Middle School courses ( foods, industrial arts, etc.) should not be assigned a CTE State Course Code (CBEDS) codes in the 7000 - 8999 series.   During CALPADS certification, districts will a CERT 122 error since the course will not have any Career Pathway association.


Middle school courses should use a separate Aeries course number, that is not reported within a Career Pathway, but uses the same Career Technical Education (CTE) State Course Code (CBEDS) . The section will still require CTE Provider reporting information (typically - District).  


Instead of using a CTE State Course Code (coded 7000 - 8999), another possible option for middle schools is to create a course and use the State Course Code (CBEDS) for an Exploratory/Wheel/Enrichment/Activity (code 6024) course.