NEW - SUMMER 2021!
Columbia College's orientation programs provide new students with a first look at the online tools, in-person assistance, and ongoing resources available to support our newest Columbia College "Claim Jumpers." Claim Jumper Days are led by Orientation Leaders, and the free events are held in person throughout the summer months to provide students with our most interactive and personalized tours, connections, and initial campus experiences. Completing orientation is a requirement to obtain your earliest possible course registration date and time.
Next Claim Jumper Day will be held: November 2021, date TBD
Email email@example.com to register today!
If you cannot attend a Claim Jumper Day prior to your first semester, consider adding a GUIDE 8 or GUIDE 18 course in your first semester to receive the same credit for completing orientation. A review of the information new (and returning students) need to feel confident at Columbia can always be reviewed in the numbered online modules listed below. Use your Columbia College "w" number, first name, and last name to access or review the online 2021-22 Orientation anytime!
You will not qualify for priority registration until the final "Beyond Orientation" online module is complete and you answer all 6 questions correctly.
- Required Communication Tools
- Get Registration-Ready!
- Registration & Semester Start-Up
- Fundamental Foundations
- Campus Policies & Your Safety
- Beyond Orientation
In addition to our in-person or online options, orientation credit can be earned by completing one of the following guidance courses taught by an Academic Counselor:
Guidance 8 Introduction to College (0.5 to 1 units): Explore the resources and tools needed to take charge of your educational experience and maximize your academic success. Identify successful college behaviors, Columbia College support resources, general expectations of college culture, and college pathway options. Students will gain an understanding of educational planning and transfer processes and according to their needs and goals, each student may complete an educational plan with a counselor individually, in a group, or online. Topics covered include academic renewal, grading policy, advanced placement credit, academic and progress probation and dismissal, educational planning, requirements for the associate degree, certificates of achievement and transfer to the four-year university, and other topics related to the use of the programs and services at Columbia College. Such topics include financial aid, tutoring, counseling, special services for students with disabilities, career planning and job placement. Offered for Pass/No Pass grading only. Transfer: CSU
Guidance 18 Life Skills for Higher Education (3 units): This course presents strategies for first-year students to thrive in the culture of higher education. By taking a holistic approach to college success, educational planning, and lifelong learning, students will develop self-understanding as they examine topics
such as: motivation and attitudes, values, goal setting, creative and critical thinking, stress management, personal wellness, learning and personality theories, time management, study skills, interpersonal communication, cultural diversity, college expectations and etiquette, and how to build a community for academic and personal support. An educational plan is a course requirement.