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Your interests help determine which careers might be good choices for you and which courses and activities might help you prepare for your future.

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The Accounting Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Accountant/Accounting Clerk
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax Preparation
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Budget/Financial Analyst

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • QuickBooks
  • Excel
  • Tax Accounting
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Fraud Examination
  • Math
  • Business Law
  • Business Ethics
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Park University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Ottawa University
  • Emporia State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Accounting at JCCC

Architecture Pathways PDF
The Architecture Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Commercial/Institutional Architecture
  • Public/Government
  • Environmental Design
  • Disaster Response/Management
  • Residential Architecture

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Architecture
  • Western Civilization
  • Physics

Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Drury University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Consider doing job shadowing or securing an internship. Stop in the Career Development Center for more info.
  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Meet with your advisor — students should plan early and meet with their advisor as to not delay their program. Studios must be taken in the same semester to align with KU’s Architecture program.

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Architecture at JCCC

Astronomy Pathways PDF
The Astronomy Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Bachelor Degrees
    • Computer Systems
    • Information Systems
    • Engineer
    • Astronomy/Physics Education (middle or high school)
  • Advanced Degrees
    • Astronomer/Astrophysicist
    • Planetary Scientist
    • Astrobiologist
    • Data Scientist
    • Physics Education (college or university)

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Game Development
  • Geology
  • Math

Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University Missouri
  • Benedictine College

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Astronomy at JCCC

Athletic Training Pathways PDF
The Athletic Training Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Exercise Science
  • Nursing
  • Pre-physical Therapy
  • Military
  • Performing Arts (Cirque du Soleil, Rockettes, etc.)
  • Airlines
  • Amazon Warehouses
  • High Schools
  • Clinics

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
  • Intro to Exercise Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology

Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • Kansas State University
  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hayes State University
  • Washburn University
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Saint Mary
  • University of Missouri

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Participate in the JCCC Honors program.
  • Job shadowing is a requirement; you'll need 50-100 observation hours under a certified athletic trainer.
  • Outside the classroom, participate in the JCCC Student Athletic Training program.

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Beth West
    913-469-8500, ext. 3401
  • Counseling and Advising
    Bailey Sosa
    913-469-8500, ext. 3809

Health, Physical Education and Recreation at JCCC

Biology Pathways PDF
The Biology - Medical Fields Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Nursing
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dental
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics I and II
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Microbiology

Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Baker University
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Avila University
  • Emporia State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Biology at JCCC

Biology Pathways PDF
The Biology — Natural Sciences Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Biological Technicians
  • Environmental Restoration Planners
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
  • Forest and Conservation Technicians
  • Geographers
  • Lab Assistant/Technicians

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Oceanography
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Science

Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Southwestern College
  • Central Methodist University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Biology at JCCC

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The Business Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Accountant
  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Advertising and Public Relations Specialist
  • CEO
  • Financial Officer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Human Resource Professional
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Education

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Intro to Business
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Law
  • Human Relations
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Math
  • Marketing
  • International Studies
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Emporia State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Ottawa University
  • Park University
  • University of Saint Mary–Overland Park

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Business Administration at JCCC

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The Chemistry Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Chemist
  • Geochemist
  • Water Chemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Formulation Chemist
  • Science Policy
  • Materials Chemist

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas Edwards Campus
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Emporia State University
  • Wichita State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Rockhurst University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Chemistry at JCCC

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The Communications Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Communications Director
  • Communications Assistant
  • Media Supervisor
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Content Marketing Manager
  • Digital Strategist

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Business
  • English Courses
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Emporia State University
  • Pittsburg State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Join the Debate Club or the JCCC National Communication Association Student Chapter

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Communication Studies at JCCC

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The Computer Information Systems-CS/CIS Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Information Systems Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer/Systems Programmer
  • Database Administrator Assistant
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • IT/Software project manager

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Data Analytics
  • Web Development
  • Computer Support
  • IT/Networking
  • Engineering
  • Electronics Technology
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas-Edwards Campus
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Park University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Computer Information Systems at JCCC

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The Construction Management Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Cement Mason
  • Painter
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Construction Manager
  • General or Specialty Contractor
  • Contract Administrator
  • Estimator
  • Facility Manager
  • Project Manager

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Microsoft Office: Excel
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Spanish
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Central Missouri
  • Kansas State University
  • Pittsburg State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Consider doing job shadowing or securing an internship. Stop in the Career Development Center for more info.
  • Service Learning opportunities are available.
  • Outside the classroom, participate in clubs and organizations, including the Construction Specification Institute - Student Chapter.
  • Participate in Career Day during the Fall semester.

