Live Orientation | St. Clair College

The Faculty Academic Session is an opportunity to hear from your program coordinator and faculty. In this session, you will learn more about your program, expectations of incoming students, labs, exams, textbooks and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Information Related to Covid-19 for Fall 2022

Welcome back! As we move into the fall 2022 semester, the College will continue to follow current public health recommendations as they relate to COVID-19.  Please find below a summary of the current College requirements and recommendations.

  • We continue to encourage all staff and students to stay up to date with their vaccines as recommended by Public Health. This is still the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19.

    • COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be offered by appointment through the Health Centre at South Campus.  Appointments can be made online from the tile on MYST.CLAIR entitled Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments.
    • Availability will be monitored, and information will be distributed through email.
  • We continue to request that staff and students stay home if they are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.  
    • The Public Health Ontario COVID-19 assessment tool provides direction on next steps if you have symptoms, have been exposed or are looking for guidance.
  • A Provincial Testing and Isolation Information Line is available at 1-888-777-0730 (toll-free), every day from 8 am to 6 pm to answer questions on the latest guidance.
  • We continue to encourage individuals to wear a tight-fitting, well-constructed mask if they feel it is the right choice for them.  Masks can still be accessed from Security.
  • We continue to encourage diligent hand hygiene.  Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently.  Sanitizer will continue to be available in key locations throughout the buildings.
  • Sanitizer and cleaning product will continue to be available in classrooms, lounge areas and tool cribs.

St. Clair College and ALERTUS TECHNOLOGY

Alertus App

Alertus Technologies offers mobile phone apps for enhanced mobile notification between authorized dispatchers and end-users. The Alertus Recipient App allows end-users to not only receive push notifications but to quickly send geo-tagged incident reports to emergency management personnel via the panic button feature. The Alertus Activator App allows authorized dispatchers to quickly send emergency notification alerts to faculty, staff, students, or personnel via Android or iOS tablets or smartphones.

Alertus Desktop™ Notification grabs the attention of your computer users immediately with a full screen (or optional partial screen) pop-up alert. When an emergency occurs and you activate a warning, a full-screen alert will appear on all or select PCs and Macs across your facilities. Alertus Desktop Notification can be activated through the Alertus Activation Software.

Download your mobile app version today!

MOBILE APP INSTALLATION

The Alertus Recipient app can be downloaded from the Google Play store or the iOS App Store. On the Google play store it is called "Alertus" and on the App Store it is called "Alertus+" Links to the respective store pages are below:

Step 1) Use the below QR code to download Alertus Mobile App from the Apple or Google Play Store.

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Step 2) Enter “stclair” when prompted for the organization code.

Step 3) Enter your St. Clair College e-mail address when prompted for an e-mail address. Also enter “scc” when prompted for PIN.

Step 4) Check your St. Clair College e-mail inbox for a verification e-mail; click the verify link within the message.

Step 5) Select the E-mail Verified button on the app to complete setup.

Step 6) You are now automatically subscribed to St. Clair College (All Campuses) alerts.


REES - Creating Safer Campuses


"Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities"

The College is committed to the establishment of an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for the rights and responsibilities of all those associated with the College including students. Please become familiar with this document and the matters addressed in this Code. View this document.


"Just the Facts" Booklet

This information is produced by the Registrar's Office and provides important information regarding policies, procedures and deadlines to drop/add courses, start and end dates of semesters, tuition payment information, re-admission policy, advanced standing etc. View this information online.


Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is integral to a student's academic success at St. Clair College. Academic integrity means to demonstrate learning honestly and honourably.

Academic integrity standards and practices may differ between education institutions, and it is important for new students to recognize and understand the academic integrity standards and practices at St. Clair College. Violations of the College's academic integrity standards can result in serious consequences for students.

You will be receiving an email about how to complete an Academic Integrity Tutorial prior to the start of classes. The Tutorial is mandatory and will ensure that students have a common understanding of what it means to have academic integrity at St. Clair College. The Tutorial will also provide you with resources and strategies to avoid violations of our academic integrity standards. More information coming soon to your St. Clair College email account.

Visit the Academic Integrity webpage to learn more.


Access to College Systems

If you have not received your account activation information, are having trouble logging in, or need to reset your password, please contact the IT Help Desk.


Advanced Standing

All transfer credit requests will be processed through the Registrar's Office.

Please ensure that students provide the required documentation in order for the College to proceed with your request.

