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1 Welcome to the College of Marin Welcome to the College of Marin (COM) Orientation where your excellence is determined by your own personal achievements and success.
2 College of Marin- An Opportunity to Develop Personal Excellence The right choice for you!!!!1) Small class sizes2) Excellent faculty to classroom-student ratios3) Affordable fees4) Diverse student population5) Student activities6) Earn associate degrees or vocational certificates7) Complete Freshman and sophomore level college courses acceptable to University of California,California State Universities and Private institutions.
3 College of Marin –Online Orientation - Your First Choice Towards Your Personal Excellence ImportantYou must have an application of admission on file with COM so that we can record your completion of this Orientation. If you have not done so, please complete the online application now. (www.marin.edu ) Go to “New Student” link.How long does the orientation take?This orientation takes 45 minutes which will allow you to develop a sound foundation for your plan of success at COM.How do I proceed?To proceed through the steps in sequence, click on NEXT>> or BACK>> at the bottom of each page.
4 COM Orientation What does this orientation offer? It will provide you with information that will allow you, the student, to make choices towards your personal success at the College of Marin.It will allow you to explore the numerous opportunities that are available to you to…Enhance basic skillsEmbark on new careerEnrich yourselfTransfer to a university
5 College of Marin – The 7 Steps towards Personal Excellence Complete Application for AdmissionComplete OrientationTake English and Math Assessment TestsCounseling Appointment to create Plan for SuccessRegistrationBuy textbooks and suppliesFollow-up (checking your academic progress)College Success Tips and ResourcesNo ChargeFees or Fee WaiverFeesYour Choice
6 College of Marin – Three Ways to Complete the Application for Admission 1) Go to the website listed above and complete the online application for admission (or)2) Come to the Kentfield Campus and fill out an application for admission in person and turn it in to the Admissions and Records Office located in the Student Services Building (or)3) Come to the IVC Campus and fill out an application for admission in person and turn it in to the Admissions and Records Office located in the Student Services Bldg.
7 College of Marin – The College Success Workshop (Orientation / English and Math Placement Test You may complete this online orientation prior to taking the English Placement Test and Math Placement Test.To sign up for a College Success Workshop- please check the Fall / Spring Credit Schedule or the COM websiteIf you have completed less than 15 college units, you are required to take a workshop.For exemptions from the workshop, please see the Schedule or COM Website.
8 College of Marin – Your Plan for Success The Counseling Appointment. You will be offered a ½ hour scheduled appointment with a counselor to review your Assessment Test scores and to create and develop a plan for success.Please bring SAT scores / Advanced Placement (AP) test scores, transcripts / grades from other two year or four year institutions.After you have seen a counselor you will be able to do online registration for courses that you wish to take for the upcoming term.
9 College of Marin – Registration –Your Development of Life Long Skills are Worth the Price!!! The enrollment fees are $20 a unit. (subject to change)A Health Fee and Student Rep Fee is also charged.You may do:Online RegistrationIn Person RegistrationYou may pay with either cash /check /Credit Card.You may be eligible for a BOGG- Board of Governors Grant, which will pay for your enrollment fees.Please visit the Financial Aid office located in the Student Services Building for additional opportunities and programs to assist you.
10 College of Marin – Preparing for the First Day at COM…. Visit the COM bookstore for a listing of your textbooks needed. Bring your registration receipt to aid you in finding your booksYou may be eligible for financial assistance in purchasing your books. Visit the Financial Aid Office for further informationBe sure you purchase a parking permit.ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS!!!BE ON TIME TO CLASS!!!!!
11 #1- College of Marin – Terms and Definitions KTDKentfield CampusIVCIndian Valley CampusCollege Success WorkshopAn expanded activity that includes Orientation to COM and the English and Math Placement Test for new studentsEPTEnglish Placement TestMPTMath Placement TestReentry OrientationIf you are a new or returning student after an absence from school and older than 25 years of ageDSPS OrientationFind out how DSPS helps students succeed, qualify for classroom accommodations, and receive testing for a learning disability.
