Occupational Course of Study AKA OCS
OCS is designed for students to embark on a different route to earning a North Carolina High School Diploma certificate while still ensuring that these students graduate FutureReady. OCS is academically relevant and rigorous courses, but the courses are designed to be immediately relevant to employment and independent living after high school. There are extensive employment training and experience requirements that must be fulfilled and prepare these students for successful competitive employment upon graduation.
The extended content standards also address other educational needs to prepare them for real-life areas such as employment, independent living and recreation/leisure. These students can earn a Certificate of completion if they must successfully complete 21 course credits in high school and pass all requirements of their Individualized Education Program (IEP).