BC Pathways

Got your eye on a career? If you’re not sure which classes to take, BC Pathways can guide you. You’ll build a plan to prepare you for the career of your dreams. Not sure what career to pursue? BC Pathways brings options into focus. It helps you take the next steps with confidence.

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How BC Pathways Works

BC Pathways highlights the most direct path to your academic and career goals.

There are three stages:

  1. Set goals. Start by choosing a broad field of interest, such as health sciences or business, for example. Then embark on a “pathway”—a program of classes tailored to careers in your field.
  2. Make a plan. It can be tough to figure out which classes you need for your career. With BC Pathways, advisors recommend courses for admitted students, so there’s no guesswork. They tell you how to complete them in the right order to earn your degree as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
  3. Become career-ready. Your classes help you discover the subjects and activities that interest you most. Advisors explain your career options. They pinpoint those that leverage your strengths. As you zero in on a career choice, they flag special courses you may need for your field. You graduate ready to launch your career.

BC Pathways is modeled after Guided Pathways, a college-to-career support program that’s brought professional success to students nationwide.

Pathways to Choose From

Live Your Dreams. Launch Your Career.

Choose a pathway that prepares you for your ideal career. Your optimal pathway reflects your interests and taps your personal strengths.

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Key Terms
  • Data Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Marketing
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Health Sciences
Key Terms
  • Problem Solving
  • Active Listening
  • Leadership
  • Wellness
  • Problem Solving
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Key Terms
  • Research
  • Problem Solving
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Engineering

Course Maps

Course maps are a new resource for prospective and current Bellevue College students. They show a sample sequence of courses for each degree or certificate across our eight BC Pathways (areas of study).