Jason R. Suárez | Instructor of History
 Guided Pathways
El Camino College | 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance CA 90506 | (310) 532-3670
Welcome to El Camino College’s Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Guided Pathways Program Mapping model. Like many academic divisions throughout California, BSS at El Camino College faces the daunting task of creating clear pathways for student majors. After carefully analyzing existing models for program mapping, BSS was able to construct its own protocol for making Guided Pathways program mapping a reality for its students. The BSS Model Phase 1: Gathering Materials to Create the Pathway Create a program map rubric with articulation officer. Begin actual mapping by using the Major Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) and UC Transfer Pathway  if possible as the foundations for identifying required core courses for the major. Align any additional courses from the ADT with IGETC Area requirements. Prescribe the necessary courses to meet the CSU requirements on IGETC: Area 1C and CSU Graduation Requirement. List IGETC Areas in Pathways that need to be completed by the student. Consult catalog, IGETC, UC Transfer Pathways and ASSIST for additional guidance and course selection accuracy. Phase 2: Creating and Evaluating the Pathway Template Create a four semester/60 unit pathway template/grid to clearly see and edit the pathway. Meet with the program mapping team to review the temporary template/grid for the following: Provide student input on course sequencing Identify courses listed on Pathway that are not offered regularly or at times relevant to students (scheduling) Ensure that the Pathway has a student completing English and Math requirements by the end of their second semester  Phase 3: Final Pathway Review Meet with department faculty for the following: Present the Pathway and explain its rationale Discuss the current state of department curriculum and course offerings in relationship to the Guided Pathways objectives Explore how to align the A.A. Degree (if offered) with the Pathway Ensure that the PSLOs and SLOs align with program goal Submit the Pathway for articulation officer and counselor review. Phase 4: Formalize and Test the Pathway Transfer the pathway template to a user friendly format for students. Test the format through student evaluations.