Chapter 74-approved vocational technical education programs are programs that meet the definition of vocational technical education contained in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 74. Districts apply for program approval to DESE’s Office for College, Career, and Technical Education (OCCTE) pursuant to Chapter 74 and the Vocational Technical Education Regulations. Note that all Chapter 74-approved vocational technical education programs meet the Perkins Act definition of career and technical education. Chapter 74 programs are considered by the Department to be High Quality College and Career Pathways.
For School Districts considering applying for new Chapter 74 programs, see resources at Massachusetts Chapter 74 New Program Application page.
Massachusetts Pathways Map
Chapter 74 Programs Approved to Open Fall 2019
Chapter 74 Manual for Vocational Technical Education Programs
Chapter 74 Partnership Program ("After Dark")
Chapter 74 Manual for Vocational Technical Cooperative Education
Sample Toolkit for Assessment of Student Work
Sample Cooperative Education Application
Sample Cooperative Education Agreement
Sample School Calendar
Cooperative Education Site Safety Checklist
Last Updated: January 28, 2021
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