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Career Clusters at College of DuPage

College of DuPage participates in the national initiative of Career Clusters, intended to help states and educational institutions organize their programs and career exploration activities around theme/skill/knowledge-based continuity concerns. This allows students to explore like-kind occupational/vocational and career possibilities with a focus on opportunities. The 16-Cluster format used by the U.S. Department of Education encompasses all 970- plus occupations.

Using the Career Clusters, College of DuPage offers direction to students who may not yet know what they want to do but have an idea of their academic strengths and interests. It allows students, prospective and current, along with the community atlarge to see the similarity between different fields. It also focuses on promoting the seamless transition of coursework between areas of studies and progression from high school to College of DuPage and through College of DuPage to a college or university.

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

  • Horticulture
    • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Hospitality Management
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Architecture
    • Construction Management
  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communication

  • Art
  • Fashion Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
    • Sustainable Interiors
  • Motion Picture/Television
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theater
  • English
  • Mass Communication
  • Technical Communication
  • Speech Communication

Business Management and Administration

  • Business
  • Facility Management
  • Management
  • Office Technology Information
    • Administrative Assistant/Event Planner

Education and Training

  • Humanities
  • Library and Information Technology
  • Physical Education
    • Fitness Instructor
    • Sports Performance Training
  • Teacher Preparation
    • Teaching Online Utilizing Technology
  • Mathematics
    • Teaching-Secondary Mathematics
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Assistant Teacher

Finance

  • Accounting

Government and Public Administration

  • Political Science

Health Science

  • Health Sciences
    • Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA)
    • Medical Assistant
    • Non-Invasive EKG
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Phlebotomy/EKG
  • Health Information Technology
    • Physician Office Coding and Billing
  • Long-Term Care Administration
  • Practical Nursing (PN)
  • Nursing
    • (ADN)
  • (Pre-BSN)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine
  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography
    • Vascular Sonography
  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography
    • Mammography
    • Computed Tomography
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
    • Central Processing Distribution Technician
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Dentistry

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
    • Wine Appreciation and Knowledge
    • Resort Management
  • Travel, Tourism and Event Planning

Human Services

  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Human Services
    • Corrections Counseling
    • Residential Child Care
    • Veterans Counseling
    • Developmental Disabilities
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology

Information Technology

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer and Internetworking Technologies

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Services

  • Criminal Justice
    • Homeland Security
    • Forensic Criminal Investigations
    • Private Security
  • Fire Science
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Paramedic
    • Emergency Management
  • Paralegal Studies

Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing Technology
    • Manufacturing Skills Standards
  • Integrated Engineering Technology
  • Welding

Marketing, Sales and Service

  • Fashion Studies
  • Marketing
  • Fashion Apparel Production

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Electro-Mechanical Technology
  • Advanced Multi-Skilled Technician Certificate
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electricity and Electronics Technology
  • Digital Logic Device Programming
  • Integrated Engineering Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Anthropology
    • Business Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Botany (Biology)
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physics
  • Zoology (Biology)
  • History
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Geography
  • Economics

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

  • Automotive Service Technology