Guided Pathways

Students who have a clear college plan are more likely to achieve their academic goals and will save themselves time and money in the process. With this in mind, Peninsula College is adopting a Guided Pathways approach to help our students complete programs faster.

By grouping courses together in a clear path, students are able to make the most efficient use of their time, whether they are working toward a career immediately after graduation, or transferring to a university to continue their education. Advisors work closely with students to identify their path, keep them on it, and help them graduate sooner.

With a particular focus on low-income, first-generation students and students of color, our state-wide Guided Pathways efforts aim to help more of our students earn credentials to prepare them to enter careers in higher-paying, high-demand fields.

Under Guided Pathways students choose a program from within seven Areas of Study: Arts & Communications, Business & Management, Healthcare, Information Technology, Math & Science, Skilled Trades, and Social Sciences & Education.