New Student Orientation
Savannah Technical College
To navigate your way through the orientation, select from the "next" or "previous" page options located at the bottom left side of each page. You may also go directly to a page by selecting a section from the menu bar on the left side of each page. Some of the pages have short quizzes for you to complete to test your knowledge and prepare you for the final assessment. Be sure to complete every quiz. A green checkmark indicates a correct answer, and a red x indicates an incorrect answer. You may redo your answer until you answer correctly. When you reach the end of the orientation, you will be directed to complete the final assessment.
Once you have completed the assessment, you need to print the Assessment page to verify you have completed New Student Orientation.Remember to bring your acceptance notice and your printed Assessment page with you for advisement and registration in the Student Affairs One Stop Center. Refer to your acceptance notice for your advisement and registration date.
Welcome to Savannah Technical College.
You have made an excellent choice. We are dedicated to your success and we're here to help.
Work hard, get involved and you will have a great experience here. I look forward to seeing you
on campus soon.
Dr. Kathy Love,
Savannah Technical College is committed to meeting the dynamic education, academic, and workforce development needs of individuals, employers and communities by creating opportunities through market-driven, environmentally conscious education offered in the classroom, laboratory, community, and online.
Savannah Technical College will continue to be the premier provider of world class education, skills training, and lifelong learning for success in a global economy with our guiding principles of quality, integrity and sustainability.
Savannah Technical College values quality, integrity and sustainability in all we do as individuals and as a teaching and learning community. We are committed to creating an environment that promotes behaviors and decisions to advance our mission and vision for success.
By now, you should have received an acceptance notice. This notice contains some very important information about your enrollment at Savannah Technical College. The following information is in your acceptance notice:
Please make note of your Student ID number because you will use this number on all forms and documents you complete for Savannah Technical College. You will also use your Student ID number to log into your BANNER Student Web accounts to access your grades and register for classes.
Instructions for accessing your BANNER Student Web account are also printed in your acceptance notice.
Remember to bring both a copy of your acceptance notice and the printed assessment page at the end of this orientation verifying that you completed orientation when you come for advisement and registration.
Click here to view Savannah Technical College's current Catalog.
Academic Advisement is mandatory at Savannah Technical College.
If you are a new student, you will see an advisor in the Student Affairs One Stop Center your first term, and you will be given information about your Academic or Faculty Advisor which you will see for all of your subsequent terms. If you are a returning or current student, you will see the Academic or Faculty Advisor in your program area.
Your advisor will guide you in selecting classes each term and help make sure you are meeting the requirements of your program of study.
Each semester, during the mandatory academic advisement period, you must schedule an appointment with your advisor in their respective department. You and your advisor will select your classes for the upcoming semester, and your advisor will provide you with your alternate PIN number so you may register on BANNER Web. You cannot register without this code.
If you need to locate your advisor, stop by the Student Affairs One Stop for a listing of Academic and Program advisors.
Students who wish to change their program of study (major) should visit the Student Affairs One Stop Center. To continue to be eligible for financial aid, satisfactory academic progress according to the financial aid policy must be maintained.
The following steps must be completed in order to change a major:
There are several opportunities for students to register at Savannah Technical College. New students can register anytime after the third week of the term in the Student Affairs One Stop Center. Returning students can also register anytime after the third week and will need to see their Academic or Faculty Advisor to be advised and receive their Alternate Pin number. Current students have a five week window to register each term. If you are a current student, you will need to make an appointment with your Academic or Faculty advisor during the Mandatory Academic Advisement and Registration period.
Registration Payment must be made in full prior to the first day of the semester to maintain your enrollment and keep your class schedule.
College can be exciting and overwhelming when it comes to scheduling classes. Your class schedule is critical to your success, and you will need the support and guidance from your academic advisor. Consider the following to help you map out a schedule that best serves your specific needs.
Because Savannah Technical College offers a wide variety of degree, diploma, and technical certificates, different students may be required to complete different courses for their program of study. You can find the program descriptions in our College Catalog, as well as on the Academic Programs section of the Program Information Web page. If you have taken courses at other colleges or universities, you may be able to transfer some core requirements. Transfer credit information will be available through your BANNER student account after you have been accepted to the college, or you may contact the Assistant Registrar, Susan Aberson, at 912.443.5709.
