Smart Start is an orientation that provides students with a realistic overview of their prospective program’s competitive admission standards and rigorous academic and professional expectations.

Smart Start Orientation

The School of Health Science offers separate Smart Start Orientations for Allied Health and Nursing A.A.S. majors. Sessions are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

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Allied Health

Allied Health students will learn essential elements for the application process and specific information about your major or areas of interest, while meeting key program personnel in the School of Allied Health. Completion of this orientation is mandatory before applying to a Health Science program. 

Allied Health Orientation
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Nursing students will learn essential roles of the RN occupation, information about drug testing, academic and professional ethics, required immunizations, clinical course completion and student support services at TCC. Completion of this orientation is mandatory before enrolling for the upcoming semester or applying to the Nursing program. 

Nursing Orientation