The pathway below represents an efficient and effective course taking
this program. Individual circumstances might require some changes
to this pathway.
It is always recommended that you
meet with an academic counselor to develop a
personalized educational plan.
The courses have been intentionally placed and should be prioritized in
in which they appear. If you are unable to take all the courses in
a semester, you
should prioritize enrolling in the courses in the order below.
Some courses have
been noted as “Appropriate for Intersession” . Should you need (or want) to take
in the summer and/or winter intersessions,
the program recommends these courses as appropriate for the condensed
Some pathways combine a “Certificate of Achievement” and an “Associate
you are pursuing only the Certificate of Achievement, you are only
required to take
the courses marked “Program Requirement” .
All pathways include at least one “Gateway Course” which introduces you to the program and/or field of study and helps you
decide if you want to continue with this Academic and Career Path.
Most Associate degrees (though not Associate Degrees for Transfer)
require satisfying the SMC Global Citizenship requirement. If the Program
Requirements do not include a “Global Citizenship course” , be sure to select a General Education course that also satisfies Global Citizenship.