Career and Technical Education

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. This year the construction technology career field will be revised.

The Office of Career-Technical Education at the Ohio Department of Education schedules revisions of its Career Field Content Standards on a rotating basis. The department seeks feedback from educators, community members, and industry professionals as each career field standards are reviewed and revised. We are committed to making 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. May-June 2018
Advisory committees review survey suggestions and provide direction to working groups of Ohio teachers. Mid August 2018
Working group members propose revisions to the standards. Mid September 2018
Revise draft standards. Late October 2018
Post draft standards for field use and course development. Late December 2018
Validate course revisions. Mid March 2019
Finalize and post courses for educator use. Late May 2019

Career-Technical Content Standards Revision Schedule



Information Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing2016-17
Construction Technologies2018-19
Health Science2019-20
Transportation and Human Services2020-21


Career-Technical Programs

Compliance, Funding, and Accountability


Program Enhancements