Career Readiness for students
MCPS groups careers into 11 different Career and Technology Education (CTE) clusters. These career clusters will help direct you toward focused program of study with high school plans to help you choose courses that align with your future goals.
In addition, students can incorporate JROTC and Internships into a four-year program. Most of the high school plans include opportunities to earn college credit and industry certification. Information related to industry certifications is found below. For more information on college courses and ways to earn college credit while still in high school, speak with your high school counselor or visit the Career and Postsecondary Partnerships website.
(NEW) See the Career Readiness (Early Edge) Action Plan
View the 2017-2018 Current Program Locations:
Go to the map of schools or download the chart .
(NEW) View New Career Programs and Enrollment Options for 2018-2019
(NEW) Read and watch: MCPS Grads in Careers: Profiles of Success)
(NEW) Early College Associate Degree Dual Enrollment Program
Select a career from the list below to find a high school program, which schools offer it, and additional program information.
Arts, Media, and Communication
Business Management and Finance
Construction and Development
Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism
Education, Training, and Child Studies
Environmental, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Information Technology and Computer Science
Law, Government, Public Safety, and Administration
Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
College/Career Research and Development
Early College High School
IB Career-related Programme
Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)
Thomas Edison High School
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