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Implementing the North Carolina Occupational Course of Study. Dr. Nellie P. Aspel Gail Bettis, M.Ed. Events Surrounding the N.C. Occupational Course of Study. North Carolina ABCs Accountability Program including promotion standards
Dr. Nellie P. Aspel
Gail Bettis, M.Ed.
Career Course of Study
College Tech Prep Course of Study
College/University Prep Course of Study
Occupational Course of Study (8-2000)
Handout: Pathways to a High School Diploma
Faced by Special Education Graduates
Match between student abilities and the various pathways to a high school diploma
Desires of the parent and student
Student post-school goals in the transition domains
Learning style of the student
Recommendations of former teachers
Drop-out riskIEP Team Considerations When Making Placement Decisions Regarding the OCS
Handout: OCS Recommendation Form
Handout: OCS Curriculum Framework
Simple First Aid
Obtaining Medical Treatment
Healthful Living and Good Nutrition
Basic Human Anatomy and Genetics
Life Science (plants, and animals)
Physical Science (tools, simple machines, energy, and physical properties)Life Skills Science I and II
Awareness of Disability
Relaxation SkillsSocial Studies II – Self-Determination(SBE Approval Pending)
Customer Service Skills
Formal and Informal Organizational Systems
TeamworkCompetency Goal 6: Interpersonal Relationship Skills
Student-Operated Small Businesses
Vocational Organizations and Job Clubs
Leadership in School-Sponsored Community Service Projects (e.g. Blood Mobile, Food Drive)
Mock Interviews by Local EmployersSchool-Based Training Activities (300 hours)
Paid and Non-Paid Internships (WIA or CTE)
Interviews of Local Employers
Legitimate Volunteer Experiences
Community Service Projects/VolunteerismWork-Based Training Activities (240 hours)
The student may exit school with a Certificate of Achievement and transcript.
The student shall be allowed by the LEA to participate in graduation exercises.
If the student later secures employment that meets the specified criteria
established in the “High School Exit Agreement” and completes 360 hours of
successful employment, he/she could then be granted a North Carolina diploma.
The student may choose not to exit high school and, instead, return in the fall
to complete his/her competitive employment requirement, with the assistance
of school personnel. This option is available to students who have not yet
reached their 21st birthday. The student must be enrolled in school and have
an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that addresses seeking and securing
competitive employment as part of the transition component. If the student
successfully completes the 360 hours of competitive employment, he/she would
then receive a North Carolina Diploma.
Handout: Statement of Understanding – Certificate of Achievement
Extracurricular and Community Participation
On-Campus and Off-Campus Training
Work Evaluation Summaries
Occupational AssessmentsCareer Portfolio
Handout: Career Portfolio Format
Handout: Computer Proficiency Planning Form
Access to reliable transportation
Space to establish an SBE or operate a student operated business
Sufficient staff to deliver the curriculum, oversee vocational training sites and do job development
Polices and procedures for various aspects of the program
Parent and student involvement
Materials and equipment
Business and community supportWhat do you need to get the job done?