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.

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.

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Name of ProgramDegree/CertificateCareer Pathway
Ag Business ManagementCertificateAgriculture
Agriculture BusinessAssociate of Science - ASAgriculture
Agriculture EducationAssociate of Science - ASAgriculture
Agriculture Production AAS & CertificatesApplied Associate of Science - AAS/CertificateAgriculture
Animal ScienceAssociate of Science - ASAgriculture
AnthropologyAssociate of Arts - AASocial & Behavioral Sciences
Art HistoryAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
BarberingCertificateSkilled Trades
BiologyAssociate of Science - ASMath & Science
BusinessAssociate of Arts - AABusiness & Technology
ChemistryAssociate of Science - ASMath & Science
Community Health WorkerCertificateHealth Professions
Construction TradesCertificateSkilled Trades
CosmetologyCertificateSkilled Trades
Criminal JusticeAssociate of Arts - AAPublic Service & Education
Early Childhood Teacher EducationAssociate of Arts - AAPublic Service & Education
EconomicsAssociate of Arts - AABusiness & Technology
Elementary Teacher EducationAssociate of Arts - AAPublic Service & Education
Emergency Medical ServicesCertificateHealth Professions
English - Literature EmphasisAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
GeologyAssociate of Science - ASMath & Science
HistoryAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
JournalismAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
Law Enforcement Training Academy - LETAAssociate of Applied Science - AAS/CertificatePublic Service & Education
MathematicsAssociate of Science - ASMath & Science
Medical Laboratory Technician - MLTAssociate of Applied Science - AASHealth Professions
MusicAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
Nurse Aid CNACertificateHealth Professions
Nursing Associate of Applied Science - AASHealth Professions
PhilosophyAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
PhlebotomyCertificateHealth Professions
PhysicsAssociate of Science - ASMath & Science
Practical Nursing - LPNCertificateHealth Professions
PsychologyAssociate of Science - AS, Associate of Arts - AASocial & Behavioral Sciences
Soil & Crop ScienceAssociate of Science - ASAgriculture
SpanishAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
Studio ArtAssociate of Arts - AAArts & Humanities
T-PREPAssociate of Arts - AAPublic Service & Education
WeldingCertificateSkilled Trades

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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