, & III  Automotive Service Technology I, II & III  Drafting I & II  Metals Manufacturing Technology I, II & III  Printing I & II  Collision Repair Technology


				
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