12 COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ #1 1) What are the different ways to fill out the Application for Admissions? Phone / Paper Application / Online / Voic /2) What are the two (2) ways to enroll into classes at COM?/ Voic / / In Person / Online3) To enroll into classes during the first two weeks of classes, what color card to you use? Blue / Yellow / White4) What is the College of Marin website address?www.com.edu / /www.marin.cc.ca.us ./5) Where do you go to establish a student web account? ( a place where you can register, see your grades, etc.) Records and Admissions Office/ Transfer Center / Bookstore / / Counseling Department
13 COLLEGE OF MARIN – Academic Support Resources CounselingAcademic / Career / Personal Counseling Services are available both day and evening hours to help students establish or clarify educational goals and work out problems of a social and personal nature that can negatively affect a student’s academic performance.Transfer / Career CenterThe Transfer / Career Center provides information and guidance to all students intending to transfer to a four- year college or university.OutreachThe Office of Outreach will employ COM’s educational resources to contribute to improving the quality of life and education for Marin County residence.
14 COLLEGE OF MARIN – Academic Support Resources Testing – COM recognizes the importance of testing and assessment in both educational planning and successful academic performance.English and Math AssessmentsESL Placement TestingVocational Interest and Personality inventories
15 COLLEGE OF MARIN – Academic Support Resources Reentry ServicesThe Reentry Services Program assists women and men who are single parents, displaced homemakers, or returning to school after a long period of time. Academic, Personal and Career Counseling is available as well as referral services to campus and community organizationsCalWORKSCOM, in partnership with Marin County, provides educational and support services to students who participate in this program. You must be referred by Marin County CalWORKS Department.
16 COLLEGE OF MARIN – Academic Support Resources High School Equivalency Preparation (GED and CHSPE) Basic Skills.The High School Equivalency Preparation Program is a learning lab to help those who have not graduated from high school pass the General Educational Development (GED) and California High School Proficiency Exam ( CHSPE.)The Basic Skills Program is a learning lab for community members wishing to improve their reading, writing and math skills.
17 COLLEGE OF MARIN – Academic Support Resources Disabled Students ProgramThis program offers support services and/or special classes to students with learning, communication, physical and psychological disabilities.Children’s CentersThe Children’s Centers are located on both campuses and provide a high quality preschool program. Interested parents must submit a preliminary application available at the Centers.
18 COLLEGE OF MARIN – Academic Support Resources Job Placement / Career EmploymentThe Job Placement Office helps students and former students find employment in the community and the greater Bay Area.Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) / Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education (CARE)EOPS offers assistance to students who meet the EOPS State guidelines. Support services include counseling, tutoring, books grants, and peer advisement. CARE is an additional support program for EOPS eligible students who are AFDC / TANF parents. CARE grants are available for books, transportation and childcare.
19 COLLEGE OF MARIN – Academic Support Resources Tutoring CenterThe Tutoring Center offers free drop-in and small group tutoring to College of Marin students in nearly all disciplines. (Learning Center Rm.160)College Health CenterThe COM Health Center provides first aid, care, health education and treatment for short term medical concerns, over the counter medications and some prescription medications and immunizations, Tuberculin testing, voluntary insurance plans and much more.
20 Student Affairs Program and Associated Students Through involvement with the Associated Students or College Clubs, students may participate in “hands-on” curriculum designed for personal and professional development.Student Services CenterAssociated Students (ASCOM) / (ASEC)Student ClubsStudents may promote their special interests by joining or forming student clubs on campus under the sponsorship of ASCOM.
21 Student Affairs Program and Associated Students College Honor SocietyThe Alpha Gamma Sigma, Sigma Nu and Phi Theta Kappa Chapters at COM are associated with the California Community Colleges Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Both societies encourage and recognize scholarship and also promote community and college service.Food ServicesCampus Bistro offers a variety of food selections throughout the year.
