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2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

MSCC 1300 - First-Year Experience

3 sem hrs cr

This course is designed to empower students to reach their educational and career goals. Students will become familiar with college resources, policies, and procedures while also improving their time management, study, research, and technology skills. Collaborative learning opportunities are designed to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and reading comprehension abilities.

  Corequisite: This course is also mandatory in the first semester of enrollment for any student required to complete ENGL 0810 , MATH 0101 , MATH 0530 , MATH 0630 , MATH 0810 , or READ 0810 .

Students who do not complete this course successfully in the first semester and still have unsatisfied Learning Support requirements must retake the course while enrolled in Learning Support courses. 

*Students who have earned 24 college credit hours and have a college GPA of 2.0 or higher prior to enrollment in MSCC 1300 are exempt from this course requirement.

This course may include proctored exams which must be completed on campus or at an instructor approved proctoring center which may require additional costs to the student. Please consult your instructor for additional details.

Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT

Master Course Syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to…

  • describe the skills necessary for a smooth transition into college.
  • develop and implement an academic plan.
  • identify and utilize basic MSCC student services and resources.
  • identify and demonstrate successful academic study skills.
  • recognize the purpose and value of academic integrity.
  • analyze claims and supporting evidence of arguments.
  • reflect and make connections between their educational and personal experiences.
  • ask pertinent questions to solve authentic problems.

Course Objectives

  • To practice researching, setting, and assessing both long- and short-term goals
  • To explore the special challenges associated with transitioning into college while reviewing strategies for a successful transition
  • To explore specific career paths, including anticipated changes in the field associated with degree requirements, pay scale, lifestyle, and career viability
  • To practice drafting a MSCC GPS plan under the guidance of an advisor and registering for future classes
  • To recognize various strains of stress associated with college life, how these strains affect other aspects of a student’s life, and how time-management skills may help the students manage these stresses
  • To practice finding and utilizing student services, such as those associated with financial aid or counseling, as well as those associated with student resources, such as the library and Writing/Math Centers
  • To learn and practice sound study skills, such as those associated with note-taking, test-taking, and project management
  • To practice critical-thinking and reading skills