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Guided Pathways

What is your path at CBC?

CBC is here to help you achieve your goal! We have arranged our programs into eight Schools to guide you in finding the program that fits your interests and future. The Schools are outlined below with links to their specific pages, programs and faculty for more information. As you explore the different Schools, we are here to help you along the way. 

  • Ask questions

    What do you enjoy doing? How do you spend your time when you’re happiest? Would you prefer to work directly with people? Do you like to build things?

    Answers to questions like these can help you figure out what path is best for you -- from choosing your classes, to picking a program of focus, and earning your degree and going directly to a job or transferring on to a four-year college.

  • Explore and learn

    Take time to explore each School and their website below: learn about what programs and degrees we have at CBC. Keep in mind what interests you and what you enjoy!

    Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to explore more within each School as well as your everyday interactions with faculty and staff in the classroom and around campus!

  • Support for you

    When you become a CBC student, you will be paired with a Completion Coach who will help make sure you are on track with your goals and be with you for questions and answers throughout your journey.


If you seek to create, invent, imagine, perform, design, speak with passion, and enjoy writing, the School of Arts, Humanities & Communication may be for you. These disciplines impact every aspect of our society and help us better understand the world in which we live. Wonderful and exciting careers can be had with a degree from the School of Arts, Humanities & Communication.

Programs: Visual Arts, Communication Studies, English, Journalism, Literature, Music, Theatre and World Languages

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Do you want you to advance in your career, earn more money or become your own boss? If you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these questions, then the School of Business is the place for you! We offer opportunities for professional growth in the fields of accounting, management, marketing, as well as training to learn how to start your own enterprise. Whether you’re just starting out and want to earn your associate degree or want to go for that next level in your career with one of our Bachelor of Applied Science degrees, the School of Business will truly support you along the path to your goal.

Programs: Accounting, Applied Management, Business, Economics, Project Management and Digital Marketing

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Do you love learning how things work? Are you passionate about building and creating? Do you enjoy diagnosing problems and developing solutions? In the School of Career & Technical Education, you can explore many careers that turn your passion and talent into a high-tech, in-demand and rewarding job. The School of Professional Technical also houses a variety of short-term programs, that at no more than 11 weeks long, can lead directly to employment opportunities.

Programs: Automotive, Nuclear Technology, Health Physics, Manufacturing Technology/Precision Machining, Welding, Occupational Health & Safety, Short Term Certification and Apprenticeships

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Do you like working with data, working with details like writing program code, collecting and analyzing information to make decisions or helping companies and individuals with their computers and networks while keeping their data safe? In the School of Computer Science students explore courses that lead to developing innovative mobile apps, software and computer games, creating web pages, working with data and databases, setting up and maintaining computers and networks and protecting data while ensuring it’s available to authorized users.

Programs: Computer Science, Cyber Security and Software Development

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Do you enjoy working with children, creating positive change in their lives and inspiring lifelong learning? Are you passionate about the value of an education and the opportunities it brings? Studies in the School of Education can help you become a guide and advocate for children and education. Some careers include home family childcare provider, preschool center director, preschool lead teacher, or a certified Washington State teacher in grades from pre-school to 12th grade, with an option for emphasis in a variety of areas such as math, physical education, English or science. Whether your plans involve you quickly joining the workforce or pursuing further study and advancement, the School of Education is the perfect place to begin.

Programs: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Secondary Education

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Do you enjoy using critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help make healthcare decisions for a diverse population of people? Are you a competent and compassionate communicator? Careers within the School of Health Sciences may be the perfect fit for you! Health Science careers require caring for individuals working in a variety of settings, utilizing cutting-edge technology, promoting health and wellness as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles. The School of Health Science offers a variety of courses, certifications and degrees for many healthcare occupations. Courses range from a few months of study, to one and two year AAS degrees. CBC also offers an RN to Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.

Programs: Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Science, Sterile Processing Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Imaging, Medical Records & Healthcare Information, Medical Simulation Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Paramedic, Phlebotomy, Radiologic Technology, Spanish Medical Interpreting and Surgical Technology

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Are you an analytical thinker? Are you curious, a puzzle solver or an innovator? Do you like to build things from the smallest particles to the largest structures? A career in the School of Math, Science & Engineering may be for you! Studies in physical and life sciences, math and engineering can lead to careers in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, nutrition, physics and more. The School of Math, Science and Engineering helps students understand the universe we live in and develop the skills necessary to make the world a better place to live and work.

Programs: Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Geology/Physical Geography, Mathematics, Nutrition and Physics

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Do you like working with people? Do you want to better understand yourself, others and the way people interact? Or do you have a calling to help others? Studies in the disciplines of social and behavioral science can help you develop foundational knowledge that will be useful in almost any career. Whether you’re looking for knowledge that is immediately relevant to your interests, or are setting the foundation for further study and advancement, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is the perfect place to begin.

Programs: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History, Intercultural Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology

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Fast Facts


Programs in our eight Schools


Degree paths to choose from


Student clubs on campus


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