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Get on the right PATHWAY!

Based on declared majors or main areas of interest, incoming CCBC degree— and certificate—seeking credit students are grouped into one of five Pathways:
See which majors are in each Pathway »

Based on your Pathway, you will receive assistance in course selection as well as student success supports and activities that are geared toward successful degree and certificate completion, transfer and career success

How will my Pathway help me?

Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals. Each Pathway offers simplified, streamlined course selection tracks. These tracks will help you decide which courses you need to take — and in what order — to stay on track toward completion.

Enhanced academic support services (tutoring, supplemental instruction and study groups) will be partially organized and supported by your Pathway. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with dedicated Pathway faculty members and participate in Pathway-related clubs, field trips, service learning and guest speaker events with students who share common interests.

How do I choose the right Pathway?

Most majors are linked to a Pathway, which simplifies your selection. For example, if you want to be a nurse, or are interested in massage therapy, radiography or any other health profession, you belong in the Pre-Allied Health Pathway. If you are interested in studying computers, automotive technology or aviation, you’ll be in the Technology, Science and Math Pathway. If your passion lies with music, theater or dance, the Arts and Humanities Pathway is the one for you.

If you are among the many transfer students, however, who enroll in our General Studies program, you should choose the Pathway that best aligns with your post—transfer academic and career plans. For example, if you like English, communication or the performing arts, you may lean toward the Arts and Humanities Pathway. If you are working toward a teaching career, or have an interest in psychology, history or sociology, the Behavioral and Social Sciences Pathway makes the most sense.

Still unsure? Meet with an advisor who can assist you in exploring your options and choosing the Pathway that best aligns with your academic and career goals.

See which majors are in each Pathway »

Am I required to choose a Pathway?

Yes! Your Pathway will provide you with the right guidance and support to stay on track and finish what you start. But don’t worry — if your interests and/or goals change, you can move to another Pathway, just as you can still change majors. And since each Pathway groups similar majors together, changing majors may not affect your Pathway.

If you are unsure about your choice or have questions at any time, meet with a CCBC advisor who can help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.