Career Pathways

What are CTE Pathways?
A pathway is a roadmap or series of courses in an area of study to help prepare a student for a career in that area. Students who focus on a pathway acquire the skills to transition smoothly into their post-high school education or job. CTE provides courses and Pathways consistent with industry standards. Exploratory courses begin in the seventh grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and post-secondary education.Career and Technical Education has Career Pathways that are organized into Career Clusters. Each pathway within a cluster is structured to make it easier to see which courses are relevant to certain career areas to assist in your high school course planning.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Complete a series of courses in one or more of the USBE CTE Pathways. Most pathways requires completion of at least three credits; generally two in foundation courses, and one in elective courses.
  2. Complete all high school graduation requirements.
  3. No application necessary. Completers determined by the CTE Coordinator.

Davis School District CTE Clusters and Pathways

CTE Pathway


CTE Pathway Information: Business, Finance & Marketing and Computer Science & Information Technology
CTE Pathway Information for Education & Training and Family & Human Services
CTE Pathway Information; Health Science and Engineering & Technology
Chart of CTE classes in the 'Hospitality & Tourism' and 'Manufacturing' Pathways
Course chart for CTE Pathways in Transportation & Logistics, covering 'Automotive', 'Aviation', & 'Diesel'

Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

Talent Ready Utah Pathways 

Designed by Industry, Made for Students

Develop skills to start your career in a growing industry, earning a sustainable family wage while continuing your education debt-free. With a partnership between education and industry, Talent Ready Utah pathway programs prepare students with credentials needed to advance quickly in various industries, opening doors to successful careers and continued educational opportunities.

Contact your CTE Coordinator, Christy Perkins, if you have any questions.

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Diesel Mechanics