Guided Pathways


Viking Pathways: Voyage to Success

Making the Long Beach City College educational experience work better for students includes all of us – whether we work as counselors developing educational plans and exploring career options with students, or as faculty members teaching a class, or as staff members processing purchase orders and keeping the grounds beautiful.

National data indicates that students are taking too many units, spending too much money, which impacts their financial aid, and they are not graduating.

Through the national guided pathways framework, Long Beach City College’s Viking Pathways strives to provide informed options with intentional support for students actively pursuing their educational goals. Students will benefit from increased access to affordable education and timely completion of degrees and certificates, which will lead to expanded job opportunities and upward social and economic mobility.

We all have a role to play in Viking Pathways.

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Creating clear curricular pathways with course sequencing that lead to employment and further education
  • Welcome Centers
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Noncredit Courses
  • Viking Preview Day
  • Viking Summer Voyage
  • Career & Academic Pathways
  • Curriculum designed to connect academic work to employment
  • Career Coach



Helping students choose and enter their pathway by informing them of what they need to accomplish each semester
  • Program Maps
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Academic & Career Counseling
  • Viking Advantage
  • Contextualized Teaching & Learning
  • One-year Scheduling
  • Student Educational Plans
  • Student Support Services
  • Career & Transfer Services Centers
  • Library Orientation



Helping students stay on their path by providing them with timely feedback and support
  • Degree Planner
  • Early Alert Interventions
  • Study Groups
  • Mentoring
  • Student Clubs
  • Success Centers
  • Student Technology Help Desk
  • Success Teams



Ensuring that learning is happening with intentional outcomes
  • Service Learning
  • Internship & Job Opportunities
  • Alignment of Program Learning Outcomes
  • Work Experience (WE) Courses
  • Career & Transfer Services Centers
  • Workforce Development
  • Degree Completion Initiative