CCV’s advisors are available at every academic center. Because so much of what they do involves coordinating, their formal title is Coordinator of Academic Services. They schedule the courses at your academic center and hire the faculty who teach them. They plan center events and workshops. They also build relationships with other organizations in the community. As a result, they are very knowledgeable about CCV.
Academic advisors can help you:
- set short and long-term goals
- consider possible careers and programs that might be a good fit
- choose the courses that will satisfy your degree or educational goals
- address academic concerns or issues that might develop
- plan for your graduation and transfer to another college
- connect with CCV or other community resources to support your success
Here are some additional tips for working with your academic advisor:
- Plan to meet with your advisor at least once per semester, especially during your first few semesters at CCV and as you near graduation.
- You can also make an appointment with your advisor whenever you have a question or want to share a success. Your advisor will welcome the chance to know you better, which allows him or her to provide more personalized advice and support.
- To contact your advisor, feel free to call or email. You can always find your advisor’s contact information on the homepage of the CCV portal.
- It is important that you feel comfortable working with your advisor. If you feel like a different advisor would better meet your needs, just say so. If you are not comfortable talking about this with your current advisor, speak with someone at the front desk. An administrative assistant can help you make the transition.
If you are considering taking courses at CCV or have questions about getting started, please contact any CCV academic center to schedule a New Student Advising appointment with an academic advisor.