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Career Clusters For Technology and Engineering

Surveys and Resources:

Student Interest Survey for Career Clusters: Click here for the survey.

 

U.S. Department of Labor - Career Voyages - Advanced Manufacturing
Explore different areas in advanced manufacturing.


Information on Career Clusters: National Career Clusters website.

Career Cluster Frames:

The Career Cluster frame provides a broad overview for each Career Cluster, including Essential Knowledge and Skills, the types of educational topics studied within a particular Career Pathway, and a listing of sample Career Specialties or occupations.

Architecture & Construction Frame: Click here for PDF

Manufacturing Frame: Click here for PDF

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Click here for PDF

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics: Click here for PDF

Architecture & Construction:

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Program of Study Plans:


Construction - Excel file
Design/Pre-Construction - Excel file
Maintenance/Operations - Excel file

Career Foundation Pathway:


Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Architecture & Construction Pathways:


Construction

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Design/Pre-Construction

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Maintenance/Operations

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Manufacturing

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.

Program of Study Plans:


Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance - Excel file
Logistics and Inventory Control - Excel file
Maintenance, Installation & Repair - Excel file
Manufacturing Production Process Development - Excel file
Production - Excel file
Quality Assurance - Excel file

Career Foundation Pathway:


Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Manufacturing Pathways:


Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF
Knowledge and Skills Chart- Excel file

Logistics and Inventory Control

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart- Excel file

Maintenance, Installation, and Repair

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart- Excel file

Manufacturing Production Process Development

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart- Excel file

Production

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart- Excel file

Quality Assurance

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Planning, managing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Program of Study Plans:


Engineering and Technology - Excel file
Science and Math - Excel file

Career Foundation Pathway:


Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Pathways:


Engineering and Technology

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Science and Mathematics

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics:

Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

Program of Study Plans:


Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance - Excel file
Health, Safety and Environmental Management - Excel file
Logistics Planning and Management Services - Excel file
Sales and Service - Excel file
Transportation Operations - Excel file
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation - Excel file
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations - Excel file

Career Foundation Pathway:


Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Pathways:


Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Health, Safety, and Environmental Management

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Logistics Planning and Management Services

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Sales and Service

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Transportation Operations

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations

Knowledge and Skills Chart - PDF file
Knowledge and Skills Chart - Excel file

Glossary of Terms

Career Cluster - A broad set of related occupations used when organizing career information, instruction, and student opportunities. Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Resources such as KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS STRUCTURES and BROCHURES are available for each of the sixteen clusters. To read about the 16 national Career Clusters, go to http://www.careerclusters.org.

Program of Study (POS) - As defined by Perkins IV, a Program of Study identifies options for students to use when planning specific course work and other education activities that lead to a career pathway. A program of study specifies secondary and post-secondary courses, includes academic and CTE content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses, dual-credit opportunities, and industry-recognized credentials or associate or baccalaureate degree goals.

A subset of related occupations within a career cluster. Example: Quality Assurance is a program of study found within the Manufacturing Career Cluster.

Four-year Course Plan - An idividualized course plan for the four years of high school related to the student's career major, this plan is a key component of the Career Program of Study.

For questions about this information, contact Brent Kindred (608) 266-2683, Cassie Fabian (608) 266-7262