Student services - Glendale Community College

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Welcome to
New Student
Orientation
TIP:
Use your bookmark to write
down important dates and
information!
Intro to college
Are you feeling nervous about starting college?
VS.
Agenda
Learn about Glendale Community College
Recognize your Student Rights & Responsibilities
Discover best practices for achieving success
Establish connections with the campus community
Tour the campus
“Neighbor Introductions”
GCC
 Founded in 1965
 “One Maricopa” –
10 Colleges
 2nd Largest
 ~ 34,000 students/ year
 Home of the Gauchos
Do you know what a “Gaucho” is?
MISSION
Glendale Community College prepares students for
further higher education, employment and
advancement, and successful participation in a
global society
THREE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
GCC North
Communiversity
5727 W. Happy Valley Road
GCC Main
15950 W. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
6000 W. Olive Avenue
+ Hybrid & Online Classes
Community College education
Benefits:
Save money on tuition
Most course credits transfer to universities
Student-focused
Small class sizes
Excellent student services
ENVIRONMENT
We are dedicated to providing a healthy,
comfortable and educationally productive
environment for students, employees and visitors
Non-Discrimination Policy:
GCC will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, nor will it tolerate sexual
harassment, as well as harassment and intimidation on the basis of race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status,
age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
(General Catalog & Student Handbook, page 6)
BREATHEEASY
Maricopa BreatheEasy is a healthy-living initiative
sponsored by the Maricopa Community Colleges
Effective July 1, 2012, all District property is smoke- and tobacco-free,
extending the smoke free environment of our buildings to the boundaries of
District property.
GCC recycles
Recycling is easy at GCC!
Simply deposit recyclable materials into any of the
blue recycle bins. Recycle bins are located in all
classrooms and common areas
YOUR RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
It’s up to YOU to know YOUR student rights & responsibilities!
Refer to your General Catalog & Student
Handbook for more details:
•Abuse-free Environment (pg. 330)
•Academic Misconduct (pg. 337)
•Student Conduct Code (pg. 338)
•Technology Resource Standard (pg. 325)
•Sexual Harassment Policy (pg. 312)
•Discrimination Complaint Procedures (pg.
314)
Sexual Harassment
is UNWELCOME conduct of a sexual nature
is PROHIBITED at all Maricopa Community Colleges
** (For more information, see the General Catalog & Student
Handbook, page 40)
“No”means NO!
REMEMBER:
diversity
There is a place for EVERYONE at
Glendale Community College
Ethnicity
White
Hispanic
African Am.
Asian
Native Am.
Unknown
GCC STUDENTS EXCEL!
High Student Satisfaction
Community Partnerships
National & International
Recognition
Competitive athletic
programs
Notable Gauchos
Aaron Matos
CEO/ Founder
Jobbing.com
Phillippi Sparks
NFL Player
Rachele Brooke Smith
Actress/ Dancer
Alice Cooper
Musician
Prince Amukamara
NFL Player
John Eaves
Designer/ Illustrator
Star Trek
Jordin Sparks
American Idol
(GED)
Your Name Here
MAKING A COLLEGE TRANSITION
College is an investment; Make the most of it!
YOU manage your own time and schedule
Success requires developing new skills and attitudes
Instructors can withdraw you from class for nonattendance
FACULTY EXPECTATIONS
Follow class syllabus and instructor’s directions
What is a syllabus?
Complete class assignments/exams on time
Some faculty do not permit make-ups or accept late
assignments
Engage in the learning process
Show up prepared and ready to work
Follow the attendance policy for each class
Be respectful during class
Value of a college education
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic
Intrinsic?
•Personal growth
•Self-confidence
•New ideas
•New people
Extrinsic?
•More career opportunities
•Higher paying job
•Quality of life
•Job security
Education pays
National Average Weekly Earnings by
Education Level
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
Education pays
National Unemployment Rates by
Education Level
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
Loans
Programs & areas of study
Associate Degrees
AA: Associate in Arts
ABUS: Associate in Business
AS: Associate in Science
AAS: Associate in Applied
Science
AGS: Associate in General
Studies
+ MORE
Occupational Certificates
Personal Interest Classes
GED Testing (GCC-North)
** Refer to General Catalog & Student Handbook for full list
Transfer pathways
GCC makes it easy to transfer to a college or university. Maricopa
has special transfer partnerships with over 40 institutions!
