Career Clusters

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.

Architecture and Construction Education

Masonry, Drafting Architecture, Interior Design

This career cluster prepares learners for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Agricultural and Natural Resources Education

Animal Science, Plant Systems

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

Adobe Academy

This career cluster provides instruction for Careers in arts and communication combine creative expression and interpersonal skills to create innovative work.

Finance Education

Accounting, Economics, 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.

Manufacturing Education


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.

Marketing Education

Marketing, Sales

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.