Catalog 2018-2019

FSSE 1000 First Semester Seminar 3-0-3

This course is designed to introduce first-time college students to the campus resources and academic skills necessary to achieve their educational and career goals. Emphasis is placed on promoting connections between student needs and college resources, and the development of college-level learning and success skills (study skills, career exploration, goal planning, time management, financial planning). Through the use of academic strategies and self-discovery, students will acquire knowledge and skills to help them succeed in college and in life.  Additionally, this course introduces the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. The course emphasizes word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software; the Internet; and utilizing the college's learning management system and student information system.

FSSE must be taken during students' first term of enrollment. Students who meet any of the following criteria are exempt from taking FSSE 1000:

  1. Successful completion of 30 semester hours
  2. Earned associate's degree or higher
  3. Successful completion of COMP 1000 and COLL 0099 or other combination of coursework as approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Offered every semester


This course must be taken during new students’ first term of enrollment at Athens Technical College. New students who have earned the minimum of an associate degree or who have successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of coursework at another postsecondary institution will be exempted from taking this course.

Syllabus for this course