Career & Technical Education

Career and Financial Management
A way to promote non-traditional enrollment

The course entitled "Career and Financial Management" (CFM) is a one-half unit requirement that is required as part of every career and technical education (CTE) program. This requirement encompasses being included in the five-unit CTE programs used as substitutions for the additional two units of foreign language needed for a Regents diploma with advanced designation.

The Career and Financial Management (CFM) content can be met either as a discrete course or integrated into other courses in a CTE sequence.

Part A of the CFM requirement has been developed by teachers and consultants. The purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace, and begin to become financially literate.

Part B of the CFM requirement can be met by a student taking one-half unit of any career and technical education (CTE) curriculum that either introduces students to a cluster of occupations or develops skills appropriate for a cluster of occupations.

CFM has been developed to allow students to begin to meet the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) learning standards at the commencement level.  Students will be encouraged to begin or continue to develop a career plan at the commencement level, apply academic skills to solve real-world problems and become familiar with the universal foundation skills (SCANS skills) that are needed to become successful citizens, employers, and employees.

All teachers certified to teach any subject in CTE in New York State are certified to teach CFM.


Last Updated: March 16, 2011
March 16, 2011