What are MyPath courses?  

MyPATH is a Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) and Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEA) initiative at El Camino College. MyPATH seeks to address equity gaps from an organizational learning framework that moves faculty to evaluate how their teaching methods, their views on student learning, their assignment design, and their content delivery may be contributing to equity gaps and impacting degree completion, transfer, and student retention and success.  MyPATH also integrates Guided Pathways principles by bringing together in the classroom counseling faculty, teaching faculty, library faculty, and PASS Mentors to collaborate in ensuring student success

In addition, myPATH designated courses integrate the following to facilitate student academic and college success:

  • Equity-minded/culturally responsive instructional and curriculum designs.
  • Content exploration through themes that matter to students and tackle global, national, regional and local level issues.
  • Counselors to assist students in academic/career planning so that immediate and long-range academic and career goals can be achieved.
  • PASS (Peer Assisted Support Sessions) Mentor Program to assist students with course content, study-related problems and general advice on a wide range of topics relating to student equity and student success.
  • Career, major and transfer target college/university directed exploration.

 Who can enroll in MyPATH courses?

  • MyPATH sections are open to all students
  • Students self-enroll for all myPATH sections. MyPATH sections can be identified by the following section note "Section 0000 is a myPATH course that applies equity-minded and culturally responsive instruction and embeds support services and PASS Mentors. Section 0000 is open to all students."

Are MyPATH courses offered every semester?

Yes, myPATH courses are offered every Spring and Fall semester.


MyPATH courses available (Fall 2024 Courses: detailed PDF version)

Administration of Justice



Art History


Contemporary Health



Ethnic Studies

Fire and Emergency Technology 


Human Development 




Physical Education

Political Science


Social Sciences



Women's Studies