Career Clusters

CTE
Mercedes ISD
Mr. Salinas
Room CT-13
Courses offered:
Principles of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources
Livestock Production
Advance Animal Science
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management
Veterinary Medical Applications
 
 
Overview

In CTE Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster classes, the topic is life. As long as human beings inhabit the planet, we will have a need for scientists and technicians to ensure that we are responsibly managing our food production and our natural resources consumption.

 

This career cluster is organized into eight career pathways:

  • Animal systems
  • Agribusiness systems
  • Biotechnology systems
  • Environmental service systems
  • Food products and processing systems
  • Natural resources systems
  • Plant systems
  • Power, structural and technical systems
 
 
Careers

Students in agriculture, food and natural resources learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

 

  • Agriculture bankers
  • Commodity traders
  • Plant pathologists
  • Agronomists
  • ARS Scientists
  • Agriculture mechanics
  • Ranchers
  • Farmers
  • Production supervisors
  • Natural resource specialists
  • Biochemists
  • USDA Graders
 
 
  • USDA Inspectors
  • Meat processors
  • Wholesale food purchasers
  • Irrigation specialists
  • Horticulture specialists
  • Landscapers
  • Turf managers
  • Agriculture education teachers
  • Forest geneticists
  • Extension specialists
  • Veterinarians


Organizations
 
www.mercedeshighschool.ffanow.org

Dr. M. Singery

Room CT-8
Courses offered: 
Architecture & Construction
Architecture Design I & II
 
 
Mr. M. Rodriguez
Room CT-10
Courses offered: 
Prin. of  Architecture & Const
Construction Mana I & II
Electrical Tech

 

 

Mr. O. Rodriguez
Room CT-9
Course Offered:
Principles of Construction
 
 

Overview

If you dream of designing, planning, managing, building or maintaining the structures where we live, work and play, then the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster is for you.

This career cluster is organized into three career pathways:

  • Construction
  • Design and Pre-Construction
  • Maintenance and Operations
 
 
Careers

Students in architecture and construction learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

 

  • Architectural and civil drafter or engineer
  • Environmental designer
  • Residential or commercial carpenter
  • Construction worker
  • Systems configuration manager
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Electrician
  • HVAC/HVACR technician
  • Building services technician
  • Painter
  • Sheet metal technician
 
 
Organizations
https://www.skillsusa.org/

 Mr. Cruz

Room CT-14
Courses offered:
Audio/Video Production I & II
Video Game Design
 
 
 Ms. Escamilla
Room G7
Course offered:
Professional Communications
 
 
Mr. Escobar
Room CT-2 
Courses offered:   
Principles of Art Tec
Principles of Information Technology
Commercial Photography
Graphic Design I & II
Commercial Photography
 
 
Mr. Trevino
Courses offered:
 Commercial Photography
Audio/Video Production
 

 

Overview

Creative students who see themselves designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing or publishing multimedia content will want to pursue courses in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Career Cluster.

You will apply artistic talent to practical problems and learn visual arts principles that prepare you with skills and techniques to work in any number of creative design and entertainment fields.

This career cluster is organized into six career pathways:

  • Audio and video technology and film
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Performing arts
  • Printing technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Visual Arts
 

Careers

Students in arts, A-V technology and communications learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Video or web producer
  • Film maker
  • Graphic designer
  • Television studio producer
  • Stage designer
  • Publisher
  • Radio broadcaster
  • Fashion/apparel designer or illustrator
  • Interior designer
  • Home furnishing coordinator
  • Textile designer or chemist
  • Curator or gallery manager
  • Costume designer
 
 
Organizations
 
https://bpa.org/
 
 
https://www.skillsusa.org/   
Mr.Abrego
abrego@misdtx.net
MECA Room W24
Courses Offered:
Prin. of Business, Mark & Finance
Business Information Mana I & II
 

Mrs. Garza
garzatrevino@misdtx.net
CT-4
Courses Offered:
Advertising
STEM Advertising
 

 Mr. Olivares
olivares@misdtx.net
Room CT-1
Courses Offered: 
Prin. of Business, Mark & Finance
Business Information Mana I & II
Career Prep
 

 

Overview

If you want to run your own business or be the person that makes a business successful, be sure to look at the opportunities in the Business, Management and Administration Career Cluster. Students learn business skills essential to efficient, productive operations for any company.

