Occupational Course of Study
Ragsdale High School
"Preparing Students to be Competent Dependable Employees"
"Students hard at work giving back to their community"
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the OCS?
--The OCS is one of the pathways to earn a high school diploma.
Who is considered for OCS?
--Students being served in the Exceptional Children's Program
--Students who have a post-school outcome goal for employment after graduation
--Students whose post-school needs are NOT being met by the NC Standard Course of Study AND who wish to pursue a course of study that provides functional academics and hands-on vocational training.
Requirements of OCS
--4 credits: Occupational English (English I-IV)
--3 credits: Occupational Math (Intro to Math & Algebra)
--2 credits: Occupational Science (Applied Science & Biology)
--2 credits: Occupational Social Studies (American History & Self-Advocacy)
--6 credits: Occupational Preparation (Occ Prep I-IV, Career Training)
*300 hours school-based training
*240 hours community-based training
*360 hours competitive paid employment
--1 credit: Health/PE
--4 credits: Career/Technical Education