guided pathways

The Texas Education Agency explains that “Pathways ensure that students are prepared for success in college and careers in higher wage, in-demand fields.”

Ranger College is one of many participating schools in the Association of Community College’s efforts to create a powerful infrastructure that leads all students from high school to a college degree.  The Pathways program strives to eliminate barriers to education and increase efficiency in the advising process.

How It Works

Pathways is a program designed to create more college graduates in the following ways:

  • Improve communication with counselors at high schools.
  • Connect high school “endorsements” directly to Ranger College degree plans.
  • Advise students on course registration with specific emphasis on their career choice.
  • Ensure that students avoid taking electives that do not apply to their chosen degree.
  • Educate college advisors, high school counselors, and career mentors to improve efficiency.
  • Remove barriers to  success in all aspects of the student experience (e.g., financial aid, tutoring, ESL support, et cetera).
  • Provide professional development to improve customer service.

High School Endorsements

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Industry

College Majors: Art, Dance, English, Journalism, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish

Pathways:  Download the Humanities Pathway PDF.

High School Endorsements

  • Public Service
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Industry
  • Multidisciplinary

College Majors: Law, Psychology, Corrections, Government, Political Science, Business

Pathways:  Download the Social Science Pathway PDF


High School Endorsements

  • Public Service
  • STEM

College Majors:  Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Health Sciences, Math, Technical Education

Pathways:  Download the STEM Pathway PDF.


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