Find a career that’s right for you.

Explore Career Pathways. There are lots of career options and Career Pathways will help you explore many of them. You’ll find 16 career clusters — 16 groupings of educational paths that will lead you to a rewarding career.

Career Pathways

Developing Valuable Skills

MCC helps students develop the skills today’s employers value most. You’ll find all of our programs are designed to facilitate these positive outcomes:

Ethics
Uphold the standards of personal and professional integrity, honesty and fairness
Interpersonal Skills
Use one's verbal, written and listening skills to effectively interact with others
Critical Thinking
Analyze information and use a variety of resources in making decisions or solving problems
Organization
Prioritize, meet deadlines and complete assignments in a timely manner, adapt to a changing workload and environment, and identify realistic goals for short-term and long-term planning
Teamwork
Collaborate with others to accomplish common goals
Technological Literacy
Use technology and understand its value and purpose in the workplace
Personal and Professional Responsibilities
Assess the full range of one’s capabilities, accept responsibility for setting realistic goals and implement a plan for personal and professional well-being

Ready to jump-start your career? MCC will prepare you for the workforce with our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. These programs integrate traditional academic learning with career-focused study. By adding an element of real-world experience to your education, you gain an advantage in the job market.

You’ll participate in hands-on classes with passionate faculty who take their experience and apply it to the classroom, providing you with opportune knowledge. Program Directors keep their programs up to date with the changes in the industry by consulting an advisory board of local professionals currently employed in the industry. With over 30 programs, over 100 degrees and certificates, and hundreds of courses to choose from, offered both on campus and online, we have the right path to prepare you for your future.

AAS: Associate in Applied Science

This degree is recommended for students who desire to gain a depth of technical expertise by completing a Career and Technical Education program. An AAS includes some general education courses.

CCL: Certificate of Completion

Certificates of Completion are in a broad range of programs for students desiring education beyond high school. These programs provide opportunities for students to prepare themselves for a wide variety of careers in businesses and industries. Generally credit hours to complete a certificate are less than an AAS and vary by program (from 4 to 39).

All students are urged to meet with an advisor before beginning a program to plan their course of study.

Denotes online degrees and certificates

 

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Administration of Justice

480-461-7080

AAS CCL    
Administration of Justice Studies X X
Forensic Investigation X
Judicial Studies X X X
Legal Studies X
Police Science X X
Victimology X
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Audio Production Technologies

480-461-7575

AAS CCL    
Audio Production Technologies X X
Sound Design X
Manufacturing

Automation Technology

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Automation Technology X
Automation Technology Level I X
Automation Technology Level II X
Automation Technology Level III X
Electromechanical Automation Technology X X
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Automotive Performance

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Automotive Electrical Systems X
Automotive Performance Technology X
Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering X
Engine Performance and Diagnosis X
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Biotechnology

480-461-7115

AAS CCL    
Biotechnology X X
Business Management & Administration

Business

480-461-7711

AAS CCL    
Administrative Professional X X
Business X X
Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced X
Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic X
Entrepreneurial Studies Level I X
General Business X X X
International Trade X X
Management X X
Marketing X
Organizational Leadership X X
Organizational Management X
Project Management X
Retail Management X X
Salesmanship X
Small Business X
Small Business Start-Up X
Technology Support Analyst X
Information Technology

Computer Information Systems

480-461-7711

AAS CCL    
Adobe Foundations X
Advanced Web Designer X X
Computer Programming X X X
Game Technology X X
Multimedia and Business Technology X
Multimedia Technology X
Programming and System Analysis X X
Web Designer X X
Web Developer X X X
Web Server Administrator X X
Architecture & Construction

Construction

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Building Inspection X
Computer Aided Design and Drafting CADD Level I X
Construction X
Home Inspection X
Plan Review X
Health Science

Dental Hygiene

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Dental Hygiene X
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Digital Arts

480-461-7524

AAS CCL    
Digital Arts X
Digital Arts: Digital Illustration X
Digital Arts: Digital Photography X
Digital Arts: Graphic Design X
Architecture & Construction

