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ACADemic Success Seminars

Oregon Tech offers success seminars for new students providing guidance and support during their transition to the university. Students can sign up for these classes during their registration event or through their Web for Student account.

Newly entering Freshmen (who have not attended another college or university after graduating from high school) are provided an Academic Specialist (ROCK Specialist) with whom they will cover the contents of a typical freshman success course. However, this material will be delivered on an as-needed basis during one-on-one conversations throughout their first year.

Potential ACAD Seminars:

ACAD 107 – New Start, Transfer Students

This course is designed to aid transfer students in the transition into Oregon Tech, to promote academic success and improve retention of transfer students. The focus is on the resources available to all Oregon Tech students, identification of individual goals and strengths, the development and application of study skills and time management strategies, test-taking strategies, and problem-solving related to personal issues or barriers that could impede student academic success.

ACAD 107 – Intro to Nursing

A one credit course that identifies what the Nursing profession is, its history and how it’s changed; provides early understanding of professionalism, ethics and communication. Facilitates a student’s planning to successfully complete pre-requisite courses to apply to a nursing program.

ACAD 107 – TOP Bridge

This program is for TOP students only. This ACAD is the week long program that takes place before classes begin, and you will earn one college credit for completing the program.

ACAD 207 – Fresh Start

This course is designed to aid students on academic probation transition into better academic standing at Oregon Tech. The focus is on the resources available to all Oregon Tech students, identification of individual goals and strengths, the development and application of study skills and time management strategies, test-taking strategies, and problem-solving related to personal issues or barriers that could impede student academic success. This is a 2 credit course.

ACAD 207 – Veteran Student Success

This course is designed to aid student veterans in the transition into Oregon Tech culture and community, to promote academic success and improve retention of student veterans. The focus is on the resources available to prior military students, identification of individual goals and strengths, the development and application of study skills and time management strategies, test-taking strategies, and problem-solving related to personal issues or barriers that could impede a student veteran’s academic success.

ACAD 207 - TOP Motivating Success Seminar

The TOP Program student’s academic success course that is taken in fall, winter and spring after completing the ACAD 107 – TOP Bridge program. This class is worth one credit per term and will build on your Bridge experience with even more academic success information and learning experiences.

This course is a specially designed seminar to introduce TOP students into the Oregon Tech academic community and allow for opportunities to learn and practice skills and strategies for academic success. Oregon Tech is committed to student success and this course will be the first link for many students to resources and knowledge necessary for success. This Student Success Seminar course will assist and support students in becoming successful college students through exposure to collegiate life, goal clarification, resources and support systems, the learning process, health and wellness issues, and other common issues faced by first-year students. It will also assist students with integrating themselves into college life and culture, both in and out of the classroom. ACAD 207 - TOP Motivating Success Seminar uses a variety of resources to include guest speakers, individual study and reflection, and other methods of exploring issues.

How to Sign Up

  1. Determine the seminar of interest.
  2. Confirm availability with your advisor at a New Wings Registration event.
  3. Enroll in the class during registration event.

Questions? Contact Us:

Barb Conner

Barb Conner, Director of Retention

OfficeBoivin Hall, Room 102
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