Career Clusters help students investigate careers and design their courses of study to advance their career goals. A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. Within each career cluster, there are multiple career pathways that represent a common set of skills and knowledge, both academic and technical, necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities within that pathway – ranging from entry level to management, including technical and professional career specialties. Based on the skills sets taught, all CTE courses are aligned with one or more career clusters and career pathways.
Students completing two or more courses for two or more credits within a program of study earn concentrator status for Perkins V federal accountability reporting.
Students finishing three or more courses for four or more credits with one course from level 3 or 4 within a program of study earn completer status for federal accountability reporting.