Coordinated Plans of Study

CTE Coordinated Plans and eligibility criteria for the ND CTE Scholarship Program

There are many coordinated plans of study for students to choose from to complete the “two credit plan of study” requirement specified in Section 15.1-21-02.4 of the North Dakota Century Code.

The plans of study are organized by the eight ND Career and Technical Education Program Areas:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Business Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health Careers
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing Education
  • Technology and Engineering Education, and
  • Trade, Industry, and Technical Education

How to use the Coordinated Plans of Study (EXAMPLE)

The figure below lists courses included in the “Individual and Family Studies” coordinated plan of study, it is the first coordinated plan of study listed for Family and Consumer Sciences.

Family and Consumer Sciences – Coordinated Plans of Study

Human Services Career Cluster

Family & Community Services Pathway

Course Code

Description

No. of Cr

09022

Family & Consumer Sciences I

¼, ½, 1

09023

Family & Consumer Sciences II

½ or 1

09024

Family & Consumer Sciences III

½ or 1

09025

Independent Living

½ or 1

09026

Child Development

½ or 1

09028

Consumer & Resource Management

¼, ½, 1

09129

Individual & Family Health

¼, ½, 1

09130

Parenting

¼, ½, 1

09131

Nutrition & Food Prep I

½ or 1

09132

Family Living

¼, ½, 1

09137

Nutrition & Fitness

½ or 1

09140

Individual Family & Consumer Sciences Studies

¼, ½, 1

09299

Cooperative Work Experience

½ to 2

To complete two “units” of credit in this coordinated plan of study, a student chooses two or more courses to equal that number of credits.

The following is an example of how a student might fulfill the two-credit requirement:

  • 09025 – Independent Living (for 1 credit)
  • 09129 – Individual & Family Health (for 1/2 credit), and
  • 09130 – Parenting (for 1/2 credit)

There are countless combinations of courses that students can take to complete the 2 required credits from one of NDCTE’s Coordinated Plans of Study. The additional two CTE credits required for the CTE Scholarship can come from any CTE course for grades 9-12 listed at www.nd.gov/cte/programs/, or at the DPI website (see below).

Please note: Barring individual school requirements, unless the description of the course (found at the DPI website listed below) indicates that the course requires a prerequisite, or the course is in a “numbered sequence, I, II, III” students can take the courses listed on the Coordinated Plans of Study in any order. They do not have to be taken in any sequence. (Again, this holds true unless an individual school has made other decisions regarding course sequencing for their school.)

For a complete listing of MISO3 course codes, visit the DPI website: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/districtsschools/course-codes.

DPI looks at the course codes reported on teachers’ MISO3s to determine the courses included in a school’s curriculum. (Please remember - teachers must be licensed to teach the course work {by ESPB}; however, CTE credentialing is not required for teachers, nor does a class have to be taught within a CTE funded program.)

For more information or clarification please contact:

Kelly Pierce, Career Development Supervisor

CTE State Capitol Building, 15th Floor

600 E. Blvd. Ave. Dept 270

Bismarck, ND 58505-0610

701-328-3103 kpierce@nd.gov