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Plans of Study

The sample Plans of Study provide a resource for understanding the possible courses and educational experiences for students pursuing a program of study (POS). The models provided represent options within each of the 16 Career Clusters® and Career Pathways and serve to define the possibilities associated with each area. The programs of study are the courses and opportunities offered by the state, district, and school, while the plans of study represent the individual student choices associated with completing the program of study.

These model plans of study also represent models for programs of study by states’ and educational institutions at the both the secondary and postsecondary levels. Each plan of study is available in either PDF or Excel. The Excel files are easily customizable to reflect the actual courses and offerings locally.

The plans of study provided are samples and are based on the 2008 Knowledge and Skills identified for each Career Cluster® and Career Pathway. The Knowledge and Skills referenced on the plans of study are displayed as Knowledge and Skills Charts available here.

Plans of Study Templates