New Student Orientation

Applied Technology Course

Welcome to South Mountain Community College (SMCC)!

  • We are honored by your choice
  • We are committed to helping you achieve your career, personal, and academic goals
  • Welcome to the SMCC family

The Department of First Year Experience & New Student Orientation is delighted to connect you with your Field of Interest (FOI) team, and we look forward to introducing you to the resources and support services at SMCC.

The virtual New Student Orientation experience is designed to help you complete your essential steps for enrollment and to familiarize you with the learning environment at SMCC.

There are three components to the Virtual New Student Orientation experience to become SMCC ready:

Pre-Orientation e-course

Verify your completion of enrollment tasks, such as completing a career interest assessment with PipelineAZ to identify your Field of Interest (FOI), completing a Student Admissions Application and uploading your photo identification, determining your course placement, and completing financial aid steps.

Estimated completion time: 45 minutes

Pre-Orientation e-course

Field of Interest (FOI) Overview e-course

Learn about degree and certificate pathways in your Field of Interest (FOI). Get introduced to faculty, staff, and student organizations in your FOI. Review the learning delivery methods and technology tools you will use to be successful in your courses.

Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Field of Interest (FOI) Overview e-course

Virtual FOI Advising and Registration Session

Work with the members of the First Year Experience and New Student Orientation team to learn how to use important online student tools to enroll in your classes. Meet your Field of Interest (FOI) Academic Advisor and other students in your FOI.

Session Calendar

Estimated completion time: 2 hours

Virtual FOI Advising and Registration Session

Learn about the specific programs and services that we have at SMCC to enhance your learning experience and meet individuals within your Field of Interest (FOI) team.

Pre-Orientation Course

Welcome to the Pre-Orientation on‑demand course.

We are excited to assist and support you on your journey to becoming a student at SMCC.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call us at 602-243-8337 or email us at


Virtual New Student Orientation Courses