Employee Training

New Employee Orientation & Compliance Training

All employees hired into regular positions are required to complete the New Employee Orientation within 30 calendar days of their first date of employment. During this session, employees receive information pertaining to college policies, benefits, and an overview of campus and the college culture.

The New Employee Orientation can be completed online anytime through CougarED.  

The online program will automatically be assigned to the new employee once they are activated in the employee database.  New employees are notified via email from CougarED informing them the online orientation has been assigned to complete.

Questions?  Contact cougared@cofc.edu

New Employee Orientation Topics include:

  1. New Employee Orientation Module & Welcome to Working at the College of Charleston
  • Overview of Human Resources Services
  • Summary of New Employee Required Training
  • Answers to FAQ’s – MyPortal, Parking, IT Help, Cougar Card, New Employee Resources
  • History of the College of Charleston
  • College of Charleston Leadership
  • College of Charleston Strategic Plan 2020-2030
  • Equal Opportunity Programs
  • Public Safety/Fire & EMS
  • Employment Benefits and Perks
  • What’s Next – after the first 3 months
  1. The College of Charleston Privacy Policy
  2. Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Prevention
  3. Sex Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  4. FERPA
  5. Run. Hide. Fight.
  6. Workplace Violence Policy
  7. DiversityEDU
  8. IT Security Training
  9. Disability, Reasonable Accommodations, and Equal Access

Supervisor Training

Supervisor's Toolkit

While the Supervisor Essential Training is required training in supervisory practices and skills, the Supervisor's Toolkit provides a wide range of resources for new and experienced supervisors at the college including guides for writing position descriptions, guidelines on interviewing and onboarding, information on the Employee Performance Management System (EPMS), tools to support employee engagement, and other valuable management and leadership resources.

Supervisor Certificate Programs

As part of our ongoing strategic efforts aimed at employee satisfaction and training, the College is offering two Supervisor Certificate programs, which will provide education and developmental opportunities to support our supervisors in their daily efforts.

Deer Oaks Supervisor Training

In addition to our supervisor certificate programs, Deer Oaks provides a Supervisor Excellence Webinar Series. Supervisors may register to attend live sessions or register to view on-demand recorded sessions. Click here to view session topics and register for a session.


The College of Charleston is partnering with global online learning platform, Coursera, to provide industry-branded micro-credentials to staff at no cost. Coursera offers a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor's and master's programs. Coursera's Career Academy includes more than 45 Professional Certificates from leading companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce.

Staff may access this flexible, online learning platform by connecting to My Portal and clicking on Coursera Career Academy - Faculty and Staff. Then, staff should click Join and Sign Up to create an account. Please note that staff must use their CofC email in order to access the College's Career Academy on Coursera. 

For an overview of Coursera, click this link to download the video.

For information about navigating Coursera, click this link to download the video.

For information on logging in to Coursera, click this link and download the video.

If staff have questions or need support, they may email Coursera-Faculty-Staff@cofc.edu .


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