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Fall 2020 Orientation

Dear ASA Students,

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester at ASA College. We are thrilled to have you start this new and exciting journey with us.

In the interest of health and safety, we will be offering the majority of our classes remotely. Almost all classes will be taught online with just a few exceptions in our Health Disciplines and Language Studies Departments.  You will be directly notified if you are enrolled in any of these special hybrid courses. Classes start on 9/10 and end on 12/21.

Let’s get started!   

By now you should have a copy of your schedule. If you don’t have a schedule, please contact your admissions representative today. Your schedule will list all your classes and the days/ times you are scheduled to meet live with your instructor. Make sure you can meet during the days and times listed on your schedule. You are expected to be present at every class session this semester. If something is incorrect or impossible then contact your admissions representative to make changes.

Logging In   

Begin by opening the document attached. There is a Spanish and English version of the same document. Follow the instructions and activate your school e-mail, student portal and Blackboard account. You will need all three. If you need help at any point, contact for each department and technical help is located at the bottom of this document.

After you complete this process you will see your Blackboard dashboard. Your classes will be listed including ORT 100 Orientation Class 2020-09-10 Fall 2020.


Listed on your schedule and on the Blackboard dashboard will be a class called ORT 100. This is your new student orientation class. You may login to this class starting on 9/3. The Blackboard classroom is open for you to explore. Click on the class to enter and then click around—learn about the school, your major and learn many things to help you feel confident and prepared for your first day of school.

Live On-Line Orientation Meeting  

There will be a live Zoom Welcome Orientation session on Tuesday, September 8 at the times indicated below. Attend by clicking on the Zoom link at that time for your department below.  You will use the Zoom link provided and input the passcode when prompted.

Dates and Times for the Orientations  for each Department  

Criminal Justice & Interdisciplinary Studies – Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00pm  
 Professor Mindy Hamilton, Campus Dean   

Health Disciplines – Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00 pm
Professor Clara Duarte, Health Disciplines Coordinator

English as a Second Language – Tuesday, September 8th at 10:00am & 6:00pm  (You can attend one or both identical presentations)  
Professor Jorge L. Trujillo, Language Studies Division Coordinator  

Business & Computers – Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00pm  
Professor Leon Roberts, Business and Technology Department Chair  

What you must do BEFORE the Zoom Orientation Meeting  

You must follow the instructions to activate your Blackboard, Email and Student Portal Access BEFORE Orientation Day. Click on the link below to see the videos or refer to the attachments sent with this email:

Contact Technical Support:

For help installing any of the above programs or activating your ASA Accounts contact Technical support: Antonio Yannelli

Useful Links:

Click here for Spanish Version

Student Login English Version

Student Login Spanish Version


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