1 South Louisiana Community College SLCC SLCC welcomes you in becoming a part of our college. This orientation program is our first step in assisting you in your success. Please read each slide carefully. Let s get started.. South Louisiana Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia for questions about the accreditation status of South Louisiana Community College.
2 SLCC Mission South Louisiana Community College s mission is to cultivate a learning environment in which students develop qualities and skills necessary to engage in the economy, governance, and diverse culture of the community. This is accomplished through courses and programs that provide intellectually rigorous academic education, career and workforce training, continuing education, and community services through flexible instructional delivery systems including distance education.
3 SLCC Locations LAFAYETTE CAMPUS NEW IBERIA CAMPUS FRANKLIN SITE 320 Devalcourt Lafayette, LA Phone: Fax: Ember Drive New Iberia, LA Phone: Fax: Perret Street Franklin, LA Phone: Fax: National EMS Academy An Educational Partnership between South Louisiana Community College and Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. Alexandria Baton Rouge Covington Gretna Houma Lafayette Lake Charles (866) voice
4 Associate Degree Programs Associate of Arts in Care and Development of Young Children Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (Concentration in Corrections or Law Enforcement) Associate of Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Technology- Paramedic Associate of Science in General Business Associate of General Studies Associate of Science in Industrial Technology Associate of Science in Teaching Associate of Applied Science in Midwifery
5 Certificates & TCA s Certificate of General Studies Certificate of Technical Studies in Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic Technical Competency Area in Care and Development of Young Children Technical Competency Area in Childcare Administration Technical Competency Area in Emergency Medical Technology-Basic Technical Competency Area in Microsoft Excel Technical Competency Area in Microsoft Word
6 Louisiana Transfer Degrees Associate of Arts (Art Concentration) Associate of Arts (Humanities Concentration) Associate of Arts (Social Sciences Concentration) Associate of Science (Biological Sciences Concentration) Associate of Science (Physical Sciences Concentration) Successful Completion of a Louisiana Transfer Associate degree guarantees admission to a 4-year public university in Louisiana with junior standing and all courses will transfer. (60 hours of core classes) Student must make a C or better in each course.
7 Where to start? 1. Apply for Admission Online 2. Supply all necessary supporting documents Updated immunization records (including meningitis vaccinations) ACT or SAT scores within three years If you have never taken the ACT/SAT or your scores are older than three years, you may take SLCC s Compass Placement Exam Transcripts High school transcript, (if graduated before 2003), OR copy of GED Transfer Students- OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT from each institution you have attended.
8 Transfer Students A transfer student is one who previously attended another college or university (regardless of how long ago) You must have all official college transcripts mailed from the institution attended directly to SLCC. Transcript request forms can be found on the SLCC s web site. To download a Transcript request form click below: The admissions office must have received all official college transcripts prior to your scheduling classes. Students who are on academic suspension will need a letter from their institution authorizing approval.
9 Developmental Studies Students who score below the following minimum required ACT scores or placement test scores are required to take semester-length developmental courses in English, Math and Reading. Any student placing in more than one developmental course is required to take the College Success Seminar Class during the first semester of enrollment. ACT requirements for College placement: ENGLISH: 18 & above English thru 17 English & below English 0091 MATH: 19 & above Math thru 18 Math thru 15 Math & below Math 0090 READING: 12 thru 18 Reading & below Reading 0091
10 Compass Placement Testing Who needs to take the Compass Placement Test? Those who have never attended college, or haven t taken an ACT/SAT and whose ACT/SAT scores are older than 3 years Those who have attended a college but have not passed English and Math with a C or better Suggested studying: For extra help in math: The test is administered by appointment: New Iberia Campus/ Franklin Site call Lafayette Campus call Ext 112 or
11 Applying for Financial Aid? Students must complete all requirements and receive an Award Letter from SLCC before they can be officially approved to get financial aid. Be sure to submit all requirements by the priority deadline! If you have not received your Award Letter before the tuition due date, you must make a payment to keep your classes. If you do not show up to your classes the first 2 weeks of school, you will be penalized. If you do not plan to attend SLCC, you must turn in an official Resignation Form before classes begin. If you are approved for financial aid and decide not to attend, you must officially resign. Failure to do so, may result in penalties and may affect your eligibility for financial aid in the future. Students must complete the FAFSA and the SLCC Financial Aid Registration Form After both forms are submitted, you will be sent a letter if we need any additional information. Be sure to submit all documents as soon as possible to ensure that your financial aid is approved before tuition is due!
