Guided Pathways

Explore our six guided pathways that will lead you to a rewarding career or prepare you for transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

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Arts and Humanities Pathway

Arts and Humanities

Do you have a flair for working with people? Is your creative side your dominant side? Or do you just love history? The Arts and Humanities Pathway at CSM might be just the thing for you.

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Business and IT pathway

Business and Information Systems

Interested in a career in business or information systems? Move quickly beyond the basics and directly into the most relevant courses at CSM.

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education and public service pathway

Education and Public Service

Whether your interests lie in education or criminal justice, the Education and Public Service Pathway at CSM could be the right path get you started on your career!

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Health pathway


Whether your interests lie in caring for humans or animals, the CSM Health Pathway can take you to a career in the medical professions. Start work right away with an associate’s degree in some fields, or jump right into a career.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math pathway

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

If you're interested in all things technical, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Pathway may be right for you! The STEM fields include a wide variety of fields and professions, from engineerings to research sciences to computer programmers.

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Trades, Transportation, and Energy pathway

Trades, Transporation, and Energy

Southern Maryland needs people who are trained in a number of lucrative trades, and one of those people could be you! With the Trades, Transportation, and Energy Pathway at CSM, you could get both theory and hands-on training today for a career tomorrow.

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Your Pathway to Possibilities

What are guided pathways?

With so many options to choose from, guided pathways simplify the process of finding the credit or non-credit program that's right for you by grouping similar programs.

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Not sure which pathway is right for you?

Career Coach can set you on the right path. Career Coach helps you discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests.

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