Otero offers programs designed to train students in the nation’s leading career pathways. From a receiving a transferable Associate of Arts or Science degree to earning workforce ready certificates, we can help you design the academic experience you envision.

Discover Your Path

At Otero we provide you with multiple options to discover the path you should take to reach your academic and career goals.

Whether you are wanting to learn skills to enter the workforce in a field that requires state or national credentialing, or have an advanced degree in mind, we can help you achieve those goals.

Stackable Credentials

Otero provides students with multiple certificate programs that can be completed individually in a short amount of time and then rolled into more advanced programs to earn Associate of Applied Science degrees. These certificate and degree programs focus on career paths that are high in demand in today’s job market.

If a bachelor’s or master’s degree is your goal, choose from our wide variety of degrees with designation that are guaranteed to transfer to Colorado four-year institutions as the foundational coursework for almost any advanced degree. View our academic and career pathways below.

Browse Our Academic & Career Pathways


Agriculture Business (AS)

Ag Business Management – ABM certifications

  • Records and Business Planning (cert)
  • Financial Analysis (cert)
  • Commodity Marketing (cert)
  • Market Plan Development (cert)
  • Web Productivity and Utilization (cert)
  • Advanced Business Management (cert)
  • Integrated Management (cert)
  • Profit Maximization (cert)
  • Rural Business Entrepreneurship (cert)
  • Leadership/Human Resource Management (cert)

Agriculture Education (AS)

Animal Science (AS)

Soil & Crop Science (AS)

Agriculture Production (AAS)

  • Crop Production (AAS)
    • Crop Production (cert)
    • Horticulture (cert)
    • Pesticide Application (cert)
  • Livestock Production (AAS)
    • Agricultural Production Management (cert)
    • Artificial Insemination – Cattle (cert)
    • Livestock Production (cert)


  • Barbering (cert)

Construction Trades

  • Construction Trades Basic (cert)
  • Construction Trades Advanced (cert)
  • Construction Trades Master (cert)


  • Esthetics (cert)
  • Cosmetology (cert)
  • Hair Stylist (cert)
  • Nail Tech (cert)


  • Oxyacetylene (cert)
  • Welding Fundamentals I (cert)
  • Welding Fundamentals II (cert)
  • Advanced Welding Pipe (cert)
  • Advanced Welding Railroad (cert)
  • Welding Production (cert)
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