22 Library and Bookstore Library Bookstore Kentfield Monday: Thursday- 8:00am – 9:00pm / Fridays: 8:00am – 4:00 pm (Fall and Spring Semesters) Summer Hours - as posted. The library is located in the Learning Resource Center - 2nd FloorBookstoreKentfield - Learning Resource Center – Ground floor
23 Transportation and Parking Golden Gate Transit provides bus service from most areas of Marin County to the College.Student ParkingParking is available on various campus locations. Please do not park in areas designated for Staff or Faculty. Please read all signs that are posted at each entrance of each parking lot for special rules and the permits that are required.Student Parking PermitsPermits are required except on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. A $50 parking permit may be purchased for Fall or Spring semester. Summer Term parking permit is $25. A daily parking permit is available for $3.00 at machines located in each parking lot. (All fees are subject to change.)Disabled ParkingParking Permits are not required on vehicles displaying disabled placard or license plates issued by the California DMV.
24 Computer Centers Science Computer Center Science Ctr Rms 143 and 144 – Provides students with easy, open access to computers to help them with their classes in math, science and engineering.CIS and Business Office Systems LabsKTD – Room LC 22 . At the Indian Valley Campus located in the Ohlone Cluster-Rooms 123 / Labs provide Windows- based personal computers on both campuses. Access to laser printing, scanning and variety of application software is for support of classes offered.Multimedia Studies LabsIndian Valley Campus Ohlone Cluster - Room 103/121 houses Macintosh computers. Lab hours for multimedia courses take place in this lab.
25 Special Programs Media Courses Echo Times (Distance Learning) The College offers a variety of credit courses by television, videocassette and the Web.Echo TimesA student newspaper is the production of the journalism classes. It is published regularly throughout the academic year.
26 College of Marin - Special Programs Dance ProgramA variety of programs are offered at Kentfield and IVC. including jazz, ballet, modern and musical theater dance, plus choreography, improvisation and dance history.Drama ProgramThis program stages two Fine Arts Theater Main Stage and two Studio Theater productions during the school year.Music ProgramThe program includes groups that serve the various interests and abilities of students and the community.
27 #2 - College of Marin – Terms and Definitions Media CoursesCOM classes that are offered as a distance learning version of the traditional courses at the college.ASCECActivities and programs that develop leadership ability, interpersonal skills and community involvement.Tutoring CenterThe Tutoring Center offers free drop-in and small group tutoring to College of Marin students in nearly all disciplines.
28 COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ #2 What is the name of the COM student Newspaper? The Student Voice / Independent Journal /.Echo TimesWhere is the Tutoring Center located?Student Services Building Room A/B / LC 160 / FH 120How much does it cost for a semester long parking permit? (Fall or Spring term) $50.00/ $30.00 / $40.00 /Video cassette and Web- Based courses are what type of courses? Video Courses / Videoteleconferenced Courses / Web Based Courses / Televised Courses/ Distance Education Courses
29 GRADUATION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS – The Associate of Arts (AA) or the Associate of Science (AS) Degrees will be awarded to any student upon satisfactory completion of all the following 7 requirements.1) Units – Minimum requirement of 60 degree applicable units. (Courses numbered 1-99 are not degree applicable).2) Major Requirement – At least 18 units of study must be taken in a single discipline or related disciplines as indicated in the College of Marin Catalog.3) Scholarship – An overall GPA of 2.0 (“C” average) in all degree applicable courses ( numbered 100 and above) either taken at COM and in all accredited lower division courses transferred from other colleges.4) Residence – Complete 12 units in the major requirements at COM
30 GRADUATION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 5) Math Proficiency – Satisfactory Score on the Math Assessment Test- Eligible for Intermediate Algebra (Math 103) OR completion of Math 101 or Math 101A and B or Math 101X and Y6) General Education – A minimum of 19 units of General Education is required for the AA or AS.7) Application for Graduation
