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Orientation is vital to your academic success. At orientation, you will learn about TTC and its services. To assist you, we are pleased to introduce Navigate, an online advisement product for academic planning and registration. Navigate provides guidance to ensure that your program of study is a good fit for your goals, connects you to many of Trident Tech's resources and makes sure you aren't missing any steps.

New students are assigned a personal Navigator within 24 hours of applying to the college. The Navigator assists with general help and guidance throughout the enrollment process. In turn, the personal Navigator assigns academic advisors based on academic protocol. 

In-Person Orientation

Plan to attend an in-person orientation group or a one-on-one session. An Orientation session will help you use Navigate. You are strongly encouraged to attend a 30- to 45-minute "Navigate to Success" orientation session. Sessions, hours of operation and locations on the college's campuses are listed on the right side of this page.

Upon completion of the Orientation session, students can meet with a Navigator or schedule an appointment with the Navigator at a later date.

Online Orientation

To complete online orientation, you must have applied to Trident Tech, have obtained a TTC ID number and been granted access to the student portal (my.tridenttech.edu). Follow the steps below to access online Orienation:

  1. Go to tridenttech.edu.
  2. Log in to the portal.
  3. Select the Navigate link. Use your portal credentials to log in the system. (Navigate is best viewed in the Chrome browser.)
  4. Once in the Navigate platform, complete the To Do list, My Major (career assessment) and Planner (select courses). Click here to begin your Navigate experience or paste this link in to your browser.

Change Major

Prior to changing your major, please contact your Navigator or academic advisor. You are able to view your current Navigator or advisor' name in the Navigate platform on the "My Profile" page.

Nondegree Student Registration

Nondegree students can register for courses during the registration period in the Orientation Centers or through the Registrar’s office.

Orientation Centers

Main Campus
The Hub

Bldg. 500/Ste. 134
8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Berkeley Campus
Rm. 111
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Palmer Campus
Rm. 226
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Campus
Front Desk