Pathways to College Program

CMC's Pathways to College Program helps to provide a seamless transition from high school to college. Pathways to College bridges students' dreams with student success.


Pathways to College Program Goals

  • To provide students the opportunity to earn dual high school and college credits toward a high school diploma and a college degree or certificate;
  • To provide academic and social support services to help students succeed in college courses;
  • To expand course offerings for CMC students;
  • To increase college readiness, and postsecondary success;
  • To reduce barriers to college access.


Description/Structure of Program

The Pathways to College Program consists of two cohorts of students who complete three consecutive terms of college courses with Clackamas Community College (CCC) instructors at the CCC Harmony campus. Pathways to College students interested in pursuing a transfer degree will complete courses foundational to four-year college and/or university transfer degrees. Pathways to College students interested in pursuing a career/technical degree will complete courses foundational to two-year college associate degrees or certificate programs.

All Pathways to College courses consist of only CMC students and are taught by instructors that work collaboratively with CMC staff to ensure student success as they prepare to transition to the College Extended Options (CEO) Program.

All Pathways to College course tuition and fees as well as books are covered by CMC. Students in the Pathways to College Program may also have high school classes at CMC as they work toward the completion of their diploma requirements.

The CMC Pathways to College counselor works closely with each student to track their success, update and maintain their educational plan, provide academic, career and socio/emotional support as well as teach their Friday course: HD-100 College Survival. These courses focus on key transitional knowledge and skills to supply each student with all the tools necessary to achieve success as a full-time college student.

Students interested in the Pathways to College Program should review the eligibility requirements and follow the student checklist and timeline for the current term. 


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