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Clatsop Community College Career Pathways

What are 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.

Earn a Career Pathways Certificate:
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 (12-44 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 Clatsop Community College Career Pathways Certificate Programs:

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

Seamanship Career Pathways Certificate Program

Length of training: Approximately 3-6 months (minimum-17 credits).  

Medical Assistant Career Pathways Certificate Program

 Length of training: Approximately 3 months (minimum-15 credits).  Offered Fall Term only.

Retail Management Career Pathways Certificate Program

Length of training: Approximately 9 months (minimum-16 credits).  

Automotive Technician Pathways Certificate Program

Length of training: Approximately 6 months (minimum-17 credits).  

Accounting for Business Pathways Certificate Program

Length of training: Approximately 12 months (minimum-15 credits). 

Business Professional Pathways Certificate Program

Length of training: approximately 9 months (minimum 18 credits). 

Communications in Business Pathways Certificate Program 

Length of Training: Approximately 9 months (minimum 13 credits). 

Entrepreneurship Pathways Certificate Program

Length of Training: Approximately 12 months (minimum 22 credits). 

Entry Level Accounting Clerk Pathways Certificate Program

Length of Training: Approximately 9 months (minimum 14 credits). 

Fire Science Pathway Certificates Program

Length of Training: Approximately 6 months (minimum 21 credits). 

Historic Preservation and Restoration Pathways Certificate Program

Length of Training: Approximately 6 months (minimum 16 credits)

Welding Pathways Certificate Program

Length of Training: Approximately 3 months (minimum 16 credits)

Sustainable Energy Technician Career Pathways Certificate Program
Length of training:  depending on certificate specialized options (14–16 credits).  

Oregon Green Career Pathways:
Learn more about careers in green occupations and industries, what skills are needed and where you can receive training in Oregon.

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
http://www.MyPathCareers.org

Last Updated: 
September 13, 2013, 3:34 pm
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