By Career Clusters

Career Clusters identify pathways from secondary school to two- and four-year colleges, graduate school, and the workplace, so students can link what they learn in school and what they can do in the future. Career Clusters allow students to access a nationwide framework to help them better analyze their long- and short-term career goals, plan what to take in high school to begin to move toward those goals, and implement strategies for further education and work experience that will prepare them for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers in the 21st Century.


Under the Career Clusters heading, you will find twelve career clusters and the associated courses within each cluster offered by Jackson County Schools (courses denoted with an asterisk are enhancement courses; only one enhancement course allowed per cluster).


Below are some helpful links:

North Carolina Career Clusters Guide

North Carolina Career Outlook Handbook 2009

2018/2019 CTE Essential Standards:  The 2018/19 CTE Essential Standards document provides program area and course descriptions, links to essential standards by course, and other curriculum information.