Career Clusters is a grouping of occupations and
broad industries based on commonalities. The U.S. Department of Education's
16 Career Clusters provide learners with a focus for career-related
learning and academic study, and schools or training programs with a way of restructuring
curriculum, teaching resources, and how students are grouped. Students take classes
around a particular career field (such as business, health, the arts or technology).
Students who select a career cluster learn about that particular field and may also
learn general academics (i.e., English, mathematics, social studies and science)
in the context of that career field.
Click to view
Career Cluster Brochures which helps students (grades 6-12) match interests, skills,
and personality traits to specific career cluster pathways of study.
Click to view Grayson College’s Pathways of Study
which offer graphic examples of how students (grades 11-12) may begin taking Dual-Credit
courses in high school which transition to Grayson College’s Degrees and/or
certifications and lead to specific high-demand careers.
Click to view Grayson College’s programs identified
by career cluster.
Texas is designed to help students (and their parents) make wise education
choices. It is based on the belief that the curricula of the 21st century
should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education.
When schools integrate academic and technical education, students can see the "usefulness"
of what they are learning. The system also facilitates a seamless transition from
secondary to postsecondary opportunities.
Click to view Grayson College's identified careers
clusters offered by each program of study and /or certification.