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Career Technical Education

Postsecondary career technical education is a legitimate and equal component in the mission and function of colleges and universities.

Many higher education institutions have extensive career technical education programs. These programs constitute a significant portion of student enrollment in two-year colleges. Enrollment in career technical education programs at four-year higher education institutions is also steadily increasing.

Growth in postsecondary career technical education has lead to problems that can compromise the integrity and quality of this type of education. Among the issues needing attention are the following: