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Career Cluster Exploration at Neuqua Valley High School Prepared by Counselor Interns Teresa Gebhardt - Northern Illinois University Melissa Eggers - Lewis University 2012-2013 Picking your courses can be a critical first step in beginning your future career path. As you select the courses you will take at Neuqua, use this resource in identifying some of your career passions and interests. In this packet you will find 16 career clusters along with some of Neuqua’s courses that apply to them. We hope this resource will guide you through your years at Neuqua! - Teresa & Melissa

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  • Career Cluster Exploration at Neuqua Valley High School

    Prepared by Counselor Interns

    Teresa Gebhardt - Northern Illinois University Melissa Eggers - Lewis University

    2012-2013

    Picking your courses can be a critical first step in beginning your future career path. As you select the courses you will take at Neuqua, use this resource in identifying some of your career passions and interests. In this packet you will find 16 career clusters along with some of Neuquas courses that apply to them.

    We hope this resource will guide you through your years at Neuqua!

    - Teresa & Melissa

  • Within the career cluster of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources there are seven areas of concentration, or pathways. In this particular cluster, the pathways represent groups of occupations or areas of study that lead to similar areas of work. Here is a breakdown of each pathway:

    Food Products & Processing Systems This pathway houses professions that are responsible for quality control, de-velopment, and management of foods. For example Biochemist-Nutritionist, Microbiologist, Food and Drug Inspector, or Meet Processor are all a part of this group.

    Plant Systems This pathway specifically works with plants. There are a large range of professions that apply to this group such as, Farmer, Golf Course Manager, Botanist, Plant Geneticist, or even Tree Surgeon.

    Animal Systems People within this pathway work specifically with animals or systems related to their care and/or use. Livestock inspector, Veterinarian, Animal Caretaker, or Aquaculturalist would fall in this group.

    Power, Structural & Technical Systems Professions in this pathway focus on operations and monitoring of machines and technical structures. For example, Machinist, Agricultural Engineer, GPS Technician, and Machine Operator are all part of this category.

    Natural Resource Systems These professions emphasize hands-on retrieval of resources or monitoring within the environment and include jobs such as, Hydrologist, Ecologist, Mining Engineer, or Commercial Fisherman.

    Environmental Service Systems This pathway includes professions such as Agricultural Educator, Hazardous Materi-als Technician, and Pollution Prevention and Control Manager.

    Agribusiness Systems This final pathway leads towards the managing fields of this cluster such as; Livestock Manag-er, Agricultural Products Buyer-Distributer, Farmer-Ranch Operator.

    ART 2002 Computer Graphics 1 FACS 1001 Intro to Culinary Arts SCI 2019 Physics

    ART 2015 Computer Graphics 2 FACS 3002 Catering and Hospitality SCI 2014A AP Environmental Science

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation FACS 2002 Intrl & Regional Foods SCI 1005H Honors Biology

    BUS 2000 Business Mathematics FACS 4000 Senior Foods SCI 1005A AP Biology

    BUS 3000 Advertising MATH All courses applicable SCI 2018A Honors Chemistry

    BUS 3002 Marketing PE2 & 3 Health & Advanced Health SCI 2019H Honors Physics

    BUS 1002 Management SCI 1005 Biology SCI 2019A AP Physics

    BUS 3005 Business Law SCI 2004 Anatomy & Physiology SOCS 1005 World Gepgraphy

    BUS 1030 Essential Technology SCI 2003 Genetics SOCS 1007A Human Geography

    BUS 1033 Visual Media SCI 2006 Earth Science SOCS 2009 U.S. Geography

    BUS 1034 Emerging Technology SCI 2016 Horticulture TEE 1003 Woods Fabrication 1

    BUS 3017 Finance SCI 2017 Chemistry/Physics TEE 2001 Woods Fabrication 2

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SCI 2018 Chemistry

    A little bit about the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster:

    Having a profession within this

    cluster involves the planning and

    managing of all aspects of

    agricultural productions, landscaping,

    excavation, conservation, and

    environmental upkeep.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • Within the career cluster of Architecture & Construction there are three areas of concentration often referred to as path-ways. Each of these pathways describes a group of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. For this career cluster the pathways function as steps to a larger process, and many of the groups will work with one another on a continuing basis.

    The three pathways housed under the Architecture & Construction career cluster are:

    Design/Pre-Construction This pathway houses professions that are responsible for creating the plans for others to build structures from. For example Civil Engineer, Architect, Interior Designer, Survey and Mapping Technician are all a part of this group.

    Construction Workers in this group take the plans that the designers have drafted and put them into a three dimen-sional structure. Carpenters, Electricians, Masons, Project Managers, and Plumbers are a few of the professions found in this group.

    Maintenance/Operations These professions are responsible for the upkeep of the structures that others have de-signed and build. Some of the professions in this group include Code official, Hazardous Material Remover, Construction Inspector, as well as many of the professions responsible for the actual construction of a structure.

    ART 1004 3D Art and Design BUS 3002 Marketing SOC 1006A AP World History

    ART 2002 Computer Graphics 1 BUS 3005 Business Law SOC 1007A AP Human Geography

    ART 2015 Computer Graphics 2 ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SOC 2009 US Geography

    ART 1015 Drawing 1 FACS 2004 Interior Design TEE 1001 Engineering Tech. 1

    ART 2003 Drawing 2 MATH All Courses Apply TEE 1002 Engineering Tech. 2

    ART 2005 Drawing 3 SCI 2017 Chemistry/Physics TEE 1003 Woods Fabrication 1

    ART 3002A AP Studio Art SCI 2018 Chemistry TEE 2001 Woods Fabrication 2

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation SCI 2019 Physics TEE 2002 Intro. to Construction

    BUS 2000 Business Math SCI 2018A AP Chemistry TEE 3002D Computer Aided Drafting

    BUS 3000 Advertising SCI 2018H Honors Chemistry TEE 2003 Drafting & Design

    BUS 1030 Essential Technology SCI 2019A AP Physics TEE 3001D Architectural Drafting

    BUS 1032 Marketing Technology SCI 2019H Honors Physics WLAN All Courses Apply

    BUS 1033 Visual Media SCI 2014A AP Environmental Science

    BUS 1034 Emerging Technologies SOC 1005 World Geography

    BUS 1036 Web Design SOC 1006H Honors World History

    A little bit about the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning, designing, drafting, building,

    and managing structures and

    environments.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • With in the career cluster of Arts, A/V Technology there are six pathways. Each of these pathways describes a group of careers that require similar technical and academic skills.

    The six pathways housed under the Arts, A/V Technology & Communications career cluster are:

    Audio and Video Technology and Film This pathway houses professions that are responsible for engineering sounds and rolling film. For example Audio-Video Designer, Videographer, or Audio Technician are all a part of this group.

    Printing Technology This pathway houses professions in which workers deal with technology used to print periodi-cals, books, and all types of printed material. Web Page Designer, Desktop Publishing Specialist, and Plate Maker are a few of the professions found in this category.

    Visual Arts Visual arts include professions such as curators, photogrphers, painters, art instructors, fashion designers, and commercial artists.

    Performing Arts These professions include both actual performers, as well as all of the support staff that is required to make a production run. Some jobs that are included in this pathway are, playwright, director, actors, singers, stage light-ing, make-up artists, and conductors.

    Journalism and Broadcasting This pathway includes professions that focus the production, publication, and broad-casting of news, and other printed/video materials. Some of the professions included in this category are Art Director, Editor, Journalist, Publisher, Reporter, and Radio/Television Announcer.

    Telecommunications Professions in this pathway work specifically with the operations of the TV realm of communica-tions and productions. Systems Designer, Network Designer, Telecommunication Technician, Cable, Line Repairer/Installer are just a few of the professions included in this pathway.

    ART 1001 2D Art and Design ENGL 2012 Public Speaking PE All Courses Apply

    ART 1004 3d Art and Design ENGL 2013 Theater Arts 1 SCI 1005 Biology

    ART 1015 Drawing 1 ENGL 2014 Theater Arts 2 SCI 2018 Chemistry

    ART 2003 Drawing 2 ENGL 2015 Creative Writing 1 SCI 2019 Physics

    ART 1017 Ceramics 1 ENGL 2016 Creative Writing 2 SCI 2003 Genetics

    ART 2010 Ceramics 2 ENGL 2017 Newspaper Journalism SCI 2004 Anatomy & Phsiology

    ART 2007 Painting 1 FACS 1000 Apparel Construction 1 SOCS 3016 Sociology

    ART 2009 Painting 2 FACS 2000 Apparel Construction 2 SOCS 3012 Psychology

    ART 2014 Jewelry FACS 2001 Fashion Merch. & Market- TEE 2003 Drafting and Design

    ART 4000D Digital Photography MUSC 2000 Music Theory TEE 1014D Media Comm. & Brod. 1

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation MUSC 2008 Symphonic Orchestra TEE 2070 Broadcast Journalism

    BUS 1003 Note Taking Study Skills MUSC 2009 Symphonic Band WLAN All Courses Apply

    BUS 3000 Advertising MUSC 2004 Concert Choir

    A little bit about the Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    the production, management, and

    display of different types of media and

    Art. This cluster also houses

    performers within the field of arts.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • With in the career cluster of Business Management & Administration there are six pathways.

    Financial Management & Accounting Jobs within this pathway are responsible for the management, accountability, and upkeep of funds operations. Jobs in this group include Treasurer, Auditor, or Certified Public Accountant.

