Career and Technical Education Experience Requirements by Title


Agricultural Titles

  • Natural Resources and Ecology:
    This title requires the applicant to have comprehensive work experience in the conservation and management of natural resources or environmental and/or ecological systems. A combination of multi-faceted and multi-level experiences is necessary as opposed to limited experiences, in jobs such as commercial fisherman, landfill operator, logger, heavy equipment operator, etc.

  • Animal Science:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive work experience in the animal science industry involving the reproduction, husbandry, care and maintenance of large and small animals including farm, domestic, laboratory, wildlife and/or exotic animals.

  • Plant Science:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive work experience in the plant science industry involving the reproduction, culture, care and maintenance of food, fiber, ornamental, forest and/or aquatic plant life.

  • Agricultural Production, Science and Business:
    This title requires the applicant to have comprehensive work experience at the supervisory/managerial level in the food and fiber (farming) industry and/or in the manufacture, production, processing, marketing, distribution and service of agricultural commodities and products.

  • Agricultural Engineering and Mechanics:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive work experience at the supervisory/managerial level in the agriculture-related mechanical science industry involving the acquisition, maintenance, service, repair, and/or design and engineering of agricultural production, harvesting, storage, processing and/or distribution equipment.               


Appearance Enhancement Occupations

  • Cosmetology:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in personal service to customers in cutting, coloring, straightening, curling, and styling of hair. A current NYS cosmetology license is also required.

  • Esthetics:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in personal service to customers in facial treatments, including makeup. A current NYS esthetics or cosmetology license is also required.

  • Nail Specialty:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in personal service to customers in natural and advanced procedures of nail care. A current NYS nail specialty or cosmetology license is also required.

  • Barbering:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in personal service to customers in cutting, styling of hair and facial shaving. A current NYS barber license is also required.


Construction Industry and Building Maintenance Occupations

  • Carpentry:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in jobs involving the building of commercial structures and residences of wood. For example, employment as a framing and/or finishing carpenter is needed.

  • Masonry:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in building structures or residences, either in part or wholly, out of masonry materials. Jobs such as bricklayer, stonemason, tile setter, and concrete/cement mason are applicable.

  • Plumbing:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the installation and repair of water supply and distribution systems in commercial and/or residential buildings.

  • Electrical:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the installation and repair of electrical supply and distribution systems in commercial and/or residential buildings.

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration:
    This tile requires the applicant to have experience in the installation and repair of systems in commercial and/or residential buildings in any or all of the areas in the HVAC&R title. In most instances, individuals are employed in jobs covering more than one HVAC&R area, such as heating and air conditioning technician or air conditioning and refrigeration technician.

  • Residential/Commercial Maintenance and Remodeling:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the various skills/tasks performed in the construction titles noted above but focused on the maintenance and repair of existing buildings and structures. Remodeling refers to the upgrading of buildings and includes the alteration of existing floors, ceilings, roofs and walls.


Drafting Occupations

  • Drafting:
    This title requires the applicant to have work experience as a draftsperson in such fields as structural/civil drafting, architectural drafting, heating and ventilation drafting, machine drafting, mechanical drafting, and/or electrical/electronic drafting.

  • Computer-Aided Drafting:
    This title requires the applicant to have work experience as a draftsperson in the fields noted above and, in addition, to have used computer-aided drafting programs in his/her work.


Electronic/Electro-Mechanical Occupations

  • Electrical/Electronic Occupations (Repair and Installation):
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the installation of electrical/electronic equipment and/or the diagnosis and repair of existing equipment. It does not include the repair and installation of electrical distribution systems or electrical wiring in buildings and residences. (This work is covered under the electrical title in the construction trades cluster.) The key factor in determining acceptable experience in electrical/electronic repair and installation is the type of equipment being installed or repaired. Examples include televisions, radios, microwaves, computers and other similar electrical/electronic equipment.

  • Electro-Mechanical Equipment Occupations (Repair and Installation):
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the installation of electro-mechanical equipment and/or the diagnosis and repair of such equipment. It includes most home appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators, as well as a wide range of devices that are mechanical in nature and powered by electricity. It does not include experience with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and equipment.


Family and Consumer Sciences

(Associate or higher degree required)
  • Human Services and Family Studies Cluster:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive managerial or professional experience in such areas as childcare provider, family counseling, and/or social services provider.

  • Food and Nutrition:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive managerial or professional experience in providing food and nutrition services in an institutional setting or through a recognized service agency such as cooperative extension or as part of a medical or health service agency.

