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Middle School Career Explorations

Middle School Career Explorations

Credits .5

Competencies

  • Characteristics of a Career
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the difference between a job and a career by explaining what defines a career field, cluster, and pathway and the education options available to meet career goals.
  • Career Options Exploration 1
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiple career options by researching and explaining defining characteristics, skills and abilities required of careers in government, law, public safety, manufacturing, marketing, architecture, engineering, agriculture, energy, hospitality and logistics.
  • Career Options Exploration 2
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiple career options by researching and explaining defining characteristics, skills and abilities required of careers in arts, communications, education, health sciences, human services, finance, business management, and information technology.
  • Leadership
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of leadership qualities and skills by researching the qualities that contribute to effective leadership and how to develop and utilize these qualities.
  • Choosing Career/ Goals
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify and achieve a career goal by examining personal career goals and abilities, selecting a potential career, identifying the pros and cons of a career, and developing an educational plan that would meet the requirements of the selected career.

Pre-Requisites

None

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment/16-18 weeks

Overview

When you think about your future, what careers do you see? Police officer? Nurse? Farmer? Restaurant manager? In Middle School Career Exploration, you’ll explore careers in more than 15 different career areas. From the energy field to sales and from law to transportation, you’ll learn more about what careers are available and what you need to do to be a success. In addition, you’ll examine how to choose the career that is best for you based on your own unique personality and interests. And you can begin developing your leadership skills now. Middle School Career Exploration will help you prepare for your future now! What do want to be?

This course is one of our Career Exploration offerings.

 

Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.

Major Topics and Concepts

 

Segment 1:

  • Understand the difference between a job and a career.
  • Identify career fields, clusters, and pathways.
  • Understand your different educational options.
  • Describe the benefits of CTSOs in your school.
  • Identify public administration and government careers.
  • Describe the skills and abilities needed for government and public administration careers.
  • Research public safety and security careers.
  • Explore some of the tasks for those working in public safety careers.
  • Identify careers in manufacturing.
  • Recognize the skills and education required for manufacturing careers.
  • Identify careers in marketing, sales, and service.
  • Recognize the skills and education required in marketing, sales, and service careers.
  • Identify careers in architecture and construction.
  • Explore the skills and education required for architecture and construction careers.
  • Identify careers in engineering, science, technology and math.
  • Explore the skills and education required in engineering, science, technology and math careers.
  • Identify careers in agriculture, food and natural resources.
  • Recognize the skills and education required for agriculture, food and natural resources careers.
  • Explore careers in energy production and development.
  • Research the skills and education required in energy production and development.
  • Identify careers in hospitality and tourism.
  • Research the skills and education required for hospitality and tourism careers.
  • Recognize careers in the transportation and logistics.
  • Explore the skills and tasks required in transportation and logistics careers.
  • Identify careers in art, audio/video communication, and communication.
  • Sum up the skills and education required for careers in art, audio/video communication, and communication.
  • List careers in education and teaching.
  • Define the skills and education required for education and teaching careers.
  • Identify careers in the health sciences and human services.
  • Discuss the skills required for health sciences and human services careers.
  • Explore personal traits suited to health and human services careers.
  • Define the education required for health science and human services careers.
  • List careers in finance.
  • Define the skills and education required for finance careers.
  • Identify careers in business management.
  • Describe the skills and education required for business management careers.
  • Identify careers in information technology.
  • Discuss the skills required for information technology careers.
  • List personal traits suited to the information technology career cluster.
  • Describe the education required for informational technology careers.
  • Discuss the ways leadership matters.
  • Recognize what qualities contribute to leadership.
  • Detail ways to develop leadership.
  • Demonstrate ways to use leadership skills in school.
  • Examine your career goals and abilities.
  • Choose a career you’re interested in and might want to explore.
  • Develop an educational or vocational plan for your career.
  • Define the benefits and drawbacks of your future potential career.

 

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