    Human Resources The focus of this pathway is managing the people who work for a company. Labor relations, in-dustrial-organizational psychologist, corporate trainer, personnel recruiter are all a part of this diverse group.

    Administrative & Information Support Workers within this pathway are some of the key positions that help a com-pany run. Many of these may be behind-the-scenes but all help a company function smoothly within the business world. Some of the professions from this group include Administrative Assistant, Computer Operator, Legal Secretary, Parale-gal, Receptionist, and Stenographer.

    Business Analysis In this pathway workers are interested in making a company work most effectively by analyzing trends, and keeping data on how any aspect of the business might be working. Some of the professions are Business Consultant, Operations Research Analyst, Product Manager.

    Management This pathway provides the direction and control over important decisions for a company. Professions include Chief Executive, Operations Manager, Payroll Manager.

    Marketing and Communications Jobs within this pathway entail effectively selling and displaying products for the general public. Some of the jobs in this category are; market researchers, public relations specialist, product developer, and wholesale/retail buyer.

    ART 2000 Printmaking FACS 2001 Fashion Merch. & Market. SOCS 3014A AP Government and Politics

    ART 2002 Computer Graphics 1 MATH 1003 Geometry TEE 3008 Computer Networking

    ART 2015 Computer Graphics 2 MATH 3006 Algebra II WLAN All Courses are Applicable

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry

    BUS 2001 Accounting 1 MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics

    BUS 1002 Management MATH 3008 Calculus

    BUS 3005 Business Law PLTW 2000 Intro to Engineering Design

    BUS 3017 Finance SCI 2014A AP Environmental Science

    BUS 3020 Virtual Enterprise International SOCS 4000 Government

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SOCS 3016 Sociology

    ENGL 2015 Creative Writing 1 SOCS 3012 Psychology

    ENGL 2017 Newspaper Journalism SOCS 1007A AP Human Geography

    A little bit about the Business Management & Administration Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning, managing, providing trend

    research, and organizing business

    evaluations and functions that help a

    company run most effectively.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • Within the career cluster of Education & Training there are three areas of concentration often referred to as pathways. Each pathway has many different opportunities, however the common denominator is the close working with students and others to help future grow and develop. The three pathways are:

    Professional Support Services This pathway includes all jobs outside of the teaching that are necessary for stu-dents to succeed in their educational process. Some of the professions within this pathway include, but are not limited to; counselor, speech-language pathologist, and Social Worker.

    Teaching/Training This pathway includes all the professions that teach or train students of all age levels in a variety of settings. These professions include but are not limited to Elementary Teachers, College/University Faculty, Physical Trainer, Coaches, Child Care Worker.

    Education Administration and Administrative Support Workers in this pathway help keep schools functioning ef-fectively by managing, leading, supporting district and school level projects. They also perform a wide range of adminis-trative tasks to help schools run smoothly all year. Profession in this category include principles, superintendents, in-structional media designer, Curriculum Developer, and Deans.

    BUS 1040D Introduction to Education (DC) FACS 3006 Early Teaching Lab MATH AP Statistics

    BUS 3007 Business Internship FACS 3011 Parenting SCI 1005 Biology

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking FACS 2003 Child Development SOCS 3012 Psychology

    ENGL 2015 Creative Writing FACS 3010 Individual & Fam. Relationship SOCS 3016 Sociology

    A little bit about the Education & Training Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning, managing, and providing

    education/training for a diverse range

    of fields.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

    All courses from various different subject areas will be relevant for this career cluster, depending on a desired interest, or specialization sought.

  • Within the career cluster of Finance there are four areas of concentration often referred to as pathways. Each of these pathways describes a group of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifications and/or postsecondary education.

    The four pathways housed under the Finance career cluster are:

    Banking and Related Services This pathway houses all professions that make a banking institution function. For example teller, loan officer, credit analyst, mortgage underwriter, and customer service representatives are all a part of this group.

    Insurance Services Workers in this pathways collaborate and support insurance companies as well as individual policy holders. Insurance underwriters and/or agents, appraisers, actuaries, and underwriters are a few of the profes-sions found in this group.

    Business Financial Management These professions focus on the directing of larger firms and organizing of invest-ment policies and financial records kept for authorities. An example of some professions in this pathway are tax examin-er, auditor, financial analyst, and economist.

    Financial and Investment Planning These professions emphasize helping others to manage their money. Profes-sions in this pathway include investment advisor, securities underwriter, and stockbroker.

