Career & Academic Pathways

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Career & Academic Pathways

Discover Your Career Pathway to Meet Your Goals

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

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 to accelerate degree completion. Success Coaches are available to provide guidance from beginning to end, monitoring students’ progress along their pathway.

Arts, Humanities, and Communications
Designed for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree that is not math or science-oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are Art, Business, English, Humanities, History, Government, Speech, Music, Education, etc.
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Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies
Intended to provide students with an education that leads to employment after approximately one or two years. A student may earn a certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in the programs. These programs of study are not intended for transfer; however, some programs have bachelor’s degree linkages. 
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Health Sciences

Certifications and degrees that are designed to provide comprehensive training for health-related industries.

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Public Safety and Human Services
Certifications or degrees in public safety prepare you to protect and serve your community. Choose from child development, cosmetology, or criminal justice programs.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Course work appropriate for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics. Students will be prepared to continue studies in the natural sciences as well as in pre-professional programs.
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To find more information on programs and offerings available to high school students, continuing education students, adult learners, and students interested in technical and academic studies, visit the link below.
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