Remember that certain dates will require you attending by Career Community. If you choose a date to attend that is specific to a Career Community, make sure you choose the correct session for YOUR Career Community.

Click on your Career Community link below to select an Orientation Session to attend.

You can find your Career Community on the acceptance letter and the orientation invitation that was mailed to you.

The following programs are in the Advanced Technology Career Community:

  • Climate Control Technical Certificate
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electro-Mechanical
  • Engineering Systems Technology
  • Mechatronics Technology
  • Technology Essentials
  • Welding


View Advanced Technology Orientation Dates

The following programs are in the Arts & Humanities Career Community:

  • Art (Studio)
  • English
  • Foreign Language Emphasis
  • History
  • Mass Communication
  • Music (A.F.A.)


View Arts & Humanities Orientation Dates

The following programs are in the Business Career Community:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Professional Technology
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Administration
  • Business Concentration
  • Computer Business Application
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Information Systems Emphasis: General Transfer, A.S. (TTP)
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Small Business Management


View Business Orientation Dates

The following programs are in the Education Career Community:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Emphasis


View Education Orientation Dates

The following programs are in the Healthcare Career Community:

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Exercise Science Emphasis
  • Kinesiology Emphasis
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Office
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene Emphasis
  • Pre-Health Professions Emphasis (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine)
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis
  • Pre-Nursing Emphasis


View Healthcare Orientation Dates

The following programs are in the Social Sciences Career Community:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


View Social Sciences Orientation Dates

The following programs are in the S.T.E.M. Career Community:

  • Agriculture Emphasis
  • Biology Emphasis
  • Chemistry Emphasis
  • Civil Engineering Emphasis w/Math 1910 Entry
  • Electrical Engineering w/Math 1910 Entry
  • Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Emphasis
  • Mathematics Emphasis
  • Mechanical Engineering Emphasis w/Math 1910 Entry
  • Physics Emphasis
  • Pre-Computer Science Emphasis


View S.T.E.M. Orientation Dates


*You will receive a printed agenda with specific times and room numbers at your orientation session.

  • Check-In
  • Visit Informational Tables in Alcove in Johnson Center Building before program starts to speak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, CougarNet Login issues, Adult Services, Disabilities Services, Veterans’ Services, Library, Student Life, Student Success Center, Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA), Cougar Café (Food Services)
  • Start Program
    • Participants are to sit by Career Community. Signs designate area to sit. Your Career Community is on folder.
    • Welcome from President and Vice-Presidents
    • Overview of Schedule and expectations for the day
  • Breakout Sessions – Choose session(s) to attend – Attend Adult Learner session for 30 min or choose 2 other topics to attend 15 minutes each.
  • Special Interest Topic – Adult Student – Excited Yet Nervous About Starting School Again?
    This presentation is for adult learners who did not just graduate from high school and it may been some time since you have taken any kind of class. This session will cover all special interest topics below and will have testimony from adult students who have been where you are.
  • Special Interest Topic – Financial Aid – Show Me The Money! Ways to pay for your degree
    Join a Financial Aid Specialist to learn important information about applying/ re-applying for financial aid now and in future academic terms, the FAFSA, and other key financial aid policies and procedures. Discover how you can benefit from financial aid by hearing more about grants, student loans and scholarships. Let us show you how Cleveland State just makes sense.
  • Special Interest Topic – Student Life – Have Fun and Still Graduate!
    Presentation will cover opportunities for students to get involved in activities outside of classroom instruction such as clubs, SGA, fitness center, intramurals, academic teams and campus activities in general.
  • Special Interest Topic – Student Success – Be Successful…Here’s How!
    Presentation highlighting all the different services that are available here at CSCC to help students be successful and how students can utilize them.
  • Special Interest Topic – Online Options – Online Programs and Classes..Are They a Good Fit For Me
    Presentation about what online programs CSCC offers, the difference in online course programs and class deliveries and if they are a good fit for the student.
  • Door Prizes
  • Career Community Presentation and Engagement Activity
  • Campus Tour
  • CougarNet Presentation
    • Login to CougarNet  and review how to check admissions and financial aid requirements
    • Learn about CSCC email and how to forward to another account
    • Learn about MyCS courses button in CougarNet
    • Intake Survey
  • Supporters Session – Auditorium  - This session is for parents, spouses, family or friends that attended with student to learn about the process in order to provide support to the student.
  • Advising & Registration
    • Meet with an academic advisor, create schedule and register for classes
  • Check-out
    • Visit Information tables in Alcove
    • Refreshments & snacks
    • Check-out table – pick up campus ID, take survey, informed of next step
    • Picture Booth (#CSCC)


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