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation MATH 1003 Geometry

    BUS 2000 Business Math MATH 3006 Algebra II

    BUS 2001 Accounting 1 MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry

    BUS 1002 Management MATH 3007 Trigonometry

    BUS 3017 Finance MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics

    BUS 1031 E-Bus. & Financial Tech. MATH 3008 Calculus

    BUS 3002 Marketing SCI 2018 Chemistry

    BUS 3000 Advertising SCI 2019 Physics

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SOCS 3016 Sociology

    ENGL 2015 Creative Writing 1 SOCS 1007A Human Geography

    FACS 3002 Catering and Hospitality WLAN All Courses Apply

    A little bit about the Finance Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning and related services for

    financial and investment planning,

    banking, insurance and business

    financial management.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • Within the career cluster of Government & Public Administration there are six career pathways you can pursue.

    Planning This pathway houses professions that are responsible for deciding what will be done with specific land areas or projects having to do with the division of land. Some of the professions housed in this category include; County Direc-tor, Commissioner, Planner, Economic Development Coordinator, Census Enumerator, and Chief of Vital Statistics.

    Revenue and Taxation Workers in this pathway cover all of the financial collections for the federal, state, and local governments. These jobs include Tax Attorney, Revenue Officer, Inspector General, and Tax Auditor.

    Governance These professions are responsible for all of the processes of governing at any level. For example, the President, Mayor, Lobbyist, Senator, or Governor are some of the many jobs this group encompasses.

    Regulation These professions emphasize the enforcement of the laws, policies, and legislations that are both new and established. Bank Examiner, Border Inspector, Election Supervisor, and Immigration Officer are just a few found in this group.

    National Security This pathway includes professions that focus on the protection of the United States. Some of these professions you may have heard of already, such as: FBI/CIA Agent, Nuclear Weapons Specialist, Submarine Officer, or Cryptographer.

    Foreign Service Professionals in this pathway are a group of people who represent the interests of the United States abroad in other countries. Jobs in this pathway include: Ambassador, Public Affairs Officer, and Diplomatic Courier.

    ART 1001 2D Art FACS 3010 Individual & Family Relation SOCS 4000 Government

    ART 1015 Drawing 1 MATH 1003 Geometry SOCS 3014A AP Government & Politics

    ART 2000 Printmaking MATH 3006 Algebra II SOCS 2009 US Geography

    ART 2002 Computer Graphics 1 MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry SOCS 2010 Military History

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation MATH 3007 Trigonometry SOCS 3016 Sociology

    BUS 1002 Management MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics SOCS 3012 Psychology

    BUS 3005 Business Law MATH 3008 Calculus WLAN All Courses Apply

    BUS 3000 Advertising SCI 2018 Chemistry

    BUS 3017 Finance SCI 2019 Physics

    BUS 3002 Marketing SCI 2014A AP Environmental Science

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SOCS 2008 US History

    ENGL 2015 Creative Writing SOCS 2000 American Studies

    ENGL 2017 Newspaper Journalism

    A little bit about the Government & Public Administration Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    developing and managing legislation

    and regulations at the federal, state,

    and local levels.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • Within the career cluster of Health Sciences there are five areas of concentration often referred to as pathways. Each of these pathways describe a group of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifications and/or postsecondary education.

    The five pathways housed under the Health Science career cluster are:

    Supportive Services This pathway houses professions that are responsible for building and equipment upkeep, and administrative and environmental quality control. For example supply technician, industrial hygienist, health advocate, and maintenance workers are all a part of this group.

    Information & Communication Services Workers in this pathways are responsible for managing and maintaining medical/health information. Medical transcriptionist, medical records administrator, and medical biller are a few of the professions found in this group.

    Diagnostic Services These professions focus on the diagnosis of illnesses and diseases. An example of some pro-fessions in this pathway are radiologist, geneticist, phlebotomist, or medical technician.

    Therapeutic Services These professions emphasize the treatment therapy of diseases and disorders. Professions in this pathway include but are not limited to EMT/paramedic, physical therapist, speech pathologist, and physicians.

    Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Services This pathway includes professions that focus on research and develop-ment of new pharmaceuticals, therapies, and biotechnology, such as microbiologists and research lab technician.

    ART 1015 Drawing 1 MATH 3008 Calculus SOCS 4000 Government

    BUS 1003 Note Taking & Study Skills PE 3101 Advanced Health SOCS 3013A AP Psychology

    BUS 3004 College Test Prep PLTW 2000 Intro to Engin. & Design SOCS 3012 Psychology 1

    BUS 2000 Business Math SCI 2017 Chemistry/Physics SOCS 3013 Psych. & Group Behavior

    BUS 1002 Management SCI 1005 Biology SOCS 3016 Sociology

    BUS 3005 Business Law SCI 1005H Honors Chemistry SOCS 1007A AP Human Geography

    ENGL 4008 Communication & Composition SCI 1005A AP Biology WLAN All Courses Apply

