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CTE Content Areas

CTE Program Approval

Program Approval Contact

Contacts by content area can be found here.

Technical Assessment Cut Scores

2024 NOCTI Cut Scores (5/21/24)

2023 NOCTI Cut Scores (5/16/23)

2022 NOCTI Cut Scores (6/22/22)

2021 NOCTI Cut Scores (6/25/21)

As of 2015, students in NYSED-approved programs have had the opportunity to make use of a CTE graduation pathway. To use the CTE 4+1 graduation pathway option, students must successfully complete an approved program (including a three-part technical skills assessment).

Approved programs lead to an industry-recognized credential, certificate or an associate or baccalaureate degree and offer:

  • an opportunity to apply academic concepts to real-world situations,
  • preparation for industry-based assessments or certifications;
  • the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced standing while still in high school; and
  • work-based learning opportunities where students demonstrate mastery of skills essential in the workplace.

Submission Deadlines for Programs Seeking Approval or Re-approval


Complete applications for re-approval of CTE programs to continue to be offered in the 2024-25 school year due to the Office of CTE. Please note incomplete applications will be returned.


Complete applications for initial approval of new programs to be offered in the 2025-26 school year due to the Office of CTE.  Please note that all applications that are incomplete will be returned to the applicant and will not be considered submitted for deadline purposes.