Academic Pathways and Student Success (APSS)

The service areas and programs housed in the APSS Division, provides learning and academic support to help you successfully progress along your pathway toward your personal, educational and career goals.

The APSS Division is home to the Learning Connection and First Year Experience (FYE) Program.


Our Departments & Programs


Learning Connection

Tutoring • Computers • Study Space

  • Communications Studies Lab
  • ESL Language Center
  • STEM Center - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • WRAC Center - Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum

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First Year Experience Program (FYE)

Working with General Counseling, the Library, APSS Division enhances student success through the First Year Experience (FYE) Program, the “Front Door” for Chabot’s Pathways Programs. 

FYE provides you, the student, the benefits of:

  • 5 pathways based upon your interests and academic goals
  • Handpicked class schedules
  • Academic support from peer advisors, faculty mentors and classified professionals

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Early College Credit

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Articulation

Guided Pathways Career and Learning Pathways  

  • Health & Wellness
  • Science and Math
  • Information, Communication Studies
  • Arts, Media and Design
  • Society, Culture & Ideas
  • Business & the Economy

Students benefit by gaining technical skills, knowledge and experience through certificate programs, degree programs, as well as work-based learning opportunities, in a variety of related pathway programs.

Areas of Study


Contact Us

Building 100

Abigail Garcia Patton
Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success 

Virginia Criswell
Senior Administrative Assistant
Building 100, Room 148