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We look forward to meeting you at Orientation! This mandatory info session will provide you with all the important policies, documents, and information needed to become part of the CCMS team. It's also the perfect time to meet and bond with your fellow classmates! Check out the topics below to learn more.
Orientation dates & times
|Entrance term||Orientation date||Orientation time|
|Fall 2019 (August)||Aug 26, 2019||9:00 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Spring 2020 (January)||Jan 6, 2020||1:00 PM - 3:30 PM|
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to register and get your ID photo taken.
Reserve your place at CCMS
Be sure to pay your confirmation fee to reserve your seat at CCMS.
Student Enrollment Guide
You will receive the Student Enrollment Guide via email after you pay your confirmation fee. Learn more about Student Enrollment Guide.
Students are required to complete a number of inoculations and medical tests before the first day of class. For more information, see the Medical History & Records form. This form will be included in your Student Enrollment Guide. It will need to be signed by a medical provider.
You are strongly encouraged to have health insurance as a CCMS student. If your employer does not offer insurance, consider obtaining it from the HealthCare Marketplace.
You may purchase Semester I textbooks before classes start, or you may want to wait until your instructors discuss textbooks on the first day of class. Learn more about textbooks.
- You may need to locate housing.
- If you would like to live/work in an area funeral home during your time at CCMS, refer to our list of participating funeral homes. This list is included in the Student Enrollment Guide.
- The deadline to apply for the CCMS Lab Assistant position is the day of orientation.
- Check out postings for other student jobs (click the “student” category)
Arrival and registration:
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. When you arrive at CCMS we will get you signed in and take a picture of you for your student ID. The program starts in the CCMS auditorium, where faculty and staff will go over important information. You'll then have a chance to explore campus and have lunch.
Topics covered at Orientation:
The Registrar will enroll you in semester I classes immediately following orientation. Be sure to submit your completed Course Registration Semester I form (included in your Student Enrollment Guide) before Orientation. Note: the Registrar will also register you for all subsequent semesters.
You will receive your official class schedule at Orientation. If you are starting in the Spring (January), your classes will be in the afternoon, with one day of morning lab per week. If you are starting in the Fall (August), your classes will be in the morning, with one day of afternoon lab per week. See sample class schedules.
Incoming students will receive their CCMS email login/instructions a few days before the start of semester I. The login will be sent to the personal email address we have on file. Technical questions can be addressed at new student orientation. Please see the Library Director with any email or technical questions.
Each student is assigned a Populi account. Populi is an online system that students use to access course materials, check grades, search the library catalog, complete course evaluations, etc. Incoming students will receive their Populi login/instructions a few days before the start of semester I. The login will be sent to your new CCMS email account. Technical questions can be addressed at new student orientation. Please see the Library Director with any email or technical questions.
We will take a photo of you for your student ID badge. You will receive your student ID the first week of classes.
Clinical Lab & Schedule
The Lab Director will provide information about our Clinical Lab and Lab Orientation, which occurs during week 1. At the end of Orientation, you will receive your Clinical Lab schedule - you will be assigned to Lab one day per week.
A faculty member will discuss our curriculum, academic policies, graduation requirements, and the testing/apprenticeship/licensing process.
Staff members will cover our policies on drugs and alcohol, our security system, Title IX, etc.
Students will be given a thorough tour of the campus and receive information about parking, evacuation routes, etc.
Our "senior" students are here to escort you throughout campus and answer any questions you may have.