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Introduction to Columbia College Course


The Introduction to Columbia College Course, INCC 111, is a 16-week seminar that provides students an opportunity to explore the goals of an ethics-based liberal arts education and to identify their role in the academic, cultural, and social community of Columbia College. The general education curriculum, degree requirements, college catalog, advising process, and student handbook are introduced. Additionally, new students become familiar with the wide variety of resources available to help them meet their collegiate goals. All freshmen are strongly encouraged to enroll in this seminar during their first semester. It is a 2 credit hour academic course.

Benefits of enrolling in INCC

  • Academic preparation and support
  • Support in building relationships with students, faculty and staff
  • Access to campus resources
  • Planning and visioning for your overall college experience
  • Personal and Professional Growth

Why enroll in INCC?

  • 90% of students feel more comfortable taking advantage of educational and personal resources on campus as a result of INCC.
  • 79% feel more connected to campus as a result of INCC ·
  • 86% think that their relationship with their classmates will continue past the duration of the course.       
  • Students who take INCC 111… Have a better persistence rate to second semester and sophomore year.

Student testimonials

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"My best friends? Met them through INCC. My four year plan? Made it in INCC. My strengths? Discovered them because of INCC. I owe my success in college to INCC. INCC has made me the person I am today." &emdash; Adrienne Hamlin

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"In Columbia College's INCC course you learn many great skills that all college students should learn early in their college career. Aside from the always popular Four Year Plan that you will create during the class, you will capture an idea of your personal strengths in order to capitalize on such all while learning valuable study skills and time management skills. In addition you will make many great friends. Needless to say, I would highly recommend taking the course." &emdash; McKenzie Danzer


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