Below you will find the 10 Maryland industry areas called Career Clusters with information on the specific programs offered by various Maryland school systems. Many of our CTE programs offer college credit and/or industry-recognized certifications. Each program link will provide a detailed look into the program, offerings in your school system, and careers that the program will prepare you for as a student. The page provides videos of Maryland students currently pursuing the program, program-related opportunities available in your school system, salary information, and job requirements for jobs aligned to the CTE program.
Students interested in this cluster will prepare for careers in Video Production, Graphic Arts, Advertising, Web Applications, Mobile Applications and Digital Media Editing. Maryland programs include Graphic Communications and Interactive Media Production.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in Economic Development roles within a variety of Core Businesses. Maryland programs include the Academy of Finance (NAF), Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Business Administrative Services, and Business Management.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in Resorts, Restaurants, Hotels, Spas, Salons, Parks and Information Centers. Maryland Programs focus on Careers in Cosmetology, Culinary Arts & Pastry and Baking Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, and Food & Beverage Management.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in Cloud, Collaboration, Cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Operating Systems, Database, Network and Systems Administration. Maryland programs include Oracle Database Academy, Oracle Java Programming, Cisco Networking Academy, Computer Science: Project Lead the Way, and Mobile and Software Application Development.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in: CNC and Machine Operations. Project Lead The Way researches and applies engineering concepts to several industries. Maryland Programs include Manufacturing Engineering Technologies (NIMS), Engineering: Project Lead the Way.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in Construction Design and Management, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Industrial Maintenance, HVAC, Masonry, and Welding. Maryland Programs include Construction Maintenance, Construction Professions, Construction Design and Management.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in Biotechnology, Environmental Advocacy, Plant, and Soil Sciences. Maryland programs include Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education and Horticultural Services.
Students interested in this cluster can prepare for healthcare certifications for Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, and Physical Rehabiliation in the Academy of Health Professionals (AHP) program. Students can also prepare for careers in the Biomedical Sciences by pursuing Maryland's Project Lead the Way (PTLW) program.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in Emergency Response and Education. Maryland Programs focus on Fire Emergency Medical Training, Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, Early Childhood Education, and Teacher Academy of Maryland.
Students interested in this cluster will train for careers in Vehicle Design, Maintenance and Repair. Maryland Programs focus on Automotive Technology, Autobody/Collision Repair, and Medium-Heavy Truck Repair.
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