Instructional Programs: Any career or technical program that can lead to employment directly out of community college. Programs are designated in the Taxonomy Of Programs (TOP) as career/technical with an asterisk to designate programs within which enrollments are countable for purposes of supplemental apportionment's from CTEA and other federal and state career technical education mandates.

Across Programs: Support programs that assist across all career and technical programs (for example, the Tutorial Center) and have projects that target career and technical programs specifically.


The state Management Information System (MIS) data provides statistics on the Core Indicators of performance for each college based on several measures including some data from the college. This MIS information is in on-line statements called Core Indicator Reports (CIR), one for each CTE program at each college. In order for a student to be counted in a CIR, they must be a “concentrator” explained under Other Definitions below.
Core Indicator Definitions

1. Skill Attainment

At least 2.0 GPA and a Grade C or above in Apprenticeship, Advanced Occupational or Clearly Occupational courses. Students may be enrolled in more than one program area and may be included in more than one population grouping.

2.Credential, Certificate or Degree
Receipt of a credential, certificate or degree is considered a completion along with those who are transfer prepared/ready.

3.Student Persistence or Transfer

Continuing in CTE program or enrollment in a California four year public University with or without a degree

4.Student Placement

Measures placement in UI (Unemployment Income) covered employment, Apprenticeship, military, continuation at CSU/UC.

5.a: Non-Traditional Participation

Participation measures the participation of students who concentrate in career/technical courses where either gender is less than 25% of those employed using 2000 Census data.

b: Non-Traditional Completion

Measures completion of career/technical students in training leading to employment where either gender is less than 25% of those employed using 2000 Census data.

There are two reports that can be useful in developing proposal objectives: the Core Indicator Report which is includes the latest data available and the Core Indicator Trend Reports which include data from the last three years available.

For the 2013-2014 application, the most recent cohort data (2010-11) is available now. If there are discrepancies, please notify me. If it is updated, the CTEA Coordinator will notify potential applicants. The proposal will need the Core Indicator Report by 6-digit TOP Code and may also use the Core Indicator Trend Report which is available by 2, 4, and 6-digit TOP code when downloaded as an Excel file.

Core Indicator Trend Reports – Available to help make the case for your program needs

The trend reports show the direction each of the indicators is headed for each of the special populations based on the last three years Core Indicator Reports. There is one trend report for each indicator under each two digit TOP code.

The trend reports include the negotiated rate of success expected for each indicator and population at the bottom of the report shaded in blue. Actual rates that do not meet or exceed the negotiated rate are also highlighted in blue. The shaded areas are the targets for intervention.

These trend reports can be the basis for establishing a priority program activity and for program evaluation. Instructions on locating the reports is in InfoSources2012-13.doc under Public Folders/All Public Folders/City/City CTEA/2012 Application. Further information on inclusion in proposals is under the instructions for the Narrative section of the proposal.


Concentrators Students who successfully completed at least one course in the middle or end of a Career/Technical program and completed 12 vocational units within a single discipline (two digit TOP code).

Completers Career/technical students who successfully completed at least one Apprenticeship, Advanced Occupational or Clearly Occupational (SAM A-C) course and earned at least 12 career/technical units (SAM A-D) in a program area (two digit TOP code) or earned a career/technical degree or certificate.

Leavers Those students who did not enroll at any California Community College for a full academic year after the year they were included in the cohort.