• Notification of On-Campus Requirements

    August 7, 2020

    Career and Technical Education Notification of On-campus Requirements

    All students will begin the school year in PISD in remote learning for the first three and one-half weeks. Beginning Sept. 9, students will then participate in the learning environment which was selected, either the remote instruction PISD School@Home program or return to campus for face-to-face instruction.

    Plano ISD has determined certain Career and Technical (CTE) classes require a portion or all of the course to be completed on-campus or in a work-based learning environment, beginning Sept. 9. These courses require specialized equipment, direct supervision of hands-on activities, and/or specific materials and technology. The appropriate amount of on-campus or work-based learning instruction needed to meet the TEKS and award course credit will vary by course.

    Students choosing remote instruction (PISD School@Home) will be required to come on campus or to their work-based learning site to carry out specified assignments and activities that cannot be reasonably completed remotely in these specific CTE courses. This notification ensures students have an option to select courses that can be completed remotely if desired. Families may choose different electives that can be satisfied in a fully remote setting. Failure to appear on campus or at their work-based learning site to complete assignments could result in absences that could subject the student to the 90/10 minimum attendance for class credit requirement.

    Plano ISD CTE courses requiring portions or all on-campus instruction include:

    • Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies
    • Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication
    • Automotive Technology I: Maintenance and Light Repair
    • Automotive Technology II
    • Collision Repair
    • Paint and Refinishing
    • Health Sciences Academy Allied
    • Health Sciences Academy CNA
    • Health Sciences Academy EKG
    • Health Sciences Academy Rehab Aide
    • Health Sciences Academy Phlebotomy
    • Practicum in Health Science I
    • Practicum in Health Science II
    • Plano ISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus 

    Plano ISD CTE courses requiring portions of work-based learning off-campus:

    • Career Preparation
    • Practicum in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Practicum in Marketing
    • Practicum in Health Science I
    • Practicum in Health Science II

    Teachers will provide specific course requirements during the first week of school. For more information or to request a schedule change, contact your campus counselor. Plano ISD is committed to providing quality instruction to all students, in-person and remote.


    Karen Buechman
    CTE Director