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Career Technical Education (CTE)

16 Career Clusters and Pathways


Career Clusters identify the knowledge and skills learners need as they follow a pathway toward their career goals. The knowledge and skills identified form a strong basis for learner success whether the learners are in high school, college, technical training or in the workplace. The career clusters also provide a means of exploring the many occupational options. Each Cluster is divided into different pathways. Pathways are grouped by the knowledge and skills required for occupations in these career fields. Each pathway provides instruction as a basis for success in an array of careers and educational pursuits. The U.S. Department of Education’s Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experience around 16 broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels.  During IGP conferences, counselors (guidance and career) meet with students (and their parents) at least once a year to review career goals and courses as they work towards pathway completion, work-based experience, and industry certification. 


Once a major is declared, Jasper County students permitted to attend either the Jasper County Career Technical Education Center (Ridgeland Campus) or the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence (BJACE) pursue the completion of CTE courses.



Career Cluster

Jasper CTE Center


Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources



Architecture & Construction


Building Construction


Arts, AV Technology, & Communications

Digital Art and Graphic Design


Business Management & Administration

General Management


Administrative Services

Education & Training






Government & Public Administration



Health Science

Health Science (CNA)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Nursing/Health Science (CNA)

Hospitality & Tourism


Culinary Arts


Human Services


Family Consumer Science


Master Haircare (Barbering)

Nail Technology

Information Technology (IT)

Information Support & Services


Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security


Law Enforcement Services








Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Aerospace Engineering Technology


Computer and Information Systems Security/ Information Assurance


Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics


Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Automotive Technology

Marine Technology