• Engineering

    The Engineering program of study focuses on the design, development, and use of engines, machines, and structures. Students will learn how to apply science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of different manufacturing systems.  The Manufacturing Career Cluster® focuses on 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.

    Successful completion of the Engineering program of study will fulfill requirements of the Business and Industry or STEM Endorsement.

    Course Sequence:

    9th Grade ~ Principles of Applied Engineering

    10th Grade ~ Manufacturing Engineering Technology I

    11th ~ Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)

    12th ~ Practicum in STEM



    Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    The Information Technology Support and Services program of study explores the occupations and educational opportunities associated with administering, testing, and implementing computer databases and applying knowledge of database management systems. Under the Information Technology and Support Services, GIS is an applied pathway for students who have already mastered basic computer skills and wish to apply those skills in novel contexts with the use of geographic information systems and geospatial technologies. Upon completion of this pathway, students will develop the ability to reason spatially and analyze relationships among concepts; to capture, store, validate, integrate, analyze, and display data related to locations on the Earth; and to create, query, maintain, and modify geospatial datasets. Students will learn how GIS is used as a decision-making and data management tool to solve problems in various industries and fields. Furthermore, students will use GIS software to create a spatially accurate map with data retrieved from online or locally available resources.

    Successful completion of this Information Technology Support and Services program of study will fulfill requirements of a Business and Industry Endorsement

    Course Sequence:

    9th Grade ~ Geographic Information Systems

    10th Grade ~ Raster Based GIS

    11th ~ Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing

    12th ~ Practicum of Information Technology



    Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts

    The Arts, A/V Technology and Communications (AAVTC) Career Cluster® focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in the AAVTC Career Cluster require a creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication.

    Successful completion of the Graphic Design & Multimedia Arts program of study will fulfill requirements of a Business and Industry Endorsement.

    Course Sequence:

    9th Grade ~ Digital Media

    10th Grade ~ Graphic Design and Illustration I/Lab ~ Dual Credit

    11th ~ Graphic Design and Illustration II/Lab ~ Dual Credit

    12th ~ Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration ~ Dual Credit

    Dual Credit is in Conjunction with Houston Community College

    INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION - Adobe Certified Associate Certifications


    For more information about HISD Career Readiness and more information about the pathways please visit:

    HISD Career Readiness