Carson High School Career & Technical Education

Nevada CTE Programs

CTE is broadly organized in the six program areas shown below. Each area includes a multitude of specific programs aligned by career cluster and to one or more career pathways. Guidance and counseling services and standards apply to all programs.

National Career Clusters

Career Clusters are broad  occupational organizing tool defining education for post-secondary education and careers using 16 broad clusters of occupations and 79 pathways with validated standards that ensure opportunities for all students regardless of their career goals and interests.

Career Clusters are a tool for a seamless educational system that:

  • blends rigorous academic/technical preparation
  • provides career development
  • offers options for students to experience all aspects of a business or industry
  • facilitates/assists students and educators with ongoing transitions

Career Clusters

  • provide a framework for continuing contemporary, high-quality programs
  • provide a framework for seamless education
  • provide more career options for students
  • provide a framework for organizing and reorganizing the delivery of career and technical education and needed 21st Century Skills
  • provide understanding of knowledge and skill transfer and verification of qualification

List of 16 Career Clusters
(For national information on Career Clusters, please refer to their website at

  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.
  Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.
  Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.
  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.
  Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.
  Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.
  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.
  Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
  Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
  Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.
  Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
  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.
  Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.
  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.
  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.