Academic Pathways

Introduction to Our Pathways Model

Our programs are organized into seven advising pathways, each with their own advising “specialist.” Advising 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. Your advisor 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.

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Who Is My Advisor?

Pathway: Arts, Humanities & Design

Senior Advisor (Supervising): Benita Olivas

Academic Advisors: Lynne Stefanowski | Deborah Graham | Jordan Moore

Program Name Degree Type
ART PROGRAM  
- Art History Designation Associate of Arts*
- Studio Art Designation Associate of Arts*
COMMUNICATION PROGRAM  
- Communication Designation Associate of Arts*
ENGLISH PROGRAM  
- English-Literature Emphasis Designation Associate of Arts*
GEOGRAPHY PROGRAM  
- Geography Designation Associate of Arts*
GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM  
- Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science
- Graphic Design Certificate
HISTORY PROGRAM  
- History Designation Associate of Arts*
JOURNALISM PROGRAM  
- Multi-Media Journalism Certificate
MUSIC PROGRAM  
- Music Designation Associate of Arts*
PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM  
- Philosophy Designation Associate of Arts*
THEATER PROGRAM  
- Theater Designation Associate of Arts*
WORLD LANGUAGES PROGRAM  
- French Designation Associate of Arts*
- Spanish Designation Associate of Arts*

*Denotes a "Degree with Designation" (DWD) that has a statewide transfer degree plan or a statewide transfer articulation program in place and is fully transferable in its entirety into any Colorado public four-year program. DWDs are awarded with a specific program designation major on the transcript. See an academic advisor for more information.

Pathway: Business & Public Administration

Senior Advisor: Mary Ann Matheny

Academic Advisors: Kobra Rezaeikhah

Program Name Degree Type
ACCOUNTING PROGRAM  
- Accounting Associate of Applied Science
- Accounting - Transfer Associate of Applied Science
- Bookkeeping/Payroll Certificate
- Tax Preparation Certificate
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM  
- Business Designation Associate of Arts*
- Management Associate of Applied Science
- Marketing Associate of Applied Science
- Real Estate Associate of Applied Science
- Customer Service Certificate
- Entrepreneurship Certificate
- Retail Management Certificate
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Administrative Professional Associate of Applied Science
- Healthcare Administration Associate of Applied Science
- Legal Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science
- Administrative Assistant Certificate
- Office Assistant Certificate
- Healthcare Administration Certificate
ECONOMICS PROGRAM  
- Economics Designation Associate of Arts*

*Denotes a "Degree with Designation" (DWD) that has a statewide transfer degree plan or a statewide transfer articulation program in place and is fully transferable in its entirety into any Colorado public four-year program. DWDs are awarded with a specific program designation major on the transcript. See an academic advisor for more information.

Pathway: Education & Teaching

 All Advisors

Program Name Degree Type
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM  
- Education Designation Associate of Arts*
- Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science
- Early Childhood Education Director Certificate
- Early Childhood Education Teacher, Level I Certificate
- Early Childhood Education Teacher, Level II Certificate
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAM  
- Elementary Education Designation Associate of Arts*

*Denotes a "Degree with Designation" (DWD) that has a statewide transfer degree plan or a statewide transfer articulation program in place and is fully transferable in its entirety into any Colorado public four-year program. DWDs are awarded with a specific program designation major on the transcript. See an academic advisor for more information.

