Career Clusters

Career Clusters for Your Pathway in Education

The Career Pathways pictured here are broad groupings of careers that share similar characteristics. Career Pathways are designed to provide students with a framework for making meaningful connections with the world of work. Here are Oakland Community College's five Career Pathways:

Arts and Communication

Careers related to the humanities and the performing, visual, literary and media arts

  • Cinematic Arts
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music
  • Photographic Technology
  • Theatre

Business, Management, Marketing and Technology

Careers related to all aspects of business including accounting, business administration, finance, information processing and marketing

  • Business Administration
    • Concentration in Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
    • Business Systems Analysis Option
    • Cybersecurity Option
    • Information Technology Support Option
    • Software Engineering Option
  • International Commerce
  • Management Development - Business Management
  • Law
    • Paralegal
  • International Commerce

Health Sciences

Careers related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries, conditions and disease

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing RN Option

Health Administration

Health Services

Medical Technologies

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology

Human Services

Careers related to child care, civil service, education, hospitality and the social services

Education and Human Services

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Library Technical Services
  • Mental Health/Social Work
  • Sign Language Interpreter


  • Culinary Arts
  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant Management

Public Services

  • Criminal Justice
    • Corrections
    • Generalist
    • Law Enforcement
    • Police Evidence Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Fighter Technology

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Careers related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install or maintain physical systems

  • Automobile Servicing
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technology
    • Engineering Option
    • Product Design Option
    • Vehicle Design
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Management Professional
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems Technology
    • HVACR Technician Option
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Robotics/Automated Systems Technology
  • Technological Sciences