Riverside City College has eight Instructional Pathways. An Instructional Pathway is a cluster of Programs of Study with related courses. These Instructional Pathways are designed to build ​communities of learning just for you.

Riverside City College faculty and counselors have collaborated to clarify instructional pathways for students by creating program maps that describe an ideal course taking pattern and co-curricular milestones for timely degree and certificate completion. Links to the program maps can be found below.

Faculty and counselors have created Trailheads for students who are still exploring and working towards narrowing their major or career, while still remaining on track to completion of their educational goal.  Trailheads offer an exploratory first 15 to 17 units of recommended study.  There is only one trailhead for each instructional pathway.  Links to the trailheads can be found below. 

Program maps and Trailheads can be used for initial guidance on course taking, but students are strongly encouraged to meet with a Riverside City College counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

*Please note program maps will be added as they are approved.   ​

Technical Trades
Information Systems
Education & Teacher Prep
Advanced Technical Trades Trailhead​

Advanced Technical Trades Program Maps
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Auto Technology - GM Specialty
Automotive Technology - Electrical
Automotive Technology-Auto Collision Repair
Automotive Technology-Automotive Collision Repair
Automotive Technology-Automotive Trim & Upholstery
Automotive Technology-Electrical
Automotive Technology-Ford Specialty
Automotive Technology-Mechanical
Cosmetology Bus Admin-Management & Supervision Con
Cosmetology Instructor Training
Culinary Arts
Telecommunications - Basic Television Production
Welding Technology
Welding Technology: Stick Welding (SMAW)
Welding Technology: TIG Welding (GTAW)
Welding Technology: Wire Welding (FCAW, GMAW)

Business Information Systems Trailhead​

Business Information Systems Program Maps 
Administration & Information Systems
Administrative Office Professional
Bank Operations
Bus Adm: Small Business Accounting
Bus Adm: Small Business Payroll Accounting
Bus Admin- Accounting Concentration
Bus Admin-Accounting Concentration
Bus Admin-General Business Concentration
Bus Admin-Management Concentration
Bus Admin-Marketing Concentration
Bus Admin-Operations and Production Management
Bus Admin-Real Estate Concentration
Bus Adm-Marketing Concentration
Business Admin-Banking&Finance
Business Adminis​tration ADT 
Business Administration - Banking & Finance
Business Administration: Human Resources
Business Information Worker
C++ Programming
Cat-Legal Administrative Professional
CIS - E-Commerce
CIS Systems Development
CIS: Web Master - Web Design Concentration
CIS: Web Master - Web Development Concentration
CIS-C++ Programming
Cisco Networking
CIS-Computer Applications
CIS-Computer Programming
CIS-Java Programming
Cis-Relational Database Managment Technology
Computer Appl & Office Tech - Virtual Assistant
Executive Office Management
Executive Office Professional
Information Security and Cyber Defense
International Business
Java Programming
Office Assistant
Office Fast Track

Education & Teacher Prep Program Maps
 Early Childhood Education ADT
Early Childhood Education-Assistant Teacher
Early Childhood Education-Twelve Core Units
Early Childhood Intervention
Education Paraprofessional
Infant & Toddler ​Specialization
Health Related Sciences
Languages & Humanities
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics - STEM
Health Related Sciences  Trailhead

Health Related Sciences Program Maps
Exercise, Sport & Wellness-Athletic Training
Exercise, Sport & Wellness-Coaching
Exercise, Sport & Wellness-Fitness Pro
Exercise, Sport & Wellness-Fitness Professions
Kinesiology, Health & Wellness
Nursing-Critical Care Nurse
Nursing-Nursing Assistant
Nursing-Registered Nursing
Languages & Humanities Trailhead

Languages & Humanities Program Maps
American Studies
Art History ADT
Commun​ication Studies ADT
Communication, Media & Languages
English ADT​
History ADT​
Humanities, Philosophy, & Arts
Journalism ADT
Philosophy ADT
Sign Language Interpreting
Spanish ADT

STEM Trailhead

STEM Program Maps
Biology ADT
Computer Science ADT

Geography ADT
Math & Science
Mathematics ADT
Physics ADT​
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Visual, Performing, & Creative Arts
Social & Behavioral Sciences Trailhead

Social & Behavioral Sciences Program Maps
Administration of Justice ADT
Administration of Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
Administration of Justice-Investigative Assistant
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education-Assistant Teacher
Early Childhood Education-Twelve Core Units
Early Childhood Intervention
Economics ADT
Human Services
Human Services-Employment Support Specialization
Infant & Toddler Specialization
Paralegal Studies
Political Science ADT
Psychology ADT
Sign Language Interpreting
Social & Behavioral Studies
Sociology ADT
Victim Services Aide
Visual, Performing, & Creative Arts  Trailhead 

Visual, Performing,​ & Creative Arts  Program Maps
Applied Digital Media-Basic Graphic Design
Applied Digital Media-Electronic Publishing and Design
Applied Digital Media-Motion Graphics and 3D Animation
Art - Visual Communications-Animation
Art - Visual Communications-Illustration
Film, TV & Video Production Spec
Fine & Applied Arts
Graphic Design and Printing
Graphics Technology-Basic Graphic Communication
Music: Piano Performance
Music-Jazz Performance
Music-Music Performance
Music-Music Technology
Pilates Dance Conditioning Instructor
Studio Arts
Theatre Arts ADT​