Ohio's Career-Technical Content Standards Revision Overview

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Now that Ohio career-technical education has transitioned to pathways and courses, the Ohio Department of Education is fine-tuning its technical content standards in 16 areas. We begin this year with information technology, engineering and manufacturing technology. The Department invites feedback from educators, community members and, above all, industry professionals on the current standards in these three areas. The purpose of the review is make sure our students learn the rigorous, industry-relevant knowledge and skills they need to be successful in careers and college.

Fact Sheet about Ohio’s Career-Technical Content Standards Revision

Standards Revisions Timeline



Ohioans submit suggestions for improvements through an online survey.  March - May 
Advisory committees review survey suggestions and provide direction to working groups of Ohio teachers.  Mid-May 
Working group members propose revisions to the standards.  Early June 
Revise draft standards.  Late June 
Post draft standards for field use and course development.  Late July 
Validate course revisions.  Early November 
Finalize and post courses for educator use.  Late November 

Career-Technical Content Standards Revision Schedule

Career Field


Information Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing 2016-17
Business and Administrative Services, Law and Public Safety, Construction Technologies, Finance 2017-18
Agriculture and Environmental, Education and Training, Health Science, Marketing 2018-19
Transportation, Arts and Communication, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services 2019-20

Last Modified: 10/16/2017 9:40:38 AM