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Career Pathways

A career pathway is a combination of education, training and other support services that guide an individual through a specific occupation or occupational cluster. The career pathway roadmaps provide a clear visual to help individuals make informed decisions and navigate their personal pathway.

The Career Pathways listed below are in Adobe PDF format on the technical college websites. Career Pathways for additional educational institutions and fields will be added below as they are developed.

Lake Area Technical College

Dental Assistant

Emergency Medical Services

Energy Operations/Technology

High Performance Engine Machining

Medical Assisting

Medical Lab Technician


Precision Machining



Mitchell Technical College Career Pathways

Automation Controls/Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)

GPS/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Technology

Licensed Practical Nursing

Medical Laboratory Technology


Welding Manufacturing Technology

Wind Turbine Technology

Western Dakota Technical College Career Pathways



Commercial Driver's License

Computer Aided Drafting

Health Information Management

Healthcare Technician

Medical Lab Tech


Practical Nursing

Precision Machining

Transportation Technology (Heavy Duty)