Human Services

Garland ISD: CTE Human Services Cluster

The Human Services Cluster prepares students for employment related to families and human needs. Courses focus on communication skills, decision-making, developing positive relationships with peers and family and child development. Students can also study nutrition and wellness, food selection, and preparation. Students have the opportunity to learn a skill in a classroom/laboratory through a paid work experience in a related Human Services career.


  • Marriage and Family Therapist  
  • Preschool Teacher  
  • Child Advocate 
  • Social Worker  
  • Case Worker 
  • Child Caregiver 
  • Adult Daycare Worker 
  • Public Servant 
  • Youth Worker 
  • Residential Manager 
  • Community Organizer 
  • Counselor 
  • Probation Officer 
  • Cosmetologist  
  • Dietitian  
  • Skin Care Specialist 
  • Teacher 

Graduation planning

Endorsement: Public Services

See course descriptions and endorsement pathways on the high school course descriptions page.

Available certificates

  • Cosmetology, Operator License

Clubs and Organizations 

One of the best ways to acquire experience in your chosen career is by joining a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)