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Guided Pathways 

Guided Pathways is a multi-year state initiative designed to improve outcomes of all California Community College students. Guided Pathways is made up of the following four pillars (in the graphic) explained above.

Mission College is using a Loss of Momentum Framework as a way to conceptualize the Four Pillars and the various student life cycle stages.


Four Pillars of Guided Pathways

  • Clarify the Path (creating clear pathways to employment and further education)
  • Enter the  Path (help students choose and enter their pathway)
  • Stay on the Path (help students stay on their path)
  • Ensure Learning (follow through and ensure improved student results)

Watch a video that further explains Guided Pathways


Guided Pathways & True Community

True Community aims to improve student equity and success in a interdisciplinary approach by working with key initiatives on campus. 


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