Mission College Counseling - Orientation

An important step to student success is Orientation!

A step by step guide to assist students in getting a successful start at Mission College is here and an important step is to complete Orientation - Step #3. 

WHO: New students are required to satisfy the orientation requirement prior to, or during, their first semester at Mission College (some exemptions apply - see below). Students that complete Orientation will be granted priority registration.  

WHY: Orientation is designed to acquaint new students with everything they need to know about Mission College. It provides students with information about the campus, higher education, college programs and services; degree, certificate, and transfer requirements; academic expectations and procedures; and campus facilities. How to select courses and registration information is also reviewed.

HOW: The Counseling Department offers a variety of classes that count towards the orientation requirement. Students can enroll in COU A (see below), COU 5, COU 23 or COU 145B (Summer Bridge Program), and many classes are offered online or in-person. We also provide COU A translated into Vietnamese as needed.


Semester, Date/Time, Method, Instructor, Section/CRN

   SPRING 2018

  • Spring, Tues., 2/13-2/20, 5:30 PM-9:45 PM, In person, Hittleman, 32296
  • Spring, 2/26-3/02, Online, TBD, 32297
  • Spring, Sat., 3/3-3/10, 9:00 AM-1:15 PM, In person, Lawhead, 32665
  • Spring, Thurs., 3/8-3/15, 5:30 PM-9:45 PM, In person, Cameron, 32666
  • Spring, 3/13-3/17, Online, Coleman, 32236
  • Spring, 3/13-3/17, Online, Park, 32667
  • Spring, Sat., 4/28-5/5, 9:00 AM-1:15 PM, In person, Lawhead, 32668

EXEMPTIONS: If you meet one of the exemptions below, complete an Orientation Waiver (students will not earn priority registration). You are exempt from orientation if you have:

  • Completed an associate degree or higher degree from an accredited U.S. institution; OR
  • Enrolled in the college for a reason other than career development or advancement, transfer, attainment of a degree or certificate of achievement, or completion of a basic skills or English as a Second Language course sequence; OR
  • Enrolled in the college for personal enrichment; OR
  • Completed these services at another community college within the past 5 years; OR
  • Enrolled in the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment as defined in section 55000 or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards; OR
  • Enrolled in the college as an 11 – 12 grade student concurrently taking classes in secondary school.