The Veterinary Science Program was established in 2006 and serves more than 100 students from the Spring Independent School District in Spring, Texas. The four-year program prepares its learners for postsecondary and career success by providing a rigorous sequence of academic and technical courses, which allows learners to gain critical knowledge and skills and use their experiences to make informed decisions about their future areas of specialization. Learners can earn up to 30 college credits with the Lone Star College System, graduate with 30 internship hours, and earn up to two state-recognized certifications, equipping them with the skills they need for success in a high-skill and high-demand industry.
Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
The Building Construction Technology program of study in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania began as a one-course offering in 1970 that was transformed in 2011 into a robust program of study. Aligned with a high-priority sector in Pennsylvania, this program of study blends academic and technical knowledge and skills with a service-oriented mindset through local and out-of- state community service projects. Eligible students may earn up to nine college credits per semester. Students attend classes at the college campus in the morning and are required to attend their career and technical program at the school in the afternoon.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster
The Video Production & Broadcasting program of study in Nashua, New Hampshire, is the result of a school responding to the needs of its students. A survey revealed that students had a significant interest in the TV and Video Broadcasting Career Pathway. After a few years of planning with industry and education partners in the community, the Video Production & Broadcasting program was established in 2001. All students learn the basic foundation of media skills, from field to studio production. To support success in both career and college, learners earn a user certification in Avid Media Composer editing software and up to three college credits through the New Hampshire Community College system.
Education & Training Career Cluster
In 2001, a statewide decline in the number of practicing educators in Michigan led college instructors, teachers and district administrators to develop a Career Technical Education program of study to encourage learners to consider teaching as a career pathway and grow their own teacher pipeline. The Teacher Academy at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center in Traverse City, Michigan, brings together juniors and seniors from 26 high schools across five rural counties to experience all aspects of the teaching profession. The Teacher Academy blends academic, technical and real-world knowledge and skills. Throughout the two-year program of study, Teacher Academy learners work directly with students in a variety of classroom settings and earn more than 400 hours of field experience. Academy students can receive up to four industry certifications and earn credit toward local two- and four-year colleges.
Health Science Career Cluster
Students in the Nursing Transition program of study at the Indian Capital Technology Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma engage in a rigorous curriculum paired with relevant clinical instruction in a variety of settings. Indian Capital Technology Center serves 51 area high schools, and was designed to help increase the number of practical nurses in the workforce. Established in August of 2011 due to a shortage of nurses and allied health professionals – especially in rural areas of Oklahoma– the program has created an accelerated pathway to become a licensed practical nurse. High school seniors who have successfully completed one year of the Health Careers Certification can enroll in the program and complete the program within six months following high school graduation.
Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster
The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program of study was established in 1972, at the Saginaw Career Complex in Saginaw, Michigan. The program of study is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the food service, lodging and tourism industries. It is one of the most diverse programs offered at the Career Complex with students from 11 different schools and high enrollment from minority populations. Students gain valuable experience through the operation of an on-site restaurant as well as participation in industry tours, work-based learning experiences and culinary competitions. In the 2015-16 class, 100 percent of students earned a certification – in addition to 100 percent earning college-level credit.