Career Pathways

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Oregon's Career Pathways Statewide Initiative focuses on developing a plan of study for jobs that require more than a high school diploma or the equivalent but less than a four-year degree.  Career pathways are avenues of study that lead to jobs or advancement in a particular industry.  A certificate can be earned for each pathway that you complete.  Career Pathway Certificate (12-44 credits) bundle the coursework associated with competencies for entry-level jobs and job advancement in a specific occupation or industry, and are stackable credentials as part of an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Earn your certificate by exploring the pathway right for you:

Career Pathways Roadmaps visually chart the skills, certificates, and degrees that lead to entry-level job or career advancement occupation and wage information.

Roadmaps organized by the six Career Pathways

 agriculture  Art, Information, and Communication
  • Data Center Technician (CC) 
  • Software Development (CC) 






 Business and Management  Health Services
  • Accounting Technician (CC) 
  • Accounting Technology (AAS)
    • Bookkeeping Support Assistant (CPCC)
    • Bookkeeping Support Specialist (CPCC)
    • Tax Support Specialist (CPCC)
  • Administrative Office Professional AAS
    • Office Assistant (CC)
    • Office Receptionist (CPCC)
    • Office Support (CPCC)
  • Administrative Office Professional Legal (AAS)
  • Administrative Office Professional Medical (AAS)
    • Medical Office Assistant (CC)
    • Medical Office Receptionist (CPCC)
    • Medical Office Support Specialist (CPCC)
  • Business Administration AAS
    • Business Operations Support Specialist (CPCC)
    • Business Operations Support (CPCC)
    • Human Resources Support Specialist (CPCC)
  • Business Administration Hospitality & Gaming AAS
    • Hospitality, Tourism & Management (CC)
      •  Food & Beverage Assistant (CPCC)
      • Gaming Operations Assistant (CPCC)
      • Guest Services Representative (CPCC)
  • Business Administration Leadership & Service  AASO
    • Leadership Support (CC)
    • Leadership in the Public Sector (CC)
    • Leadership Development (CPCC)
    • Leadership Operations Support Assistant CPCC
    • Customer Service in the Public Sector CPCC
    • Public Sector Employment CPCC
  • Business Administration Web Development (AASO)
    • Web Assistant CPCC
  • Retail Management (CC)
  • Retail Management (SCC)
  • Dental Assisting Technician (CC)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (CC)
  • Fire Science Technology (AAS)
  • Nursing (AAS)


 Industrial & Engineering Systems  Social Services and Ed
  •  Construction Trades General Apprenticeship (SAAS)
  •  Construction Trades General Apprenticeship (SCPC)
    • Trade Worker Apprenticeship Technologies (SCPC)
  • Data Center Technician (CC)
  • Diesel Technology (AAS)
  • Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies (SAAS)
  • Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies (SCC)
    • Limited Electrician Apprenticeship Tech. (SCC)
    • Trade Worker Apprenticeship Tech. (SCPC)
  • Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship (SAAS)
  • Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship (SCC)
    • Trade Worker Apprenticeship Tech (SCPC)
    • Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship (SCC)
  • Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Technology (AAS)
    • Drafting (CPCC)
    • Industrial Refrigeration (CPCC)
    • Maintenance Welding (CPCC)
  • Mechatronics/IAT Maintenance (CPCC)
  • Mechatronics/IAT Data Center Operations Engineer  (CPCC)
  • Software Development (CC)
  • Welding (CC)
  • Criminal Justice (AAS)
    • Corrections (CPCC)
    • Court Technician (CPCC)
    • Law Enforcement (CPCC)
  • Early Childhood Education (AAS)
  • Early Childhood Education (CC)
    • Infant Toddler LTOY
    • Education Assistant (CPCC)
  • Paraeducator AAS
  • Paraeducator (CC)
    • Autism (CC)
    • Elementary Educator (CPCC)


What are the next steps?

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