College courses require good study habits, and you will need to learn to balance your school, home and work life when planning your first-term college schedule. it is a good idea to ensure the types of classes you are taking are going to fit your unique schedule so you can be successful. Don't only take classes that require a lot of reading and writing; try to balance those classes with courses in math or science. Likewise, think carefully before taking two lab science classes or two math classes the same term. Having a mixture of courses that include reading, writing, problem solving, critical thinking, and hands-on practice will keep you mentally stimulated and interested in learning.
To be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Try to balance your schedule so you are not too overwhelmed. Think about your commitments outside of school. Do you have children? Work responsibilities? Other activities that take up your time? Do not take more classes than you can reasonably expect to be successful in or you will risk lowering your GPA or losing financial aid. Manage your time wisely!
Time of Day Savannah Technical College offers classes on many different days and at many different times, so you should be able to find a schedule that works for you. If you have a job where you need to work evenings, you can schedule your classes for the mornings and vice versa. If you are just not a morning person, then you can schedule your classes for the afternoons (just keep in mind that there may be more distractions for you to skip afternoon or evening classes). Furthermore, if you only want to go to classes a few days a week, you can plan your schedule so that you only have classes on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
Banner is the student information system at Savannah Technical College. You will use Banner Student Web to register for classes, view your grades, check your financial aid status, obtain an unofficial transcript, and review your progress toward your degree, diploma, or certificate.
Banner Student Web is located at the bottom of the Savannah Technical College homepage. You will log into the secure area of Banner Student Web using your social security number (with no hyphens or dashes), or your student ID number (located on your acceptance letter) as the login and your six-digit date of birth as the password (mmddyy).
View this short presentation for a step-by-step demonstration of how to log into Banner Student Web and how to register for a class. After you meet with your advisor, you'll need to follow these steps to register for classes, so pay close attention and take notes!
The Drop Period (the first three instructional days of the term) and the Add Period (the first seven calendar days of the term) are different. A student may drop or add a course(s) without academic penalty during the drop period designated in the official school calendar. However, progression rate and financial aid eligibility will be affected. A student may also add a course(s) during the add period designated in the official school calendar. Dropped courses after the end of the drop period will be assigned a grade of W, WF, or WPF based on the official date of withdrawal and performance of the student up to that time. Any student requesting to drop/add classes must see his/her instructor and program advisor.
STEPS TO DROP/ADD COURSES
The procedure for changes in schedules should be followed as outlined below.
1. The Drop/Add form must be obtained in the Student Affairs One Stop Center or online.
2. The student must take the completed drop/add form to the Student Affairs One Stop Center. Financial Aid personnel will determine how the drop/add will affect the student's financial aid award and whether the financial aid will cover all costs resulting from the change.
3. A new schedule will be printed and given to the student. The student is responsible for any additional costs.
4. A Drop/Add Form should be used for any student dropping a class during the drop/add period.
5. A Student Withdrawal Request Form will be used if a student withdraws from a class.
SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE REFUND POLICY
During the first three instructional calendar days of each semester, 100% of tuition and fee charges will be refunded if the student withdraws. Any refunds will be returned to the appropriate financial aid program. No refund of tuition or fees will be made after three instructional calendar days. Examples of refund calculations are available in the Financial Aid Office.
A no-show is a student who does not attend class or make any attempt to contact his or her instructor during the first full week of the academic term.
You are expected to attend class beginning the first day of the term. If you are absent from the first class meeting, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor and confirm that you intend to be a student in his or her class. If you do not communicate with your instructor during the first week of class, you will be removed from the class as a no-show. Students taking online courses must log onto ANGEL within the first five days of the start of the academic term and communicate with the course instructors. Otherwise, instructors of online courses will report these students as no-shows. Students who attend at least one class session, log onto ANGEL and communicate with their online instructors, or meet with instructors of self-directed/individualized instruction courses during the first five days of the academic term but later stop attending classes are not considered no-shows.
