Career Explorations

Course Description

This semester-length course prepares middle and high school students to make informed decisions about their future academic and occupational goals. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn how to assess their own skills and interests, explore industry clusters and pathways, and develop plans for career and academic development. This course is designed to provide flexibility for students; any number of units can be selected to comprise a course that meets the specific needs of each student’s skills and interests.

Units of Study

• Career Clusters
• Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Careers
• Architecture and Construction Careers
• Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication Careers
• Business, Management, and Administration Careers
• Education and Training Careers
• Energy Careers
• Finance Careers
• Government and Public Administration Careers
• Health Science Careers
• Hospitality and Tourism Careers
• Human Services Careers
• Information Technology Careers
• Law, Public Safety, and Security Careers
• Manufacturing Careers
• Marketing, Sales, and Service Careers
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Careers
• Transportation and Logistics Careers
• Career Research and Planning
• Understanding Ratios and Rates​

Course Features

• Each unit begins with a video introduction to the topics presented in each lesson and concludes with a wrap-up video that summarizes the major concepts presented in the unit.
• To promote inquiry and a focus on big ideas, every lesson includes a guiding lesson question that is aligned to each lesson’s objectives.
• Interactive tasks are present throughout each lesson, which also serve as formative
assessments. These tasks give students the opportunity to check their understanding and provide immediate feedback to help clarify understanding.
• Cumulative assignments at the end of each lesson provide students with the opportunity to
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• Each unit includes a secondary assignment, where students create a multimedia presentation to demonstrate their knowledge of the careers found in each cluster.
• Each unit includes a Career Connection, which is a profile of a real-world practitioner in the
field, helping students make a connection between what they are learning and a future career.
• Vocabulary support is provided throughout the course to help students comprehend common acronyms, terms, and phrases.

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