Manatee Technical College tried out a new “course” this year called MTC101. The one-day seminar was an optional pre-semester orientation to MTC and college in general. The purpose was to give support and encouragement to adults who are returning to school after being out for a while. Topics such as study skills and navigating the student portal were covered. Thirty-three students attended the one-day seminar. MTC101 was taught by dental assisting instructor Brenda Ware and medical assisting instructor Linda Chamberlain. MTC101 was offered at the East Campus on August 5, 2021. The students were split into two groups for social distancing.