Withdrawing before Midterm
If you need to withdraw from classes or school, you will need to come to the Registrar's Office in the Student Affairs One Stop Center for assistance. There are no refunds for withdrawing from classes after the third day of the academic term. To determine how withdrawing from a class will affect your financial aid status, please contact the Financial Aid Office PRIOR TO dropping or withdrawing from the class.
Withdrawing after Midterm
If you need to withdraw from classes after the midpoint, students must come to the Registrar's Office in the Student Affairs One Stop Center and obtain a withdrawal form. Students must take the withdrawal form to their instructors to obtain their signatures and a grade of WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing). The form must then be returned before the last day of class to the Registrar's Office.
If you are withdrawing from an online class either before or after midterm, you will need to e-mail your instructor and tell them they want to withdraw. You will still need to complete a withdrawal form and attach the email to the form in lieu of a signature.
Registration Payment must be made in full prior to the first day of the semester to maintain your enrollment and keep your class schedule.
If you owe money to the college (any amount) for tuition, fees, parking tickets, or library fines, or other fees, and you fail to pay, you will be REMOVED from your classes.
Students are invoiced before the payment deadline if they owe money to the college. If you receive one of these notices, do not ignore it. Contact the cashier to find out what you owe.
Students who are administratively withdrawn from classes will have to pay a late fee to reregister for classes during the Drop/Add period.
Students needing to verify enrollment for insurance purposes may obtain an Enrollment Verification form from the Student Affairs One Stop Center or click here. Savannah Technical College cannot verify enrollment until a student has attended for one full week.
Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
Savannah Technical College will not release information about you, your whereabouts, your grades, or your progress in classes to anyone but you. Please make sure your parents, family, and friends understand that if they have questions about your records, they must ask you, not the college.
We want to take this opportunity to give you a brief summary of your rights under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. These rights include:
Release of student record information is generally not done at Savannah Technical College without the expressed, written consent of the student. There are, however, some exceptions. For example, the college may release information to third parties requesting information that the technical college designates as "directory information" unless students place holds on their educational records, thus preventing the release of this information. Directory information includes student names; addresses (local, permanent, and e-mail); telephone listings (local and permanent); dates of registered attendance; schools or divisions of enrollment; major programs of study; nature and dates of diplomas, degrees, and awards received; and participation in student organizations and activities. Please note that you have the right to withhold the release of directory information. Students may prohibit the release of directory information by submitting a written request to the vice president for student development services within ten days of registration. Please note two important details regarding placing a "No Release" on your record:
Questions concerning FERPA should be referred to the Registrar's Office in the Student Affairs One Stop Center
You can access Financial Aid information on Savannah Technical College's Web page on the Current Students menu under Financing Your Education. There you will find very helpful information, including basic requirements, how to apply, financial aid facts, scholarships, satisfactory academic progress, selected for verification and financial aid forms.
Applying for Financial Aid
We encourage everyone to complete the FAFSA online 4-6 weeks before you intend to enroll. The application is available online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. If you need help completing the financial aid application or have questions about financing your education, stop by our Student Affairs One Stop Center and speak to a financial aid representative or call 912.443.4795. We recommend you complete your FAFSA by May first for the upcoming year.
There are three common types of financial aid:
Savannah Technical College now offers Student Loans. Please contact the office of Financial Aid for more information.
Please view this slide presentation to be reminded of some very important financial aid facts and changes.
To fulfill our responsibility to teach essential workplace ethics, the college evaluates students and assigns grades for ten standards of behavior in the workplace. These standards are as follows:
1) Attendance--Students attend classes regularly, arrive and leave on time, and notify instructors of planned absences.
2) Character--Students display honesty, dependability, initiative, self-discipline, and responsibility.
3) Teamwork--Students are supportive of classmates, respect the rights of others, and contribute to the team.
4) Appearance--Students display appropriate dress, grooming, and hygiene.
5) Attitude--Students demonstrate positive attitudes and self-confidence and have realistic expectations of themselves and others.
