Western Program by Career Cluster
Below are programs of study documents for each of Western's associate degree and technical diploma programs with their identified cluster.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Business Management and Administration
Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.
- Administrative Assistant
- Business Management
- Human Resource Management
- Office Support Specialist
- Supervisory Management
Government & Public Administration
Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels.
Western has no programs that fall under this cluster.
Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs.
Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.
- Electromechanical Technology
- Electronic Systems Installation & Maintenance
- Machine Tooling Operation
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
Architecture & Construction
Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.
- Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Tech
- Architectural Technology
- Interior Design
- Refrigeration, Heating & AC Servicing Tech
- Wood Tech
Education and Training
Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.
Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
- Central Service Technician
- Clinical Laboratory Technician
- Dental Assistant
- Dental Hygenist
- Health Information Technology
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Coding Specialist
- Nursing - Associate Degree
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Practical Nursing
- Respiratory Therapist
- Surgical Technologist
- Theraputic Massage
Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.
- IT - Computer Support Specialist
- IT - Computer Support Tech
- IT - Network Systems Administration
- IT - Web and Software Developer
Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.
Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.
Hospitality and Tourism
Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
- Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
- EMT - Paramedic
- Fire Protection Technician
- Paramedic Technician
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.