Career pathways

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Students may choose to pursue one of 16 Career Cluster areas of study. Within the 16 Career Clusters, there are 79 pathways, each of which have a Program of Study. A Program of Study is a tool that allows students, parents and other educators to map out a student’s four-year high school plan and beyond, based on their interests. Each of these Programs of Study is specific to our district and contains required core credits necessary for graduation, suggested elective Career and Technical Education courses, potential post-secondary education options in our region and a sample list of associated careers. Programs of Study are available in multiple high schools across the district.

Choose a career cluster below, select a pathway and download the program of study.

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture and other plant and animal products/resources.

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism and entertainment services.

Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.

Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management.

Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state and federal levels.

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Hospitality and Tourism encompass the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services.

Building linkages in the IT occupations framework. For entry-level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

Planning, managing and providing legal, public safety, protective and homeland security services, including professional and technical support services.

Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

Planning, managing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services and research and development services.

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Discuss your interests with your school counselor and career specialist and use these sample programs of study to develop your four-year plan for high school and beyond based on your chosen career pathway.

Career and technical ed. contact

Mark WreathCTE director and magnet coordinator
360-313-1350

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