PROGRAM ALIGNMENT

What is Program Alignment?

One of the initiatives underway by the Post-Secondary Technical Education Authority (TEA) to enhance technical education in our state is the alignment of specific technical programs.  This project is driven by the needs of business and industry in the state.  Groups of business leaders are convened by the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Board of Regents with participation by program advisory committee members from our colleges to essentially “map” a preferred outcome for an occupational category.

The purposeful outcomes of the project include: 
a) Allow business and industry to identify value-added exit points within programs,
b) Identify and support student acquisition of nationally recognized 3rd party industry credentials.
c) Identify common courses that can serve as a bridge for articulation opportunities. 
d) Decrease the variability in program length. 

Resources

List of Aligned Programs

Associate Degree Nurse

Information on the alignment requirements for the Associate Degree Nurse Program... Read more.


Automation Engineer Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Automation Engineer Technology Program... Read more.


Automotive Collision & Repair

Information on the alignment requirements for the Automotive Collision & Repair Program... Read more.


Automotive Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Automotive Technology Program... Read more.


Carpentry/Construction

Information on the alignment requirements for the Carpentry/Construction Program... Read more.


Corrections

Information on the alignment requirements for the Corrections Program... Read more.


Dental Assistant

Information on the alignment requirements for the Dental Assistant Program... Read more.


Dental Hygiene

Information on the alignment requirements for the Dental Hygiene Program... Read more.


Diesel Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Diesel Technology Program... Read more.


Electrical Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Electrical Technology Program... Read more.


Healthcare Documentation & Transcription Specialist

Information on the alignment process for the Healthcare Documentation & Transcription Special... Read more.


HVAC

Information on the alignment requirements for the HVAC Program... Read more.


Industrial Machine Mechanic

Information on the alignment requirements for the Industrial Machine Mechanic Program... Read more.


Machine Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Machine Technology Program... Read more.


Medical Assistant

Information on the alignment requirements for the Medical Assistant Program... Read more.


Medical Coding

Information on the alignment requirements for the Medical Coding Program... Read more.


Physical Therapist Assistant

Information on the alignment requirements for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program... Read more.


Police Science

Information on the alignment requirements for the Police Science Program... Read more.


Practical Nursing

Information on the alignment requirements for the Practical Nursing Program... Read more.


Radiologic Technology

Information on the the alignment process for the Radiologic Technology Program Read more.


Respiratory Therapy

Information on the alignment requirements for the Respiratory Therapy Program... Read more.


Surgical Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Surgical Technology Program... Read more.


Welding

Information on the alignment requirements for the Welding Program... Read more.