Career Pathways

Build a Career, One Step at a Time

Career Pathways allow you to come in and out of college and build your education as you plan your career advancement. Using short-term education options based on stackable credits, you have the flexibility to continue your education at your own pace. As you enter a career pathway, your classes build toward industry-recognized certificates, diplomas, or associate's degrees that give you additional employment options. 

Career Pathways offer a step-by-step guide to your career goals.

Specific Program Pathways

Programs that are part of a pathway will have a clickable graphic on their page to show the available options, from credit for prior learning to transfer agreements with four-year universities and everything in between. 

Program Pathway

About Embedded Programs

Some programs within the pathway are “embedded” into other programs. For instance, you can take Basic Welding technical diploma by itself or as one part of the Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technician technical diploma.

List of Pathway Programs

Look for the detailed Career Pathway graphic at the bottom of the following program pages:

Accounting Assistant
Administrative Professional
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Tech-Level 1
Automotive Service Technician-Level 2
Automotive Technician
Basic Industrial Power
Basic Machining
Basic Welding
Building Science & Energy Management
Business Analyst
Business Management
Business Requirements Specialist
Business Specialist
CNC Operator Pathway Certificate
Culinary Assistant
Culinary Management
Customer Service Representative Pathway Certificate
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant
Educational Assistant
Electrical Fundamentals & PLCs
Electromechanical Maintenance Technician
Electromechanical Technology
Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Financial Services
Financial Services Representative
Food Industry Aide Pathway Certificate
Food Preparation Assistant Pathway Certificate
Foundations of Teacher Education
Gerontology Basics
Health Office Assistant Pathway Certificate
Health Office Professional
Horticulture Plant Health Care Pathway Certificate
Industrial & Electrical Technician
Industrial Machine Controls Embedded Diploma
Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Technician
IT-Computer Support Specialist
IT-Computer Support Technician
IT-Network Systems Administration
IT-Network Technician
Landscape Horticulture Technician
Machine Tool Operation
Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technician
Medical Administrative Professional
Nursing Assistant
Office Support Specialist
Paramedic Technician
Practical Nursing
Sales Fundamentals Pathway Certificate
Sales Management
Sales Representative
Solar Installation Technician Pathway Certificate

Wondering where to start?

Stop in at the Welcome Center or call 608-785-9553. Business Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.