31 College of Marin Academic Departments Behavioral SciencesBusiness / Information SystemsCareer EducationEXT 108CommunicationsCounselingEnglish as a 2nd LanguageEnglish/HumanitiesFine / Visual ArtsHealth SciencesLife / Earth SciencesMathematicsModern LanguagesPerforming ArtsPhysical Education / AthleticsPhysical SciencesSocial Sciences
35 Career Certificates Prepare students to enter careers designated on their certificates. These programs are generally one year or more with at least 18 units in the major required.Administrative JusticeAutomotive TechnologyChassis RepairElectrical / PerformanceEmissions / PerformanceMaster RepairBusinessApplied AccountingBusiness GeneralBusiness ManagementBusiness Office SystemsMedical SpecialtyOffice Management SpecialtyComputer Information SystemsDesktop PublishingDesktop Network SpecialtyMicrocomputer Manager.Microcomputer ProgrammerCourt ReportingCertified Shorthand ReporterMachine Shorthand Option in Legal or Medical Secretary Scopist, Medical Transcriptionist, or Text Entry Specialist
36 Career Certificates Prepare students to enter careers designated on their certificates. These programs are generally one year or more with at least 18 units in the major required.Multimedia StudiesAuthoring SpecialtySound and Video DesignVisual DesignNatural HistoryReal EstateDental Assisting, RegisteredEarly Childhood EducationEnvironmental LandscapeLandscape Construction/ DesignLandscape MaintenanceNursery ManagementInternational StudiesMachine / Metals TechnologyMedical AssistingAdministrative and ClinicalAdministrativeClinical
37 Business Office Systems Skills Certificate Program that constitutes a skill set that enables a student to upgrade or advance in an existing career. The program consist of fewer than 18 units and is shorter in duration and narrower in scope than the Career CertificateBusiness Office SystemsAdministrative AssistantMedical TranscriberComputer Info SystemsDesktop A+ Centered SkillsMicrosoft Office Database SpecialistMicrosoft Office SpecialistNetwork SecurityPrint ProductionWeb ProgrammingEarly Childhood EducationAuto Collision Repair TechnologyMechanical / ElectricalNonstructural Damage RepairPainting / RefinishingStructural Damage RepairAuto TechnologyAuto Service AdvisorBrake and SuspensionDrive TrainsElectrical / PerformanceEmissionsEngine RepairHeating / Air Conditioning
38 Skills Certificate Program that constitutes a skill set that enables a student to upgrade or advance in an existing career. The program consist of fewer than 18 units and is shorter in duration and narrower in scope than the Career CertificateEnvironmental LandscapingDesignEnvironmental ScienceFire Technology (EMT)Medical AssistingMedical TerminologyMediSoftPhlebotomyMultimedia StudiesMultimedia AnimationMultimedia Audio ProductionMultimedia DesignMultimedia ProductionMultimedia Video ProductionMultimedia Web AuthoringNursing EducationIV InsertionPhysical EducationPersonal Fitness TrainerReal EstateAppraisalLawProperty Management
39 #3 - College of Marin – Terms and Definitions Associate DegreeMinimum requirement of 60 degree applicable units, with a minimum of 18 units in a concentration.Career CertificateThese programs are generally one year or more with at least 18 units in the major required.Skills CertificateThe program consist of fewer than 18 units and are shorter in duration and narrower in scope than the Career CertificateMajorAt least 18 units must be taken in a single disciplineResidency RuleComplete at least 12 units of the 18 units of the major requirements at the College of Marin
40 COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ #3 How many degree applicable units do you need to complete in order to earn an AA degree? 18/ 30/ 56/ 60What is the Math Proficiency for an AA/AS Degree? Any math above Intermediate Algebra / Testing into Beginning Algebra / Completion of Beginning Algebra or Math Placement test results above Beginning AlgebraWhat are the 3 main components to an AA / AS degree? Major / General Education / Electives / All the AboveHow many units do you need to complete in order to earn a Skills Certificate? More than 18 units / 30 units / Less than 18 units
41 Transfer Information – Transfer from College of Marin to a 4 - year College or University Students planning to transfer from College of Marin to a 4 - year college or university should plan their program to include both general education requirements and the specific major requirements of the particular college or university. Students should work closely with a counselor in order to make the appropriate course selections that will permit transfer with junior standing to a 4 - year institution after College of Marin. Lower division requirements vary considerably from college to college. Careful planning, with the support of the COM Counseling Dept., will enhance the student’s successful transfer.
