• NC Career Clusters/Career Pathways Guide

    Career clusters are groups of occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Each cluster contains several smaller groups called career pathways that connect to educational programs, industries, and careers.


    After you review all the 16 Career Clusters and their pathways, go to the Career Cluster Matrix to cross-reference Career Clusters with your interests.

  • Courses Offered at Asheville High/SILSA 2022-2023:

    *= Concentrator Course (A student who is a completer in a pathway, has accumulated a minimum of 2 course credits in a           specific pathway within a cluster).  


    Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources    

         Sustainable Agriculture Pathway:

         Sustainable Agriculture Production I 

         Sustainable Agriculture Production II* 


    Arts, AV Technology, & Communications      

         Adobe Academy Pathway:

         Adobe Visual Design I

         Adobe Visual Design II*

         Adobe Video Design*


         Digital Design and Animation Pathway:

         Digital Design I

         Game Art Design*     


    Business Management & Administration 

         Entrepreneurship Pathway:

         Entrepreneurship I

         Entrepreneurship II*


         General Management Pathway:

         Business Essentials (Prerequisite) 

         Business Management I

         Business Management II*



         Financial Planning Pathway:

         Business Essentials

         Financial Planning I

         Financial Planning II*


    Health Science 

         PLTW Biomedical Research and Development Pathway:

         PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences (Prerequisite) 

         PLTW Human Body Systems

         PLTW Medical Interventions*


         Healthcare Professional

         PLTW Human Body Systems 

         Health Science I 

         Health Science II*


    Hospitality & Tourism    

         Culinary Arts Applications Pathway:

         Culinary Arts and Hospitality (Prerequisite)

         Culinary Arts and Hospitality II APP

         Culinary Arts and Hospitality III*


         Sport and Event Marketing Pathway:

         Sport and Event Marketing I

         Sport and Event Marketing II*


    Human Services 

         Early Childhood Development and Services Pathway:

         Child Development

         Early Childhood Education I*


         Food and Nutrition Pathway:

         Food and Nutrition I

         Food and NutritionII*


    Information Technology    

         Courses Offered:

         PLTW Computer Science Essentials Honors

         AP Computer Science Principles

         PLTW Cyber Security Honors     


    Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security 

         Firefighter Technology Pathway:

         Firefighter Technology I

         Firefigther Technology II*


    Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math   (STEM)              

         PLTW Engineering Pathway:

         PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design

         PLTW Principles of Engineering