Mission Statement

The FYE mission is to create a first-year student experience that enriches the learning environment wherein students ENHANCE self-efficacy skills, ENGAGE with the college culture, and ESTABLISH academic goals.

FYE Learning Goals

Students will understand and apply skills needed to achieve academic success. Students will understand and apply motivations for success in college.

FYE Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of course selection on degree/certificate completion.
  • Demonstrate improved ability to communicate both verbally and orally
  • Identify academic skills and resources essential for oral and written communication.
The student will:
  • Demonstrate an increased engagement and connection to PRCC.
  • Describe the benefits of effective engagement within the college community.
  • Identify resolutions to common barriers impeding student success.

First Year Experience Components

Component 1
ROAR Orientation
Component 2
First Year Seminar Course
Component 3
Early Alert & Intervention
Component 4
Professional Development

Aligning PRCC Mission & PRCC Strategic Goals with QEP

PRCC Mission

Pearl River Community College is a public institution committed to providing quality educational and service opportunities for all who seek them.

PRCC Student Success Mission

PRCC’s mission for student success is to facilitate a mutually engaging and positive learning environment where students have opportunities to become well-rounded and successful.

First-Year Experience Mission

To enrich the learning environment wherein students ENHANCE self-efficacy skills, ENGAGE with the college culture, and ESTABLISH academic goals.

Current PRCC Strategic Goals that Support QEP

  • To prepare students to complete a degree or certificate program and to be successful in careers for which they have been prepared.
  • To provide access to college courses and programs using various instructional methods, including distance education and dual enrollment/credit courses.

QEP Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand and apply skills needed to achieve academic success.
  • To provide quality student services.
  • To improve communication among campus personnel and community members regarding the College goals, objectives, and activities.
  • Students will understand and apply motivations for success in college.