6) Productivity--Students follow safety practices, conserve materials, keep work areas neat and clean, demonstrate interest in the quality of their work, and follow directions.
7) Organizational Skills--Students possess skills in prioritizing and accomplishing tasks, appropriately manage time and stress, and demonstrate flexibility in responding to change.
8) Communication--Students display appropriate verbal (speaking), nonverbal (eye contact and body language), and listening skills.
9) Cooperation--Students respond appropriately to constructive criticism, conflicts, and complaints and demonstrate the ability to solve problems.
10) Respect--Students react appropriately to cultural/racial diversity in the classroom, lab, or clinical/practicum/internship setting and maintain appropriate and respectful relationships with faculty members and peers.
Students will receive a grade indicating whether they exceed expectations, meet expectations, need improvement, or have performed unacceptably. Work ethics grades appear beside the course letter grades on transcripts. Work ethics grades are not calculated in your GPA.
Savannah Technical College students are required to use their student e-mail addresses when corresponding with college faculty, staff, and administrators. You will receive instructions about your student email account when you register for classes. If you have not already done so, take a moment NOW to set up your e-mail address.
Obtaining Your Email Address
Check Your Email
Resetting Your Password
All communications with enrolled students will be conducted through e-mail. Please check your @students.savannahtech.edu e-mail regularly for updates and announcements from Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration and Records, Career Planning and Student Activities.
Savannah Technical College offers a number of e-learning opportunities for student convenience.
To help prepare for the online environment we encourage that you read, and save for reference, the Student_Quick Start_Guide to ANGEL. If you would like to contact your instructor via email, please refer to the link below, " Online and Hybrid Instructor E-Mail ". Useful Links for Online Learners
Online Learning log in link to ANGEL
What is my user name and password to log in to my class in ANGEL?
Online Learning Computer Requirements
Online and Hybrid Instructor E-Mail
Online Courses - Test Proctor Information
HELP! I need assistance! ((Enter your information accurately.))
Please note that important announcements regarding your online courses are sent to each students Savannah Technical College student e-mail account. If you need information about how to access this account, please read and review the following document: Please note that important announcements regarding your online courses are sent to each students Savannah Technical College student e-mail account. If you need information about how to access this account, please read and review the following document: Student E-mail Account Directions Further assistance can be found by clicking the "Student Technical Support" link in the menu to the left of this announcement. Further assistance can be found by clicking the "Student Technical Support" link in the menu to the left of this announcement.
Hybrid courses meet one or more days per week in the classroom and also require work online.
Web-Enhanced courses meet regularly during the week and are supplemented with online activities, assignments, or homework.
Located in Building M-800 on the Savannah Campus.
Our mission is to provide the tools necessary to elevate the level of education for all students at Savannah Technical College. We will use educational and literacy resources, information, and professional development to accomplish this goal.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Learning Labs; We have a professional staff, tutors, and an extensive collection of instructional media available for you to use in the SEC's computer lab. Our staff can help you effectively use these resources to help you manage a variety of subject areas. Individualized instruction is offered through a variety of instructional systems, including electronic study carrels and computer-assisted instruction. These will be available in Math, English, and Reading. Services Offered at the Student Enrichment Center.
Tutorial: The tutorial program was developed to help meet your academic assistance needs. Qualified Professional staff and peer tutors are available to assist you with your academic needs. Tutorial services are offered in 096, 097, 098, and 100 levels Math, English, Writing, and Reading courses. If you are struggling with homework, have met with your instructor, and are still having difficulty, then you will find it helpful to seek the assistance of a tutor.
By-Appointment Tutoring: You will schedule a one hour-long appointment with a tutor to work on specific disciplines.
Walk-In Tutoring: You will be able to work with tutors on a first-come, first-served basis and discuss course material, assignments and learning strategies. Depending on the discipline, our tutors will work with students individually or in small groups.\
Individual Tutoring: You will meet one-on-one with a tutor who can help you with course material, receive feedback on your work, and help you develop strategies for academic success.
