Secondary and community college Career and Technical (CTE) program approval information is provided below.
CTE program approval is required for a school to apply for secondary state financial assistance. For additional information, please see the Secondary Career and Technical page.
In accordance with Iowa Code, academic programs leading to Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Applied Arts (AAA), Associate of Professional Studies (APS), Diploma, and Certificate awards must receive Department of Education approval prior to marketing for recruitment purposes. Any marketing material issued prior to official approval must state that the program is “Pending Iowa Department of Education Approval.” For additional information, please see the Community College Program Approval page.