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CTE For
Content Credit

South Dakota schools may offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit by completing approved career and technical education courses that address the pertinent standards within the curriculum. Approval to offer credit must be obtained through an application process with the Department of Education. Teacher applications can be submitted at any time. Suggestions for new courses must be submitted by December 1 for the following school year.

Questions? Contact Kristin Larson at (605) 295-1930.



Career and Technical Education
Application for CTE for Core Content
Application for CTE for Core Content

The CTE for Core Content application should be completed if your district plans to offer a CTE course as a core content elective in your district, if you need to make changes to a currently approved CTE for Core Content application, or if you are suggesting a new CTE course be offered as a core content elective.

Approved CTE for Core Content List
District Course Approved Instructor
Aberdeen Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) Johnson
Brandon Valley Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Wegner
Brandon Valley Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Fuccello
Brookings Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) Nupen
Brookings Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Dierks
Burke Principles of Engineering Design (Science Elective) Murray
Harrisburg Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Wachal
Harrisburg Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Wachal
Harrisburg Medical Interventions (Science Elective) Wachal
Harrisburg Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Cardillo, Koch, Kuper, Wachal
Harrisburg Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Cardillo, Koch, Kuper, Wachal
Harrisburg Medical Interventions (Science Elective) Cardillo, Koch, Kuper, Wachal
Harrisburg Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) Maxwell
Huron Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Carda
Madison Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Christensen
Madison Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Christensen
Madison Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Christensen
Madison Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Christensen
Madison Medical Interventions (Science Elective) Christensen
Mitchell Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Neugebauer
Mitchell Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Neugebauer
Mitchell Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) Roudabush
Northeast Technical HS Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Wookey
Northeast Technical HS Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Wookey
Northeast Technical HS Medical Interventions (Science Elective) Wookey
Northwest Area Graphic Design I (Fine Arts Elective) Perryman
Northwest Area Visual Communications (Fine Arts Elective) Perryman
Rapid City Area Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Linde
Rapid City Area Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) Hendrix
Rapid City Area Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) Steinken
Sioux Falls Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Tolk, Nelson
Sioux Falls Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Nelson
Sioux Falls Medical Interventions (Science Elective) Nelson
Sisseton Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) Schaefer
Sisseton Agricultural Science – Plant (Science Elective) Schaefer
Tea Area Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Ehrisman
Tea Area Medical Interventions (Science Elective) Ehrisman
Tea Area Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Ehrisman
Todd County Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Blare
Todd County Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Bhinder
Todd County Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Bhinder, Blare
Todd County Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Bhinder, Blare
Todd County Medical Interventions (Science Elective) Bhinder, Blare
Webster Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) Sinner
Webster Human Body Systems (Science Elective) Sinner
West Central Agriculture Biotechnology (Science Elective) Petersen
Winner Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) Roth
Suggestion For New Course Approval Process
  1. Applications must be submitted by December 1 for the following school year.
    Note: If application does not meet expectations, it will be sent back to district for revisions. Applications can take 6-8 weeks to finalize after first submission.
  2. Small committee will review and score the application.
    The committee will consist of:
         a. State CTE specialist
         b. State core content specialist(s)
         c. At least one more core content teacher in the field
  3. Team Leader and Director review and sign off on the application, approving the application.
  4. An approval letter will be sent to the district. The course is approved for five years. District’s application must be finalized by December 1 to implement in the following school year.