Study Strategies Seminars: Having trouble studying? We will have small-group seminars that will help you develop better study habits. These seminars will help you to manage your current and future coursework and achieve your academic goals.
Writing Workshops: If you are having problems in your Reading and Writing courses, this is the workshop for you! Workshop leaders will use course readings and assignments, as well as supplementary material, to help you develop your critical reading, writing and analytic skills.
Phone 912.443.5892 or 5894
Savannah Technical College's Career Services Office provides assistance to students, alumni and employers. Our services include; job placement assistance, posting of employer job ads, career fairs, tours, career counseling, interviewing and resume assistance in addition to many other career related services.
Anyone with questions or career needs is encouraged to contact the Career Placement Office at anytime. Please click here to view the Current Employment Opportunities on the Career Services
We look forward to hearing from you!
Connie C. Ellis, Coordinator
Career Services and Student Activities
5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, Georgia 31405
Phone: (912) 443-5880
Fax: (912) 443-5705
What is the Special Populations Program?
The mission of Savannah Technical College's Special Populations Program is to assist all students who are members of defined population groups with removing and/or overcoming academic, career, and economic barriers. The program assures Special Population Students equal access to recruitment, enrollment, job placement activities and the full range of technical education programs and activities.
Who is a Special Populations Student?
What Services are Available?
Personal, Career and Admissions Counseling
Workshops held each semester for Special Populations including Academic and Life Skills Seminars
Community Resource Referrals
How Do Students Enroll in the Special Populations Program?
Complete this form, the New Student Disclosure Form during Online Orientation and e-mail it to Teresa Adams, Counselor and Special Populations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also stop by office A-133, or call 912.443.5717.
Connect with Campus Resources
Center for Working Families Network Services (CWF)
Savannah Technical College's Office of Student Support Services is a proud partner in the Center for Working Families Network, a community-wide network of sites, lead by Step-Up Savannah, whose purpose is to improve the ability of community based organizations to network and offer services to low-income individuals so they may achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Being a member of such a strong network is critical to your success. We have access to many community services, and STC can refer you to these services or provide screening services onsite.
• Onsite confidential free screenings for Food Stamps, TANF, Medicare and many other benefits
• Limited financial assistance - including bus passes
• Referrals to local resources for a variety of needs - including emergency needs
• Counseling services
For more information about STC's Center for Working Families, please contact:
Laurie A. Herrington-Tyran – Office #172 (main building) 912-443-5519 or email email@example.com
Teresa M. Adams – Office 132A (main building) 912-443-5717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Ellis – Office 1142 (Student Affairs One Stop) 912-443-5880 or email email@example.com
Savannah Technical College's Office of Disability Services is committed to working with students to assist with program accessibility and academic accommodations that may be necessary and appropriate due to their disability. Students who have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities are eligible for services. The disabilities include (but are not limited to):
To be eligible for these services you must:
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis, based on the documentation provided and the interview with the student. It is important to realize that the intake, documentation review and arrangements for accommodations can be a lengthy process. We urge students who believe they may be eligible to contact our office well in advance of their enrollment to apply for services.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Savannah Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status.
For further information about Disability Services, please contact:
Teresa M. Adams
Counselor and Special Populations Coordinator
Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31405-5521
Office: 912.443.5717 FAX: 912.443-5705
Terrie O. Sellers
Campus Dean for Student Affairs
Liberty Campus and Fort Stewart Army Education Center
100 Technology Drive
Hinesville, GA 31313
Office: 912.408.3024 ext. 6003 FAX: 912.408.3038
Campus Dean for Student Affairs
2890 Hwy. 21 South
Rincon, GA 31326
Office: 912.754.2880 FAX: 912.754.3801
Students may obtain parking permits from office 1134 in the Gwendolyn Goodman Building on the Savannah Campus, and in the Student Affairs Department on the Satellite Campuses. Students must have a valid Student ID, valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance, and tag receipt in order to obtain a parking permit.
All students parking a vehicle on campus must have a valid student parking permit. Parking permits are designed to hang on the rear-view mirror of a vehicle with the year of issuance visible.
