Programs of Study

The U.S. Department of Education defines a Program of Study as a comprehensive, structured approach for delivering academic and career and technical education to prepare students for postsecondary education and career success. Each Program of Study is linked to one of 16 career clusters (see below), the occupations and industries associated with each area, and the MHS courses needed to prepare students for those careers.

In order to achieve academic excellence, students must see the relevance of their studies through direct connections between school and career opportunities. Mundelein High School guides students by linking high school courses to viable careers through Programs of Study.

The following Programs of Study were created by Mundelein High School, in collaboration with Lake County High Schools Technology Campus and the College of Lake County (CLC), as a way of providing all students with a pathway of coursework for a chosen career. Each Program of Study consists of
  • Possible careers
  • Required MHS courses and related elective courses
  • Lake County High School Technology Campus programs
  • MHS extracurricular activities, clubs, and teams
  • College and University majors
  • College of Lake County programs

The five Career and Technical Education (CTE) Areas for Secondary Students include(see framework graphic below) :
  1. Business, Marketing, and Computer Education
  2. Technology and Engineering Education
  3. Family and Consumer Sciences
  4. Health Sciences Technology
  5. Agricultural Education
The 16 Career Clusters branch off of the 5 CTE Areas. Within each of the 16 Career Clusters, there are several Career Pathways, with a total of 79 Career Pathways identified. All students have the opportunity to take an online career interest inventory. Our hope is that students and parents, in collaboration with guidance counselors, will use the results of the inventory to inform their course selection and post-secondary plans.
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Audio and Video Tech and Film *
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Governance, Revenue and Taxation; Planning, Public Management and Administration; Regulation**
  • Health Services
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information and Technology
  • Journalism and Broadcasting *
  • Law, Public safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • National Security **
  • Performing Arts *
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
  • Visual Art *

*Arts, Audio/Video, Technology and Communications

**Government and Public Administration

Career Cluster Framework

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