  1. Course outline of the course you wish to receive credit for
  2. Official transcript
  3. A $25.00 fee per credit transfer evaluation will be assessed, up to a maximum of $100.00 per submission.

Please note that it is important that you do not drop the class you are seeking to gain credit for until you have been able to verify on your SIS that the request has been processed.

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Student Services

  • Counselling/Accessibility

    St. Clair College provides a variety of student support services including Academic Counselling, Personal Counselling, Career and Educational Planning, Crisis Intervention, Group Counselling and e-Counselling. Students with diagnosed learning, attentional, hearing, visual, emotional/psychological or temporary/long-term physical/medical disability are eligible for services through the Disability Services. Email StudentServices@stclaircollege.ca to make an appointment.

  • Accommodation Plans

    An Accommodation Plan is created by a College Counsellor, in consultation with the student that outlines reasonable and appropriate learning accommodations and supports that may assist in overcoming disability related learning barriers. This plan does not include modifications to the program and courses. Academic Accommodation Plans are prepared in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

  • Tutoring

    Tutoring Services provide FREE tutoring for students enrolled in full-time registered courses wishing to improve their academic performance. Individualized and group tutoring services are provided during the academic year.  How to apply for one-to-one tutoring

  • Health

    Medical, nursing and social work professionals are available to provide primary health care services for all staff and students. The Campus Nurse and Nurse Practitioner may see patients virtually or by appointment (519-972-2380).

  • Mental Health

    St. Clair College has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide Mental Health Counselling to our students. We provide coaching, counselling, psycho-education, as well as internal and external referrals. Visit our Mental Health webpage for more information about all the supports available to you as a student. We also have 24/7/365 professional and anonymous online and phone mental health counselling through RealCampus and WeConnect.

  • Deaf and Interpreting

    Deaf or hard of hearing students can request for American Sign Language/English Interpreter services as soon as they register with a counsellor through the Student Services office.

  • First Nations, Metis and Inuit Services

    St. Clair College offers students a centre and services that provide a culturally-based support system to First Nation, Metis and Inuit students. The Centre is a place to gather, study, access computers and socialize.


Library Services

Page 1+ : Browse, download, and connect with peer-reviewed articles, streaming video, and download ebooks. Get up to date, relevant, academic research materials, all from one multi-search.

The Learning Portal provides shared access to resources from across Ontario colleges, organized into hubs of learning for ease of access and your convenience. Offering tutorials and helpful information on study skills, researching, copyright, academic honesty, citation, and digital citizenship, it is your one stop shop for the all the tools you’ll need to succeed academically.

Want to book a one-on-one virtual reference session with one of us? Send us an email to library@stclaircollege.ca and we can set up a video reference session through Microsoft Teams. We can walk you through any research and citation questions you may have and assist with best databases to use for your assignments.

AskON : Right from our library website, click to chat or text us for research help. Need assistance at night or weekends, library staff are here to guide you through databases and citations. Check our library website for chat/text hours.


Student Government

St. Clair College consists of three student government organizations. They are Student Representative Council, Student Athletic Association, and Thames Students Incorporated. These organizations are the voice and advocate for students. They offer a number of services for full-time students across all campuses including issuing the Student ID card, student life activities, food bank, Student Clubs, Class Rep program, and Student Health Plan.

Their web sites are:


Saints Bus Pass with Transit Windsor

Saints Bus Pass with Transit Windsor


Do you have health insurance?

All full-time, domestic St. Clair College students pay into and are enrolled on a College health insurance plan. Beginning September 1, 2022, students who already have health insurance and wish to opt-out of our health insurance plan may do so until September 30, 2022 @ 4:00 PM.

No exceptions once the deadline has passed.

Click here to opt-out: www.wespeakstudent.com


International Students:

If you're an International student, please visit www.studentvip.ca/scc for more information about your health insurance.


Parking

Parking fees and parking enforcement are in effect for all lot users during the 2022-2023 year. Parking rates may be viewed online, as well as permit purchases at www.stclaircollege.ca/parking. In-person purchases can be made at the Parking Office in the Main Lobby, of the Main Building at Chatham and South Campus.

Parking for the Downtown Garage must be purchased online at www.stclaircollege.ca/parking. Once purchased, these Access Cards will be available to pickup at Security Office at the Center for the Arts.

Additional information will be posted on the St. Clair College parking services webpage at www.stclaircollege.ca/parking.


Campus Bookstore

Textbook and course material needs are available online and in-store at the St. Clair College Bookstore. Check out options for used, rental, and digital textbooks!