MAPP, Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program: Benefits of assured
acceptance, seamless transfer, and frozen ASU tuition rate that
will not increase while studying at GCC
Connect2NAU: Admittance to NAU while attending GCC with
ability to finish BA degree online, in Flagstaff, or in the Phoenix
area
University of Arizona Transfer Partnership Agreement: Academic
credits transfer to UofA program of choice
Stop by the Learning Center or see an academic advisor for more information!
Taking charge of your success
•Make Connections
•Instructors
•Students
•Campus Resources
•Develop Success Skills
•Independent Learning
•Study Skills
•Time Management
•Create a Plan
•Career
•Major
•Educational Planning
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Study Skills
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Social
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Career &
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Make connections with INSTRUCTORS
In Class
Attendance matters
Initiate contact with your professor
Participate in class
Understand the Syllabus
Be self-motivated
Outside of Class
Office hours
E-mail
Make connections with students
Student Life
•www2.gccaz.edu/student-life
•Join a Club
•Find study groups
•Go to Gauchos games
•+ MORE!
Clubs/ Extracurricular activities
www2.gccaz.edu/clubs-organizations
Calendar of Events
www.gccaz.edu/NewsAndEvents/Calendars
Key dates & events
www.gccaz.edu
Quick Links
Calendars
Make connections with resources
•General Catalog & Student Handbook
•All you need to know about being a student at GCC!
•www.gccaz.edu/catalog
•GCC Home Page
www.gccaz.edu
•My.maricopa.edu
my.maricopa.edu
My.maricopa.edu
•Register for classes/
Change schedule
•Check grades
•Obtain transcripts
•Make a payment
•View Financial Aid
•Access e-mail
•+ MORE
Student center
Enter your MEID/ password to access
canvas
Enter your MEID/ password to access
E-mail
•Student e-mail provided through Google
•Your e-mail is your MEID @maricopa.edu
•Your password is your MEID password
TIP:
All official college e-mail will be sent to your student
e-mail account. Forward your student e-mail to your
personal account to avoid missing important
communication!
Departments & services
There are various departments at Glendale
Community College that offer services to help you
succeed
We are here to help YOU! Just ask!
Student services
Enrollment Center
•Academic Advisement
•Admissions & Records
•Financial Aid
•Cashier
•Student ID cards
www2.gccaz.edu/enrollment-center
Student services
Testing Services
•Placement testing
•Program specific tests
•(Automotive, Fire Science)
•Study guide information
www2.gccaz.edu/testing
Student services
Multicultural Affairs
•Provides outreach and support
to minority community
•Enrollment assistance
•Hoop of Learning for Native
American students
•FAFSA assistance
www2.gccaz.edu/how-we-serve-multicultural-students
Student services
International Education Center
•Provides support for
international students
•Immigration advisement
•Faculty & staff exchange
programs
•Study abroad programs
www2.gccaz.edu/international-education-program
Student services
Disability Services
•Test accommodations
•Note taking assistance
•Access to assistive technology
•Sign language interpreters
www2.gccaz.edu/disability-services-and-resources
Student services
Veterans Services Center
•“One-stop” service for Veterans
• Full academic support
• Financial benefit requests
• + MORE
www2.gccaz.edu/veterans
Technology resources
Maximizing Technology in Your Education
High Tech Centers (1 & 2)
John F. Prince Library & Media Center
•Activate Student account
•Research assistance & guides
•Computer access
•Books & Media
•Instructional Support
•Web resources
Campus resources
Public Safety
•Campuses patrolled 24/7
•Emergency situations
•Suspicious activity
•Escorts
•Safe places
•Carpool
•Lost & Found
www2.gccaz.edu/public-safety
alertus
ALERTUS Emergency Alert System
•ALERTUS allows Public Safety or Administration to send emergency
notifications directly to desktops
•Emergency beacons – yellow boxes on walls – provide visual and
audio notifications in case of campus emergency
•Evacuation
•Lockdown
•Shelter in Place
•All Clear
Campus resources
Student Leadership Center
•Student government
•Student clubs
•Leadership development
•Student engagement
•+ MORE!
www2.gccaz.edu/student-life
Campus resources
Fitness Center
•Pool, Gym, & Classes
•Personal training
•Exercise incentive program
•Discounted membership
options
www2.gccaz.edu/fitness-and-wellness
Campus resources
Dining
•Chartwells Palms Cafe: cafeteria-style dining located in
the Student Union
•Grounds for Thought: gourmet coffee bar located in the
Student Union
•The Green Bean: coffee bar, featuring Starbucks coffee,
located in the Life Sciences Building lobby
•Vending machines: stocked with cold drinks and snacks
can be found inside the Student Union and outside many
buildings
“Know your
neighbors!”
