About PCC Pathways – moving students toward successful completion
What is a pathway?
A pathway is a sequence of guaranteed classes that moves students toward successful completion of a specific academic goal.
The PCC Pathways Program seeks to meet the needs of all students at Pasadena City College by guaranteeing essential classes that move students toward successful goal completion and providing them with critical support in and out of the classroom.
Math Jam is a summer bridge program and the first component of PCC’s First-Year Pathway. Students spend two weeks learning about the college and its resources and services, developing their study skills, and making friends with their classmates, tutors, coaches, and counselors. In addition, Math Jam provides students with a creative, engaging, and no-stress environment in which to experience math success before they begin their fall math course. Students who participate in Math Jam are guaranteed a full schedule of classes, including math and English, in the fall and spring semesters of their first year at PCC.
The college is leveraging funds from a variety of sources — a US Department of Education Title V grant, the Student Access and Success Initiative (SASI), and the California Community College’s Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) – to develop a First-Year Pathway. A dedicated group of PCC faculty, staff, students, and administrators are working hard to pilot this pathway in the 2011-12 academic year. The First-Year Pathway team intends to grow the program until all first-year students are served, whether or not they are prepared for college-level work.
- Pathways Organization Chart
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For more information:
Visit the PCC Pathways website.
Read the PCC Pulse article by Brock Klein about the First-Year Pathway.
Download the PowerPoint Title V: Pathways & Portal.
The team is also building a First-Year Portal: visit the PCC First-Year Portal page.