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SCI 2018H Honors Chemistry

    ENGL 2019 College Prep Reading SCI 2018 Chemistry

    FACS 3010 Individual & Family Relation- SCI 2018A AP Chemistry

    FACS 2003 Child Development SCI 2019H Honors Physics

    MATH 1003 Geometry SCI 2019 Physics

    MATH 3006 Algebra II SCI 2003 Genetics

    MATH 3007 Trigonometry SCI 2004 Anatomy & Physiology

    MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics SCI 2019A AP Physics

    A little bit about the Health Science Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning, managing, and providing

    therapeutic services, diagnostic

    services, health informatics, support

    services, and biotechnology research

    and development.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited:

  • With in the career cluster of Hospitality and Tourism there are four pathways: lodging and housekeeping services, food

    production and services; recreation, gaming and sports; and travel and tourism services. Each of these pathways de-

    scribe groups of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also

    require similar certifications and/or postsecondary education.

    The four pathways housed under the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster are:

    Lodging and Housekeeping Services This pathway includes all the jobs required for hotels, motels, inns, and re-sorts to function and serve guests. Jobs include lodging manager, janitorial worker, front desk attendant, bellhop, conci-erge, and housekeeper. Food Production and Services This is the largest pathway in this cluster, and includes all the jobs in restaurants, catering services, and anywhere else where food is served. Jobs include waiter, waitress, wine steward, bus person, chef and cook, bartender, food safety inspector, dietician and nutritionist, food technologist, institutional food service worker, and restaurant and facilities manager. Recreation, Gaming, and Sports This career pathway includes jobs in amusement parks, sports stadiums, and rec-reation centers. Jobs in this pathway are varied, from professional athletes and umpires to amusement park workers, from lifeguards to blackjack dealers. Travel and Tourism Services This pathway comprises all the jobs involved in planning and booking travel reserva-tions, leading tours, and planning special events. Jobs include travel agent, travel promotion worker, tour director, and convention management.

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation FACS 3002 Catering & Hospitality SOCS 1007A AP Human Geography

    BUS 1002 Management FACS 4000 Senior Foods SOCS 2009 US Geography

    BUS 1003 Note Taking & Study Skills MATH 1003 Geometry SOCS 3016 Sociology

    BUS 1032 Marketing and Technology MATH 3006 Algebra II GSOCS 1005 World Geography

    BUS 3000 Advertising MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry WLANG All Courses

    BUS 3002 Marketing MATH 3007 Trigonometry

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics

    ENGL 2017 Newspaper Journalism MATH 3008 Calculus

    FACS 1001 Introduction to Culinary Arts SCI 2018 Chemistry

    FACS 1005 Pastry Arts SCI 1005 Biology

    FACS 2002 International and Regional Foods SOCS 2008 US History

    A little bit about the Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning, managing, and providing

    lodging, food, recreation,

    conventions, and tourism, and related

    planning and support services such as

    travel-related services.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • With in the career cluster of Human Services there are five pathways: early childhood development and services, coun-

    seling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care services, and consumer services. Each

    of these pathways describe groups of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar

    skills the careers also require similar certifications and/or postsecondary education.

    The five pathways housed under the Human Services career cluster are:

    Early Childhood Development and Services This pathway involves caring for the psychological, physical, and intel-lectual growth of children, from infancy through adolescence. Some jobs in this pathway include child development spe-cialist, child care worker, parent educator, day care center director, and preschool teacher. Counseling and Mental Health Services The goal of workers in this pathway is to help people who suffer from emo-tional or mental problems. Jobs include substance abuse counselor, psychologist, school social worker, mental health aide, sociologist, and public health social worker. Family and Community Services Workers in this pathway provide a variety of services that help strengthen family and community life. Adult day care worker, community service worker, food pantry organizer, social worker, volunteer coordinator, and religious counselor are some jobs found in this group. Personal Care Services Workers in this pathway help people feel and look better, and offer services that make peo-ple's lives more convenient. Occupations include wedding consultant, personal shopper, party planner, massage thera-pist, makeup artist, image consultant, cosmetologist, and beautician. Consumer Services These professionals assist the buying public by ensuring that they receive fair treatment in the marketplace. Product safety tester, consumer outreach coordinator, consumer fraud investigator, consumer advisor, and consumer credit counselor are a few of the professions found in this group.

