Clackamas Middle College

Pathways to Careers Program

CMC's Pathways to Careers (PTCa) is a student-centered program intended to provide a seamless transition from high school to college and to guide students to the best educational pathway to achieve their future career goals. Students will have the opportunity to explore career interest areas and the skills needed to work in each, while taking classes at Clackamas Community College. Students will set career goals and strive to complete a certificate program or an associate degree. CCC offers more than 60 certificate programs that represent some of the most in-demand career fields and are designed to get students job-ready in two years or less. Examples of careers include web design, computer support, welding, medical assistant, automotive repair, and retail management.
In order to get into CMC's PTCa Program, students must:
  • Meet attendance and academic standing qualifications to receive a nomination from their College Readiness Seminar Advisor
  • Be selected by teachers through CMC's College Prep Program
  • Attend a Pathways Orientation session
Once students are admitted to PTCa, they are enrolled in entry-level, career/technical college courses during the course of a year. These classes help support and provide students with the necessary skills to transition to a full-time college student.  
  • Students are engaged in groups of 10-15 CMC students throughout the year. Students in PTCa are encouraged to continue taking their high school courses at the CMC campus.
Fall 2017
  • COMM-100: Basic Speech Communication
  • CLA-100: Introduction to Healthcare Careers
  • HD-120: College Success
Winter 2018
  • WR-101: Occupational/Technical Writing
  • DMC-100: Introduction to Media Arts
  • HD-120: College Success
Spring 2018
  • PSY-101: Human Relations
  • To be determined - Horticulture or Wildland Fire
  • HD-120: College Success