First Year Experience

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! 

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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! : Social Justice, 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

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

Social Sciences: Anthropology, Economics, Ethnics Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

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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.

Contact us for any questions.