2022-23 Catalog

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 degree program are required to complete the SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE course.  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. 

Many Associate in Science degree programs have also adopted SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE as a required course in the program. Many Associate in Science degree programs have infused the New Student Experience outcomes into a course early their degree. These degree programs include:  

  • Construction and Civil Engineering Technology (A.S.) – Requires ETD 1031C INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION/DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY
  • Cardiovascular Technology (A.S.) –HSC 1004 PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Computer Assisted Drafting and Design  (A.S.) – Requires ETD 1031C INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION/DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY
  • Dental Hygiene (A.S.) – HSC 1004 PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.S.) – HSC 1004 PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • 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 PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Live Entertainment Design and Production (A.S.) – Requires TPA 1380 SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY
  • Nursing, R.N. (A.S.) – HSC 1004 PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Radiography (A.S.) – HSC 1004 PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended
  • Respiratory Care (A.S.) –HSC 1004 PROFESSIONS OF CARING highly recommended

​Note:

Associate in Arts degree students who have not completed SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE within their first two terms at Valencia will be required to enroll in the course, or will be placed on hold which will prevent course registration.