Career Exploration

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Business & Professional Industries

Invest, Grow and Manage Your Future: CAC’s Business & Professional Industries Area of Interest includes certificates, degrees, and pathways for business and accounting, hotel and restaurant management, and culinary arts. Consider combining a business degree with a professional industries degree to jump-start your hospitality career, a field that is one of the fastest growing in the United States.

Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers

Heal and Help—Transform Your Future: Interested in helping others, working in a team environment, and being a part of a field with many opportunities for growth? CAC’s certificates, degrees, and transfer pathways equip you with skills and professional experiences that lead to high-demand jobs and fulfilling health and emergency careers. What is your calling: nursing, radiologic technology, or fire science?  Perhaps health-related and wellness professions like health-information technology, laboratory tech work, massage therapy, medical assisting, public health, or nutrition speak to you.

Social/Behavior Sciences & Public Service

Explore Foundational Theories and Change Lives: This Area of Interest lays the groundwork for numerous careers in the public and social services fields, which are fast-growing sectors. Earn certificates, or two-year degrees, or prepare to transfer to a university. Delve into the mind's inner workings, explore group social dynamics, or understand history, the political process, or the criminal justice system.

Computer Technology, Engineering & Math

Multiply Your Options: Careers in the computer technology, engineering, and math fields continue to grow exponentially. These high-paying jobs await you with CAC’s certificates, degrees, and university transfer pathways. CAC prepares you for an exciting career in the field of software development, cyber security, or one of the multiple engineering fields. Plan your future in the industry, as an educator or researcher. Design. Develop. Innovate! Succeed!

Biological/Physical Sciences & Agriculture

Question, Discover and Harvest Your Future: The Biological/Physical Sciences & Agriculture Area of Interest includes certificates, degrees, and university transfer pathways in the natural sciences. Whether you are building the foundations for a career in medicine or research or planning on managing a farm-related business, this Area of Interest will lead you on a journey to understand our natural world and apply this understanding to the benefit of our community and society.

Communication & English

Empower Your World: Employers seek people who can interact well with diverse people or speak a second language. Being able to read well, think logically, develop empathy, and have clear and effective written and oral communication skills are also abilities in high demand. CAC’s Communication & English Area of Interest helps enhance your personal, business, and leadership skills or provides you the foundation for multiple careers such as law, journalism, education, creative writing, or editing. Make your ideas and your voice heard!

Visual, Fine & Performing Arts

Create, Design, and Perform: You’re driven by creativity. Your idea of a career goes beyond the ordinary--above all you want to excel in the arts.  CAC’s Visual, Fine & Performing Arts Area of Interest offers programs to inspire you in music, studio arts, recording engineering, graphic design, video and photography, and more. With fully transferable degree options, your creative career has never been more attainable.


Train, Teach, Learn and Lead: Whether you are passionate about early childhood development or pre-kindergarten through high school education, CAC’s Education Area of Interest will build your skills, knowledge, and experience. Become a committed, competent, and caring future educator and leader, impacting the lives of hundreds of young people and making a difference in the world.

Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades

Build a Better Future: CAC’s Industrial Technology & Skills Trades Area of Interest provides you with practical, hands-on training and skills in a number of fields like diesel technology, welding, electrical, heavy equipment, and automated industrial technology.  CAC’s partnership with SUNDT Construction enables multiple opportunities for high-paying, local job opportunities.

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