Get on the right PATHWAY!

Based on declared majors or main areas of interest, incoming CCBC degree, certificate, and workforce training students are grouped into one of nine Pathways:

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.

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, or radiography, you belong in the Health Professions Pathway. If you are interested in studying computers, automotive technology or aviation, you’ll be in the Technology and Engineering Pathway. If your passion lies with music, theater or dance, the Arts Pathway is the one for you.

If you are among the many transfer students, however, who enroll in our General Studies program, you will work with CCBC’s Advising Office to help determine what Pathway(s) may of interest to you, so that you can be placed in one, or more, Pathways that will meet your needs.

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.

If you have questions after meeting with an advisor, e-mail the lead pathway coordinator at

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.

English and Math Gateway Courses

Students who complete their math and English program requirements in their first year are more likely to succeed in their program and in their professional career! Learn more about gateway English and math courses.