There are 16 Career
Clusters in the National Career
Clusters™ Framework, representing
more than 79 Career Pathways to
help students navigate their
way to greater success in
college and career.
Q: What is a Program of Study?
A: You have some choices in selecting courses to take in high school. Not everyone needs exactly the same courses to achieve their career goals. A Program of Study lays out the courses you must or should take in high school so you are ready to take on the college courses that will get you what you want for a career.

Q: How will it help me get the career I want?
A: By knowing what courses you need in high school that will prepare you to successfully complete the college credential you want, you can avoid wasting tuition money (not to mention frustrating your parents!!)

Q: What if I am not sure what career I want?
A: Start by taking a career interest assessment that can help you narrow your choices.

Q: Are Programs of Study available at my high school?
A: Yes. There are many choices for you to consider—all depends on what you want to do down the road.

Q: How can I find out more?
A: Click on Lookup your high school on the top of this page, and you can see many different Programs of Study available through your high school. Also, go to your counseling department and ask for more information. They would love to help you figure this all out!

The Des Plaines Valley Education for
Employment Regional Delivery System
(DVR) is in western Cook County, and
serves six high school districts with a
total of nine high schools with 15,000
enrolled students. For more details,
including the DVR enrollment area
go to dvr-efe.org.