42 California State University Transfer Information Lower Division Transfer Admission Requirements –Have less than 60 transferable unitsHave a minimum GPA of a 2.0 or higher in transferable unitsIn good standing with COM
43 California State University Transfer Information Upper Division Transfer Admission RequirementsHave 60 or more transferable unitsGPA must be 2.0 or higher in transferable unitsIn good standing with COMWill have or have completed a minimum 30 semester units of courses equivalent to GE requirements with a “C” or higher.The 30 units must include English Composition, Oral Communication and College level math.
44 University of California Transfer Information This information is for the University of California Campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa CruzYou are a transfer applicant if you graduate from high school and enroll in a regular session at a college or university. You may not disregard your college transcript and apply as a freshman.COM transfer students should take courses that are transferable and satisfy both University and college requirements and prerequisites in the major.
45 University of California Transfer Information Transfer admission requirements represent the minimum level of achievement to be eligible for admission to the university.If the number of applicants exceeds the spaces available for a particular campus or major- as is often the case, the campus uses supplemental criteria that exceed the minimum requirements to select students. Meeting the minimum requirements, therefore, is not enough to gain admission to many UC campuses and programs.
46 University of California Transfer Information Guaranteed Admission Transfer Contracts – College of Marin has guaranteed admission transfer contracts with many universities. To find out specific details and criteria please contact the Counseling Department.IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a program that COM students can use to fulfill lower division requirements at both the University of California and the California State University. The IGETC will permit a student to transfer from COM to either the UC or CSU system without the need, after transfer, to take additional courses to satisfy campus lower division general education requirements.
47 University of California Transfer Information IGETCThe IGETC is not an admission requirement to the UC or CSU system. Existing campus specific admission requirements for transfer students remain unchanged.IMPORTANTIt is not advisable for all transfer students to follow the IGETC. Some students may be better served by taking courses that fulfill the CSU general education breadth requirements or those of the UC campus to which they plan to transfer. Contact a COM counselor for further information regarding the UC or CSU schools where completion of the IGETC is not recommended.
48 #4 - College of Marin Terms and Definitions CSUCalifornia State University System with 23 campuses located throughout the state.UCUniversity of California system with 10 campusesUpper DivisionStatus earned by a CC transfer student who completes 60 transferable units with the appropriate general education requirements, major preparation and GPA completed.IGETCIntersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, is a program that COM transfer students can use to fulfill lower division general education requirements for either the UC or CSU system
49 COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ #4 The IGETC is an admission requirement for transfer students. True or FalseTo transfer to a CSU campus you need to complete English Composition, Oral Communication and College level math. True or FalseThe IGETC is a required general education pattern for all transfer students to follow. True or False
50 College of Marin – Terms and Definitions Student Units and HoursThe conventional measurement of college work is called a unit. It represents one lecture hour per week for one semester unit.( together with two hours of preparation outside of class) or 3 hours of lab work. Credit for courses offered at COM is awarded in semester units.Prerequisites, Corequisites, and AdvisoriesA prerequisite is a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in order to demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a particular course or program. Students must complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C”, “CR” or higher, prior to registering in the course that requires the prerequisite.
