CTE Endorsements and Career Clusters

  • CTE Endorsements and Career Clusters Defined

    In support of the State of Texas’ college and career planning initiative known as Achieve Texas, SCUCISD has developed thirteen (13) Career Clusters which represent the sixteen (16) nationally recognized career clusters. Each Career Cluster contains multiple Programs of Study (POS) and suggested 4-year plans, which combine rigorous academics and relevant career and technical education to create a plan of study that has real focus and purpose for our students. A POS consists of a recommended coherent sequence of courses based on the student’s interest, skills, and college and career goals and provides the student and his/her family with a seamless transition to employment and/or postsecondary education and to higher wage, higher skill, and higher demand jobs in the workforce.

    Students are encouraged to choose a Career Cluster as a first step in building their Program of Study (POS). Students will be able to make changes each year in their POS as necessary for their continued academic achievement and as their college and career plans are refined. Simply contact your College and Career Readiness Advisor or your Career and Technical Education teacher for assistance. While each POS has recommended courses for each year of high school, students should work closely with parents, CTE teachers, College, Career, and Military Readiness advisors, and counselors to ensure that the chosen Endorsement and POS continues to be relevant for each student’s educational development.

    Go to www.txcte.org for additional information on Texas endorsements, programs of study, and CTE career clusters.

    CTE Endorsements

    These are the five Endorsements from which students can choose from to achieve an Endorsement:


    CTE Career Clusters

    Click on images below to view the Career Cluster Descriptions.

    Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources information   

    Architecture and Construction Career Cluster

      Arts, A/V and Communications information

     Business Management and Administration information

    Education and Training information  

    Finance information

       Health Science information

      Hospitality and Tourism information

    Human Services

    Information Technology information  

    Law Enforcement information

    Marketing information  

    STEM information