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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, 38 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. CIP Code. The Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) 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. 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.
  2. Title. Each POS is represented by a program name or title, CIP Code and the career cluster. The PDF document also includes a description of the program, qualifications for teacher certification, and occupational competency evaluation.
  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 prepared for each program of study, according to the student's year of graduation from a secondary school. Students should refer to the task list that 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.
    Instructor's Guide: Linking PA Core Standards to Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (PDF)
    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.
  5. Secondary School Partners. These documents exhibit the secondary schools which that have approved POS. Additional information listed includes the school's address, the year of POS approval or deletion, and the CIP code. Secondary teachers and counselors, postsecondary instructors, and business and industry professionals may find these listings useful.

PA Programs of Study

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CIP Code and Title Task List and Crosswalk Task List and Crosswalk
01.0201 Agricultural Mechanization, General (PDF)
POS 02
01.0201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
01.0201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
01.0201 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
01.0201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
01.0601 Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, General (PDF)
POS 39
01.0601 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
01.0601 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
01.0601 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
01.0601 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
10.0399 Graphic Communications, Other (PDF)
POS 17
10.0399 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
10.0399 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
10.0399 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
10.0399 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
10.9999 Communication Technology/Technicians & Support Services (PDF)
POS 36
10.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
10.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2021, 2022, 2023 (Word) 10.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2024, 2025, 2026 (Word)
11.0801 Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design (PDF)
POS 40
11.0801 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
11.0801 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
11.0801 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
11.0801 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
11.0901 Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (PDF)
POS 12
11.0901 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
11.0901 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
11.0901 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
11.0901 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
12.0501 Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef (PDF)
POS 41
12.0501 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
12.0501 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
12.0501 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
12.0501 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
12.0508 Institutional Food Worker (PDF)
POS 30
12.0508 Secondary School Partners
12.0508 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 12.0508 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
13.0101 Education, General
13.0101 Education, General Graduation Years 2024,2025, 2026 (Word)
15.0303 Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/ Technician (PDF)
POS 15
15.0303 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
15.0303 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
15.0303 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
15.0303 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
15.0403 Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology (PDF)
POS 28
15.0403 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
15.0403 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 15.0403 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
15.1202 Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology (PDF)
POS 26
15.1202 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
15.1202 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 15.1202 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
15.1301 Drafting & Design Technology/Technician, General (PDF)
POS 13
15.1301 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
15.0301 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
15.0301 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
15.1301 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
15.9999 Engineering Technologies/Technicians (PDF)
POS 37
15.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
15.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2021, 2022, 2023 (Word) 15.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2024, 2025, 2026 (Word)
19.0708 Child Care & Support Services Management (PDF)
POS 04
19.0708 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
19.0708 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
19.0708 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
19.0708 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
26.1201 Biotechnology (PDF)
POS 23
26.1201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
26.1201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 26.1201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
43.0107 Criminal Justice/Police Science (PDF)
POS 42
43.0107 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
43.0107 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
43.0107 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
43.0107 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
43.9999 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting & Related Protective Services, Other (PDF)
POS 29
43.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
43.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 43.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
46.0101 Mason/Masonry (PDF)
POS 32
46.0101 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
46.0101 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 46.0101 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
46.0201 Carpentry/Carpenter (PDF)
POS 03
46.0201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
46.0201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
46.0201 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
46.0201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024,2025 (Word)
46.0399 Electrical & Power Transmission Installers, Other (PDF)
POS 14
46.0399 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
46.0399 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
46.0399 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
46.0399 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
46.0401 Building/Property Maintenance & Manager (PDF)
POS 24
46.0401 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
46.0401 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 46.0401 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
46.0503 Plumbing Technology/Plumber (PDF)
POS 34
46.0503 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
46.0503 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 46.0503 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
47.0201 Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (PDF)
POS 19
47.0201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
47.0201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
47.0201 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
47.0201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
47.0603 Auto-body/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician (PDF)
POS 09
47.0603 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
47.0603 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
47.0603 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
47.0603 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (PDF)
POS 10
47.0604 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
47.0604 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
47.0604 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
47.0604 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
47.0613 Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician (PDF)
POS 33
47.0613 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
47.0613 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 47.0613 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
48.0501 Machine Tool Technology/Machinist (PDF)
POS 20
48.0501 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
48.0501 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
48.0501 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
48.0501 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder (PDF)
POS 07
48.0508 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
48.0508 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
48.0508 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
48.0508 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
50.0402 Commercial & Advertising Art (PDF)
POS 11
50.0402 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
50.0402 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
50.0402 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
50.0402 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
51.0601 Dental Assisting/Assistant (PDF)
POS 05
51.0601 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
51.0601 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
51.0601 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
51.0601 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant (PDF)
POS 21
51.0801 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
51.0801 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
51.0801 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
51.0801 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
51.0899 Health/Medical Assisting Services, Other (PDF)
POS 06
51.0899 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
51.0899 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
51.0899 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
51.0899 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
51.9999 Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, Other (PDF)
POS 18
51.9999 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
51.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
51.9999 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
51.9999 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
52.0203 Logistics, Materials & Supply Chain Management (PDF)
POS 31
52.0203 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
52.0203 Task List High School Graduation Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (Word) 52.0203 Task List High School Graduation Years 2023, 2024, 2025 (Word)
52.0302 Accounting Technology/Technician & Bookkeeping (PDF)
POS 01
52.0302 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
52.0302 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
52.0302 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
52.0302 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024,2025​ (Word)
52.0401 Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science, General (PDF)
POS 08
52.0401 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
52.0401 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
52.0401 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
52.0401 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)
52.1201 Management Information Systems (PDF)
POS 38
52.1201 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
52.1201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2021, 2022, 2023 (Word) 52.1201 Task List High School Graduation Years 2024, 2025, 2026 (Word)
52.1801 Sales, Distribution & Marketing Operations, General (PDF)
POS 22
52.1801 Secondary School Partners (PDF)
52.1801 Task List High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (Excel)
51.1801 Crosswalk High School Graduation Years 2019, 2020, 2021 (PDF)
52.1801 Task List High School Graduation Years 2022, 2023, 2024 (Word)

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