• CAREER CLUSTERS


    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources: This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in the planning, implementation, production, management, processing, and/or marketing of agricultural commodities and services, including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products.

     

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    • KHS Suggested Classes: Foods, Economics, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Chemistry, Environmental Sustainability.

    Architecture & Construction: This diverse Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. People employed in this cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations and repairs.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Civil Engineering & Architecture, Digital Electronics, Introduction to Engineering Design, Engineering Design & Development, Graphic Design, Art Fundamentals, Drawing, Woodworking, Precision Machining Technology, Principles of Engineering, Fashion & Interior Design, any Math course, Technical Theatre

    Art, Audio/Video Technology & Communications:  Careers in the Performing Arts, Visual Arts or certain aspects of Journalism, Broadcasting and Film require courses and activities that challenge students' creative talents. 

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Art Fundamentals, Ceramics, Graphic Deisgn, SmashCode, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Multimedia Broadcast, Drama, Journalism (Pioneer or  Call), Fashion & Interior Design, Dance, Woodworking, Improvisation, Technical Theatre

    Business Management & Administration: This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Accounting, Startup!, Computer Applicaitons, AP Computer Science Principles, Intro to Marketing, Advanced Marketing, SmashCode, Economics, Speech Personal Finance, AP Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, Entrepreneuship

    Education & Training: This diverse Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. Each year many learners train for careers in education and training in a variety of settings that offer academic instruction, career technical instruction, and other education and training services.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Sociology, Psychology, Health, Child Development, Speech, Computer Applications, Cadet Teaching, PE Courses, Improvisation

    Finance: The Finance Cluster prepares learners for careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Accounting, Ecomonics, Calculus, Personal Finance, AP Statistics, Business Communications, Computer Applications, any Math course

    Government & Public Administration: There are many opportunities in government in every career area. The Government and Public Administration Career Cluster focuses on unique careers only available within government.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Sociology, Psychology, AP Government & Politics, Intro to Law, Speech, Drama, Improvisation, Business Communications, Accounting, Physical Education, Health, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Engineering Design & Development

    Health Sciences:  This Career Cluster orients students to careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medivac units, sports arenas, space centers, or within the community.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Anatomy & Physiology, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, Environmental Sustainability, Psychology, Sociology, Health, Child Development, Foods

    Hospitality & Tourism: This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreational events and travel-related services. 

    • KHS Suggested Classes:  Foods, Sociology, Psychology, Speech, Computer Applications, Art Fundamentals, Recreational Sports, Startup!, Accounting, Environmental Sustainability, Advanced Marketing, Drama, Improvisation

     Human Services: This diverse Career Cluster prepares individuals for employment in career pathways related to families and human needs.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: World Language, Child Development, Psychology, AP Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Computer Applications, Improvisation, Drama, Accounting, Anatomy & Physiology, Health

    Information Technology: IT careers involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. 

    • KHS Suggested Classes: SmashCode, Principles of Engineering, Computer Applications, Art Fundamentals, Graphic Design, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Digital Electronics, Math Courses, AP Computer Science Principles, Engineering Design & Development, Multimedia Broadcast

    Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security: This Career Cluster helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Intro to Law, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Drama, Strength & Conditioning, AP Government & Politics, Computer Applications, AP Psychology

    Manufacturing: This diverse Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products. Careers also include related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. 

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Precision Machining, Woodworking, Intro to Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Marketing: This diverse Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Intro to Marketing, Advanced Marketing, Marketing Internship, Speech, Art Fundamentals, Graphic Design, Business Communications, Startup!, SmashCode, Fashion & Interior Design, Magazine Journalism (Pioneer), Multimedia Broadcast, Calculus

    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: A career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics is exciting, challenging, and ever-changing. Learners who pursue one of these fields will be involved in planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Any Science, Math or Engineering classes

    Transportation, Distribution & Logistics: This diverse Career Cluster exposes students to careers and businesses involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail and water. It also includes related professional and technical support services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistic services, and the maintenance of mobile equipment and facilities.

    • KHS Suggested Classes: Aerospace Engineering, Discrete Math, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Precision Machining, Computer Applications, Math Courses, Health