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New Student Orientation

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    At SPC, your success is our number one priority. After several 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.

    Getting Started is a free one-hour orientation that gives you a detailed tour of your home campus so you'll know where to get the services you need to succeed. Here, you will find what you need for your first day of class.

    Smart Start Orientation (SSO) are free learning sessions you take for the first four weeks of the semester. They are required for first-time SPC students seeking an A.A. or A.S. degree. During Smart Start Orientation sessions, you will:

    • Explore career options and map out a plan to turn your dreams into reality
    • Map out which classes you will take and when
    • Learn the basics of our student portal and online class management system
    • Tour our free tutoring centers and learn about our other academic support services
    • Find out who you can call for questions and help

    Smart Restart is required for students returning from suspension or dismissal. This free, non-credit class meets for an hour a week for four weeks and covers topics such as your personal learning style, time management, career goals and schedule planning, and is designed to change behaviors that proved to be unsuccessful in the past.

    Contact an advisor to register today!