Pathway: Health Sciences

Academic Advisors: Daniela Higgins (Lowry & Pre-Lowry Programs)

Allied Health: Catie Long (All Pre- Health Students)

Program Name Degree Type
DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM  
- Dental Hygiene Associate of Applied Science
- Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Applied Science
FOOD, NUTRITION & WELLNESS PROGRAM  
- Nutrition Associate of Applied Science
- Food, Nutrition & Wellness Certificate
MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM  
- Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science
- Medical Assisting Certificate
- Phlebotomy Certificate
NURSING PROGRAMS  
- Integrated Nursing Pathway Associate of General Studies
- Nurse Aide Certificate
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science
- Computed Tomography Certificate
- Mammography Certificate
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science
- Veterinary Technology Assistant Certificate

Pathway: Industry, Manufacturing & Construction

Senior Advisor – Benita Olivas

Academic Advisor –  TBA (Academic Advisor for ARCH, Applied Tech, & Engineering Graphics) | Jerry Darnell (Machine Technologies & Welding)

Program Name Degree Type
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Applied Technology Associate of Applied Science
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Architectural Technologies Associate of Applied Science
- Digital Design Media Associate of Applied Science
- Sustainable Design Associate of Applied Science
- Contemporary Building Technology Certificate
- Digital Design Media Certificate
- Sustainable Design Certificate
- Revit Certificate
- Basic Building Crafts Certificate
- Advanced Building Crafts Certificate
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & MECHANICAL DESIGN PROGRAM  
- Inventor Certificate
- Solidworks Certificate
- Scanned Input 3D Modeling Certificate
FABRICATION WELDING PROGRAM  
- Fabrication Welder Associate of Applied Science
- Basic Welding Certificate
- Intermediate Welding Certificate
- ARC Welder Certificate
- Fabrication Welder Certificate
MACHINE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- CNC Manufacturing Associate of Applied Science
- CNC Management Associate of Applied Science
- Basic Machining Certificate
- Intermediate Machining Certificate
- CNC Machine Tool Operator Certificate
- Industrial Maintenance Technologies Certificate
- Multi-Axis Lathe Certificate
- CNC Wire EDM Certificate
- Five Axis Milling Machine Certificate

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

Senior Advisor: Kyle Keller

Academic Advisors: Paula Ogilve | Petia Ouzounova

Program Name Degree Type
BIOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Biology Designation Associate of Science*
CHEMISTRY PROGRAM  
- Chemistry Designation Associate of Science*
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM  
- Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science
- Computer Technology Certificate
- Cybersecurity Certificate
FERMENTATION SCIENCE PROGRAM  
- Fermentation Science Designation Associate of Science*
GEOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Geology Designation Associate of Science*
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Information Technology Associate of Applied Science
- Computer Service and Support Certificate
- Healthcare Certificate
- Network Security Certificate
MATHEMATICS PROGRAM  
- Mathematics Designation Associate of Science*
PHYSICS PROGRAM  
- Physics Designation Associate of Science*

*Denotes a "Degree with Designation" (DWD) that has a statewide transfer degree plan or a statewide transfer articulation program in place and is fully transferable in its entirety into any Colorado public four-year program. DWDs are awarded with a specific program designation major on the transcript. See an academic advisor for more information.

Pathway: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Senior Advisor: Kyle Keller

Academic Advisor: Queen Telisma 

Program Name Degree Type
ANTHROPOLOGY PROGRAM  
- Anthropology Designation Associate of Arts*
CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM  
- Criminal Justice Designation Associate of Arts*
- Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science
- Homeland Security Certificate
HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM  
- Human Services Transfer Degree Associate of Applied Science
- Human Services Pre-Social Work Degree Associate of Applied Science
- Human Services Certificate
PARALEGAL PROGRAM  
- Paralegal Associate of Applied Science
- Paralegal - Transfer Associate of Applied Science
- General Paralegal Certificate
POLITICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM  
- Political Science Designation Associate of Arts*
PSYCHOLOGY DESIGNATION  
- Psychology Designation Associate of Arts*
- Psychology Designation Associate of Science*
SOCIOLOGY DESIGNATION  
- Sociology Designation Associate of Arts*

*Denotes a "Degree with Designation" (DWD) that has a statewide transfer degree plan or a statewide transfer articulation program in place and is fully transferable in its entirety into any Colorado public four-year program. DWDs are awarded with a specific program designation major on the transcript. See an academic advisor for more information.