51 College of Marin – Terms and Definitions Co-requisitesA co-requisite is a condition of enrollment consisting of a course that a student is required to take simultaneously while enrolled in another course.AdvisoriesAn advisory is a condition that a student is advised, but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with the enrollment in a course or educational program.Grading SystemsDifferent grading systems are used for different courses. Some will be limited to letter grades, some will be limited to credit / no credit grading and the remainder will be optional letter or credit / no credit grades, upon agreement between the instructor and the student.Midterm GradeMidterm grades are available for students online at (student portal)
52 College of Marin – Terms and Definitions Final GradeEnrollment, evaluation and credit for courses shall be entered on the student’s official academic record in accordance with the College policy and state law. A copy of that record is called a transcript.Credit / No Credit OptionCredit / No Credit grading encourages students to take a wider variety of courses and extend their intellectual horizons without jeopardizing their grade point average.Incomplete GradesAn Incomplete grade may be assigned to a student who has completed all but one assignment due to a justifiable emergency or unforeseeable reason at the end of the semester.( There are limitations to the use of this type of grading depending on the program of study and/or school.)
53 College of Marin – Terms and Definitions Non Progress Grades – (NPG)Grades of I, NC & WGrade PointsEach letter grade has the following point assignment for each unit. A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0Grade Point Average –(GPA)Divide the total grade points earned by the number of units attempted. Do not include I,IP,W,CR or NC.
54 College of Marin – Terms and Definitions ProbationA warning that a student’s grades or progress do not meet acceptable standards.DismissalA student is not allowed to continue at COM unless the student receives special permission from the Academic Standards Committee.Academic ProbationA student who does not have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or less than a 2.0 GPA during a semester of academic probation.Progress ProbationA student who has 50% or more non passing grade (NPG) in cumulative semesters or 50% or more NPG in a semester of probation.
55 College of Marin – Terms and Definitions Academic DismissalA student who has less than a cumulative grade point average ( GPA) of 1.75 in 3 consecutive semesters or less than a 2.0 GPA during a semester of probation including summer session.Progress DismissalA student who has 50% or more non passing grades (NPG) in 3 consecutive semesters or a student who has 50% or more NPG during a semester of probation including summer session.Repeatable ClassesA student may repeat any non- repeatable course ONE TIME, taken at COM if a substandard grade of “D”, “F”, or “NC” has been recorded.
56 COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ #5 Progress probation is when a student who does not have at least a 2.0 semester GPA during a semester. True or FalseLetter grades of a “D” and “F” are considered non progress grades. True or FalseTransfer requirements for the Business Major is the same for San Francisco State and Sonoma State because they are part of the CSU system. True or False
57 COM ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ #5 A student may repeat any course taken at COM for which a substandard grade of “D”, “F”, or “NC” has been recorded 3 times. True or FalseSan Francisco State is part of the UC system. True or FalseCOM students who wish to transfer to a four year college should try to complete General Education requirements as well as major pre-requisites courses. True or False
58 Congratulations- you have completed the College of Marin Online Orientation. Please complete the form below and e mail it to:If you have not completed or successfully completed any College level English or Math courses, please go to our website for the Schedule of the English and Math Placement Tests. Please register for a scheduled time that is convenient for you. You may also visit our Counseling Department to find out more information regarding the English and Math Placement Tests.
59 Congratulations- you have completed the College of Marin Online Orientation- (cont) If you have completed any College level English or Math courses, please contact the COM Counseling Department within -3- working days to make an appointment to meet with a counselor. You may make this appointment in person or by calling Please bring academic transcripts and course descriptions with you to this appointment.
60 College of Marin Phone Directory College of Marin Main Number 415 457 8811 Associated StudentsBookstoreComputer Information System (Business Office Systems)Cal WORKSChildren’s Centerext 8221College of Marin Honor SocietyCollege of Marin Health CenterCollege of Marin Counseling DeptCollege of Marin Testing OfficeConcurrent Enrollment for High School Studentsext. 7712Dance ProgramDisabled Students Programs and Services(Disabled Parking)
62 Student Rights and Responsibilities – Student Conduct Upon enrolling in the College, students assume the obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the educational purposes of the College. If this obligation is neglected or ignored by students, the College shall, in the interest of fulfilling its function, institute appropriate disciplinary action.