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FHS Career Pathways


Fitch High School‘s Career Pathways Program offers students a variety of pathway choices that each include an array of specialized courses, core required coursework for graduation, and elective offerings.All courses will prepare Fitch High School students for graduation, with the knowledge and skills required for postsecondary success. The design of the pathways program takes into consideration the whole student. It allows them to explore and expand their experiences and opportunities throughout high school and focus on their individual college and career aspirations.

 Students will select a career cluster and pathway during their Freshman year with support from school counselors.

What is a career cluster?

A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products. Within each cluster, there are pathways that are a collection of courses and training opportunities to prepare you for a given career.  Career clusters provide students with a context for studying traditional academics and learning the skills specific to a career.

Explore Our Career Pathways

Learn more about our four pathways, including courses, tomorrow’s careers, and extra-curricular opportunities.

All Fitch High School students will take the required courses for graduation. For each student's chosen pathway, recommended elective courses will enhance their experience and fulfill pathway requirements.

Select a pathway below to learn more information.


Human Services focuses on careers in planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related support services, as well as preparing individuals for employment that relates to families and human needs. This area also focuses on careers in the managment, maketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging and attractions.

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Manufacturing focuses on careers in planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final projects and related professional and technical support.

Engineering and technology focus on careers in planning, managing, and providing scientific research, professional development, and technical services.

Careers in Architecture focus on designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

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Classroom and Career Connections

Pathway exploratory opportunities create a connection between what students are learning in the classroom and their college or career aspirations through experiences such as:
  • Business and industry panels
  • College and career fairs
  • Internships, job shadowing, and employment-related workshops
  • Teacher externships to bring work experience to the classroom

Additional Information

The following courses can be taken multiple times for career cluster completion.

* Concert Chorus

* Concert Band

* Honors Chamber Choir

* Honors Jazz Ensemble

* Honors Personal Finance II

* Honors Treble Choir

* Honors String Orchestra

* PE Electives

* Yearbook

Community Service

Community service specific to your career cluster may be used as one of your pathway courses after you have completed 60 or more documented hours.