Caminos Summer Bridge & FYE

Caminos Summer Bridge and First-Year Experience (FYE) supports incoming students making the transition from high school to San Jose City College. Caminos provides an opportunity for students to begin the first year of college by completing a course during Summer Bridge while learning to navigate college life. Students continue their Caminos experience through FYE with a team of counselors, instructors, and peers to guide students beyond the first year of college and through transfer and graduation. Upon completion of the first year, students will know how to meet the expectations of the quality and quantity of work required to successfully complete college.

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Participants will be enrolled in one of four courses: English 1A, English 92, Statistics with support (Math 63+63X), or Statistics (Math 63). All courses are degree applicable (AA/AS) and count toward transfer (CSU/UC). All classes meet Monday through Thursday.  


Free lunch will be provided daily to all students in the program.


SI is an academic program that uses peer-assisted workshops. Students will learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together in a small group setting.


Study Café provides a space for students to work collectively and with the support of their academic instructors and SI leaders to complete homework or participate in workshops to support their academic achievement. Students will also have access to workshops that will allow them to develop skills including goal setting, identification of college facilities and resources, and the understanding of policies, resources, and programs.


Students will have access to counselors to assist them with course planning and major selection, as well as to access and navigate school resources and transfer opportunities. 


Claudia Barajas, Program Specialist for METAS program
Hello, my name is Claudia Barajas and I am the Program Specialist for the Metas Program. Our team wants to support you on your transition to college and provide the services to help you accomplish your college and career goals. Metas cultivates a safe, supportive and diverse learning environment. I want higher education to be a viable option for all students.

 Claudia Barajas
Program Specialist​
​(408) 288-3124​

Yesenia Escobar, METAS Program Specialist
Hello, my name is Yesenia Escobar and a Counselor for the Metas Program. If you have any questions about how you can join our Metas Family and be part of the Caminos Summer Bridge Program at San Jose City College feel free to contact me. I am committed to support you in your transition to higher education. ​

 Yesenia Escobar
Academic Counselor
​(408) 288-3164​

Meet The Rest of Our Team: 
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Metas Center
​Multi-Disciplinary Building
Room M-104​
​(408) 288-3125​​​

Angela Gullerud 

Program​ Coordinator
​(408) 288-3125

Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez 

​Interim Director, Metas Program
​(408) 288-3762​ ​​

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