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Academic Advising
Advisors are available in Student Advisement and
Engagement during day and evening hours to assist students
with educational and career concerns. The advising staff can
assist students with a variety of concerns including academic
advisement, choice of major, career choice, professional
preparation, general education requirements, catalog
interpretation, withdrawal from college, and test score
interpretation.
Associate in Arts degree-seeking students and those who are
undecided about a program of study are encouraged to meet
with an academic advisor. Students seeking an Associate in
Science degree, Associate in Applied Science degree or a
Certificate, are assigned a program director/advisor based
upon their declared major field of study.
Each term, it is the student’s responsibility to meet with an
advisor or program director/advisor, review his/her academic
records, and choose courses designed to fulfill his/her stated
objectives. This contact enables the program director/
advisor to know each student personally and to develop class
schedules compatible with individual interests and abilities.
Students should also consult their program director/advisor
when encountering academic problems or when considering
a change in their degree program.
Students planning to transfer to four-year colleges or
universities should meet with an advisor early to explore
major options and pre-professional requirements. Early
planning will result in a smooth, efficient transition to a
university. The common prerequisites manual, prepared
specifically for community college students transferring to
Florida’s public universities, is available online at
org as well as
Career Planning Services
The choice of a career field is an important and difficult
decision an individual must make. Career decisions should
be based on a thorough knowledge of one’s interests, skills,
labor market information, and training programs. Students
can assess and identify their interests, and match those
interests with occupations in Florida, through FACTS.org, We
are available to help students achieve self-direction in career
Student Advisement and Engagement