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Career & Academic Pathways

Find Your Path at Foothill College

Upcoming CAPs Events

Check back for events planned for winter! For more information and past events, visit CAPs Workshops and Events

asphalt pathway between green lawnsWelcome to our Foothill Community! We offer exciting programs of study to choose from that are organized into seven 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 degree and certificate program maps for each one. Then 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 list of Foothill degrees and certificates.

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

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 want to work with both your mind and hands? Do you value craftsmanship? We are in partnership with local unions that provide training for high-demand skills to help build and maintain commercial and residential structures, from the bottom up.

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.