Understanding Program Planning

Using Program Maps

As part of SUCCESS! Pathways, MSJC has introduced Program Maps. These maps are a clear semester-by-semester sequence of the courses needed to complete a major program of study. Each map identifies the courses that must be completed by a certain semester in order to progress through the program and graduate on time.

Program Maps were developed by program experts (both counselors and discipline faculty) to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. The maps encourage students to take 15 credits each semester but can easily be adapted for part-time students. Program Maps give students the tools they need to clearly understand what classes they need to take and to help them define their individual path.  In the catalog, the maps also offer a "Career and Transfer Outlook" section for each degree program, as well as other helpful notes.