Career Pathways What is a Career Pathway Certificate of Completion? A Career Pathway Certificate opens doors to your employment and educational goals. Each certificate requires just a few courses and is self-paced. The first certificate gives you a competitive edge when applying for an entry-level position. As you take each step in your career pathway, you will find that each new Career Pathway Certificate will give you an advantage as you apply for better positions. You decide how far you want to go, up to an Associate of Applied Science degree or even beyond! What is a Career Pathway Roadmap? A Career Pathway roadmap is a graphic display of the path from the first certificate of completion to the two-year or four-year degree. The roadmaps also include employment information. Programs that are 12-44 credits that acknowledge a specific skill proficiency to help students gain enhanced employment opportunities are considered Career Pathways. These programs are state approved. Certain certificates are eligible for federal financial aid, while others may only be eligible as a segment of an aid-eligible certificate or degree program (Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Students). For academic advising, see a CCC Advisor. Limited scholarship options may be available on the Scholarships website.