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Orientation

Orientation Module Orientation Module Descriptions
Week 1 Student Success Students will view the 10-minute Student Success video clip at the beginning of the first class. The video will cover college readiness, acceptable classroom behavior, Video instructor expectations, and time management skills. A one page script will be provided for instructors. Video: What to Expect in the Classroom
Week 2 Tutoring Center Learning Accommodations The students will be given a brief over-view of the Tutoring Center and hours of operation for the semester. Students will also be given an over-view of the Learning Accommodations Center. The web page will have links to hours of operation and contact information. Students will be given a one page document with scheduling and contact information. Link: Learning Accommodations Center Link: Tutoring Centers Link: Tutoring Schedule
Week 3 Financial Aid Video The students will watch a 10 minute video clip which will give an over-view of the financial aid services at NECC. The web page will have links to the video and additional information. Students will be given a one page document with contact information pertaining to financial aid in Lawrence and Haverhill. Video: Financial Aid video discontinued.  See Financial aid website instead:  http://www.necc.mass.edu/getting-started/financial-aid/
Week 4 Facilities (library and computer labs), Student Services and Learning Styles The students will be given a brief over-view of facilities and services that are available; including Library Services, hours of peration, and contact information. Students will be asked to complete the Learning Styles survey on-line for homework. Students will submit the completed survey to their instructor the following week. Information will be used to inform. Link: Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire Link: Library Link: NECC Bookstore Link: Student Services Link: Computer Labs
Week 5 Effective Writing Skills The students will be given a rubric explaining the criteria for effective writing. This rubric will outline expectations and describe the elements of quality work. Students will be reminded of the services available to them in the Tutoring Center. Instructors may choose to use this rubric when grading written assignments. Link: Developmental Studies - Writing Center Link: Rubic PDF
Week 6 Student Online Services College Calendar Code of Conduct The students will be given a 10 minute demonstration as to how to click on the "Easy Button", find their user password and complete a self-service audit of the program requirements, transfer credits and plan for course work in the coming semester. Students will also learn how to find the College-Wide Calendar. A script/directions will be provided for instructor. Link: myNECC Link: Academic and Course Information Link: College Policies
Week 7 Advising Tips Advising and Transfer Tips will be provided in a one page document. This information will be given just prior to the early registration. Students will be informed as to how to find the link, check important dates on the calendar and make note of specific requirements pertaining to future transfer. See: Degree Audit (PDF)
Week 8 Registration Tips and Timeline The students will be given instruction and tips pertaining to course and program sequence. Specific information surrounding proficiencies and prerequisites will be explained at this time. Students will be additional information about program requirements, future course work and next steps in matriculation. Students will review Program Audit Sheet. Link: How and Where to Register
Week 9 Fact Sheet The students will be given a one page Human Services Program Fact Sheet. This document will provide students with a better understanding of the program, practicums, CORI/SORI, and immunization requirements.Human Services Majors will be given additional information about the human service practicums and placement process.  A handout will include both a chronology as well as a practicum reference request. See: Fact Sheet (PDF)
Week 10 Scholarship Opportunities The students will be informed of the scholarship opportunities available to matriculated students. Scholarship guidelines, requirements, and application dates will be provided. Students will explore and plan for scholarship opportunities that may be available.Link: National Organization for Human Services Link: NECC Scholarships