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Robert Dye
    913-469-8500, ext. 3375
  • Counseling and Advising
    Shirley Wing
    913-469-8500, ext. 3809

Construction Management at JCCC

Criminal Justice Pathways PDF
The Criminal Justice Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Law Enforcement (local, county, state, federal)
  • Criminal Courts
  • Corrections (local, county, state, federal)
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • State and Federal Prisons
  • Military
  • Pre-Law
  • Private Security
  • Limited Purpose Law Enforcement Agencies

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Understanding Terrorism
  • Police Operations and Managment
  • Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation
  • Crime Analysis
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Correctional Coursework
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Interviewing and Interrogation
  • Private Security 

Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Central Missouri
  • Washburn University
  • Park University
  • Missouri Western State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • CJ Honors Contracts
  • Consider doing job shadowing or securing an internship. Stop in the Career Development Center for more info.
  • Volunteer with the police, courts or corrections
  • Outside the classroom, join the ADMJ Program Student Association

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Criminal Justice at JCCC

Akiko practiced interviews
Akiko signed up for a mock interview and got the job. If you’re a student with a job interview coming up, let us know and we can help you practice!
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The Dental Hygiene Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Clinical Dental Hygienist
  • Corporate Sales
  • Product Research
  • Dental Hygiene Educator
  • Dental Hygiene Program Director
  • Dental Hygiene Administrator
  • Public Health Clinician, Administrator, Researcher
  • Corporate Educators
  • Dental/Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Statistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Intro to Healthcare Delivery
  • Ethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Human Development
  • Intro to Personal Computers
  • Interpersonal Communication
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • Wichita State University
  • UMKC School of Dentistry
  • University of Nebraska

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Dental Hygiene at JCCC

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The Early Childhood Education Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Family Child Care – Owner/Operator
  • Child Care Center – Administrator/Director or Assistant Director
  • Program Director
  • Teacher – Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher or Substitute Teacher
  • Early Childhood Specialist
  • Early Childhood Program Officer

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Music for Education
  • Fine Arts Studio
  • Foreign Language
  • Children’s Literature
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of St. Mary
  • Kansas State University
  • Emporia State

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Consider doing job shadowing or securing an internship. Stop in the Career Development Center for more info.
  • Work or Volunteer Opportunities — Science City, Parents As Teachers, the Johnson County Library, Reach Out and Read, Phoenix Family or Head Start are examples of places where you can work with children.

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Diana Hurst
    913-469-8500, ext. 3492
  • Counseling and Advising
    Dan Mueller
    913-469-8500, ext. 3809

Early Childhood Education at JCCC

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The Economics Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Economist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Teacher
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Lawyer

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Calculus 1
  • Business Statistics
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Wichita State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Economics at JCCC

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Pathways PDF

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Choosing a major or career in:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Counselor
  • Supervisor
  • Administrator
  • School Psychologist
  • State/Federal Agencies
  • Adult Education Centers
  • Community Colleges
  • Public Service Agencies
  • Training and Development

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Sociology
  • Survey of Exceptional Child
  • Teaching Content Areas:
    • Science
    • Math
    • English
    • Social Science
    • History
    • Government
    • Foreign Language
    • Visual Art
    • Music
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Emporia State University
  • University of St. Mary

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Participate in the JCCC Honors program.
  • Outside the classroom, consider volunteer work (KCPRD), coaching, tutoring, working as a nanny or as a teaching assistant

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The Engineering Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Biological Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical/Petroleum Engineer
  • Civil/Environmental Engineer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Industrial Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geology
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Computer Science
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • Kansas State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Consider doing job shadowing or securing an internship. Stop in the Career Development Center for more info.
  • Volunteer with:
    • Local high school and middle school robotics clubs
    • Philanthropic house building and remodeling organizations
  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Join a club or campus organization to meet students interested in similar subjects.

