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Architecture and construction courses can introduce students to the construction industry and related career fields in construction management, architecture, building construction inspection, and planning and design. Many students move quickly from basic construction training into estimating, and project management with high paying jobs. The course standards listed below answer the question "What does a worker need to know and be able to do to contribute to the delivery of skills to the architecture and construction industry". The following courses of study prepare students for nationally recognized industry credentials, which increase dramatically the chances of high paying careers. Students with industry credentials are always considered first by employers. Teachers and administrators should find these standards useful as guides for providing quality curriculum in preparation for advanced studies. These standards also provide an avenue for articulation to postsecondary institutions.
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The 16 Career Clusters
In order to provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student
experiences around broad categories of occupations from entry through
professional levels we must link to what is described as a career cluster. The
current definition of a career cluster consists of a grouping of occupations and
broad industries based on commonalties. Career clusters connect what
students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success
in college and careers. Each career cluster identifies different pathways from
secondary school to two- and four-year colleges, graduate school, and the
Agricultural Education is a program for high school and middle
school students interested in pursuing careers in natural
resources, environmental and agricultural careers.
Architecture and Construction
Architecture and construction courses can introduce students to
the construction industry and related career fields in construction
management, architecture, building construction inspection, and
planning and design
Arts, AV Technology and Communications
Arts, AV Technology, and Communications skill standards
address what a worker needs to know and be able to do and
contribute to a safe, productive, and effective work environment.
Business Management and Administration
People with business skills are the ones that make the deals that
build profitable companies that power the global economy.
Education and Training Careers
This program of study provides opportunities for students to
develop skills that relate to the art of teaching.
Financial Planning combines the skill sets of financial managers
with that of a more relationship-oriented individual. From entry
level billing clerks to CFOs of major corporations, everyone in this
pathway enjoys math and most likely is skilled with computers
and accounting software as well.
Health Science Education
Health Science Education is a secondary program of study that
promotes health career opportunities to students in grades 9-12.
Hospitality and Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism is designed to prepare students for
entry-level employment in the travel and tourism industry.
Majors within the Human Services cluster are designed to
prepare students for entry-level employment in areas related to
planning, managing, providing, and supporting human services
such as child care services and food science technology and
Information Technology careers involves the design,
development, support, and management of hardware, software,
multimedia and systems integration services.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
The Law Enforcement Services program prepares students for
entry-level positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement
agencies and private security.
Many Manufacturing jobs are so specialized, they require high
levels of skills and training. Manufacturing is a highly competitive
industry that continues to grow in South Carolina.
The Marketing cluster includes courses and/or programs related
to planning, managing, and performing wholesaling and retailing
services and related marketing and distribution support services
including merchandise/product management and promotion.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster
incorporate career opportunities in all aspects of engineering and
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
The Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Cluster incorporate
career opportunities in all aspects of Automotive Collision,
Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Small Engine
Technology, Warehousing, Material Handling, and Distribution
Next week is Spirit Week. We will kick off the week with Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A. Come see our girls volleyball team play at 3:00 in the Dent gym Monday afternoon. Then head over to Chick-Fil-A with your friends and family to celebrate. There will be a free throw contest, photo booth, and other games. Hope to see you Monday night at Chick-Fil-A from 5-7. Don't forget to tell them you're there to support Dent Athletics!
Career Cluster Weekly Spotlight