A guided pathway is a one-page, printable, mobile-friendly PDF.
At the top you’ll see a year — for example, “Dallas College 2020-2021.” You can use a guided pathway only if you began attending Dallas College on (or before) the listed school year.
In the top right you’ll see a career path icon. For example, the green icon pictured here is the icon you would see for any guided pathway that falls within the Business career path.
Directly below the career path icon, you’ll see which of the seven campuses offers a specific guided pathway. For example, if you were viewing the guided pathway for Bakery/Pastry (yum!), then beneath the green icon you’d see it is solely available at ECC, short for El Centro Campus. Or say you were viewing the guided pathway for Accounting (a career that makes cents!). Beneath the green icon you’d see that guided pathway is available at all seven campuses.
About halfway down the page, you’ll see your semester-by-semester map. This tells you which specific courses to take and which semester to take them in.
To the right of the courses, the map lists action items. These are those key “milestones” that are essential to your continued progress. Check the action items off as you complete them to make sure you stay on track and progress through college efficiently.
To the left of the courses, the map has a column labeled “D” for degree. Courses with a diamond in the “D” column are required to earn a degree in the guided pathway you are viewing.
Your guided pathway may have additional columns to the left of the course listings with the letter “C” for certificate. If you earn a certificate or skills award in a program, you can later apply (i.e., “stack”) those credentials toward earning a degree. This means you can get short-term certificates on the way to program completion (something both students and employers love)!