This career cluster is organized into five career pathways:

  • Administrative and information support
  • Business analysis
  • Business, financial management and accounting
  • Human resources
  • Management
 
 
Careers

Students in business, management and administration learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Controller
  • Adjuster
  • Budget, cost or systems analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Training and development specialist
  • Executive assistant
  • Wholesale or retail buyer
  • Retail salesperson
  • Meeting and convention planner
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office manager
  • Receptionist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Organizations
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www.texasbpa.com 
 
 
Mrs. Luna
Room E-1
Courses Offered:
Principles of Education and Training
 
 
Overview

If you want to have a lifelong impact on others, then you will want to take a close look at the Education and Training Career Cluster. This family of classes and practical experiences develops the art of teaching, planning and administration in schools, colleges, technical institutes and businesses. Education is one of the basic rights of children in America, and states always need qualified teachers.

This career cluster is organized into three career pathways:

  • Administration and administrative support
  • Professional support services
  • Teaching and training
 
 
Careers

Students in education and training learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Superintendent, principal or administrator
  • Teacher or instructor
  • Preschool or kindergarten teacher
  • Clinical, developmental or social psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Teacher assistant
  • Parent educator
  • Child care worker
  • Coach
  • Recreation worker
  • Sign language interpreter
 
 
Organizations
http://www.fcclainc.org
Dr. Almaguer
Room CT-5
Courses Offered:
Principles of Health Science 
Medical Terminology
Pathophysiology
 
 
Ms. De Leon
Room I-4
Courses Offered:
Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Microbiology
 
 
Mrs. Molina
Room CT-6
Courses Offered:
Practicum in Health Science (CNA)
Medical Terminology
Pharmacology
 
 
  
Overview

Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the United States. In the Health Science Career Cluster you can prepare for a career that promotes health, wellness and diagnosis, and treats injuries and diseases.

Some careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. You could work in hospitals, medical or dental offices, laboratories, communities, medivac units, sports arenas or cruise ships.

This career cluster is organized into five career pathways:

  • Biotechnology research and development
  • Diagnostic services
  • Health informatics
  • Support services
  • Therapeutic services
 
 
Careers

Students in health science learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Scientist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health unit coordinator
  • Nutritionist or dietician
  • Medical or public health researcher
  • Medical lab technician
  • Physician’s or medical assistant
  • Nursing assistant
  • Dental assistant
  • Transcriptionist
  • Physical therapist
 
 
Organizations
http://hosa.org
 
 
Ms. Cooke
Room E-3
Courses Offered:
Food Science
Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
 
 
Ms. Gonzalez
Room Culinary Arts Center
Courses Offered:
Intro to Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Advanced Culinary Arts
 
 
Overview

If you like travel and are intrigued by the idea of helping others explore the beauty, culture and cuisine of the world around them, you will want to check out the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster.

This cluster introduces students to management, marketing and operation of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation and travel services.

This career cluster is organized into four career pathways:

  • Lodging
  • Recreation, amusement and attractions
  • Restaurants and food and beverage services
  • Travel and tourism
 
 
Careers

Students in agriculture, food and natural resources learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Restaurant, food service, lounge, casino, coffee shop, or catering owner, operator or manager
  • Hotel, motel, resort, or bed and breakfast owner, operator or manager
  • Tour company owner, operator or manager
  • Meeting and convention planner
  • Interpreter or translator
  • Tourism and travel services marketing manager
 
 
Organizations
http://www.fcclainc.org
Ms. Cooke
Room E-3 
Courses Offered:
Principles of Human Services
Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness
Dollars & Sense
 
Ms. Leal
Room Cosmetology Building
and G8 
Courses Offered:
Intro to Cosmetology
Cosmetology I
Cosmetology II
 
Ms. Luna
Room E-2 
Courses Offered:
Child Development
Child Guidance
 
 
Overview

The Human Services Career Cluster prepares you for jobs that relate to families and human needs. Whether you want to be a social worker, a childcare provider or a hairdresser, you will be addressing human needs.

This career cluster is organized into seven career pathways:

  • Consumer services
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Early childhood development and services
  • Family and community services
  • Personal care services
 
 
Careers

Students in human services learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Child care worker
  • Child, family or school social worker
  • Director of childcare facility
  • Preschool teacher
  • Parent educator
  • School counselor
  • Sociologist
  • Social services worker
  • Personal or home care aide
  • Leisure activities counselor
  • Recreation worker
  • Consumer credit counselor
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Consumer goods or services retailing representative or buyer
  • Cosmetologist, hairdresser or hairstylist

 
 
Organizations
http://fcclainc.org
 
Mr. Cruz
Courses offered:
Web Technologies
Computer Maintenance
 
 
 
Mr. Olivares
Courses offered:
Digital Media
 
 
Overview

Information technology careers are available in every sector of the economy. Careers in IT involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and on the world.