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Engineering at JCCC

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The English Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Teacher
  • Marketing Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Professor
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Fundraiser
  • Journalist
  • Grant Writer
  • Public Relations Specialist

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Humanities
  • Mass Media
  • Film
  • Programming
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas - Edwards Campus
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri
  • Emporia State University
  • Pittsburg State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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English at JCCC

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The Foreign Language Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Health Careers
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Food Service
  • Instruction
  • Interpreting
  • Construction
  • Education

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • History
  • Cultural Classes
  • Pair your foreign language with another discipline
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Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska
  • Middlebury College
  • Any Study Abroad Program

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Foreign Languages at JCCC

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The Geography Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Environmental Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Climatologists
  • Geographic Information
  • Systems Specialists
  • International Relations
  • Specialists
  • City Planners

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics
  • Anthropology / Sociology
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Religious Studies
  • Political Science
  • Urban Planning
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Park University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Geoscience at JCCC

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The Geology Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Environmental Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Glacial Geologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Geochemist
  • Geophysicist
  • Volcanologist
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Mineralogist/Mining
  • Paleontologist

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Math
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Emporia State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Visit the Science Resource Center for help with your coursework.
  • Outside the classroom, participate in clubs and organizations, including the Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) and the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC).
  • Participate in the JCCC Honors program.
  • Volunteer with Water Quality Testing with Friends of the Kaw or the Missouri Stream Team.

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Geoscience at JCCC

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The History Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Military
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Pre-Law
  • Teacher
  • Author/Researcher
  • Museum/Archival
  • Foreign Service
  • Historian
  • Grant Writer
  • Librarian
  • Politics
  • Nonprofit

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • U.S. History
  • Kansas and Local History
  • Greek and Roman History
  • Latin American History
  • European History
  • American Indian History
  • History of the Middle East
  • African-American Studies
  • World History
  • History of Religion
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • Kansas State University
  • Emporia State University
  • Washburn University
  • University of Kansas
  • Park University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Wichita State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Jim Leiker
    913-469-8500, ext. 3673
  • Counseling and Advising
    Bruce Harvey
    913-469-8500, ext. 3809

History at JCCC

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The Information Technology Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Technology Management
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Mathematics (Calculus)
  • Computer Programming
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Electronics
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas - Edwards Campus
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Ottawa University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Andrew Lutz
    913-469-8500, ext. 2213
  • Counseling and Advising
    Amy Warner
    913-469-3809, ext. 3653

Networking and Cybersecurity at JCCC

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The Journalism and Media Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Newswriter/Editor
  • Broadcast News Videographer
  • Social Media Marketer

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Videography
  • Psychology
  • Business
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Kansas State University
  • Baker University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

Visit with the experts:


Journalism and Media Communications at JCCC

Nicole got her internship
Thanks to Brittany's critique on my résumé, I got an internship acceptance to Florence University of the Arts for Retail Management!
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The Music Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Music Director
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Music Teacher

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Instrumental
  • Voice/Choral
  • Jazz
  • Private Study
  • Listening
  • Theory
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Volunteer with organizations like the Midwest Musicians Foundation or Carlsen Center Presents
  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Outside the classroom, participate in the Pep Band or choose off-campus performance opportunities

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Ryan Heinlein
    913-469-3275
  • Counseling and Advising
    913-469-8500, ext. 3809

Music and Recording Arts at JCCC

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The Nursing Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • Long-term Care Nursing
  • Specialized Practice

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Science
    • Chemistry
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Pathophysiology
    • Genetics
    • Pharmacology
  • Math: Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Communications
  • Public Health
  • Dietetics
  • Bioethics
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Ottawa University
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Wichita State University
  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Rockhurst University
  • St. Luke's College of Health Sciences

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Volunteer opportunities, service projects, medical clinic work, HOSA—Future Health Professionals student organization
  • Outside the classroom, participate in clubs and organizations, including Active Minds, All-In, Student Nurses Association.
  • KUCC Partnership
  • LPN Bridge Program

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Nursing at JCCC

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The Philosophy Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Law
  • Management/Administration
  • Academics
  • Ministry

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Humanities
  • History
  • Math
  • Computer Science
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Missouri Western State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Philosophy at JCCC

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The Physics Pathway PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Bachelor Degrees
    • Computer Systems
    • Information Systems
    • Engineer
    • Physics Education (middle or high school)
  • Advanced Degrees
    • Astronomer
    • Geophysicist
    • Material Scientist
    • Medical or Nuclear Physicist
    • Physics Education (college or university)

