Career Clusters

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Shelby County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Dr. Marla Aldrich, Ph.D., Special Education & 504 Coordinator - (205) 682-5850 or maldrich@shelbyed.org
  • Mary Cooper, Federal Programs Supervisor (205) 682-7069 or mcooper@shelbyed.org
  • Address: 410 East College Street, P.O. Box 1910, Columbiana, AL 35051

Shelby County Schools offers classes in the following career clusters.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources


The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Food Products and Processing Systems; Plant Systems; Animal Systems; Power, Structural & Technical Systems; Natural Resources Systems; Environmental Service Systems; Agribusiness Systems

School and Pathway for Ag, Food & Natural Resources
School Pathway
Montevallo High General Agriscience
Shelby County High General Agriscience
Vincent Middle High Agriconstruction

Architecture & Construction

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. Design/Pre-Construction; Construction; Maintenance/Operations

School and Pathway for Architecture & Construction
School  Pathway
Calera High Carpentry
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Building Construction
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Plumbing
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Welding
Chelsea High Drafting Design

Arts, A/V, Communication

Courses in this cluster provide students with the knowledge and skills for further education and for employment. Students use current and emerging technology, observe modeling and mastery of competencies, and develop and apply skills required for success in their chosen fields. Students work together to build a community of learning where their ideas become a source of learning

School and Pathway for Arts, A/V, Communication
School  Pathway
Calera HighAdvertising Design

Business, Management & Administration

Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy. Management; Business Financial Management & Accounting; Human Resources; Business Analysis; Marketing; Administrative & Information Support

School and Pathway for Business
School  Pathway
Calera High Business, Management, & Administration
Chelsea High Business, Management, & Administration
Helena High Business, Management, & Administration
Montevallo High Business, Management, & Administration
Oak Mountain High Business, Management, & Administration
Shelby County High Business, Management, & Administration
Calera Middle Business, Management, & Administration
Chelsea Middle Business, Management, & Administration

Columbiana Middle
Business, Management, & Administration
Helena Middle Business, Management, & Administration
Montevallo Middle Business, Management, & Administration
Oak Mountain Middle Business, Management, & Administration

Government & Public Administration

 Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels. Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; Public Management and Administration

School and Pathway for Government
School  Pathway
Calera High Naval JROTC
Vincent Middle High Army JROTC

Health Science

 Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. Therapeutic Services; Diagnostic Services; Health Informatics; Support Services; Biotechnology Research and Development

School and Pathway for Health Sciences
School  Pathway
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Biomedical Science
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Therapeutic Services
Chelsea High Therapeutic Services
Helena High Sports Medicine


Hospitality & Tourism

 Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services. Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services; Lodging; Travel & Tourism; Recreation, Amusements & Attractions

School and Pathway for Hospitality
School  Pathway
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Culinary Arts: Restaurant, Food & Beverage Service
Montevallo High Culinary Arts: Restaurant, Food & Beverage Service

Human Services

 Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs. Early Childhood Development & Services; Counseling & Mental Health Services; Family & Community Services; Personal Care Services; Consumer Services

School and Pathway for Human Services
School  Pathway
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Cosmetology
Calera High Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Oak Mountain High Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Shelby County High Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Calera Middle Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Chelsea Middle Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Columbiana Middle Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Helena Middle Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Montevallo Middle Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)
Oak Mountain Middle Family Studies & Community Services (FACS)


Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

 Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Correction Services; Emergency and Fire Management Services; Security & Protective Services; Law Enforcement Services; Legal Services

School and Pathway for Public Safety
School  Pathway
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Emergency & Fire Management
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Law Enforcement & Legal Services

Manufacturing

 Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. Production; Manufacturing Production Process Development; Maintenance, Installation & Repair; Quality Assurance; Logistics & Inventory Control; Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance

School and Pathway for Manufacturing
School  Pathway
Career Technical Educational Center
 
Robotics / Electronics

Marketing, Sales & Service

 Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. Management and Entrepreneurship; Professional Sales and Marketing; Buying and Merchandising; Marketing Communications and Promotion; Marketing Information Management and Research; Distribution and Logistics; E-Marketing

School and Pathway for Marketing and Sales
School  Pathway
Montevallo High Marketing, Sales & Service
Oak Mountain High Marketing, Sales & Service
Vincent Middle/High Marketing, Sales & Service


Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

 Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. Engineering and Technology; Science and Math

School and Pathway for Engineering and Technology
School  Pathway
Chelsea Middle Project Lead The Way - Robotics
Columbiana Middle Project Lead The Way -
Oak Mountain High Project Lead The Way - Engineering
Oak Mountain Middle Project Lead The Way - Robotics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

 Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance. Transportation Operations; Logistics Planning and Management Services; Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations; Facility and Mobile Equipment; Maintenance; Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation; Health, Safety and Environmental Management; Sales and Service

School and Pathway for Logistics
School  Pathway
Career Technical Educational Center Automotive Technology
Career Technical Educational Center Collision Repair

Resources - States’ Career Clusters Initiative, 2007,Careercluster.org

updated 8-7-19

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