This career cluster is organized into four career pathways:

  • Information support and services
  • Interactive media
  • Network systems
  • Programming and software development

OSPI is a program member of the Microsoft IT Academy. Learn more about the program and implementation initiative on the Microsoft IT Academy Webpage.

 

Careers

Students in information technology learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Web designer or webmaster
  • Network administrator or technician
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Data communications analyst
  • Security or database administrator
  • Application integrator
  • Computer or game programmer
  • Software applications architect
  • 3D animator
  • Virtual reality specialist
  • Graphic artist
  • Help desk specialist
  • Technical writer
 
Organizations
http://www.skillsusa.org
Ms. De Leon
alexis.deleon@misdtx.net
Room: I-4
Course Offered:
Forensic Science 
 

Mr. Elizondo
david.elizondo@misdtx.net
Room: CT-7
Courses Offered:
Law Enforcement II
Correctional Services
Federal Law Enforcement and Protective Services
 
 
Mr. Guerra
jaime.guerra@misdtx.net
Room: CT-3
Courses Offered:
Law Enforcement I
Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Court Systems and Practices
 
 
Overview

Thousands of challenging educational and training opportunities are offered in the highly skilled Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Career Cluster. These opportunities continue to expand in the areas of corporate, industrial, homeland security and public safety.

This career cluster is organized into five career pathways:

  • Emergency and fire management
  • Security and protective services
  • Law enforcement services
  • Legal services
  • Correction services
 
Careers

Students in law, public safety, corrections and security learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Judge
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Court reporter
  • Police officer
  • Correctional officer
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Immigration and customs inspector
  • Fire fighter
  • Rescue worker (EMT, paramedic)
  • Emergency dispatcher
  • Loss prevention specialist
  • Information systems security specialist
  • Certified security officer
  • Park ranger

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Organizations
https://www.texaspublicserviceassociation.org/
 
 
Mr. O. Rodriguez
Room: CT-9
Courses Offered:
Intro to Welding
Welding I & II
 
 
Overview

Are you interested in how products and machines come together? Do you care about the quality of materials and of workmanship? Then you should explore the Manufacturing career cluster, which covers how industry and technology work together to make or package the things that we use or consume every day like cars, computers and food.
Careers in advanced manufacturing offer exciting opportunities in designing and improving products, operating high-tech tools and machinery, analyzing problems and coming up with creative solutions, and working with both your hands and your mind.

This career cluster is organized into eight career pathways:

  • Production
  • Manufacturing production process development
  • Maintenance
  • Installation and repair
  • Quality assurance
  • Logistics and inventory control
  • Health
  • Safety and environmental assurance
 
 
Careers

Students in manufacturing learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Engineer in design, industrial, aerospace, quality, logistical, safety or manufacturing
  • Medical appliance manufacturer
  • Microchip manufacturer
  • Precision inspector, tester or grader
  • Technician in automated manufacturing, laser, biomedical equipment, lab, quality control, safety coordination
 
 
 
Organizations
http://www.skillsusa.org
 
Mr. Ayala
Room: D1
 
Course Offered:
Capstone 2
 
Mr. E. Gonzalez
Room: I-5
 
Courses Offered:
Robotics I & II
Computer Science
Capstone 2
 
Ms. D. Guerra
Room: D2
 
Course Offered:
Capstone 1
Ms. Luna
Room: E2
 
Course Offered:
Capstone 1
 
Mrs. Quiroga
Room: Lab 1
 
Course Offered:
Capstone 2
Mr. Quiroga
Room: I6
 
Course Offered:
Capstone 1
Ms. Rincon
Room: F3
 
Course Offered:
Engineering Math 
 
Dr. Singery
Room: CT-8
 
Courses Offered:
Principles of Applied Engineering
Engineering Design and Presentation
 
Overview

If you’re eager to be at the vanguard of 21st century technology innovation and problem solving, you will find plenty to keep you captivated in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster.

This career cluster is organized into two career pathways:

  • Engineering and technology
  • Science and math
 
 
Careers

Students in STEM classes learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

 

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Biologist or microbiologist
  • Chemist
  • Biochemist or biophysicist
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Engineer: Aerospace, industrial, biotechnology, chemical, marine, materials, civil, petroleum
  • Engineering manager
  • Atmospheric or space scientist
  • Geoscientist or materials scientist
  • Surveying and mapping technician
 
 
 
Organizations
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