Career Pathways

Career and Academic Pathways or CAPs at SWTJC were created to promote efficient completion of students’ educational goals through well-defined degree pathways and student centered supports. SWTJC CAPs align and leverage coursework in each degree program to prepare all students to succeed after high school, and to expand students’ education and employment options. 

There are five Career and Academic Pathways at SWTJC.

  1. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  2. Business, Industry, and Technical Services (BITS)
  3. Public Safety and Human Services
  4. Arts, Humanities, and Communications
  5. Health Sciences

Each career and academic pathway includes rigorous classes, exploration of occupations, identification of professional interests, and development of marketable skills. Students save time and money by taking only the courses they need in the pathway they have chosen.  Advisors provide guidance from beginning to end, monitoring students’ progress along their pathway. 

CAPs save students time and money, simplify the transfer process, and expedite time to degree completion.