Attend Orientation! The Counseling Department offers a variety of orientations to students. Orientation is designed to acquaint students with everything they need to know about Mission College.
Orientation is required for all new, transfer, and returning non-exempt students. Those students that do not qualify for an exemption must select and complete one of the Orientation courses (Counseling A) prior to or during their first semester at Mission College. Orientation provides students with information about Mission College and higher education. Information about college programs and services; degree, certificate, and transfer requirements; academic expectations and procedures; campus facilities and registration material are also covered. We also provide orientation in Spanish and Vietnamese. For more information about Orientation, please contact the Counseling office at (408) 855-5030.
NOTE: COUNS*001, College Survival Skills and COUNS*005, Strategies For Success, can also be used to meet the orientation requirement.
You may not need to take Counseling A (Orientation) if you meet any of the following criteria:
New student with an AA/AS or higher degree OR
New student whose educational goal is to maintain or enhance job skills or for personal interest OR
9th -12th grade students who are enrolled in college classes and enrolled in high school classes OR
OR Student concurrently enrolled in another college or university and only enrolling in one class
COUNS*000A Orientation to Mission College. This is a mini-course designed to provide basic information needed to attend college. The orientation helps you find your way around the college, find out about support services, and learn about the college's programs and procedures. Pass/No Pass Only.