Students must park in the designated student parking lots and areas. Students may not be able to park in a lot directly adjacent to their classroom building; therefore, students should allow ample time to park and walk across campus before the start of their classes.
Campus Security patrols the campus to enforce parking regulations and to assist with vehicle problems. Tickets will be issued for vehicles that are parked illegally, or in reserved or restricted areas. Students who receive tickets must pay their fines before registering for classes, receiving grades or transcripts or graduating.
Students must have a separate permit assigned to every vehicle they drive on campus. Temporary permits may be issued for short-term parking needs. While there is no cost for a first permit, lost permits will be replaced for a fee of $5.00.
Vehicles parked in handicapped spaces must have the proper handicapped permits in addition to the student-parking permit or they will be towed.
Vehicles parked in Fire Lanes will be towed.
The safety of students, visitors, faculty, and staff is a priority of Savannah Technical College. Campus security officers are responsible for responding to on-campus emergencies and safety issues.
Emergency Information Pamphlet
Each classroom and laboratory contains a posted emergency information pamphlet and map with instructions for various emergencies including fire, hazardous weather conditions, or bomb threat. The plan includes evacuation instructions in case of emergency. Please take a moment to review these documents in each of your classrooms at the beginning of the term.
In the event of fire, personal injury, or criminal action, someone witnessing the incident should notify the nearest instructor or staff member immediately. That person should also notify Campus Security at 912.356.2300.
Savannah Technical College is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth. The college fosters high standards and expectations for those who choose to become a part of it, including the formulation of codes of conduct intended to promote behaviors consistent with a civil and educational setting. Students are expected to comply with the codes by conducting themselves in ways that positively support an educational environment.
Please click here to review the Student Code of Conduct section, (page 36).
Savannah Technical College offers several opportunities for students to become involved in activities, clubs, and honor societies while they are in college. Savannah Technical College encourages students to participate in organizations to build leadership and service capabilities and to further their professional development. Student organizations exist to offer fellowship, related educational experiences, continuing education, networking, and professional competition at local, state, and national levels. Savannah Technical College administers a program of co curricular activities through the Student Activities Office. Membership in all student organizations and participation in all student activities is open to all students regardless of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, or age. You can access information about student activities and student organizations by clicking Current Students, then Campus Life.
The following is a list of active organizations. Students interested in joining may consult with their advisor to obtain more information.
Association of Computer Information Systems ( ACIT)
Historical Preservation Club
Phi Theta Kappa
Industrial Technology Club
Practical Nursing Club (Liberty Campus)
Construction Management Student Association
Practical Nursing Club (Savannah Campus)
SAEYC Savannah Association for the Education of Young Children
Savannah Tech Customizers
Dental Assisting Club
LAEYC (Liberty Association for the Education of Young Children)
Savannah Chefs Association Junior Chapter
Electrical Construction Club
Medical Assisting Club
Emergency Medical Services
National Technical Honor Society
American Welding Association
Engineering Technology /IEE Club
Student American Dental Hygienists' Association
GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership)
Peace Officer Academy
Surgical Technology Club
Phi Beta Lambda
*All students may enjoy campus-wide events at all our STC campus locations.
Students must obtain photo identification cards. They may obtain ID cards in the Student Affairs One Stop Center or the Student Affairs Office on the satellite campuses. Students receive their first photo identification card at no cost, but replacement cards are $5.
The purpose of the Savannah Technical Libraries is to facilitate the learning and research of its students and faculty."Opening the world of information to every learning experience and providing each learner with the means to explore."
Students can access the Libraries page under Current Students, then click on Library. From this page students can access a number of library services including online services.
To access the Libraries page from this page, click here.
Click on the links below to access information about our satellite campuses in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties.
Fort Stewart AEC
Congratulations! You have completed the Savannah Technical College New Student Orientation! Now it is time to test your knowledge!
Once you have completed the assessment below, you need to print the Assessment page to verify you have completed New Student Orientation.
Remember to bring your acceptance notice and your printed Assessment page with you for advisement and registration in the Student Affairs One Stop Center. Refer to your acceptance notice for your advisement and registration date.