Tech-Prep Education Program [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 406.5 [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter IV -- Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education; Part 406 -- State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program Subpart A – General], the term tech-prep education program means “a combined secondary and postsecondary program that--

(1) Leads to an associate degree or two-year certificate;

(2) Provides technical preparation in at least one field of engineering technology, applied science, mechanical, industrial, or practical art or trade, or agriculture, health, or business;

(3) Builds student competence in mathematics, science, and communications (including through applied academics) through a sequential course of study; and

(4) Leads to pl1acement in employment.”