Drafting

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Computer Aided Drafting X
Electro-Mechanical Drafting X X
Mechanical Drafting X
Education & Training

Early Care Education

480-461-7904

AAS CCL    
Early Care Specialist X
Early Learning and Development X
Instructional Assistance X X
Education & Training

Educator Professional Development

480-461-7904

AAS CCL    
Bilingual Education/Dual Language Immersion (BE/DLI) X
ESL Endorsement X
Reading Specialist X
Manufacturing

Electronics Technology

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Electronics Engineering Technology X
Electronics Technology X X
Salt River Project Relay Apprentice X
Health Science

Emergency Medical Technician

480-461-6300

AAS CCL    
Emergency Medical Technology X
Human Services

Exercise Science

480-461-7551

AAS CCL    
Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness X
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Fashion Merchandising & Design

480-461-7711

AAS CCL    
Alteration Specialist X
Costume Design and Production X
Fashion Merchandising and Design X
Image Consultant X
Retail Sales Manager X
Textile and Apparel: Designer X
Textile and Apparel: Fashion Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) Technician X
Textile and Apparel: Fashion Illustration Specialist X
Textile and Apparel: Fashion Stylist X
Textile and Apparel: Knitwear Specialist X
Textile and Apparel: Pattern I X
Textile and Apparel: Pattern II X
Textile and Apparel: Product Development X
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Firefighter

480-461-6300

AAS CCL    
Driver Operator X
Emergency Management X X
Emergency Response and Operations X
Emergency Response and Operations - Track III: Emergency Management X
Fire Investigation X
Fire Officer Leadership X
Fire Science X
Firefighter Operations X
Information Technology

Geospatial Technologies

480-461-7060

AAS CCL    
Applications in Geospatial Technologies X
Geospatial Technologies X
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Interior Design

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Interior Design X
Interior Merchandising X
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Journalism

480-461-7636

AAS CCL    
Journalism and New Media Studies X
Public Relations X
Manufacturing

Machinist Technology

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
CAD/CAM/CNC I X
CAD/CAM/CNC II X
CAD/CAM/CNC III X
Machining and Product Development X
Machining I X
Machining II X
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Electromechanical Manufacturing Technology X
Manufacturing Engineering Technology X
Manufacturing Management X
Manufacturing Technology X
Manufacturing Welding X
Manufacturing

Micro Circuit Mask Design

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Micro Circuit Mask Design X X
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Music Business

480-461-7575

AAS CCL    
Music Business X X X
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Music Education

480-461-7575

AAS CCL    
Beginning Piano Pedagogy X
Intermediate Piano Pedagogy X
Information Technology

Networking & Security

480-461-7771

AAS CCL    
Information Technology: Cisco Networking X
Linux Associate X
Linux Networking Administration X X
Linux Professional X
Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional X
Network Administration: Microsoft Windows Server X
Networking Administration: Cisco X
Networking System Administration X
Health Science

Nurse Assisting

480-461-7106

AAS CCL    
Nurse Assisting X
Health Science

Nursing

480-461-7106

AAS CCL    
Nursing X
Nursing Refresher X
Practical Nursing X
Registered Nursing X
Hospitality & Tourism

Nutrition & Dietetics

480-461-7551

AAS CCL    
Sustainable Food Systems X X
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Paramedic

480-461-6300

AAS CCL    
Paramedicine X
Marketing

Real Estate & Real Estate Appraisal

480-461-7711

AAS CCL    
Certified Residential Appraiser X X
Licensed Real Estate Appraiser X
Real Estate X
Real Estate: Prelicense X
Residential Appraisal Trainee X
Human Services

Recreation

480-461-7551

AAS CCL    
Recreation Management X X
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Sustainability

AAS CCL    
Sustainable Agriculture X
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Urban Horticulture

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Landscape Aide X
Landscape Specialist X
Urban Horticulture X
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Veterinary Technology

480-461-7661

AAS CCL    
Veterinary Technology/Animal Health X
Manufacturing

Welding Technology

480-461-7144

AAS CCL    
Welding X X

Program key

  • AAS = Associate in Applied Science
  • CCL = Certificate of Completion
  •      = Program is available online