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Student Orientation

Before you can register for classes, all first-time degree, certificate or diploma seeking students are required to complete an on-line student orientation. We also suggest that you attend an in person orientation.

Orientation will contribute to your success. Students who complete orientation gain higher levels of engagement and academic success that lead to graduation. You will receive essential information concerning academics, finances and student life that will boost your ability to succeed.


Schedule an Online Orientation Today!

Launch the online orientation now.

  • Enter your Student ID number that was given to you in your acceptance letter from CCAC.
  • At the end of the Online Orientation, you must "Click here to finish."
  • Schedule your Placement Test or Enrollment Express session through Appointment Central.
  • Use Appointment Central to schedule an appointment to see an academic advisor and register for your classes.
  • Schedule a date and time for On-Campus Orientation at Appointment Central.
  • Refer to Online Student Orientation often to guide you to CCAC's many services and resources.


On-Campus Student Orientation: 

Schedule a date for an on-campus orientation at the campus of your choice through Appointment Central.

If you are not registered for classes:

  • If you have not completed the Online Student Orientation, you will not be able to participate in a Student Orientation program on campus.
  • Tour the campus and meet staff, faculty and administrators.
  • If you have not already done so, you can schedule an appointment to take your Placement Test through Appointment Central.
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor if you have not already done so.
  • You can register for your classes when Online Student Orientation, Placement Testing and Academic Advising are complete.

If you are registered for classes :

  • You can register for your classes when the Online Student Orientation, Placement Testing and Academic Advising are complete.
  • Obtain your Student Photo ID Card.
  • Get your CCAC computer network access account called the NET ID.
  • Acquire your vehicle Parking Permit.
  • Tour the campus and locate your classrooms.
  • Meet staff, faculty and administrators.

Orientation At-a-GlanceStudents at Orientation

On-campus Orientation for new students at CCAC is your first opportunity to make meaningful connections to your campus, learn about support resources, and meet classmates, faculty, and staff. Below are some things you will learn.

Before you attend orientation: You should be registered for classes and probably already have your student ID.

After you attend orientation: We want to hear from you! North Campus students, please take our survey.

Introduction to Student Services

CCAC offers a huge variety of student services outside the classroom to support your time as a college student.

  • Looking for career advice or help with a resume? Check with the Office of Career Services.
  • Are you in need of accommodations due to a disability? Self-report to the Office of Supportive Services.
  • Do you want to join a club or honor society to enrich your CCAC experience? That's the Office of Student Life.
  • If you're looking to transfer to a four-year institution, make an appointment with a Counselor.
  • If you're a veteran or veteran-dependent, learn more about your benefits from the Office of Military & Veterans Services.

Many CCAC locations also offer a student food pantry. There are fully functioning libraries at each of the main campuses that offer research assistance, online journals, and interlibrary loan. Oh, and there's so much more, too! The CCAC Student Handbook has all the information you need about being a student.

Campus Technology

CCAC's IT staff has provided several online tools to learn more about campus technology. All students will need a CCAC NetID to access the MyCCAC portal and Blackboard, check your academic email, connect to on-campus wifi, and more. Set up your NetID now. CCAC also utilizes technology to keep our community informed about safety incidents or campus closures. 

Parking Permits/Student IDs

Some CCAC campuses and centers offer these services differently. Check with your campus on how to get your student ID and your parking pass.

Learn About Your Specific Campus

CCAC has several locations, including four campuses and four centers. Each location is a little different. Find your specific location and download a map to find your classes here.

Single Point of Contact

Many CCAC locations subscribe to the Single Point of Contact program, a system where new students are assigned an administrator who helps them navigate their first semester at CCAC. If you're a new student, you should know your "SPoC" and how she/he can help make your first semester at CCAC a successful one. 

Title IX

Students should know about CCAC's Title IX policy, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. CCAC has a Title IX office, part of the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, to ensure the policy is followed.