    BUS 1003 Note Taking & Study Skills MATH 3006 Algebra II SCI 2004D Anatomy and Physiology

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry SOCS 1007A AP Human Geography

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking MATH 3007 Trigonometry SOCS 3012 Psychology 1

    ENGL 2015 Creative Writing 1 MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics SOCS 3013 Psychology & Group Be-

    ENGL 4008 Communication & Comp. PE 2101 PE Health Education SOCS 13A AP Psychology

    FACS 2003 Child Development PE 3101 Advanced Health SOCS 3016 Sociology

    FACS 3010 Individual & Family Relation- SCI 1005 Biology WLAN All Courses Apply

    FACS 3011 Parenting SCI 2018 Chemistry

    MATH 1003 Geometry

    A little bit about the Human Services Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster

    involve tending to families and

    human needs.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • With in the career cluster of Information Technology there are four pathways: information support and services, program-ming and software development, network systems, and interactive media. Each of these pathways describe groups of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifications and/or postsecondary education. The four pathways housed under the Information Technology career cluster are:

    Information Support and Services This is the largest pathway in IT, and it involves analyzing users' requirements in detail, selecting the best possible solution, writing specifications, and obtaining the necessary hardware. Jobs include data systems designer, help desk technician, application integrator, technical writer, database specialist, data analyst, and maintenance technician. Programming and Software Development People in this pathway design, develop, and produce computer software. They have occupations such as systems analyst, programmer, business analyst, operating systems designer, software architect, software engineer, and applications analyst. Network Systems This pathway includes the workers who establish and maintain links between computers, either within a single office, or across the World Wide Web. Jobs include WAN/LAN technician, communications analyst, sys-tems engineer, network support specialist, network engineer, network administrator, and PC support specialist. Interactive Media Workers in this pathway create computer applications and content based on interactive media technology. Professions include Webmaster, Web designer, digital media specialist, and multimedia author.

    ART 2002D Computer Graphics 1 MATH 1003 Geometry SCI2019 Physics

    ART 2015 Computer Graphics 2 MATH 3006 Algebra II TEE 3007 A + Computer Repair

    BUS1003 Note Taking & Study Skills MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry TEE 3008 Computer Networking

    BUS 1030 Essential Technology MATH 3007 Trigonometry WLAN All Courses Apply

    BUS 1033 Visual Media MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics

    BUS 1034 Emerging Technologies PLTW 2002 Digital Electronics

    BUS 1035 Multimedia Innovations SCI 1005 Biology

    BUS 1036 Web Design SCI 2018 Chemistry

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking

    ENGL 4008 Communication and Comp.

    A little bit about the Information Technology Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    the design, support, development, and

    management of hardware, software

    multimedia, and system integration

    services

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • With in the career cluster of Law, Public Safety, and Corrections and Security there are three pathways: law and legal public services, criminal justice and corrections, and fire protection. Each of these pathways describe groups of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifica-tions and/or postsecondary education. The three pathways housed under the Law, Public Safety, and Corrections and Security career cluster are:

    Law and Legal Public Services Occupations in this pathway involve ensuring the proper function of our nation's le-gal system. Jobs include legislator, judge, magistrate, lawyer, legal assistant and paralegal, and inspector or compliance officer. Criminal Justice and Corrections This pathway includes a variety of occupations involved in protecting the public, keeping the peace, and controlling inmate populations. Jobs include security guard, forensic expert, police chief, police officer, detective, corrections officer, bailiff, and U.S. Marshal. Fire Protection All occupations in this pathway involve working in potentially risky situations, fighting fires and pro-tecting the public against fires and other dangers. Jobs include dispatcher, firefighter, and fire inspector.

    BUS1000 Business Management MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry SOCS 3013A AP Psychology

    BUS1002 Management MATH 3007 Trigonometry SOCS 3014A AP Government & Politics

    BUS 1003 Note Taking and Study Skills MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics SOCS 4000 Government

    BUS 3005 Business Law MATH 3008 Calculus WLAN All Courses Apply

    ENGL 2012 Public Speaking PE All Classes Apply

    ENGL 2015 Creative Writing SCI 2019 Physics

    FACS 3010 Individual & Family Relation SCI 2018 Chemistry

    FACS 2003 Child Development SCI 1005 Biology

    MATH 1003 Geometry SOCS 3012 Psychology

    MATH 3006 Algebra II SOCS 3016 Sociology

    A little bit about the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

    Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster

    involve planning, managing, and

    providing judicial, legal, and

    protective services.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • ART 2000 Printmaking MATH 1003 Geometry TEE 1001 Engineering Technology 1

    BUS1002 Management SCI2017 Chemistry/Physics TEE 1002 Engineering Technology 2

    BUS 1003 Note Taking and Study Skills SCI1005 Biology TEE 1003 Woods Fabrication 1

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation SCI1005H Honors Chemistry TEE 2001 Woods Fabrication 2

    FACS 1000 Apparel Construction 1 SCI1005A AP Biology

    FACS 2000 Apparel Construction 2 SCI2018H Honors Chemistry

    FACS 2001 Fashion Merch. & Marketing SCI2018 Chemistry

    FACS 2004 Interior Design SCI2018A AP Chemistry

    MATH 3006 Algebra II SCI2019H Honors Physics

    MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry SCI2019 Physics

    MATH 3007 Trigonometry SOCS 1007A AP Human Geography

    MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics SOCS 2008 US History

    MATH 3008 Calculus

    A little bit about the Manufacturing Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve 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.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