  • Textile and Design Cluster:
    This title requires in-depth, comprehensive experience in a managerial/supervisory position in the design, development, manufacture, distribution, merchandising and/or retailing of textile products.


Food Service Occupations

  • Culinary Arts:
    This title requires the applicant to have professional experience in food service in such job titles as cook/chef, baker, and caterer.

Graphic, Printing, and Visual Communications Occupations

  • Graphic Imaging (Including Printing/Lithography):
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the photo-offset or letterpress process of producing all types of printed media and may include design aspects of these processes as well as production.

  • Media Communications:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in radio and TV production and/or broadcasting.

  • Commercial Art:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the design and production of advertising media, such as employment as a commercial artist.

  • Professional Photography:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience as a professional photographer involving the setup and production of visual/photographic products. This may include television and video productions.


Health Occupations Titles

  • Dental Assisting:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive experience as a dental assistant or dental hygienist. A current NYS Dental Assisting or Dental Hygienist license and registration are required.

  • Dental Laboratory Assisting:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive experience as a dental laboratory assistant.

  • Medical Assisting:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive experience in medical record keeping including office records, hospital records, and/or medical records transcription.

  • Emergency Medical Services:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive experience in emergency medical services such as paramedic, emergency medical technician, emergency room nurse, and/or emergency room doctor.

  • Nurse’s Assisting:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive experience as a Registered Professional Nurse. A current NYS license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse is required.

  • Practical Nursing:
    This title requires the applicant to have in-depth, comprehensive experience as a Registered Professional Nurse. A current NYS license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse is required.


Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment Occupations

  • Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Equipment:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the diagnosis and repair of motorized recreational equipment such as RVs, ATVs, and motorcycles; power marine equipment such as inboard or outboard motor boats or personal watercraft; and/or power grounds-keeping equipment such as chainsaws, weed eaters, edgers, and trimmers.


Performing Arts

  • Performing Arts/Dance – Classical Ballet:
    This title requires the applicant to have professional experience in the direction, choreography, and/or performance of classical ballet.

  • Performing Arts/Dance – Modern:
    This title requires the applicant to have professional experience in the direction, choreography, and/or performance of modern dance.

  • Performing Arts – Dance Music:
    This title requires the applicant to have professional experience in the direction, arrangement, composition and/or performance of dance music.

  • Performing Arts – Drama:
    This title requires the applicant to have professional experience in the production, direction, and/or performance of theatrical works (drama or comedy).


Precision Metal Work Occupations

  • Machine Tool Operations/Machine Shop:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the production of metal or plastic parts by operating precision forming, bending, or cutting machines. Examples of job titles that provide this work experience are tool and die cutter, machinist, and machine tool operation technician.

    Welding:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in the fabrication, design, cutting and joining of heavy metal structures/machines through welding and brazing processes, for example, as a welder or welding technician.


Technical Subject Titles

(Associate or higher degree required)
  • Computer Technology:
    This title requires the applicant to have work experience in such areas as computer programming, computer systems analysis, computer systems design and development, network engineering, computer sales, computer installation and repair, data base management, computer operations research, and/or artificial intelligence research.

  • Electrical/Electronic Technology:
    This title requires the applicant to have work experience in such areas as industrial and manufacturing automation, robotics, electronics technology, computer installation and repair, electrical/electronics control systems, electrical/electronic instrumentation, electrical/electronic communication systems, microwave technology, microwave engineering, electrical/electronic field service technology, electrical/electronic maintenance supervision, electrical/electronic site management, circuit board technology or related military experience in electronics such as sonar technology, radar technology, satellite technology, and/or missile guidance systems technology.

  • Mechanical Technology:
    This title requires the applicant to have work experience in such areas as mechanical technology, mechanical engineering, machining, tool and die making, mechanical drafting, metrology, metallurgy and/or hydraulics.


Unique and Emerging Occupations

  • Security Operations:
    This title requires the applicant to have experience in providing security services to public and private entities such as stores, corporations, or schools. Experience in such jobs as security officer, police officer, detective or investigator is applicable.


Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Occupations

  • Vehicle Mechanical Repair (Including Heavy Equipment Operation and Repair):
    This title requires the applicant to have work experience in the diagnosis and repair of the major electro-mechanical systems of late model automobiles and/or heavy equipment in jobs such as automotive engine technician/mechanic, transmission technician/re-builder, brakes and suspension specialist, and/or alignment specialist.

  • Vehicle Body Repair and Painting:
    This title requires the applicant to have work experience in auto-body repair and painting.


Last Updated: November 23, 2018