HCPS CTE programs prepare students for work in any of 15 Career Clusters. Within each cluster, students may complete a pathway to further refine their training within the Career Cluster. Students may explore school-based or work-based learning in any of the following clusters. A comprehensive list of courses by career cluster is also available upon request.
Agricultural and Natural Resources Education
Animal Science, Plant Science
This career cluster provides an integrated educational model that focuses students on careers in global agriculture.
Business, Management & Administration Education
Entrepreneurship, General Management
This career cluster focuses on careers that involve planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating a business.
Arts/A-V/Tech and Communication Education
This career cluster provides instruction for Careers in arts and communication combine creative expression and interpersonal skills to create innovative work.
Accounting, Financial Planning
This career cluster prepare students in the fields of money management, finance, stock trading, banking, office management, and administrative assistance.
Education and Training Education
This career cluster provides students with a philosophical foundation of education and focuses on careers in any aspect of education.
Hospitality and Tourism Education
Culinary Arts, Sport and Event Marketing, Travel and Tourism
This career cluster prepares students for the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.
Human Services Education
Early Childhood Development, Food and Nutrition
This career cluster prepares individuals for employment in careers that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.
Information Technology Education
Python Programming, Computer Science Principles
This career cluster prepares students for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Education
Public Safety, Firefighter Technology
This career cluster prepares students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security.
This career cluster focuses on planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities.
This career cluster prepares students for work in advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, marketing research, merchandising, or public relations in businesses and corporations and nonprofit institutions.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Drafting Engineering, PLTW Engineering
This career cluster prepares students for further education or entry level careers in engineering, software development, information management, coding, medicine, science research, teaching, data science, and statistics.
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Education
Automotive Services, Drone Technology
This career cluster focuses on planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water.
Health Science Education
Biomedical Technology, Healthcare
This career cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.