Achieve Texas Career Clusters

The 16 Career Clusters of Achieve Texas

Achieve Texas is Texas’ college and career pathways system. It incorporates a Texas Achievement Plan (TAP) (what used to be called a Four-Year Plan) to make sure that all students understand what courses in high school they may select to allow a seamless transition into their chosen career. The state of Texas has identified 16 career clusters that offer students core academics, coursework related to specific occupations, and extended learning opportunities. Westlake offers courses in 8 of the 16 clusters*.

Food and Natural Resources
Processing, production, distribution, financing, & development of commodities & natural resources

Architecture and Construction
Designing, managing, building, and maintaining the building environment

Arts, A/V Technology and Communications *
Creating, exhibiting, performing, and publishing multimedia content

Business, Management and Administration *
Organizing, directing, and evaluating functions essential to productive business operations

Education and Training *
Providing education, training, and related learning support services

Finance *
Planning finances and investments; managing banking, insurance, and business finances

Government and Public Administration
Executing governmental functions at the local, state, and federal levels

Health Science *
Providing diagnostic/therapeutic services, health information, biotechnology research & development

Hospitality and Tourism
Managing restaurants/food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services

Human Services *
Providing for families and serving human needs

Information Technology *
Designing, supporting, and managing hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration

Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Providing legal, public safety, protective, and homeland security services

Manufacturing
Processing materials into intermediate or final products

Marketing, Sales and Service
Performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics *
Performing scientific research and professional technical services

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Managing movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water