There's a pathway for everyone at Merced College! Explore the Program Pathways Mapper today to learn all that MC has to offer!
The Program Pathways Mapper is a customized visual representation of the Merced College catalog. You will find it organized by Learning and Career Pathways, groups of similar programs that are designed to help you select a program of study and speed your progress towards completion. You will find information on occupations and careers commonly associated with each program, including typical wages and the labor market demand for California.
Each Pathway allows you to explore a set of program maps that show a semester-by-semester path from program entry to completion. You will also find videos and program learning outcomes that will deepen your understanding of each program and Pathway, helping you build confidence in your program choice.
As part of Guided Pathways at Merced College, we are committed to clarifying the path
for our students. A key part of this is presenting the program information in a way
that is easy to consume, relevant to the user’s needs, and makes the educational programs
section of the catalog more user friendly.
Program Pathways Mapper
How to Use the Program Mapper
- Upon visiting the MC Program Pathways Mapper, select a specific Learning and Career Pathway.
- Once you've selected the pathway of choice, you'll see the Certificates and Degrees Map which lists the various degrees, certificates, and awards available to explore at Merced College.
- Below that is the Career Explorer which presents potential careers and occupations with descriptions, job growth predictions, and average expected salary range.
- To learn more about a specific certificate or degree, select it to continue.
- On the next page, you will find a brief description of the degree, an engaging video, and a term-by-term mapping to effectively and efficiently choose the correct courses towards completion.