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

As of the Fall 2022 semester, all new students will be required to take a First Year Experience (FYE) course. These courses are a degree requirement for Maricopa Community Colleges students who are beginning any degree or transfer program.

The FYE courses are designed to

  • orient you to SCC resources and services
  • help you chose your Field of Interest (FOI) and future career
  • guide you in developing your goals and graduation plan
  • teach you how to be successful in college

Discover which FYE course is right for you!