First Year Experience

First Year Experience

About Us! First Year Experience (FYE)

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program focuses on student success in the form of various different "pathways" based upon student interests and academic goals. Students select a pathway based upon their academic interests and are given a class schedule each semester for their first year at Chabot College. Each class schedule provides core math and English sections along with one or two additional courses geared towards the theme of each pathway. By joining an FYE pathway you are provided core courses that are typically difficult to add into as a new student, and support from various staff members across the Chabot College campus.

Joining FYE provides students the following benefits:

1) Guaranteed spot in high demand classes for fall and spring semester.
2) Specialized attention from FYE Pathway faculty and counselors.
3) Connection with a cohort of students with similar interests and goals.
4) Opportunity to explore your academic and career interests.
5) Faster pathway to transfer! 

Take a moment to review the pathway options listed below!


STEM : Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Business : Health Care, Retail and Small Business Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Human Resources

Change it Now! : Psychology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Liberal Arts

Public Service/Law : Criminal Justice and Legal Professions

Health and Community Wellness : Health Science, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Dental Hygienist, Medical Technicians

Industrial Technology: Information Coming Soon!

Art and Digital Media: Photography, Painting, Drawing/ Illustration, Ceramics, and Sculpture


Apply Online


Please note
Space is limited to the first students who apply based on available space in each Pathway.
Some Pathways may have additional eligibility requirements.

Email Virgina Criswell at for any questions.



Fall 2017 Pathway Schedule Blocks

Select your pathway and register for the following reserved courses:

Math and English classes are available with each pathway package, please see below for details.

Fall 2017 English Classes Reserved for First Year Experience Students
English 102 22235 Business and STEM and Pre-STEM MW 10:30-11:45 AM
English 102 21123 Change It Now! MW 10:30-12:40 AM
English 102 20271 Public Service & Law and Visual Arts TTH 8:10-10:20 AM
English 102 22236 HCCW and Pre-HCCW MW 10:30-11:45 AM
English 1A 20792 Open to all pathways TTH 9:00-10:15 AM
English 1A 20132 Open to all pathways TTH 10:30-11:45 AM
English 1A 21007 Change it Now! and Business MW 10:30-12:40 AM
English 1A 22558 Athletes MW 10:30-11:45 AM
English 1A 22559 STEM and Pre-STEM MW 10:30-11:45 AM
English 1A 22853 HCCW and Pre-HCCW MW 10:30-11:45 AM
English 4 20217 Athletes TTH 10:30-11:45 AM

Fall 2017 Math Classes Reserved for First Year Experience Students

Math 104 22317 Pre- HCCW and Open to all pathways MTWTH 9:30-10:20 AM
Math 53 21546 HCCW, Business and Open to all pathways TWTH 8:30-10:15 AM
Math 55 20669 Business, HCCW and Open to all pathways MTWTH 9:00-10:05 AM
Math 55 20660 STEM and Open to all pathways TTHF 1:00-2:25 PM
Math 65 20676 Business, HCCW, Pre-STEM MTWTH 9:00-10:05 AM

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)


Pre- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


Change it Now!

Public Service/Law


Pre-Health Care and Community Wellness

Health and Community Wellness

  Industrial Technology

Art and Digital Media



For more information, email Virgina Criswell at

    Phone: (510) 723-6600 | Last updated on 7/17/2017