Maryland's 10 Clusters

​Maryland CTE programs of study are statewide model programs designed to prepare high school students for the 21st Century's global economy and its rapidly changing workforce needs. All CTE programs are aligned to established academic and technical skill standards to ensure student preparation for college and careers. These programs also include work-based learning opportunities (e.g. internships, clinical experiences, or industry-mentored projects) tied to the student's area of interest. Upon completion of a Maryland CTE program of study, students also have the option to earn college credits and/or industry-recognized credentials such as certifications and licenses.


Arts, Media, and Communications


Arts, Media, and CommunicationsConstruction and DevelopmentConsumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism



​Information Technology
​Enviornmental, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Health and Biosciences

Human Resource Services
​Information Technology



Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology​
Transportation Technologies
Career Research and Development