12 Financial Aid SLCC has various forms of financial aid. To find out more 320 Devalcourt Street Lafayette, LA phone: fax:
13 Tuition and Fees Payment Options 1. Pay tuition in full by cash, check, money order, cashier checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express Or 2. New Payment Options For the current Tuition Fee Schedule Go to: $25 non-refundable application fee Choose a deferred payment plan by using:
14 Tuition & Fees Fall 2011 / Spring 2012 (subject to change) Credits Residents Nonresidents , , , , , ,085 2, ,193 2, or more 1,301 2,519
16 Academic Support Services Office of Disability Services Students with disabilities who wish to receive classroom accommodations must make an appointment to meet with Ms. Jodie Dupre at or Examples Of Services Offered Include Extended Test Time Distraction Free Testing Orally Proctored Exams Taped/Scanned Texts Special Seating Sign Language Interpreters Adaptive Equipment Accessibility Concerns Parking Assistance For More Information Contact Office of Disability Services Jodie Boudreaux, M.S., CRC, LRC 320 Devalcourt St. Lafayette, LA Room 130
17 Academic Support Services Academic Success Center Room 128 in the Library Let us help you with a variety of classes, including Math, English and some Science classes. Come in and meet with a tutor for : Assistance in composing/revising, essays, reports, paragraphs, planning, brainstorming, documentation, grammar Assistance with all your math problems Please stop by for tutoring hours or Access 24 online tutorial Smart Thinking at
18 Academic Support Services Career Center Career Fairs Resume Development Job Search Techniques Job Listings: Full and Part Time Workshops and Seminars Resume and Cover Letter Writing Interviewing Skills Located in Room 128 in the library For more information:
19 Online Courses Thinking about taking an online class? Read this before you register for the class. Online does not mean checking in whenever you feel like it! Students participating in electronic learning courses have greater freedom of scheduling, but electronic courses require more selfdiscipline than traditional on-campus classes. Electronic courses require much more time than oncampus courses and are generally harder than traditional classes. You can expect to spend anywhere from hours per week per online course. Also, many of the traditional courses taught at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) are enhanced by the wide utilization of computer and Moodle/ Joule Technologies. Online Courses Students taking online courses will be utilizing SLCC's Moodle/Joule E-Learning Platform. Students need to be self-motivated, with good study and time management skills: they need to be computer literate, be goal oriented, capable of learning on their own through reading, research, and assignments, be able to save and manage files on their computer, know how to send and open attachments, check , access the Internet, and participate in their online course at least 3-5 times per week. Some courses require access to certain software programming. First-Time Online Students If you are interested in Online courses, register as soon as possible. Online courses have a maximum enrollment of 20 students. Orientation for online courses is available. The orientation may be completed either online of by attending a face-to-face session. Although optional, completion of the orientation is strongly encouraged. Check the SLCC library website at the beginning of the semester for the orientation schedule and registration instructions.
