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New Student Orientation

  • smart start 

    At SPC, your success is our number one priority. After three years of providing new students with a face-to-face orientation before they begin classes, the data clearly shows that students who attend orientation are more successful in their classes.

    This fall, SPC will launch Smart Start Orientation, a free, non-credit course that includes five learning sessions offered in blended and online formats. Smart Start will be required for first-time SPC students seeking an A.A. or A.S. degree and students returning from suspension or dismissal.

    Contact an advisor to register today! 

    In the Smart Start Orientation you will:

    • Learn to use MyCourses, our online learning system
    • Understand MySPC, the system used for class registration, financial aid, grades, email and other important tasks
    • Create your roadmap to graduation in My Learning Plan
    • Learn about the academic and learning support options we offer, like free tutoring, workshops and library services
    • Complete a career inventory and develop a career plan to get the job you want
    • Learn who you can call for questions and help