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First Year Experience Success Program

First Year Experience (FYE) Classes
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Welcome to SRJC's First Year Experience Program

Our mission is to promote academic and social success, major exploration, and a sense of community, civic-mindedness, and personal leadership.

First Year Experience (FYE) is a unique program that provides new college students with the support that's needed to make a successful transition into college. The focus of FYE is preparing students for the academic and personal challenges they face in college and teaching them the skills that will help them to succeed and thrive in a college enviornment. As part of the program students develop personal awareness, lifelong learning skills, and connections with other students and faculty. Students receive individual college planning, referrals to college resources, and assistance in meeting their academic and personal goals from a counseling instructor.

FYE is Offered in the Following Formats

  • A one semester course, COUN 10, offered in either the fall or the spring
  • A learning community with COUN 10 and ENGL 100

Course Content

COUN 10
Students learn to apply academic and life management skills to educational and personal goals, develop lifelong learning skills, cultural awareness, critical and creative thinking, explore the values and goals of higher education, and develop a plan for lifelong health and wellness.

The FYE Learning Community offers COUN 10 and ENGL 100. By working together, the instructors in the learning communities create an integrated curriculum and supportive learning environment for students. Students complete their college ENGL requirement along with the FYE curriculum. By attending two classes a semester and staying together the entire school year, students develop friendships, participate in field trips, and support each other throughout their first year in college.