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Career & Academic Pathways

Find Your Path at Foothill College

CAP Road Maps

A degree or certificate road map represents one possible pathway to complete the program. Please schedule an appointment with a counselor to customize this plan to meet your transfer goals and individual needs. This road map is not a guarantee of course availability or financial aid applicability. Do you have questions about this path? Unsure if it’s for you? See a counselor.

asphalt pathway between green lawnsWelcome to our Foothill Community! We offer exciting programs of study to choose from that are organized into eight Career and Academic Pathways (CAPs)—based on areas of interest, career goals, meta majors, and similar coursework.

Explore our CAPs below based on what excites you and inspires your goals. You'll find our 2023-2024 degree and certificate program maps that provide information about programs of study, learning outcomes, and potential careers and salaries.

We are currently updating these to reflect 2024-2025 requirements and offerings — so be sure to make an appointment with a counselor to find the path at Foothill that is best for you.

Looking for Programs & Courses? View academic catalog for Foothill degrees and certificates.

Want to explore the CAP for your major? See degrees and certificates list with CAPs.

Questions? Email Natalie Latteri at

Arts & Media

Do you like to creatively express yourself and want to develop your artistic, performance, digital, and communication skills? We are here to support your potential for communication, visual, performing, and media arts.


Do you like to manage projects, teams or money, and help others make financial decisions? We provide theory and practice in marketing, finance, management, accounting, and domestic and international business.

Majors, Degrees & Certificates


Do you enjoy teaching others? Would you like to learn how to be more effective at it? We provide theoretical and practical training in childhood, adolescent, and advanced education.

Majors, Degrees & Certificates


Are you curious about multiple subjects but haven’t quite decided on your major or career path? This is the spot for you! We provide general local degree pathways that will introduce you to information, theories, and skills in the Social Sciences and STEM areas of study.

Health Sciences & Wellness

Do you want to make a difference in the physical and physiological health and well-being of your community? We provide hands-on training for careers in medical, dental, public health, athletics and veterinary fields.

Majors, Degrees & Certificates

Industrial Technology & Building Trades

Do you value craftsmanship and want to work with both your mind and hands? We partner with local unions that provide training for high-demand skills to help build and maintain commercial and residential structures.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Are you curious about physical and life sciences and want to understand the world around you to make a difference? We provide theory, training and practice in processes and solutions offered by science, technology, engineering, and math.

Majors, Degrees & Certificates

Society, Culture & Human Development

Do you want to develop ways to formulate, articulate and defend beliefs and values? Are you engaged in community to improve quality of life? We provide an intellectual examination of language, literature, society, culture, politics, and economics.