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Career Pathways

Aims Community College uses the Colorado Career Cluster Model to align CTE programs with industry competencies and pathways. In Colorado, we have 6 Career Pathways which are detailed below.

Please note, not all courses and programs are available on all campuses. Refer to the guide below for program availability by campus. Depending on the program, some coursework will be available remotely or online. An asterisk (*) indicates that the some of the program coursework may not be available on that campus.

The Pathways

Agriculture and Energy

The Agriculture and Energy Pathway focuses on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural and energy commodities and resources, including plant and animal products, natural resources, and fossil fuel and renewable resources.

Agriculture and Energy Pathway Degrees and Certificates

Technical Sciences & Skilled Trades

This diverse pathway prepares learners for careers that require very skilled labor. From designing, creating and maintaining structures, to diagnosing and repairing vehicles, to flying commercial jets, the Technical Sciences and Skilled Trades pathways offers many opportunities for students to gain technical knowledge.

Technical Sciences & Skilled Trades Pathway Degrees and Certificates

STEM, Arts & Communication

The STEM, Arts & Communication Pathway focuses on careers in creating, designing, performing,  and publishing multimedia content, including visual and performing arts and design, journalism and entertainment services. Students interested in Information Technology will gain skills related to designing, supporting and managing hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration. Coursework may be available for programs not listed (ie. Engineering).  

STEM, Arts & Communication Pathway Degrees and Certificates


The Business Pathway prepares learners for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Students will find opportunities in management, administration, financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management.

Business Pathway Degrees and Certificates

Health Science, Criminal Justice & Public Safety

This pathway orients students to careers that promote health and safety in their communities. Health Science students gain knowledge around wellness and diagnosis, therapeutic services, and biotechnology research and development. Learners interested in public safety will find opportunities in fire service, and local, state, and federal agencies. 

Health Science, Criminal Justice & Public Safety Degrees and Certificates

Human Services and Education

This pathway prepares students for employment to families and human needs by gaining knowledge related to social institutions and culture, human behavior and learning patterns. 

Human Services and Education Pathway Degrees and Certificates