Guided Pathways

Resources and information to support the California Community College Guided Pathways projects.

What are Guided Pathways?

The Guided Pathways framework creates a highly structured approach to student success that provides all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success. The Guided Pathways framework also integrates support services in ways that make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their community college experience.

Guided pathways provide students with clear, educationally coherent program maps that include specific course sequences, progress milestones, and program learning outcomes.

Short video on guided pathways featuring California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley.

Relevant California Legislation

  • Assembly Bill 705, Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012, was written to encourage student success by providing effective core matriculation services of orientation, assessment and placement, counseling, and other education planning services.