Why Career Pathways Are Important
A Career Pathway is a series of classes that are related to a group of occupations and careers. The purpose of Career Pathways is to create clear educational plans of study from high school to post-secondary education to the workplace. Students who complete a series of classes in a particular pathway will be better prepared for post-secondary education that will lead to a career in the field.
In Kansas, 16 career clusters and 31 pathways have been identified; they are shown in the graphic above. Courses are offered in three levels: introductory, technical and application.
Kansas schools that provide Career Pathways have written commitments from post-secondary institutions to honor high school coursework and technical achievements at their institution so that students will not have to repeat these courses in their post-secondary programs.
EHS offers courses in the following approved Career Clusters and Pathways. See the course listings for details on courses required in each pathway.
|EHS Career Clusters||Pathway|
|Arts, A/V Technology & Communications||AV Communications (Tech Ed)
Visual Arts (FCS)
|Education & Training||Teaching/Training (FCS)|
|Finance||Business Finance (Business)|
|Health Science||Health Science (PE)|
|Hospitality & Tourism||Restaurant & Event Management (FCS)
Travel & Tourism (Business)
|Human Services||Consumer Services (FCS)
Early Childhood Education (FCS)
Family & Community Services (FCS)
|Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Safety||Corrections, Security,
Law & Law Enforcement
|Manufacturing||Production (Tech Ed)|
|Science, Technology, Engineering & Math||Engineering & Technology (Tech Ed; Science)
Science & Math (Tech Ed; Science; Math)