Programs and Academic Pathways

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If you are still deciding what career is the best fit for you, the concentration degree within each academic pathway will help you explore while earning credits toward an associate degree.

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Art, Architecture and Mechanical Design

Explore careers in mechanical or architectural design, art and design, photography, or fine arts. This pathway is a good fit for innovative and creative students who enjoy collaboration, designing products, and developing new skills.


Pathway

Career

Mechanical & Architectural Design

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Mechanical & Architectural Design

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Mechanical & Architectural Design

Visual Arts

 

Business

Consider a career in marketing, sales, management, accounting, supply chain, or human resources–or prepare to start your own business! This pathway is a solid option for anyone who enjoys finding creative solutions to problems, while building their communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


Pathway

Career

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Computer Information Systems

Are you considering a career in programming, software development, web development, hardware maintenance, network systems, or cyber security? Explore this pathway if you are detail-oriented, technology-savvy, appreciate the benefit of team member's expertise, and are adaptable to an ever-changing environment.


Pathway

Career

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Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Brewing

Are you considering a career in culinary arts, tourism, hospitality, or brewing? If you work well on teams, are flexible, organized, and high energy, then you will want to explore these fields where art converges with science and talent melds with technique.


Pathway

Career

 

Health and Exercise Sciences

GRCC is your first step to careers like physician assistant, physical therapist, nurse, occupational therapist or assistant, dental hygienist or assistant, or radiologic technologist. This pathway is a good fit for energetic students who have good interpersonal skills, enjoy science, and care about the well-being of others.


Pathway

Career

Dental Auxiliaries

Nursing

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Radiologic Technology

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Exercise Science

Physical Science

 

Human Services, Education and Social Sciences

Thinking of a career in education, public service, the non-profit and government sector, law, historic preservation, geographic information systems, financial planning, archeology, international studies, social work, psychology, or counseling? Students who are compassionate, enjoy using research based methods to serve others, and want to help improve society will want to explore this pathway.


Pathway

Career

Criminal Justice

Education

Psychology

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Education

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Criminal Justice

English

Education

Psychology

Social Sciences

 

Humanities, English, Language and Communication Studies

GRCC is your first step to a career in public service, the non-profit sector, public relations, law, editing, writing, or journalism. Students who think critically and creatively and who enjoy writing, speaking, and research will do well in this pathway.


Pathway

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Language and Thought

English

 

Manufacturing and Applied Technology

Explore careers in electronics, tooling, manufacturing, automotive technology, HVAC, industrial maintenance, welding, plastics, and quality science. This pathway is a good fit for hands-on, detail-oriented students with communication, reasoning, and trouble shooting skills who enjoy working with computers, machinery, and other types of technology.


Pathway

Career

Applied Technology

Manufacturing

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Manufacturing

Math, Science and Engineering

GRCC is your first step to a career in mathematics, the biological and physical sciences, veterinary studies, engineering, pharmacy, medicine, or dentistry. This pathway is a good fit for students who are creative, curious about the natural world, and enjoy rigorous coursework and hands-on laboratory experiences.


Pathway

Career

Physical Sciences

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Biological Sciences

Math

Physical Sciences

Music and Theater

Thinking of a career in music education, music therapy, production, composition, performance, conducting, acting, theater management, scenography, or directing? Creative, hardworking, collaborative, and motivated students with a passion for the performing arts should explore this pathway.

Pathway

Career

Music

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Music