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A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries. They are used to organize academic and occupational knowledge and skills into a course sequence and to identify pathways from secondary schools to two- and four-year colleges, graduate schools and the workplace.

An illustration of the Kansas Career Clusters described in the accordion below.

If you're a student in Kansas, you may have experience with the Kansas Career Clusters, which organizes occupations and industries into common groups so you can start building career-appropriate skills while attending secondary school.

Many JCCC programs align with Kansas' defined clusters. Depending on your course of study, you may qualify for JCCC college-level credit based on the courses you completed in high school. You can then easily continue and advance your course of study  — and your career — through a JCCC program.

The agriculture cluster includes careers in animal science, agribusiness, biotechnology in agriculture and natural resources and environmental services.

JCCC offers courses that align with this cluster.

Look for credit programs under the "Agriculture" heading on our Credit Programs page.

The business cluster includes careers in entrepreneurship, business management, marketing and business finance.

JCCC offers courses that align with this cluster.

Look for credit programs under the "Arts & Design," "Business," "Computers" and "Hospitality & Culinary" headings on our Credit Programs page.

The design, production and repair cluster includes careers in construction and design, engineering and applied mathematics, manufacturing and transportation.

JCCC offers courses that align with this cluster.

Look for credit programs under the "Arts & Design," "Industrial Technolocy" and "Transportation" headings on our Credit Programs page.

The family and consumer sciences cluster includes careers in hospitality and tourism, human services, fashion, apparel and interior design.

JCCC offers courses that align with this cluster.

Look for credit programs under the "Arts & Design," "Business" and "Hospitality & Culinary" headings on our Credit Programs page.

The health cluster includes careers in biochemistry, health sciences and biomedical.

JCCC offers courses that align with this cluster.

Look for credit programs under the "Computers" and "Health" headings on our Credit Programs page.

The media and technology cluster includes careers in informational technology, audio visual technology, communications and graphic design.

JCCC offers courses that align with this cluster.

Look for credit programs under the "Arts & Design," "Business" and "Computers" headings on our Credit Programs page.

The public services cluster includes careers in government and public administration, education, training, law, public safety and security.

JCCC offers courses that align with this cluster.

Look for credit programs under the "Business," "Health," "Law" and "Public Safety" headings on our Credit Programs page.