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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.

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

Creativity/Digital Media : Graphic and Web Design, Animation, Video Editing

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

Exploring : Still Deciding and Liberal Arts


How to Join

  • Click flyer to fill out & print application.
  • Type your contact information and select a pathway.
  • Print page one of the application.
  • Take your application to the front of General Counseling, building 700, and place in 'FYE Application' box.  
  • Please note: Space is limited to the first 180 students who apply.

 Email FYE staff at for any questions.


Spring 2016 Pathway Schedule Blocks

Select your pathway and register for the following reserved courses:

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)


Change it Now!

Public Service/Law



Health and Community Wellness


Add the Math Course at the Level You Assessed Into


Key transfer courses are reserved for you in Spring 2016!

We're here to help you succeed!

For more information, email FYE staff at

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