The bookstore also carries a wide range of school supplies, St. Clair College merchandise, snacks, and more.

If you have any issues finding the material you need, please call or email your respective campus bookstore for assistance. Contact information for Windsor and Chatham Campus Bookstores can be found on the websites provided above.


Elective Courses

Elective information will be released to students the week of August 15th for the Fall semester.

General Education Electives


One Card

Your One Card is essential to campus life at St. Clair College. Currently, your OneCard is St. Clair College's official identification card, library card and print card.


Here is a message from our St. Clair College President Patti France:

St. Clair College - Land Acknowledgement

St. Clair College would like to recognize and acknowledge that it sits on the Three Fires Confederacy's Traditional Territory of the Ojibwe Odawa and Potawatomi Nations.

We would also like to acknowledge the many other tribes and Indigenous Nations that call this beautiful land home.

We give thanks to the land and surrounding water for sustaining us.


Welcome! We're glad you’ve joined us for your virtual orientation. We know how exciting and nerve-racking beginning college can be, especially during these unprecedented times, so we are here to provide you with some tips, as well as prepare you for what you can expect during your online classes.

Did you know that we have students from 62 countries on campus – from Tanzania to India to China and Colombia - so to our hometown students and to those from around the globe – welcome to St. Clair College!


Thrives

All 1st-semester students at St. Clair College are enrolled in THRIVES - a course in Blackboard - designed to help you at college in your first few weeks and beyond. THRIVES is not mandatory but we believe that by participating in the modules, you will develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours that can help you transition to our college community and be more successful in your program. Completing modules also earns you entries into our THRIVES $500 Tuition Bursary draws. To find out more, we invite you to review our THRIVES webpages!

THRIVES Essential Skills

The full THRIVES course will be available in Blackboard, but we wanted to share some Essential Skills to get you preparing for the Fall semester. Before classes start, there are important online platforms that you need to know how to use to access your courses, communicate with your professors, and more. This is also an appropriate time to get yourself and your environment ready for online learning. Our Essential Skills from the creators of THRIVES can help!

Technical Skills

There are two online platforms that you will use almost daily in your college career: SIS (Student Information System) and Blackboard. In our technical skills section, we will introduce you to the basics of accessing your account information in SIS and accessing your courses in Blackboard, our learning management system.

Communication Skills

Your college email is your main communication tool and checking your email regularly will be vital. We will provide you with some training and tips on using emails to communicate with college faculty and staff. Another communication tool, MS Teams, is used for individual and small group virtual meetings and we will cover what you need to know to get started!

Self-Management Skills

Attending college, particularly with online courses, requires you to manage much more of your learning on your own. We have advice for you on organizing your space and your time to get on track right from the first week of classes and to stay on track through the semester. As well, we will cover the many support services at the college that you can and should take advantage of when needed.

THRIVES Essential Skills is available on our THRIVES webpages and no login is required. You can get started right now!

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Your Student Government

There are three exceptional student governing bodies at St. Clair College. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is at the Windsor Campus, along with the Saints Student Athletic Association (SSAA). Thames Students Inc. (TSI) oversees all the activities at the Thames Campus.


Student Representative Council

SRC is an active student government that can give you the opportunity to learn how to run a large organization, plan events, and develop programs that benefit the student body at large. Why not run for office? Being a member of Council is a paid position, providing not only a great opportunity to earn money, but to be part of student governance on campus. Joining the Student Council is just one of the many ways you can make the most of college life. Please subscribe to the @stclairSRC social media accounts to ensure you are up to date with all our information. Join the SRC Email list to make sure you stay on top of all of our active events and information by subscribing to our list.

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Thames Students Inc.

Welcome to the voice of the students at St. Clair College - Chatham Campus! Come and meet us on campus; we strive to make your experience at St. Clair College the best it can be. Let us know how we can help! The St. Clair experience is about personal and academic growth, and Thames Students Inc. provides a vast array of services and programs to make your time at the college productive and enjoyable. All students are invited to get involved with Thames Students Inc. as volunteers, class representatives, and members. Want to be part of creating the student experience? Join our team as a director. In this paid position, students earn money as well as be part of advocating for students. Follow us on social media @thamesstudentsinc!

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Saints Student Athletic Association

SSAA is a group of students dedicated to improving the student experience through sport and recreation. They help with the facilitation of both the varsity and intramural programs within the college. Some of the activities offered by the SSAA include individual/team sports, intramural tournaments, day trips and special events. Get involved – and cheer on your SAINTS!

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