Guided Pathways


Guided Pathways create clear paths to education and employment using “educational pathways.” Educational Pathways (EP) are broad areas of interest, under which multiple majors are clustered. In- and out-of-class supports align with EPs, and include redesigning webpages and student communications, academic advising, new student orientation, and first-year activities including EP-specific seminars, job shadowing, and internships. COCC’s Guided Pathways work will also include engaging students in career- and goal-identification activities and creation of “trailhead courses,” courses that motivate students about their career goals and serve as an introduction to that career.