    With in the career cluster of Manufacturing there are four pathways: precision metal production, precision technology processes, electromechanical installation and maintenance; and production, design, operations, and maintenance. Each of these pathways describe groups of careers that require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifications and/or postsecondary education. The four pathways housed under the Manufacturing career cluster are:

    Precision Metal Production This field includes a variety of metalworking jobs such as foundry workers, sheet metal workers, tool and die makers, and machine operators. Precision Technology Processes In this pathway, computers and computer-aided systems are used to design, cre-ate, and assemble detailed, high-quality products. Jobs include optical goods workers, medical appliance workers, quali-ty control technicians, pattern and model makers, and instrument makers. Electromechanical Installation and Maintenance This field includes all jobs involved with installing, maintaining, and repairing devices that use electricity, from cellular phones to nuclear power generators. Jobs include biomedical equipment technician, laser systems technician, computer maintenance technician, computer installer, business ma-chine repairer, industrial electronic installer, meter installer or repairer, utility manager, power generating and reactor plant operators, and instrument control technicians. Production Design, Operations, and Maintenance This pathway includes all of the tasks required to set up and run a manufacturing plant, from industrial and manufacturing engineers, to process control technicians, from automated manufacturing technicians to plastics production workers, and from boilermakers to clothing production workers.

  • Within the career cluster of Marketing there are four pathways: merchandising and sales, promotion and public relations,

    general distribution, and management/entrepreneurship. Each of these pathways describe groups of careers that re-

    quire similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifications

    and/or postsecondary education.

    The four pathways housed under the Marketing career cluster are:

    Merchandising and Sales This pathway includes career related to promoting, buying, and selling goods to the public and to businesses. Jobs include wholesale and retail buyer, international salesperson, retail salesperson, cashier, ad-justment clerk, and real estate sales agent. Promotion and Public Relations Workers in this pathway are responsible for ensuring that customers buy retail goods. Jobs in this pathway include advertising manager, advertising clerk, public relations specialist, marketing re-searcher, and international marketing manager. General Distribution This pathway covers all the jobs necessary to get goods to the right people at the right time, including distribution managers, route salespersons, scheduling and recording workers; traffic, shipping, and receiving clerks; warehouse managers, and material moving packers. Management/Entrepreneurship This career pathway is made up of all managerial occupations in this career cluster, including small business entrepreneurs, managers, sales supervisors, merchandising managers, and e-commerce man-agers.

    ART 1001 2D Art & Design BUS 2000 Business Math MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics

    ART 1015 Drawing 1 BUS 3000 Advertising SCI 2019 Physics

    ART 2007 Painting 1 BUS 3002 Marketing SCI 2018 Chemistry

    ART 4000D Digital Photography BUS 3020 Virtual Enterprise Interna- SCI 1005 Biology

    BUS 1000 Business Orientation ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SOCS 3012 Psychology

    BUS 1002 Management ENGL 2017 Newspaper Journalism SOCS 3016 Sociology

    BUS1003 Note Taking & Study Skills ENGL 2015 Creative Writing TEE 1014 Media Comm. & Prod. 1

    BUS 1032 Marketing Technology FACS 2001 Fashion Merchandising WLAN All Courses Apply

    BUS 1033 Visual Media MATH 1003 Geometry

    BUS 1034 Emerging Technologies MATH 3006 Algebra II

    BUS 1035 Multimedia Innovations MATH 3007 Trigonometry

    BUS 1036 Web Design

    A little bit about the Marketing Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning, managing, and performing

    wholesaling and retailing services and

    related marketing and distribution

    support services including merchandise/

    product management and promotion.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • Within the career cluster of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics there are two pathways: engineering and

    technology, and science and math. Each of these pathways describe groups of careers that require similar technical

    and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifications and/or postsecondary

    education.

    The two pathways housed under the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career cluster are:

    Engineering and Technology This pathway includes all of the many different kinds of engineers who work in both government and the private sector. Jobs include systems engineer, safety engineer, chemical engineer, transportation engineer, optical engineer, nuclear engineer, mechanical engineer, industrial engineer, electrical engineer, civil engineer, biotechnology engineer, and agricultural engineer. Science and Math This pathway includes a variety of occupations, from research scientists and mathematicians, to technicians, such as hazardous materials technicians or nuclear technicians. This pathway also includes scientific spe-cialists, such as herpetologists, physicists, botanists, biologists, toxicologists, paleontologists, ornithologists, chemists, linguists, geologists, astronomers, and archaeologists.

