The Orientation Program plays an important role in the retention of new students and the integration of first semester students into the college environment. The primary goal of the program is to provide the necessary information and services that will assist new students in making a smooth transition to the college experience. The program is designed to give new students an overview of the educational opportunities, to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, and to reduce students' apprehension to change. During orientation, student services personnel assist students with completing all required entrance forms.
The dean of students and support services or a designee gives an overview of the student handbook to acquaint new students with the policies, procedures and requirements of the college. During this presentation, students gain an in-depth knowledge of the student code of conduct, grievance procedures, due process of students and standards of academic progress, etc. Also, new students are provided with information to assist them in determining whom to contact for all services available to them. Moreover, to help students establish vocational/occupational goals, students are provided with information sheets and/or brochures that describe their chosen occupational program and program requirements.