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Nontraditional Programs by TOP Code

Nontraditional Program Areas by TOP Code

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) places an increased emphasis on training students for nontraditional careers. The Act defines a nontraditional career as any career in which fewer than 25% of the employees are of a single gender and holds states and districts accountable for meeting targets to train students for careers that are nontraditional for their gender.

To assist local districts and colleges in identifying career and technical education (CTE) programs that are considered nontraditional, the Special Populations Collaborative Project has combined federal/national data resources with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Taxonomy of Programs (TOP) classification system into this table of Nontraditional Programs by TOP Codes.

Taxonomy of Programs manual (Revised 9/09)

Student/Potential Student Resources
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California Career Cafe
Statewide Career Pathways
Career Planning Before College



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