Pillar I - Clarifying the Path:
Simplify students’ choices with default program maps developed by faculty and advisors that show students a clear pathway to completion, further education and employment in fields of importance to the region.
Establish transfer pathways through alignment of pathway courses and expected learning outcomes with transfer institutions, to optimize applicability of community college credits to university majors.
What is Santa Ana College doing to clarify the path for students’ end goals?
Career & Academic Pathways (CAPs)
Our programs are now organized and marketed in broad career-focused academic communities or “meta-majors”.
Our Guided Pathways Success Teams in collaboration with our Career Center now create events for prospective and current students to explore careers and pathways. Populations include high-school students, incoming freshmen, students from the school of continuing education and the main SAC campus.
Our entering students are invited to a two-day, college-readiness workshops that incorporate Career and Guided Pathways (CAPS).
CAP Success Teams support the following activities:
College-wide CAPs exploration fair
CAP Success Team orientation event
CAP booths with faculty and staff
Guided Pathways weekly announcements which includes CAP related Career Exploration events
Career Exploration Months that highlight a specific CAP campus-wide, in collaboration with the Career Center
Our Starfish tool assists in identifying, contacting, and tracking students who need additional support to successfully complete their educational journey
Interdepartmental and campus-wide collaborations
To order print material for guided pathways please contact Graphic Communications Manager, Mary Law, at Law_Mary@rsccd.edu.