Guided Pathways

Career Ladders Project supports the inquiry, design, implementation, and assessment of Guided Pathways in California community colleges. Focused on equity, we work in partnership with K-16 systems to help build capacity for evidence-based institutional redesign.

We offer this Inquiry Guide to support the first phases of this work. CLP offers tools and support in seven areas of Guided Pathways redesign: 

  1. Mapping programs and meta-majors 
  2. Integrating student supports
  3. Including student voices in Guided Pathways redesign 
  4. Using data in Guided Pathways redesign 
  5. Managing a GP team and engaging the whole college
  6. Aligning redesign across campus
  7. Designing curriculum to support students

Integrating student supports

How Modesto Junior College did it

Webinar; Presentation

Bakersfield, Chaffey, and Contra Costa district's use of technology

Webinar; Presentation

Including student voices in Guided Pathways redesign

Using data in Guided Pathways redesign

Data coaching at Santa Rosa Junior College


Managing a GP Team and engaging the college

Aligning redesign across campus

Upcoming events 

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More Guided Pathways tools

Learning Cluster webinar guide

What are Guided Pathways?

Colleges nationwide are integrating related certificates and degrees together with aligned academic and social supports to create more coherent programs of study – frequently called guided pathways – that anticipate the demands of employment, support college persistence (students staying in school), and ensure that students have support in reaching their educational goals. In this approach, instruction and support services are aligned and designed to help all students to take the following steps:

  • Explore and clarify their career and educational goals
  • Choose pathways that will help them achieve their goals
  • Persist in college
  • Acquire knowledge and skills that advance their education and skills