First Class

First Class is Armstrong's quality enhancement program specifically designed to prepare first-year students for academic success. Each First Class community comprises a first-year seminar and a core general education course. Instruction in the First Class courses is delivered in a way that the two courses reinforce one another for your college success. By participating in this learning community, first-year students will explore campus resources, engage with the Armstrong campus and improve information literacy skills to enable them to answer questions and solve problems.  Students will learn the ins and outs of managing college life; learn how to find, evaluate and use information; and increase their engagement with the university through participation in a First Class learning community.  

First Class is the cornerstone of Armstrong's First Year Experience for all new students.   First Class is a graduation requirement for all students entering Armstrong as of Fall 2013.  Students are enrolled into First Class sections core classes and accompanying seminars which best fit their academic program and schedule by advising staff.

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First Class Videos

and A First Class Experience video on Armstrong YouTube channel.


Information Literacy video,

Google Schmoogle video,


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