Career Clusters™

Career Clusters help students investigate careers and design their courses of study to advance their career goals.

With so many career options available, where do you start?

Career clusters help you find your way.

A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. Within each career cluster, there are multiple career pathways that represent a common set of skills and knowledge, both academic and technical, necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities within that pathway – ranging from entry level to management, including technical and professional career specialties. Based on the skills sets taught, all CTE courses are aligned with one or more career clusters and career pathways.

Find out which courses will help you in your career exploration.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Careers:

  • Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Agribusiness Systems

FCPS Courses:

  • Animal Science 1
  • Animal Science 2
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Geographic Information Systems 1
  • Landscape Architecture and Turf Management 1
  • Landscape Architecture and Turf Management 2
  • STEM Advanced Engineering
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 2
  • Technology Assessment

Architecture and Construction

Careers:

  • Design-Pre-Construction
  • Construction
  • Maintenance-Operations

FCPS Courses:

  • Advanced Drawing
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Carpentry 1
  • Carpentry 2
  • Carpentry 3
  • Construction Tech 1- Spring Village Residential Construction Site
  • Construction Tech 2 - Spring Village Residential Construction Site
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies
  • Electrical Construction and Engineering 1
  • Electrical Construction and Engineering 2
  • Electrical Construction and Engineering 3
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Geographi Information Systems 1
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Condtioning, and Refrigeration 1
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Condtioning, and Refrigeration 2
  • Introduction to Technology (18 Weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (36 Weeks)
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Technology Assessment

Arts, A-V Technology, and Communications

Careers:

  • Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Printing Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications

FCPS Courses:

  • Advanced Drawing
  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Advanced Programming
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Classroom-on-the-Mall: Fashion Marketing 2
  • Classroom-on-the-Mall: Marketing Management
  • Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies
  • Destination Marketing
  • Digital Input Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Fashion Careers 1
  • Fashion Careers 2
  • Fashion Marketing 1
  • Fashion Marketing 2
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction to Interior and Fashion Design
  • Introduction to Technology (18 Weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (36 Weeks)
  • Office Administration
  • Principles of Business
  • Professional Photography Studio 1
  • Professional Photography Studio 2
  • Professional Television Production 1
  • Professional Television Production 2
  • Professional Television Production 3
  • Programming
  • Technology Assessment
  • Webpage Development

Business Management & Administration

Careers:

  • General Management
  • Business Information Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management
  • Administrative Support

FCPS Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Business Management
  • Business Management-Virtual Enterprise
  • Classroom-On-The-Mall: Marketing Management
  • Computer Solutions
  • Destination Marketing
  • Digital Input Technologies
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • IB Business and Management HL
  • IB Business and Management SL
  • Information Systems
  • Keyboarding
  • Office Administration
  • Principles of Business
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 2
  • Technology Assessment

Education & Training

Careers:

  • Administration & Administrative Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/Training

FCPS Courses:

  • Air Force JROTC (Advanced)
  • Air Force JROTC (Foundation)
  • Army JROTC 1
  • Army JROTC 2
  • Army JROTC 3
  • Army JROTC 4
  • Early Childhood Careers 1
  • Early Childhood Careers 2
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Introduction to Early Childhood
  • Marine Corps JROTC 1
  • Marine Corps JROTC 2
  • Marine Corps JROTC 3
  • Marine Corps JROTC 4
  • Navy JROTC 1
  • Navy JROTC 2
  • Navy JROTC 3
  • Navy JROTC 4
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 2

Finance

Careers:

  • Securities & Investments
  • Business Finance
  • Accounting
  • Insurance
  • Banking Services

FCPS Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Technology Assessment

Government & Public Administration

Careers:

  • Governance
  • National Security
  • Foreign Service
  • Planning
  • Revenue & Taxation
  • Regulation
  • Public Management & Administration

FCPS Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Air Force JROTC (Advanced)
  • Air Force JROTC (Foundation)
  • Army JROTC 1
  • Army JROTC 2
  • Army JROTC 3
  • Army JROTC 4
  • Business Law
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Geographic Information Systems 1
  • Introduction to Technology (18 Weeks)
  • Introduction to Technology (36 Weeks)
  • Marine Corps JROTC 1
  • Marine Corps JROTC 2
  • Marine Corps JROTC 3
  • Marine Corps JROTC 4
  • Navy JROTC 1
  • Navy JROTC 2
  • Navy JROTC 3
  • Navy JROTC 4
  • Technology Assessment

Health Science

Careers:

  • Therapeutic Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Support Services
  • Biotechnology Research & Development

FCPS Courses:

  • Animal Science 1
  • Animal Science 2
  • Biotechnology Foundations
  • Dental Careers 1
  • Dental Careers 2
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Exploring Health Sciences
  • Exploring the Language of Medicine
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Sciences 1
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Sciences 2
  • Firefighting I
  • Firefighting II
  • Medical Assistant 1
  • Medical Assistant 2
  • Pharmacy Technician 1
  • Pharmacy Technician 2
  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy 1
  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy 2
  • Practical Nursing 1
  • Practical Nursing 2
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 2
  • Technology Assessment

Hospitality & Tourism

Careers:

  • Restaurants & Food/Beverage Services
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Lodging
  • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions

FCPS Courses:

  • Advanced Sports And Entertainment
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts 2
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Gourmet And International
  • Introduction To Culinary Arts
  • Introduction To Marketing
  • Principles Of Business
  • Sports And Entertainment Marketing

Human Services

Careers:

  • Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Consumer Services

FCPS Courses:

  • Child Development And Parenting
  • Cosmetology 1
  • Cosmetology 2
  • Cosmetology 3
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Family And Consumer Sciences 6
  • Family And Consumer Sciences 7
  • Family And Consumer Sciences 7-8
  • Family And Consumer Sciences 8
  • Fitness And Food
  • Introduction To Cosmetology
  • Life Planning
  • Teachers For Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers For Tomorrow 2

Information Technology

Careers:

  • Network Systems
  • Information Support & Services
  • Web & Digital Communications
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Assurance
  • Programming & Software Development

FCPS Courses:

  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Advanced Programming
  • Computer Solutions
  • Cyber: Computer Systems Technology 1 A+
  • Cyber: Computer Systems Technology 2 A+
  • Cyber: Database Design And Management 1, Oracle
  • Cyber: Database Design And Management 2, Oracle
  • Cyber: Network Administration 1
  • Cyber: Network Administration 2
  • Cyber: Routing And Switching 1a, Cisco
  • Cyber: Routing And Switching 1b, Cisco
  • Cyber: Routing And Switching 2a, Cisco
  • Cyber: Routing And Switching 2b, Cisco
  • Cyber: Security + Capstone
  • Design, Multimedia And Web Technologies
  • Digital Input Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Geographic Information Systems 1
  • Information Systems
  • Keyboarding
  • Office Administration
  • Programming
  • Teachers For Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers For Tomorrow 2
  • Webpage Development

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Careers:

  • Correction Services
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security & Protective Services

FCPS Courses:

  • Air Force JROTC (Advanced)
  • Air Force JROTC (Foundation)
  • Army JROTC 1
  • Army JROTC 2
  • Army JROTC 3
  • Army JROTC 4
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Justice 1
  • Criminal Justice 2
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Geographic Information Systems 1
  • Marine Corps JROTC 1
  • Marine Corps JROTC 2
  • Marine Corps JROTC 3
  • Marine Corps JROTC 4
  • Navy JROTC 1
  • Navy JROTC 2
  • Navy JROTC 3
  • Navy JROTC 4

Manufacturing

Careers:

  • Production
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
  • Quality Assurance
  • Logistics & Inventory Control
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Assurance

FCPS Courses:

  • Design And Technology
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Stem Robotics 1
  • Technology Assessment
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing

Careers:

  • Marketing Management
  • Professional Sales
  • Merchandising
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Research

FCPS Courses:

  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Classroom-on-the-mall: Fashion Marketing 2
  • Classroom-on-the-mall: Marketing Management
  • Destination Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Fashion Marketing 1
  • Fashion Marketing 2
  • Global Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction To Marketing
  • Principles Of Business
  • Social Media Marketing

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Careers:

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Science & Mathematics

FCPS Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Aerospace Science 1
  • Aerospace Science 2
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Basic Technical Drawing
  • Cyber: Database Design And Management 1, Oracle
  • Cyber: Database Design And Management 2, Oracle
  • Cyber: Network Administration 1
  • Cyber: Network Administration 2
  • Cyber: Security + Capstone
  • Design And Technology
  • Design, Multimedia And Web Technologies
  • Digital Input Technologies
  • Electronics 1
  • Electronics 2
  • Engineering Design And Modeling (18 Weeks)
  • Engineering Design And Modeling (36 Weeks)
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Engineering Physics 2
  • Engineering Simulation And Fabrication (18 Weeks)
  • Engineering Simulation And Fabrication (36 Weeks)
  • Engineering Systems 1
  • Engineering Systems 2
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Exploring The Language Of Medicine
  • Geographic Information Systems 1
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration 1
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration 2
  • IB Design Technology HL
  • IB Design Technology SL
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction To Technology (18 Weeks)
  • Introduction To Technology (36 Weeks)
  • Programming
  • Stem Advanced Electronics And Robotics
  • Stem Advanced Engineering
  • Stem Engineering
  • Stem Robotics 1
  • Teachers For Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers For Tomorrow 2
  • Technology Assessment
  • Technology Transfer

Transportation

Careers:

  • Transportation Operations
  • Logistics Planning & Management Services
  • Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations
  • Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Transportation Systems/Infrastructure
  • Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Health Safety & Environmental Management
  • Sales & Service

FCPS Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Aerospace Science 1
  • Aerospace Science 2
  • Air Force JROTC (Advanced)
  • Air Force JROTC (Foundation)
  • Army JROTC 1
  • Army JROTC 2
  • Army JROTC 3
  • Army JROTC 4
  • Automotive Collision Service 1
  • Automotive Collision Service 2
  • Automotive Collision Service 3
  • Automotive Technology 1
  • Automotive Technology 2
  • Automotive Technology 3
  • Classroom-on-the-mall: Marketing Management
  • Destination Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Geographic Information Systems 1
  • Information Systems
  • Marine Corps JROTC 1
  • Marine Corps JROTC 2
  • Marine Corps JROTC 3
  • Marine Corps JROTC 4
  • Navy JROTC 1
  • Navy JROTC 2
  • Navy JROTC 3
  • Navy JROTC 4
  • Office Administration
  • Principles Of Business
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Technology Assessment