Enhancing your success
Tutoring
Center for Learning – CL Building
FREE tutoring, study skills, computer lab, & non-credit ESL classes
The Math Solution – MA Building
FREE drop-in tutoring for math students
Writing Center– HT-2
FREE in-person or online writing critique
Departmental Tutoring
Ask your instructor for more information
Enhancing your success
Independent Learning
•“Classroom outside of the classroom”
•Online/ Hybrid classes
•Requires you to be committed and responsible for
your motivation and your success
Enhancing your success
Effective Study Skills
•Read your textbook
•Take/ Review notes
•Join a Study Group
•Enroll in a “Success Class”
CPD150 Strategies for College Success
•Study 2-3 hours per credit per week
Enhancing your success
Study Time Formula
TIP:
For best results, the recommended hours of study time
are 2-3 hours per credit per week:
2x____(credits)=____hrs/week
3x____(credits)=____hrs/week
** 3x (12 credits) = 36 hrs/week
Enhancing your success
Time Management
•Attendance is important
•12 credits = Full Time
•Create a schedule
Creating a plan
•Clarify your career goals
•Identify a major/direction
•Create an educational plan
Career plan
Students with a career & educational plan:
•are more motivated
•graduate sooner
•spend less money on school
•enter the employment world quicker
TIP:
Students without a career plan should meet with a counselor in
Counseling & Career Services before the end of their first year in
college
Counselor vs. advisor
Counselor
•Helps you decide on a major & career path
•Provides career & personal counseling
•Guides in career exploration
•Assists in finding an internship/ job
Academic Advisor
•Helps you create an educational plan & goals
•Guides in course, certificate, and/or degree selections
•Informs about institutional policies, procedures, programs, and
resources
•Assists in the transfer process
COUNSELING & CAREER SERVICES
Deciding on a Major & Career Path
•Self-assessments to identify skills & strengths
•Career & personal counseling
•Mentoring
•Exploring job career options
•Identifying job market trends
•Internships
Counseling & career services
Find a Job/ Develop Career Path
•Use on-site computer lab
•Create & develop resume
•Practice interviewing
•Attend career workshops
•Attend on-campus employer recruitments
•+ MORE
Educational plan
Creating an Educational Plan
•Identify career goal and research school options
•Meet with an Academic Advisor
•Obtain appropriate academic check sheet
•Set goals an monitor progress
•Develop a passion for education
•Seek extra-curricular activities to support your goals
Academic advisement
•An academic advisor will help you
with:
•Academic planning
•Course selection
•Course transferability: AZTransfer
TIP:
•Degree requirements
Seek advisement early & follow-up during off-peak hours
•Check sheets
•Department/ Program referrals
Academic advisement
Check Sheet
Before your first day..
Get your Books
•Check or bring a copy of your class schedule to find the correct
textbooks and any required supporting materials
•Purchase your textbooks early to avoid lines and to find discounted
used books or order online
•Make sure you’re buying the correct edition!
•Rentals available
•SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS!
•Keep in plastic for full refund!
Before your first day..
Plan for Parking
•Arrive early – Parking can be an issue!
•South Lot fills first – You can find additional parking spaces in the North Lot
•Be sure to park in the Student Lots ONLY (outlined in WHITE)
•Handicapped spots are reserved for vehicles displaying valid
disabled placards or license plates ONLY
•Avoid parking by carpooling or taking the bus!
•VIOLATION = Monetary Fine
Before your first day...
•You are not officially registered until you have paid for tuition – know the
“due date” & refund policy
•Visit the campus before the start date – find your classes!
•Know you class schedule – check it at least the day before classes!
•If you see a “Class Canceled or Relocated” – READ IT!!! – it may not be
referring to your class
•If you don’t already have one, obtain an ID in the Enrollment Center
last but not least…
This is a start of an awesome journey.
Get excited about being
a College Student!
Questions?
Brief Financial Aid session to follow
Congratulations!
You have completed your New
Student Orientation!
Please join us for a brief Campus Tour

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