Career Development & Occupational Studies (CDOS) Credential

About the CDOS Credential

The CDOS Credential recognizes students’ preparation and skills for post-school employment. All students with an IEP who do not qualify for New York State Alternate Assessment are eligible, including those earning a Regents/Local diploma. There are two options for earning a CDOS Credential:


Student must have developed a Career Plan aligned with the CDOS standards, including:

  • Student’s self-identified career interests
  • Career-related strengths and needs
  • Career goals
  • 216 hours of CTE coursework, 54 hours of which must be in work-based learning experiences

Student has met the requirements of the following nationally-recognized work readiness credentials:

  • National Work Readiness Credential
  • SkillsUSA Workforce Ready Employability Assessment
  • National Career Readiness Certificate WorkKeys (ACT)
  • Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems Workforce Skills Certification System

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Career & Technical Education Center
65 Parrott Road, Building #3
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4770

Kim Bell
Executive Director of Career and Technical Education

Eric Kurz

James Matera
Assistant Principal

Jennifer Patrikis
School Counselor
Nanuet Union Free School District
South Orangetown Central School District
Suffern Central School District
New Jersey school districts

Jaymie DeLeon
School Counselor
East Ramapo Central School District
Pearl River School District
Rockland BOCES Student Services

Nicole Minter
School Counselor
Clarkstown Central School District
North Rockland Central School District
Nyack Public Schools

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