Academic Pathways

All programs and majors are organized into seven Advising Pathways, each with their own advising “specialist.” Advising at CCD is based around a one-student, one-advisor model, meaning you will ideally meet with one academic advisor throughout your entire academic career at CCD. This strengthens that connection and serves as a single point of contact for your advising questions, general concerns, campus resources, and success support.

New and transfer students are assigned an advisor based on your declared program or major within two weeks after each semester begins. The Academic Advising Center on the first floor of the Confluence Building is the place to go to connect with academic advisors.

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Pathway: Arts, Humanities & Design

Senior Advisor (Supervising) – Benita Olivas*

Academic Advisors: Lynne Stefanowski | Deborah Graham | Jordan Moore

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ART          
   - Art History     AA*    
   - Studio Art     AA*    
COMMUNICATION     AA*    
ENGLISH (Literature Emphasis)     AA*    
MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALISM C        
GEOGRAPHY     AA*    
GRAPHIC DESIGN C AAS AA   Download
HISTORY     AA*    
LIBERAL ARTS - GENERAL STUDIES       AGS  
MUSIC     AA*    
PHILOSOPHY     AA*    
THEATER     AA*    
WORLD LANGUAGES          
   - French     AA*    
   - Spanish     AA*    

Pathway: Business & Public Administration

Senior Advisor – Mary Ann Matheny*

Academic Advisors: Mark Brown | Jessica Huerta | Kobra Rezaeikhah

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ACCOUNTING   AAS   Download
   - Bookkeeping / Payroll Technician C      
   - Tax Preparation C      
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION        
   - Business     AA*  
   - Entrepreneurship C      
   - Management   AAS    
   - Marketing   AAS    
   - Real Estate   AAS    
   - Retail Management C      
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY       Download
   - Administrative Professional C AAS    
   - Office Assistant C      
   - Legal Administrative Assistant   AAS    
   - Healthcare Administrative C AAS    
ECONOMICS     AA*  

Pathway: Education & Teaching

Senior Advisor – Christine Smith Olsey*

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   AAS AA* Download
   - ECE Director C      
   - EC Teacher - Level 1 C      
   - EC Teacher - Level II C      
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION     AA*  

Pathway: Health Sciences

Senior Advisor (supervising) – Christine Smith Olsey*

Academic Advisors: Daniela Higgins (Lowry & Pre-Lowry Programs) | Natalie Bokelberg (Pre-Health Transfer Programs) | Anjeli Dwyer (Pro-Health Transfer Programs)

Allied Health: All Pre-Allied Health Students

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
DENTAL HYGIENE   AAS,
BAS
   
NURSING        
   - Integrated Nursing Pathway     AGS  
   - Nurse Aide C      
MEDICAL ASSISTING   AAS    
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY   AAS    
   - Computed Tomography Distance C      
   - Computed Tomography Non-Distance C      
   - Mammography C      
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY   AAS   Download
   - Veterinary Technology Assistant C      

Pathway: Industry, Manufacturing & Construction

Senior Advisor – Benita Olivas

Academic Advisor – Christine Smith Olsey* (Academic Advisor for ARCH, Applied Tech, & Engineering Graphics)

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY   AAS  
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY   AAS Download
   - Basic Architectural Technologies C    
   - Intermediate Architectural Technologies C    
   - AT Professional Development C    
   - ARE Prep C    
   - Architectural Computer Visualizations C    
   - Revit C    
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & MECHANICAL DESIGN      
   - Mechanical Drafter   AAS  
   - Basic Mechanical C    
   - Intermediate Mechanical C    
   - Inventor C    
   - Solidworks C    
   - Scanned Input 3d Modeling C    
FABRICATION WELDING C AAS Download
   - Arc Welder C    
   - Basic Welding C    
   - Intermediate Welder C    
MACHINE TECHNOLOGIES     Download
   - CNC Manufacturing   AAS  
   - CNC Management   AAS  
   - Basic Machining C    
   - Industrial Maintenance Technologies C    
   - Intermediate Machining C    
   - CNC Machine Operator C    

Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Academic Advisors: Paula Ogilve | Petia Ouzounova

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
BIOLOGY     AS*  
CHEMISTRY     AS*  
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS   AAS*   Download
   - Computer Technology C      
   - Cybersecurity C      
GEOLOGY     AS*  
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   AAS   Download
   - Computer Service & Support C      
   - Healthcare C      
   - Network Security C      
MATHEMATICS     AS*  
PHYSICS     AS*  

Pathway: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Academic Advisor: Queen Telisma | Kyle Keller

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ANTHROPOLOGY     AA*    
CRIMINAL JUSTICE   AAS AA*   Download
   - Homeland Security C        
HUMAN SERVICES   AAS     Download
   - Pre-Social Work C AAS      
PARALEGAL C AAS*     Download
POLITICAL SCIENCE     AA*    
PSYCHOLOGY     AA* AS*  
SOCIOLOGY     AA*