Career Pathways FAQs

Career Pathways Queries
This is a collection of queries related to Career Pathways that have been obtained from various sources. These queries are being provided here for the conve...
Tue, May 14, 2019 at 8:47 AM
What are some of the first steps to take before using the Career Pathways Management page?
Students must follow the course sequence in a pathway. Due to State reporting requirements, LEA's will be unable to pass the validations for certificat...
Mon, May 13, 2019 at 8:22 AM
What is a High Quality CTE Course?
A  High Quality CTE course is taught by a CTE credentialed teacher or a teacher that possesses a single subject credential that is approved to teach withi...
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 4:42 PM
What if a district offers a CTE course that is not taught by a CTE teacher or properly credentialed teacher?
The course would still contain the State Course code (CRS.C3) as defined within the Valid Code Combinations - Course Group Master Combos Page.  How...
Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 3:18 PM
What is a Career Pathway?
A Career Pathway consists of a series of CTE courses that equal at least 300 hours. The Career Pathway may contain an Introductory course, should contain a ...
Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:10 PM
If a District offers various CTE courses, can they be placed together to create a Career Pathway?
Courses cannot be placed into any Career Pathway.  Career Pathways are defined by the CDE and have specific standards for each of the CTE courses within eac...
Mon, May 13, 2019 at 8:23 AM
Can districts offer a one-year Career Pathway?
Districts can offer one-year Career Pathways.  A one-year Career Pathway will include a minimum of 300 hours of instruction and the course must be a Complet...
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:26 PM
How is a Sub-Pathway Reported?
The California Department of Education has split some Pathways into Sub-Pathways to further delineate the content within a Pathway.  According to the CA...
Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 3:51 PM
When does a student qualify as a Concentrator or a Completer?
A Concentrator is a student that completes 50% of a Career Pathway. The 50% mark is determined based on the number of years offered within a Career Pathway:...
Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 10:08 AM
If a student is only taking Introductory courses, is the student reported to CALPADS as in the Career Pathway?
Students taking Introductory courses are considered NON-Concentrator Participants and they are not to be included in your SCTE file. Students taking Introdu...
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 7:34 AM
If a student only takes a Completer course in a multi-year Career Pathway, are they reported as a Completer?
A student who has only taken a Completer course in a multi-year Career Pathway is not reported as a Completer.  A Completer is a student that completes all ...
Mon, May 13, 2019 at 8:27 AM
If a student only takes a Concentrator course in at least a three-year Career Pathway, does that make them a concentrator?
No it does not. A Concentrator is a student that completes 50% of a Career Pathway. The 50% mark is obtained based on the number of years offered within a C...
Tue, May 7, 2019 at 4:51 PM
What is Pathway Code 999?
Pathway Code 999 is a reference code CALPADS uses to identify Introductory courses that can be offered in more than one pathway within the Industry Sector. ...
Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:51 AM
Can a course be used in multiple Career Pathways?
Introductory level courses can be used in more than one pathway. Use the state course code of the most prominent Career Pathway when reporting this course. ...
Mon, May 13, 2019 at 8:32 AM
Should the same Aeries course number that is used in a Career Pathway be used for a middle school class?
Middle School courses (foods, industrial arts, etc.) should not be assigned the same Aeries course number that is associated with a high school course that ...
Fri, May 17, 2019 at 10:24 AM
Can a High Quality CTE Course be offered if it's not in a Career Pathway?
The course can be still be offered even if sufficient High Quality CTE Courses are not available to make up a Career Pathway.  See CALPADS Valid Code Co...
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 12:10 PM