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Career Pathways: The Journey Starts Here

Career Pathways is designed to help students identify a career path early in their educational journey so they can finish their degree faster, lower their educational costs, and be better prepared to transfer or enter the workforce. 

Choose a pathway to learn more about its related programs and find your pathway map.


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Arts, Communication, Design & Humanities

The world needs creative professionals. New technologies and consumer demand are driving innovation and generating opportunities for people who can bring unique ideas to life. In addition, these programs encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity.  Program examples include:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Communication
  • Dramatic Arts/Theatre
  • English Language & Literature
  • Film/Motion Pictures
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Philosophy





Studying business will teach you critical thinking and problem-solving skills ranging from balancing a budget to weighing marketing mishaps. Plus, business is applicable just about anywhere. Since the exchange of goods happens in every corner of the country and every corner of the globe, you can take your business skills just about wherever you want.  Program examples include:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business Administration & Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Recreation and Sport Management 




Education, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Science

Do you have a desire to help people? Through these programs, you’ll examine social issues and systems to better understand how to help others and foster social change. You’ll also explore the cognitive processes, especially decision making and communication, through systematic analysis of human behavior.  Program examples include:

  • Anthropology
  • Child care
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Political Science & Government
  • Pre-Elementary/Early Childhood Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Sociology
  • Teacher 




Health Sciences

Health science is a growing field within healthcare, and increasingly popular among college students because of its countless career opportunities. Those who graduate in these programs are prepared to work in health administration, medical labs, and other medical fields. Program examples include:

  • Athletic Training
  • Cardiopulmonary Sciences 
  • Dental 
  • Massage Therapy 
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Imaging
  • MRI
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Science
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Science 
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Care 
  • Sonography
  • Surgical Services




Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation

Do you like working with your hands? Does flying an airplane interest you? How about designing and building or operating heavy equipment? Take a look at the programs in this pathway that can lead to creative and exciting careers in aviation, automotive, construction and design.  Program examples include:

  • Automotive/Diesel Repair
  • Barbering
  • Construction
  • Cosmetology
  • Food Service Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Landscape & Horticulture
  • Logistics and Transportation Specialist
  • Machining
  • Marine Service Technology
  • Nails Technician
  • Welding





Public Safety

If you want to help protect the lives of your fellow citizens, one of these programs could be for you. We live in a world where there is an increasing number of threats from both man-made and natural disasters. That means a day-in-the-life of a Public Safety professional gives you virtually limitless opportunities to make a real impact.  Program examples include:

  • Advanced Training
  • Correctional Officer
  • Criminal Justice Academy
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Firefighter
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Paramedic
  • Public Safety Telecommunications




Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

STEM professionals designed and built the Hubble telescope to peek into the universe; created the internet; built the tallest buildings in the world, and continually push our understanding of diseases and new medical treatments. These programs create critical thinkers and enable the next generation of innovators.  Program examples include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Power Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Science Technology
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist
  • Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Network Security
  • Rapid Prototyping Specialist





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