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Programs of Study (POS)/SOAR

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) required the development and implementation of career and technical programs of study (POS). Programs of Study incorporate elements of secondary and postsecondary education and include coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical coursework.  

This coordinated progression of non-duplicative coursework includes the opportunity for secondary students to earn industry-recognized credentials and postsecondary credits through statewide articulation agreements with participating postsecondary institutions. Credit awarded at the postsecondary level leads to a diploma, certificate or associate degree that prepares students for their career. More information about qualifying for advanced credits is available at SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready

Currently, 42 POS have been developed by the Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE). The development of POS satisfies the requirements of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act of 2018 (Perkins V). Each local recipient of funds under Perkins V will be required to offer the relevant content of the Program of Study. 

The POS Framework

  1. Title/CIP. Each POS is represented by a title, the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) and the career cluster. The PDF also includes a description of the program, qualifications for teacher certification, and occupational competency evaluation. 
  2. CIP Code. This number is used by schools and postsecondary institutions to categorize the POS, which will outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings for the student.
  3. Task list. The task list is a secondary school instructional tool used to measure the technical competency of a student in a specific program of study. Task lists are arranged for each program of study, according to the student's year of graduation from a secondary school. Students should refer to the task list version which correlates to their year of high school graduation.
  4. Crosswalks to Academics. These documents contain important information that demonstrates proper linkages between task lists and Pennsylvania Core Standards. By examining each crosswalk, it is possible to observe individual tasks and the corresponding Academic Standard in reading, writing, and mathematics. The National Common Career Technical Core Standards are also linked to many of the tasks on each task list.
  5. Instructor's Guide: Linking PA Core Standards to Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (PDF)
  6. Secondary schools are accountable for the fulfillment of academic standards. The academic standards are available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Standards Aligned System (SAS) website at www.pdesas.org.
  7. Secondary School Partners. These documents exhibit the secondary schools which have approved POS. Additional information listed includes the school's address, the year of POS approval or deletion, and the CIP code.

PA Programs of Study

Phase I

Title/CIP Version C
Graduation Years
2016, 2017, 2018
Version D
Graduation Years
2019, 2020, 2021
Version E
Graduation Years
2022, 2023, 2024
Accounting Technology/Technician & Bookkeeping | CIP 52.0302 (PDF)
POS 01
CIP 52.0302 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 52.0302 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 52.0302 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.0302 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 52.0302 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.0302 Version E Task List (Word)
Agricultural Mechanization, General | CIP 01.0201 (PDF)
POS 02
CIP 01.0201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 01.0201 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 01.0201 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 01.0201 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 01.0201 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)

CIP 01.0201 Version E Task List (Word)

Carpentry/Carpenter | CIP 46.0201 (PDF)
POS 03
CIP 46.0201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 46.0201 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.0201 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 46.0201 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.0201 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 46.0201 Version E Task List (Word)
Child Care & Support Services Management | CIP 19.0708 (PDF)
POS 04
CIP 19.0708 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 19.0708 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 19.0708 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 19.0708 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 19.0708 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 19.0708 Version E Task List (Word)
Dental Assisting/Assistant | CIP 51.0601 (PDF)
POS 05
CIP 51.0601 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 51.0601 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.0601 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.0601 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.0601 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.0601 Version E Task List (Word)
Health/Medical Assisting Services, Other | CIP 51.0899 (PDF)
POS 06
CIP 51.0899 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 51.0899 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.0899 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.0899 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.0899 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.0899 Version E Task List (Word)
Welding Technology/Welder | CIP 48.0508 (PDF)
POS 07
CIP 48.0508 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 48.0508 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 48.0508 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 48.0508 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 48.0508 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 48.0508 Version E Task List (Word)

Phase II

Title/CIP Version C
Graduation Years
2016, 2017, 2018
Version D
Graduation Years
2019, 2020, 2021
Version E
Graduation Years
2022, 2023, 2024
Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science, General | CIP 52.0401 (PDF)
POS 08
CIP 52.0401 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 52.0401 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 52.0401 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.0401 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 52.0401 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.0401 Version E Task List (Word)
Auto-body/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician | CIP 47.0603 (PDF)
POS 09
CIP 47.0603 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 47.0603 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 47.0603 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0603 Version DTask List (Excel)
CIP 47.0603 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0603 Version E Task List (Word)
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician | CIP 47.0604 (PDF)
POS 10
CIP 47.0604 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 47.0604 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 47.0604 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0604 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 47.0604 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0604 Version E Task List (Word)
Commercial & Advertising Art | CIP 50.0402 (PDF)
POS 11
CIP 50.0402 Secondary School Partners
CIP 50.0402 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 50.0402 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 50.0402 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 50.0402 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 50.0402 Version E Task List (Word)
Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications | CIP 11.0901 (PDF)
POS 12
CIP 11.0901 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 11.0901 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 11.0901 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 11.0901 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 11.0901 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 11.0901 Version E Task List (Word)
Drafting & Design Technology/Technician, General | CIP 15.1301 (PDF)
POS 13
CIP 15.1301 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 15.1301 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 15.1301 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 15.0301 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 15.0301 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 15.1301 Version E Task List (Word)
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers, Other | CIP 46.0399 (PDF)
POS 14
CIP 46.0399 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 46.0399 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.0399 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)

