An education program designed to provide a sequence of educational and skill development experiences that lead to multiple workplace competencies. These programs are designed to prepare individuals for job entry and/or career advancement.
An education course designed to provide short-term training for a specific entry-level career with skill development and experience that lead to workplace competencies. These programs are designed to prepare individuals for job entry and/or career advancement.
Job Skills Upgrade
Educational activities or experiences that are designed to enhance existing knowledge and skills and that are offered with the goal of providing persons in specific occupations with the credentials, knowledge, and skills needed for career advancement (as opposed to maintaining one’s current professional occupation position). These activities are considered to be occupational programs and are included in the institutional self-study, FTE calculation and student achievement data collection (completion data only), and must be included on the COE approved program list.
Continuing Occupational Education
Educational activities or experiences designed to assist in the development of knowledge and skills with the goal of maintaining one’s current professional occupation (as opposed to advancing one’s career). Participants in continuing education are assumed to have previously attained a basic level of education, training, or experience in the occupational area in which they are enrolling. These activities are not included in the institutional self-study, FTE calculation, or student achievement data collection, and are not required to be included on the COE approved program list.