Orientation at SCC

Welcome to SCC!

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, taking college courses for the first time, or transferring to SCC from another Maricopa Community College, college, or university to earn a degree, we want to orient you to how things work at SCC and the many resources we have to support your success. Orientation at SCC is a process, not a one-time event, and there are three components: reviewing Artie's Online Orientation, attending Artie's Welcome, and taking a First Year Experience Course.

Artie’s Welcome (Fall and Spring semesters)

In addition to knowing the classes you need to get your degree, it is important to get to know the professors in your major. During Artie’s Welcome you get the opportunity to meet the many individuals that will teach and support you through to graduation.

First Year Experience (FYE) Courses

First Year Experience (FYE) Courses

All new to Maricopa students who declare an Associate degree, an Associate in Applied Science degree, or intend transfer to a college/university to complete a Bachelor’s degree, will be required to successfully complete a first-year experience course (FYE101 or FYE103) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD college.

The FYE courses are designed to orient you to SCC and guide you in developing your goals, graduation plan, and academic performance strategies. Discover which FYE course is right for you!