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. 

Sign up for the Artie's Welcome Session that aligns with your Field of Interest and major.
Session Day Time Field of Interest and Majors
TBA     Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management: Business, Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism, and Recreation Management
TBA     Computer and Information Technology: Computer Information Systems, Networking, Web Design/Development and Computer Science
TBA     Health Science: Exercise Science, Nursing, Nutrition, and Yoga
TBA     Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM): Engineering, Equine Science, Geography, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics
Applied Technology: Architectural Technology
TBA     Behavioral Sciences and Human Services: Administration of Justice, Forensic Science, Political Science, and Psychology
TBA     Culture and Society: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, History, Philosophy/Religion, Sociology and World Languages
TBA     Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Dance, Music, Film, Theatre, Interior Design, Visual Communication
TBA     Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary

First Year Experience (FYE) Courses

Beginning in Fall 2022, students starting an Associate degree program, taking classes at a Maricopa Community College for the first time, and/or submitting a returning student admission application must take an FYE101 or FYE103 course within their first two semesters.

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!