Tech Prep Foundation
Tech Prep Core Curriculum
Module 6:
Tech Prep Curricula &
Career Pathways
Career Clusters
Begin with the END in mind
• Career Development system K-14 (career
awareness; career development; career
exploration)
• Course Sequence:
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Academic & Technical Courses
Three Options:
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Professional
Technical
Dual
Career Clusters (Federal)
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Agriculture & Natural Resources
Business & Administration
Education & Training
Health Science
Human Services
Law & Public Safety
Government & Public Administration
Scientific Research & Engineering
Career Clusters (Federal) (cont.)
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Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
Architecture & Construction
Finance
Hospitality & Tourism
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Retail/Wholesale Sales and Service
Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
Career Pathway System
• Career Pathways
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Technical
Professional
Dual
• All Career Pathways require high level
academics and different teaching
methodologies
Career Pathway System (cont.)
• Illinois Career Pathways:
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Agriculture & Natural Resources
Arts & Communication
Business & Administrative Services
Health Care
Human & Family Services
Industrial & Engineering Technology
Tech Prep Course Sequence
• AT LEAST, two years of secondary school
preceding graduation and AT LEAST….
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Two years of postsecondary education (AAS)
Two-Year certificate
Two years of an apprenticeship
• May articulate to a 4-year university for a BS
Core Curriculum
• Exceed minimum standards
• Challenge ALL learners
• Make education progressive, not
terminal
• Provide experiential learning (in and out
of school)
Diagram & Course Sequence
Table
Electronics/Computer
Technician
Curriculum Model for Twoyear Postsecondary
Technology Program
SPECIALTY
• Digital Fundamentals and Circuits
• Digital Devices and Techniques
• Analog Devices and Systems
• Microprocessors
• Computer Languages and Programming
• Digital Computers / Interfacing
TECHNICAL CORE
• Electricity/Electrics
• Circuit Analysis
• Active Devices and Circuits
• Industrial Electrical Power and Equipment
• Graphics
• Mechanical Devices and Systems
APPLIED MATH & SCIENCE
• Algebra
• Trigonometry
• Analytical Geometry/ Precalculus
• Technical Physics
• Industrial Processes
• Properties of Materials
• Computer Applications
• Instrumentation and control
• Fluid Power
COMMUNICATIONS
• Technical Communications
• Computer Basics
SOCIOECONOMICS
• Economics in Technology
• Industrial Relations
Diagram & Course Sequence
Table (cont.)
HIGH SCHOOL
SUBJECT
MATH
Freshman
Sophomore
Applied Math I
Applied Math
II
POSTSECONDARY
Junior
Geometry or
Elective*
Senior
Algebra II
Freshman A
Trigonometry
ENGLISH
English I, II, and III and Applied Communication
Technical
Communications
SCIENCE
Applied
Biology/Chem.
Physics for
Technicians
Principles of
Technology I
Principles of
Technology II
Freshman B
Health / PE
Computer
Literacy
OTHER
Technology
Education
Elective*
Interpersonal/Ind.
Relations
Economics in
Technology
Elective*
TECHNICAL
CORE
TECHNICAL
SPECIALTY
DC/AC
Circuits
Technical
Graphics (1/2)
Electric Fab.
And Testing
(1/2)
Active
Computer Lang.
Devices I
& Programming
TECHNICAL
SPECIALTY
Circuit
Analysis
Digital
Electronics
TECHNICAL
CORE
Sophomore B
Calculus or
Statistics
HUMANITIES Geography, History, and Government (4 units)
OTHER
Sophomore A
Analog Devices
& Systems
Ind. Processes
(Fabrication)
Ind. Electrical
Power & Equip.
Instrumentation &
Control
Properties of
Materials
Mechanical &
Fluid Devices
Elective**
Linear ICs &
Analog Circuits
Computer
Applications
Digital Devices &
Techniques
Digital Fund. &
Circuits
Microprocessors
Digital Computer/
Interfacing
*Fine Arts or Foreign Language, for example. **Introduction to Lasers, for example.
2+2 Model Diagram & Course Sequence
Table (State of Illinois)
B Region ( P High School - T Community College)
Allied health and human services
Tech-Prep
SURGECLA TECHNOLOGY
Recommended High School Electives
Related Occupational Titles
Post-Secondary Training Programs
T Community College
*A student may choose to take P.E.
during “zero hour” or may opt for a
waiver to allow time for additional
electives.
Surgical Technology
Surgical Technology – Certificate
Internet Information Processing
Articulation Agreement
HS Course
CC Course
Articulated Baccalaureate Programs
Articulated Apprenticeship
Programs
2+2 Model Diagram & Course Sequence
Table (State of Illinois) (cont.)
RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
SUBJECT/
GRADE
10th
11th
12th
TP English
Survey 1, 2
TP English
Survey 3, 4
TP English
Survey 5, 6
TP English
Survey 7,8
TP Pre-Algebra
1, 2
TP Algebra 1, 2
TP Geometry 1,
2
TP Physical
Science 1, 2
TP Biology 1, 2
Human Biology
1, 2
Chemistry 1, 2
Social Science
World History
Amer. History
Psychology/
Sociology
Requirements Health
Drivers Ed.
Physical Ed.*
P.E.
P.E.
Electives
Career
Exploration
Computer
Software
Applications 1, 2
Technical
Emphases
Family &
Keyboarding 1, 2 Consumer
Science
English
Math
Science
Totals
9th
X Credits
X Credits
T COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Summer
13th
Summer
14th
Engl. 101
Biol. 220
Biol. 201
Biol. 202
Hlth. 140
Consumer Ed
P.E.
Hlth. 110
Health
Occupations 1, 2 Job Shadowing
Job Shadowing Recommended
Recommended
X Credits
X Credits
Surg. Tech. 101
Surg. Tech. 102
33 hours
Surg. Tech 103
7 hours
Surg. Tech 104
7 hours
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