Guided Pathways

Oxnard College is implementing the California Guided Pathways Model. Below, faculty, staff, and students can learn more about the Guided Pathways model including definitions of key concepts, archives of materials, and contact information for individuals who can provide more information.

What is Guided Pathways?

In essence, the California Guided Pathways Model is an approach to organizing college programs to make it easier for students to successfully navigate the college system and achieve their individual goals.  

Here is a short introduction produced by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO).


How is this different than what we currently do? 

  • Faculty, student services professionals and administrators will need to work together to clear program maps, create/identify specific course sequences, progress milestones, and ensure courses are offered when needed for the sequences
  • Link Educational Planning to long-term goals – help students pick an area of study in their first semester and develop a comprehensive ed plan to meet their long-term goal
  • Identify and develop potential meta-majors
  • Simplify decision-making by providing sample schedules and inform students how choices affect longer-term goals
  • Provide predictable schedules and schedule courses in a way that students can complete their majors
  • Monitor student progress and develop mechanisms for reaching out to those who are off

Principals of Guided Pathways

Additional Resources:

OC Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) Sharepoint Folder

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Guided Pathways 

Oxnard College Guided Pathways Work Plan (Submitted spring 2018)