National Security

Educational programs in the Government & Public Administration Career Cluster are of interest to individuals who may want to be responsible for developing and implementing laws and policies that shape and protect society. Students learn how to keep people, institutions, systems, technology, and the economy safe from attacks. Such employees can hold positions with the military or civilian agencies.

The DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for Career and Technical Education are adopted from the Common Career Technical Core. These standards are referenced as CCRS-CTE.

Standards for Government and Public Administration Career Cluster (GV)

National Security Pathway

The National Security Pathway introduces students to the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). JROTC is a program that teaches students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. JROTC cadets act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce; engage in civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society; make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health; value the role of the military and other service; and graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways.

To ensure pathway completion, it is recommended that students take courses in the following sequence: VEX301,VEX401,VEX501,VEX601

Course Name Course Number Industry Credential Adopted Resources
JROTC I VEX301 N/A Resources vary by service branch. Please contact your local school for more information.
JROTC III VEX501 NOCTI: JROTC Leadership and Employability Skills (Senior Cadets Only)
JROTC IV VEX601 NOCTI: JROTC Leadership and Employability Skills


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