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Scienc
  • Game Development
  • Geology
  • Math
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Washburn University
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Missouri
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Physics at JCCC

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The Political Science Pathway PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Pre-Law
  • Public Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Public Relations
  • Politician or Political Leader
  • Elections Officer
  • Political Advisor or Analyst
  • Security Studies
  • Peace Corps
  • Teaching

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Government
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration
  • State and Local Government
  • Model United Nations
  • Environmental Policy
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Kansas State University
  • Emporia State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Political Science at JCCC

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The Pre-Law Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Political Science
  • Business
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Anthropology

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Intro to Administration of Justice
  • Criminology
  • Constitutional Case Law
  • Business Law
  • Western Civilization
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Political Science
  • American Government
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Missouri-Columbia

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Paralegal at JCCC

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The Pre-Med Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Medical School
  • Physician Assistant (PA) School
  • Chiropractic School
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Naturopathic/Holistic Medicine

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics I and II
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Microbiology
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • St. James School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Wichita State University
  • Bastyr University
  • Cleveland University-Kansas City

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

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Biology at JCCC  Chemistry at JCCC

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The Psychology Pathways PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Psychology Technician
  • Psychology Graduate School
  • Business/Finance
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military
  • Ministry
  • Social and Human Services

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Human Development
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Social Psychology
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas-Edwards Campus
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Saint Mary

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Participate in the JCCC Honors program.
  • Outside the classroom, participate in clubs and organizations, including the Psychology Club.
  • Outside the Classroom, participate in Active Minds and the Autism Support Group, work as a paraprofessional, or job shadow.

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Psychology at JCCC

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The Sociology Pathway PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Case Worker
  • Social Services
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Social Science Research
  • Graduate Student

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Statistics
  • Research
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Social Psychology
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Consider doing job shadowing or securing an internship. Stop in the Career Development Center for more info.
  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Outside the classroom, consider participating in Service Learning, Active Minds and GSA.

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Sociology at JCCC

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The Sustainability Pathway PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Market Farmer (small scale)
  • Farm Assistant
  • Farmers Market Manager
  • Community Garden Manager
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Produce Manager/Buyer
  • Farm Equipment (sales, installation, maintenance)
  • Food Policy (public administration/planning)
  • School Garden Facilitator/Teacher
  • Compost Production

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Biology
  • Communication Studies
  • Horticulture
  • Marketing & Management
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • Kansas Wesleyan University
  • Prescott University
  • University of Minnesota

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Internships at K-State Horticulture and Research Center, Olathe
  • Volunteer at school and community garden projects
  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Outside the classroom, consider local food policy councils, Growing Growers Apprenticeship, Master Gardeners program (extension), home gardening

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Stu Shafer
    913-469-8500, ext. 3494
  • Counseling and Advising
    Chad Yonker
    913-469-8500, ext. 3809

Sustainable Agriculture at JCCC

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The Theatre Pathway PDF

Start by…

Choosing a major or career in:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Sound Engineering Technician
  • Set Designer
  • High School Teacher

Talk to the Career Development Center for help determining the best path for YOU.

Select electives in:

  • Intro to Theatre
  • Acting
  • Stage/Set Design
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Voice
  • Fine Arts
  • Fitness and Movement
  • Recording
  • Business/Finance
  • History
Meet with your counselor for help selecting the right electives to meet YOUR goals.

Consider transfer schools:

  • Kansas State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Missouri Western State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Minnesota - Duluth
  • University of Wyoming
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Iowa State University

Along the way, choose some extra activities to broaden your experiences:

  • Talk to the JCCC Study Abroad office to learn about opportunities
  • Outside the Classroom: JCCC’s Theatre program hosts college transfer auditions annually. Six shows are produced each season, which offers students numerous acting and production opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to direct in the regular season. Theatre students participate in the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and USITT.

Visit with the experts:

  • Department Contact:
    Scott Stackhouse
    913-469-8500, ext. 3245
  • Counseling and Advising
    913-469-8500, ext. 3809

Theatre at JCCC

Visit the Career Development Center

Location: Student Center, second floor, room 252

Call to make an appointment: 913-469-3870 
Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

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Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.