Welcome New Students

New Student Experience

Welcome!  Valencia wants all new to college students to start right as they begin their educational journey.  As a result, all First Time in College students enrolled in an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree program are required to complete the New Student Experience (SLS 1122) course or the equivalent (noted below).  This course, or equivalent, assists students in developing a sense of purpose for being in college, a plan for moving through their program of study, a pathway toward their career goals.  It also helps students prepare for their coursework, develop clear personal connections,  as well as understanding the places available for support. 

Most Associate in Science degree programs have adopted the New Student Experience (SLS 1122) as a required course; however, provided below is a list of the A.S. degree programs which have an equivalent course:  

  • Building Construction Technology (A.S.) – Requires ETD 1031C INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION/DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY
  • Cardiovascular Technology (A.S.) –HSC 1004 ');">HSC 1004   PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Civil/ Surveying Engineering Technology (A.S) – Requires  ETD 1031C INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION/DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY
  • Dental Hygiene (A.S.) – HSC 1004 ');">HSC 1004   PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.S.) – HSC 1004 ');">HSC 1004   PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Drafting and Design Technology (A.S.) – Requires ETD 1031C INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION/DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY
  • Entertainment Design and Technology (A.S.) – Requires TPA 1380 SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY
  • Film Production Technology (A.S.) – Requires TPA 1380 SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY
  • Fire Science Academy Track (A.S.) – Requires FFP 1000 FIRE SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
  • Fire Science Technology (A.S.) – Requires FFP 1000 FIRE SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
  • Health Information Technology (A.S.) –HSC 1004 ');">HSC 1004   PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Nursing, R.N. (A.S.) – HSC 1004 ');">HSC 1004   PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Radiography (A.S.) – HSC 1004 ');">HSC 1004   PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Respiratory Care (A.S.) –HSC 1004 ');">HSC 1004   PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended

​Note:

Students who have not completed SLS 1122 (or the equivalent) course for their degree program within their first 18 credit hours or two semesters at Valencia will be required to enroll in the course, or risk being dropped from their courses.  Students who do not successfully complete SLS 1122 (or equivalent) will be placed on hold and if necessary dropped from their courses.