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Guided Pathways

Resources for Guided Pathways development at Pierce College

Choosing Technology Solutions to Support Guided Pathways

Examples of Meta-Majors Models

Bakersfield College: 10 Pathways (PDF available below) - Agriculture, Nutrition and Culinary Arts; Business; Arts, Humanities and Design; Education; Health Sciences; Industrial and Transportation Tech; Public Safety; Social, Behavioral and Human Services; STEM; Personal and Career Exploration

Dallas College: 7 Schools: School of Business, Hospitality and Global Trade; School of Creative Arts, Entertainment, and Design; School of Education; School of Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences; School of Health Sciences; School of Law and Public Service; School of Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies.

Georgia State University: 7 Interest Areas along with specific degrees offered. Interest Areas: Business, Education, Health Professions, Humanities & Arts, Law, Policy/Social Science, STEM.

Pasadena City College: 12 Academic Divisions, including "Noncredit Division" - Business, Engineering and Technology; English; Health Sciences; Kinesiology, Health and Athletics; Languages and ESL; Library and Distance Education; Math and Computer Science; Natural Sciences; Noncredit Division; Performing and Communication Arts; Social Sciences; Visual Arts and Media Studies.

San Jacinto College, Texas : 144 degree and certificate program organized into 8 Meta-Majors, called "Areas of Study"  (Source:Bailey, Thomas R. 2017. Guided Pathways at Community Colleges: From Theory to Practice. Association of American Colleges and Universities.)

Examples of Career Communities Models

Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee: 7 Career Communities related to study, careers, types of degrees; 1st year seminars correspond to these communities. (Source:Bailey, Thomas R. 2017. Guided Pathways at Community Colleges: From Theory to Practice. Association of American Colleges and Universities.)

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA: 8 Guided Pathways of Study - Art & Design; Aviation, Electronics, & Manufacturing Programs; Business Programs; Health, Wellness, & Public Service; Humanities & Communication; Plants & Animals; Sciences; Teaching & Education

Examples of Advisors/Counselors Models

Jackson College, Michigan: Proactive "Student Success Navigators" for their Guided Pathways endeavor.

Queensborough Community College, New York: Queensborough Academies (Business Academy; Health Related Sciences Academy; Liberal Arts Academy, Science; Science, Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics - STEM Academy; Visual And Performing Arts  - V.A.P.A.Academy), and  Queensborough Academy Advisors.