20 Student Organizations Student Government Association (SGA) The organization provides for the students of this institution a representative body that will hear and appropriately act on legitimate concerns expressed by the student body. No one will be denied admission to this body because of sex, race, ethnicity, religious preferences, sexual orientation, or physical conditions. For more information contact Daniel Wellman at or Mamta Misra at SLCC Honor Society Beta Xi Omega is the local chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa. This organization is an honor society which is committed to excellence in education, to good character, and to service. Any student full or part time, who has completed 12 credit hours at SLCC is eligible for membership provided they meet a GPA of 3.0 and other requirements for membership. For more information contact Jonathan Meddaugh at or Corey Pellerin at Criminal Justice Association Criminal Justice Association organization is open to all majors. The organization seeks to improve criminal justice through educational activities, promotes awareness of criminal justice issues, promotes high standards of ethical conduct and provides a unified voice for professionals and students in the field. For more information contact Dale Broussard at Chi Alpha Chi Alpha is a Student Christian Fellowship, which means that we not only follow Christ, but we also like to experience a lot of fun and getting to know each other. For more information, contact Brent Bollich at
21 Parking & Student IDs Parking All vehicles parking at SLCC require parking permits and must be legally registered and insured in accordance with state law. Parking permits are issued to faculty, staff, and students during the week of registration. Fall permits are valid during the following Spring and Summer semesters. Maximum speed is 10mph on all campus/site roads, drives and parking lots. Student/General Parking is allowed only in designated student locations (see maps on following slides) Student parking is not allowed in Faculty/Staff parking areas. Failure to comply with parking regulations may result in immobilizing, towing and/or loss of vehicle privileges on any or all campuses. For parking permit inquiry call SLCC Security at or inquire with campus receptionist at , Lafayette, or , New Iberia. Parking Permits will be available to students after tuition has been paid. Visit the security office on your campus to get yours before school starts! Student IDs Students can get their SLCC Student ID during late registration, or the first week of school. Ask at the admissions desk for more information.
22 Safety at SLCC SLCC strives to provide safe and secure facilities and environments for all students, faculty and staff in support of its mission. Resources used to assist in maintaining a safe environment are: City and Parish law enforcement and Emergency Response Agencies, contract Security Services, cameras and alarm systems. Please refer to the following links for building Emergency Evacuation Routes, Emergency Plans, Safety Manuals, contacts and addresses: All SLCC Facilities and Campuses are NO SMOKING inside and within 25 of any building exterior wall. Litter should be appropriately placed in provided exterior or interior trash cans. Cigarette litter should be placed in an applicable smoking urn or exterior ash trays on the top of trash cans. PLEASE KEEP THE CAMPUSES CLEAR OF LITTER. For safety questions, comments or observations please to or call SLCC Security at
23 Catalog It is the student s responsibility to become familiar with the rules, regulations and policies contained in SLCC s catalog. The catalog also contains all SLCC degree curriculums and course descriptions. The catalog is also available online at SLCC Catalog You may view the SLCC Catalog at
24 FERPA FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT South Louisiana Community College is bound by FERPA requirements. WHAT IS FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (also sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment), is a federal law regarding the privacy of student records and the obligations of the institution, primarily in the areas of release of the records and the access provided to these records. Any educational institution that receives funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education is bound by FERPA requirements. Institutions that fail to comply with FERPA may have funds administered by the Secretary of Education withheld. FERPA for Parents Grades, progress reports, exams Such things as progress in a course, deficiencies in a subject area, scores and grades on papers, exams, etc. are all examples of personally identifiable information that make up part of the student's education record. This information is protected under FERPA and parents may not have access unless the student has provided written authorization that specifically identifies what information may be released to the parent(s). Access to student records At the postsecondary level, parents have no inherent rights to access or inspect their son or daughter's education records. This right is limited solely to the student. At SLCC, records may be released to parents only if they have been given a written release by the student or in compliance with a subpoena.
25 What is next? You have now completed your orientation session. 1. Print and complete this Student Compliance Form: This will serve as verification that you have completed this required session. Return the form to the Admissions Office. 2. Print and complete this Orientation Evaluation Form: Return the form to the Admissions Office. 3. Once you have submitted all supporting admissions documents you will receive information regarding advising and registering your classes. 4. You will receive this information via so make sure to check your .
26 THANK YOU! THE SLCC ORIENTATION IS NOW COMPLETE.
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