    BUS1003 Note Taking & Study Skills MATH 3006 Algebra II SCI2018A AP Chemistry

    BUS 1030 Essential Technology MATH 3007 Trigonometry SCI2019 Physics

    BUS 1031 E-Business & Financial Tech. MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics SCI2019H Honors Physics

    BUS 1032 Marketing Technology MATH 3008 Calculus TEE 1001 Engineering Technology 1

    BUS 1034 Emerging Technologies PLTW 2000 Intro to Engineering Design TEE 1002 Engineering Technology 2

    BUS 2000 Business Math SCI2017 Chemistry/Physics TEE 2002 Introduction to Construc-

    BUS 2001 Accounting 1 SCI1005 Biology TEE 3002 Computer Aided Drafting

    BUS 3004 College Test Prep SCI1005H Honors Chemistry WLAN All Courses Apply

    BUS 3016H Honors Accounting 2 SCI1005A AP Biology

    BUS 3017 Finance SCI2018H Honors Chemistry

    ENGL 4008 Communication & Comp. SCI2018 Chemistry

    MATH 1003 Geometry

    A little bit about the Science, Technology, Engineering, &

    Mathematics Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve

    planning, managing, and providing

    scientific research and professional

    technical services including laboratory

    and testing services, and research and

    development services.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • With in the career cluster of Transportation, Distribution and Logistics there are seven pathways: transportation opera-

    tions, logistics planning and management services, warehousing and distribution center operations, sales and service,

    facility and mobile equipment maintenance; risk management and health and safety management; and transportation

    systems/infrastructure planning, management, and regulations. Each of these pathways describe groups of careers that

    require similar technical and academic skills. Along with these similar skills the careers also require similar certifications

    and/or postsecondary education. The seven pathways are as follows:

    Transportation Operations Jobs in this pathway involve the operation and support of mobile equipment in the move-ment of goods and people. Jobs include airline pilot, flight attendant, truck driver, taxi driver, dispatcher, ship captain, rail yard operations, locomotive engineer, airport support, and harbor support. Logistics Planning and Management Services Jobs in this pathway involve planning, managing, and controlling the physical distribution of people and freight from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Jobs include logistics manager, logistics engineer, and logistics analyst. Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations This pathway covers the jobs involved in packaging, loading, and tracking goods for transportation, including warehouse manager, industrial and packaging engineer; traffic, shipping, and receiving clerk; and material handling worker. Sales and Service These jobs involve marketing and selling transportation services for people or freight. Jobs in-clude marketing and sales manager, reservation and travel clerk, customer service representative, customer billing clerk, and cashier. Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance This pathway comprises jobs maintaining, repairing, and servicing all types of vehicles, including trucks, airplanes, cars, and other transportation equipment. Occupations include facility maintenance manager, industrial equipment mechanic, industrial electrician; and automotive, truck, aircraft, locomotive, or ship mechanic. Risk Management and Health and Safety Management Workers in this pathway assess and manage safety risks and possible environmental hazards. Jobs include health and safety engineer, environmental manager, safety analyst, and emergency services worker. Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management, and Regulations This pathway focuses on the planning and management of the public transportation infrastructure. Jobs include urban or regional planner, govern-ment regulator, and other jobs in federal, state, and local transportation agencies.

    ART 1001 2D Art and Design BUS 3020 Virt. Enterprise International SCI 2019 Physics

    ART 2003 Drawing 1 BUS 4002A Microeconomics SCI 2018 Chemistry

    ART 2002 Computer Graphics 1 ENGL 2012 Public Speaking SOCS 3016 Sociology

    BUS1002 Management ENGL 4008 Communication & Comp. TEE 1004 Power Mechanics

    BUS1003 Note Taking & Study Skills MATH 1003 Geometry TEE 2005 Automotive Maintenance

    BUS 1031 E-Business & Financial Tech. MATH 3002 Probability & Statistics TEE 3003 Automotive Mechanics

    BUS 2000 Business Mathematics MATH 1004 Algebra II/Trigonometry TEE 4001B Automotive Servicing

    A little bit about the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster:

    Professions within this cluster involve the planning,

    management, and movement of people, materials,

    and goods by road, air, rail, and water, as well as

    related professional and technical support services

    such as transportation infrastructure planning and

    management; logistics services; and mobile

    equipment and facility maintenance.

    NVHS relevant courses include but are not limited to:

  • National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. (2012). Career clusters

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    occupations.html

    The McGraw-Hill Companies. (2010). Introduction to career clusters. Retrieved from http://

    www.glencoe.com/sec/careers/cclusters/student/introclusters.shtml

    Verona Area School District. (2010). Career clusters and pathways. Retrieved from http://

    www.verona.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=4969

    WICareer Pathways. (2010-2012). Cluster and pathway list. Retrieved from https://

    www.wicareerpathways.org/CareerPathways

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