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By choosing a career pathway when you start college, you can select classes that fit your interests and goals. You can also boost your chances of completing a degree! Lower Columbia College offers a wide variety of program options in eight career pathways (watch our Career Pathways video).

We also offer College and Career Preparation classes for those looking to complete high school, learn English, or prepare for college-level studies. Choose a pathway or program below to learn more, or visit our Apply page to apply for admissions to LCC.

Visit our Career and Technical Education (CTE) page to find out if you earned college credit in high school.

  • Degree Requirements: list of the courses needed to obtain a specific degree or certificate, per the LCC Catalog
  • Program Map: roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty
  • Labor Market Data: information from the Bureau of Labor statistics on jobs in the industry

Accounting & Business

Accounting, Business and Leadership

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Accounting
  • Business
    • Including transfer and fully online options, Business Management, and Retail Management
  • Business Technology
    • Administrative Services Manager
    • Administrative Support
    • Community, Health and Wellness Advocate
    • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
    • Medical Office Administration
    • Medical Reception
  • Organizational Leadership and Technical Management

Arts, Communication & Humanities

Arts, Communication and Humanities

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Art and Design
  • Communication Studies
  • Drama
  • English
  • Humanities (program map only)
  • Music

Health Sciences & Wellness

Health Sciences and Wellness

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Substance Use Disorder Studies
  • Community Health and Wellness Advocate - see Business Technology
  • Health & Fitness
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Office Careers - see Business Technology
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene

Information Technology

Information Technology

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Computer Science - see STEM
  • Information Technology

Manufacturing, Trades & Transportation

Manufacturing, Trades and Transportation

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment (including Commercial Truck Driving)
  • Machine Trades
  • Manufacturing
  • Multicraft Trades
  • Welding

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technician - see Manufacturing
  • Environmental Science
  • Math Education - see Education
  • Physics
  • Pre-Dental - see Biology
  • Pre-Medical - see Biology
  • Pre-Pharmacy - see Biology
  • Pre-Veterinary - see Biology

Social Science & Criminal Justice

Social Science and Criminal Justice

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Teacher Education & Early Learning

Teacher Education and Early Learning

Degree Requirements | Program Maps | Job Market Data

  • Early Childhood
  • Education

College and Career Preparation

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Visit our Career Services webpage to get started, or call (360) 442-2330 for help with your career search.