Programs of Study by Pathway
Chart a course for a successful future with the variety of academic programs available! Jackson College offers 74 associate, certificate and baccalaureate programs plus transfer disciplines, skill sets, and concentrations. Programs are arranged into Pathways, designed to create a clear path to an academic degree or certificate, concentration or skill set.
Business & Computer Technology Pathway
The Business and Computer Technology Pathway includes careers related to all aspects of business and computer technology, including accounting, finance, business administration, marketing, culinary arts, and information processing. These may include eCommerce, entrepreneurship, computer information systems, cyber security, human resources, office administration, sports management and marketing.
Health Sciences Pathway
To meet the ever-expanding demand for qualified health sciences professionals, Jackson College’s Health Sciences Pathway offers a wide array of associate degree and certificate programs as well as concentrations and skill-sets. These programs combine classroom instruction, laboratory experience and clinical practice to assure that students obtain the most current and the highest level skills in their chosen health profession. Students interested in Health Sciences programs may obtain admission requirement information from their student success navigator.
Human Services Pathway
Those interested in the fields of Human Services Pathway must keep in mind that this field is a very broad one. Through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, this career path is concerned with meeting human needs. The focus is on prevention as well as remediation of problems, with the main goal of improving the overall quality of life for others. Careers in this path are related to economic, political, and social systems. Individuals in the human service field might find themselves in a variety of careers, including psychology, counseling, social work, government, law and law enforcement, or education. Human services careers are perfect for people who are at their best when they are helping others.
Liberal Arts Pathway
Careers in the Liberal Arts Pathway are related to the humanities and performing, visual, literary, and media arts. These include 3-D design and animation; art, broadcasting, communication, dance, digital photography, English (journalism, writing, and literature), film, graphic design, history, music, pre-law, and world languages.
Are you a creative thinker? Are you imaginative, innovative, and original? Do you like to communicate ideas? Do you like making crafts, drawing, playing a musical instrument, taking photos, or writing stories? This may be the career path for you!
Science, Engineering & Mathematics Pathway
Are you interested in how things are built and how they work? Whether looking at people, animals, plants, machines, buildings, the earth or the universe, students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pathway (STEM) have an interest in understanding how the world works. And with our rapidly improving technologies, there are always new boundaries to push and new things to learn. As a result, technologies we can barely dream of today will be the reality 10 years from now, and STEM students will be on the leading edge of those changes.
Skilled Trades & Agriculture Pathway
Do you like to work with your hands? Do you enjoy figuring out how things work and fixing problems? There is high demand for all technical trades that involve specialized skills and creative thinking. The Skilled Trades and Agriculture Pathway helps prepare you for these high demand jobs. This pathway includes careers in electrical technology, manufacturing, automotive service, energy systems, agriculture and aviation.