Career, Technical and Agriculture Education

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Career, Technical and Agriculture Education

White County School System offers 11 Pathways in seven of Georgia's Career Clusters. Our programs of study are designed to help students successfully transition into post-secondary education or enter the workforce by providing rigorous academic standards, hands-on experiences and real-world learning opportunities.

After students have completed all three of the required classes for a pathway, and have passed the Georgia Pathway test they are a pathway completer and will be awarded a metal to wear at graduation.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Career Cluster includes the production, processing, marketing, financing, distribution, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. These commodities include food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

Plant Science/Horticulture Career Pathway

  • Basic Agricultural Science
  • General Horticulture and Plant Science
  • Nursery and Landscape

Plant & Floral Design Career Pathway

  • Basic Agricultural Science
  • General Horticulture and Plant Science
  • Floral Design & Management

Forestry/Natural Resources Career Pathway

  • Basic Agricultural Science
  • Forestry Science
  • Wildlife Management

Veterinary Science Career Pathway

  • Basic Agricultural Science
  • Animal Science Technology/Biotechnology
  • Veterinary Science

Power, Structure & Technical Systems Pathway

  • Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Agricultural Mechanics I
  • Agricultural Mechanics II


For more information about Agriculture Education click here to visit the Georgia Agriculture Education website

Architecture & Construction

The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster includes careers in designing, planning, managing, and building structures. Metals

Technology Pathway

  • Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety
  • Introduction to Metals
  • Welding I

For more information about the metals pathway click here to visit the Skills USA website

Arts, AV Technology & Communication

The Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications Career Cluster includes designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content.

Audio & Video Technology & Film Pathway

  • Audio & Video Tech & Film I
  • Audio & Video Tech & Film II
  • Audio & Video Tech & Film III

To learn more about opportunities in the broadcast video pathway click here to visit the ESE Network to learn about their Georgia Universal Grant that White County High School Broadcast Program was recently awarded.

Business Management & Administration

The Business Management & Administration Career Cluster prepares students with computer skills for future college and career plans. Cluster skills mastered include planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating as well as owning and operating a successful business.

Entrepreneurship Pathway

  • Introduction to Business & Technology
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Human Resources Management Pathway

  • Introduction to Business & Technology
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Human Resources Principles

To learn about opportunities through the business pathway click here to visit the Georgia FBLA website.

Education & Training

The Education and Training Career Cluster includes planning, managing, and providing education and training services as well as related learning support services.

Teaching as a Profession Pathway

  • Examining the Teaching Profession
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Teaching as a Profession Internship

Government & Public Administration

The Government & Public Administration Career Cluster includes the planning and performing of government management and administrative functions at local, state, and federal levels. Careers are available in national security, foreign service, revenue, and regulations.

JROTC Army Career Pathway

  • JROTC Army Leadership Education I
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education II
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education III

To learn more about the JROTC program click here.

Health Sciences

The Health Science Career Cluster includes planning, managing, and providing services in therapeutics, diagnostics, health informatics, support areas, and biotechnology research and development.

Therapeutic Services – Nursing Career Pathway

  • Introduction Healthcare Science
  • Essentials of Healthcare
  • Nursing Essentials

Therapeutic Services – Allied Health Career Pathway

  • Introduction to Healthcare
  • Essentials of Healthcare
  • Allied Health & Medicine

For more information about the Health Sciences program click here to visit the Georgia HOSA website

Human Services

The Human Services Career Cluster prepares individuals for employment activities related to family and human needs such as nutrition and food science, counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

Personal Care Services – Cosmetology

  • Introduction to Personal Care Services
  • Cosmetology I
  • Cosmetology II


To learn more about the opportunities in the Cosmetology pathway visit the Skills USA pathway.

The White County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs, activities, or employment.