Online Student Orientation


New Student Orientation - Welcome


Welcome to Southwestern Community College’s New Student Online Orientation. We hope you find this presentation to be both informative and encouraging.

Throughout the following pages, you will be introduced to Southwestern faculty and staff who are skilled with the ability to help you succeed. You will also be introduced to a number of departments that are as committed to your success as you are. At any time during this presentation, please feel free to pick up the phone and connect with the department or person speaking to you.

As an overview of what you will see in the coming pages, the navigation links for the next and previous pages will appear at the bottom of each page area.  There will be text on some pages that are hyperlinks to other web pages at SCC. These pages will open in a new browser tab or window, so you may need to disable pop-up blockers. It may take a few minutes for each video to start playing once you click the play button (sideways triangle), depending on your Internet connection speed. There are transcripts of each video available as a link adjacent to each video. The transcripts are in PDF format and should open in a new browser tab/window. Lastly, when you fill out the brief form at the end (which is required), you will be e-mailed a confirmation verifying  you completed the New Student Orientation online. This e-mail will contain the contact information for each of the people/areas in the videos you have seen.

Compatible Web browsers for the online new student orientation:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox (version 13 and newer)
  • Internet Explorer (version 9 and newer except there are issues with IE11)
  • Safari (use the Mac OS X Software Update or app Store depending on your OS X version)
  • iPads work fine and Android tablets should work in most instances

Let’s first introduce you to Southwestern’s President, Dr. Don Tomas...

Photo of SCC Students

New Student Orientation - From the President

From the President - Dr. Don Tomas

Download a transcript of this video (PDF)

New Student Orientation - Inspirational Quotes for Your Journey at SCC

New Student Orientation - Executive Vice President for Instruction and Student Services

Executive Vice President for Instruction and Student Services - Dr. Thom Brooks

Download a transcript of this video (PDF)

New Student Orientation - Using MySCC, Self-Service, and Notification System

MySCC is your portal to accessing student resources such as Gmail, Moodle, Self-Service, and much more. 

Links you should review before watching the videos below:

New Student Orientation - Financial Aid

New Student Orientation - Academic Areas

Your program of study (major) falls within one of the three academic divisions. You may also be taking classes at our Macon Campus. Below is a brief overview video from the dean of each division along with a link to the listing of programs for each division where applicable.

Arts & Sciences
See a list of programs in the Arts & Sciences division
(Download the script of the video)
Career Technologies
See a list of programs in the Career Technologies division
(Download the script of the video)
Health Sciences
See a list of programs in the Health Sciences division
(Download the script of the video)

Student Services / Enrollment Center
See more information about this division
(Download the script of the video)

Macon Campus
See more information about this campus
(Download the script of the video)



New Student Orientation - Student Need to Know and Title IX

New Student Orientation - Campus Tours

SCC has two campuses, Jackson and Macon, as well as several centers. Click on the link below to get more information about each center or campus.

SCC Campus & Center Locations

New Student Orientation - Student Life and Academic Excellence

SCC offers a variety of Student Life clubs, honor societies, and activities. Click on the links below to learn more.

New Student Orientation - Almost Done

As we said in the introduction, “We are glad you chose SCC!”

You have reached the last page of the presentation.  Here is the form to submit to record you completed the orientation.  If you do not submit this form, you will not get credit for taking the online orientation. Thank you and welcome to SCC!