Career Pathways

Career Pathways are a series of educational programs that enables individuals to gain employment advantages in a targeted occupation or industry. By completing a Career Pathways Certificate Program at Clatsop Community College, students increase their qualifications for work opportunities, and then may advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment. 
Career Pathways provides avenues for career advancement for current workers, reentry into the job force for displaced workers, and opportunities for new entrants into the labor market. It creates entry points into the labor force and promotes educational attainment related to local industry needs. 

By targeting jobs of importance to the local economy, the Career Pathways Program also provides a supply of qualified workers for area employers.

Whether you’re a high school student, college student, or adult worker, you may find just what you’re looking for at Clatsop Community College in the Career Pathways Program. 

  • Take 4 – 9 classes (12-22 credits, depending on the Career Pathways Program you choose) 
  • Attend school part-time or full time 
  • Further develop your skills and knowledge 
  • Prepare for career advancement by gaining additional experience and education 
  • Increase your wage potential and self sufficiency 
  • Choose your own time frame


Courses in the Career Pathways Program may be applied to the completion of the Less-Than-One-Year and One-Year Certificate Programs and/or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree. Courses may also support the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree.

Current CCC Career Pathways Certificate Programs

Roadmaps show the connections between education and careers at different levels with the industry.

For additional information and to get started on a Career Pathways Certificate, contact: 

Admissions Office 
Clatsop Community College 
1651 Lexington Avenue 
Astoria, OR 97103 
(503) 338-2411