CIP 46.0399 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.0399 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 46.0399 Version E Task List (Word)
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/ Technician | CIP 15.0303 (PDF)
POS 15
CIP 15.0303 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 15.0303 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 15.0303 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 15.0303 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 15.0303 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 15.0303 Version E Task List (Word)
Graphic Communications, Other | CIP 10.0399 (PDF)
POS 17
CIP 10.0399 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 10.0399 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 10.0399Ver C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 10.0399 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 10.0399 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 10.0399 Version E Task List (Word)
Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, Other | CIP 51.9999 (PDF)
POS 18
CIP 51.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 51.9999 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.9999 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.9999 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.9999 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.9999 Version E Task List (Word)
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician | CIP 47.0201 (PDF)
POS 19
CIP 47.0201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 47.0201 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 47.0201 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0201 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 47.0201 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0201 Version E Task List (Word)
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist | CIP 48.0501 (PDF)
POS 20
CIP 48.0501 Secondary School Partners (PDF)

CIP 48.0501 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 48.0501 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 48.0501 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 48.0501 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 48.0501 Version E Task List (Word)
Medical/Clinical Assistant | CIP 51.0801 (PDF)
POS 21
CIP 51.0801 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 51.0801 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.0801 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.0801 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.0801 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 51.0801 Version E Task List (Word)
Sales, Distribution & Marketing Operations, General | CIP 52.1801 (PDF)
POS 22
CIP 52.1801 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 52.1801 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 52.1801 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.1801 Version D Task List (Excel)
CIP 51.1801 Version D Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.1801 Version E Task List (Word)

Phase III

Title/CIP Version C
Graduation Years
2017, 2018, 2019
Version D
Graduation Years
2020, 2021, 2022
Biotechnology | CIP 26.1201 (PDF)
POS 23
CIP 26.1201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 26.1201 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 26.1201 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 26.1201 Version D Task List (Word)
Building/Property Maintenance & Manager | CIP 46.0401 (PDF)
POS 24
CIP 46.0401 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 46.0401 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.0401 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 46.0401 Version D Task List (Word)
Cabinetmaking & Millwork | CIP 48.0703 (PDF)
POS 25
CIP 48.0703 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 48.0703 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 48.0703 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 48.0703 Version D Task List (Word)
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology | CIP 15.1202 (PDF)
POS 26
CIP 15.1202 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 15.1202 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 15.1202 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 15.1202 Version D Task List (Word)
Construction Trades, Other | CIP 46.9999 (PDF)
POS 27
CIP 46.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 46.9999 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.9999 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 46.9999 Version D Task List (Word)
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology | CIP 15.0403 (PDF)
POS 28
CIP 15.0403 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 15.0403 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 15.0403 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 15.0403 Version D Task List (Word)
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting & Related Protective Services, Other | CIP 43.9999 (PDF)
POS 29
CIP 43.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 43.9999 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 43.9999 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 43.9999 Version D Task List (Word)
Institutional Food Worker | CIP 12.0508 (PDF)
POS 30
CIP 12.0508 Secondary School Partners
CIP 12.0508 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 12.0508 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 12.0508 Version D Task List (Word)
Logistics, Materials & Supply Chain Management CIP 52.0203 (PDF)
POS 31
CIP 52.0203 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 52.0203 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 52.0203 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.0203 Version D Task List (Word)
Mason/Masonry | CIP 46.0101 (PDF)
POS 32
CIP 46.0101 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 46.0101 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.0101 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 46.0101 Version D Task List (Word)
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician | CIP 47.0613 (PDF)
POS 33
CIP 47.0613 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 47.0613 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 47.0613 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0613 Version D Task List (Word)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber | CIP 46.0503 (PDF)
POS 34
CIP 46.0503 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 46.0503 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 46.0503 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 46.0503 Version D Task List (Word)
Vehicle Maintenance Technology, Other | CIP 47.0699 (PDF)
POS 35
CIP 47.0699 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 47.0699 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 47.0699 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 47.0699 Version D Task List (Word)

Phase IV

Title/CIP Version C
Graduation Years
2018, 2019, 2020
Version D
Graduation Years
2021, 2022, 2023
Communication Technology/Technicians & Support Services | CIP 10.9999 (PDF)
POS 36
CIP 10.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 10.9999 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 10.9999 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 10.9999 Version D Task List (Word)
Engineering Technologies/Technicians | CIP 15.9999 (PDF)
POS 37
CIP 15.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 15.9999 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 15.9999 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 15.9999 Version D Task List (Word)
Management Information Systems | CIP 52.1201 (PDF)
POS 38
CIP 52.1201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 52.1201 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 52.1201 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 52.1201 Version D Task List (Word)

Phase V

Title/CIP Version C
Graduation Years
2019, 2020, 2021
Version D
Graduation Years
2022, 2023, 2024
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, General | CIP 01.0601 (PDF)
POS 39
CIP 01.0601 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 01.0601 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 01.0601 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 01.0601 Version D Task List (Word)
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef | CIP 12.0501 (PDF)
POS 41
CIP 12.0501 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 12.0501 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 12.0501 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 12.0501 Version D Task List (Word)
Criminal Justice/Police Science | CIP 43.0107 (PDF)
POS 42
CIP 43.0107 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 43.0107 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 43.0107 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 43.0107 Version D Task List (Word)
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design | CIP 11.0801 (PDF)
POS 40
CIP 11.0801 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
CIP 11.0801 Version C Task List (Excel)
CIP 11.0801 Version C Crosswalk (PDF)
CIP 11.0801 Version D Task List (Word)

Phase VI

Title/CIP Version A
Graduation Years
2019, 2020, 2021
Version B
Graduation Years
2022, 2023, 2024
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant | CIP 01.8301 (PDF)
POS 43
CIP 01.8301 Version A Task List (Excel) CIP 01.8301 Version B Task List (Word)

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