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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 Transitional Studies 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 Get Started Today page to apply for admissions to LCC. 

  • 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

Accounting & Business

Accounting, Business and Leadership

Degree Requirements | Program Maps

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Business Technology
  • Organizational Leadership and Technical Management (located under "Business" tab in degree requirements)


Arts, Communication & Humanities

Arts, Communication and Humanities

Degree Requirements | Program Maps

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


Health Sciences & Wellness

Health Sciences and Wellness

Degree Requirements | Program Maps

  • Chemical Dependency
  • Community Health & 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

  • Computer Science - see STEM
  • Information Technology


Manufacturing, Trades & Transportation

Manufacturing, Trades and Transportation

Degree Requirements | Program Maps

  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Trades
  • Manufacturing
  • Multicraft Trades
  • Welding


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Degree Requirements | Program Maps

  • 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

  • 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

  • Early Childhood
  • Education



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