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It is important to meet with a counselor or advisor before you register for courses each semester. They will help keep you on track as you work towards completing your degree. Both counselors and advisors can assist you in developing both short- and long-term academic plans tailored to your unique needs. We can help you understand:

Academic Pathways Advisors & Counselors

All students are assigned an academic advisor or counselor by Academic Pathways. You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor or counselor to create a long-term academic plan that maps out all of your classes for graduation. Your academic advisor or counselor will help keep you on track as you work towards completing your degree. We are committed to your success and want to assist you in reaching your academic and career goals!

Liberal Arts Pathway

Students interested in liberal arts, general transfer preparation and for those that are undecided and exploring a wide variety of career options.

  • Associate in Arts
  • General Transfer – MN Transfer Curriculum
  • Academic English Proficiency
  • Associates in Fine Arts - Art
  • Associates in Fine Arts - Music
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Enrichment and Undecided
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Individualized Studies
  • Psychology
  • Undecided

​You are encouraged to make an appointment with your assigned academic pathway advisor or counselor to develop an individual academic plan, and to contact them whenever you have questions or concerns.

Erik Halvorson, 651-773-1747
Academic Advisor

Cara Grussing, 651-747-4050
Academic Advisor

Christine McLaughlin, 651-747-4087
Academic Advisor (ESOL & PSEO)

 

Kelly Ponto Watrin, 651-779-3307
Academic Advisor

Michele Jersak, 651-779-3221
Counselor

Janet Wacker, 651-779-3302
Counselor

 

 

Business Pathway

Students interested in pursuing careers in business, commerce, managements and administrative support.

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurial Certificate
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications Technology
  • Office Technology
  • Office Technology - Medical
  • Sports Management

​You are encouraged to make an appointment with your assigned academic pathway advisor or counselor to develop an individual academic plan, and to contact them whenever you have questions or concerns.

Mai Shoua Khang, 651-773-1794
Academic Advisor

Charlotte Nordstrom, 651-779-3337
Counselor

 

Human Services Pathway

Students interested in human and support services, social services, and education related fields.

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Fire Services
  • Human Services
  • Intelligence and Crime Analysis
  • Investigations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Paraeducation
  • Public Safety
  • Translation and Interpreting

​You are encouraged to make an appointment with your assigned academic pathway advisor or counselor to develop an individual academic plan, and to contact them whenever you have questions or concerns.

Shanae Phillips, 651-779-3223
Academic Advisor

Moni Awoyemi, 651-747-4072
Academic Advisor

Frank Schultz, 651-773-1740
Counselor

Health Sciences Pathway

Students interested in health and medical related careers.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • EMS - Emergency Medical Technician
  • EMS - Paramedic Science
  • Health Sciences Broad Field
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pedorthics
  • Radiologic Technology

​You are encouraged to make an appointment with your assigned academic pathway advisor or counselor to develop an individual academic plan, and to contact them whenever you have questions or concerns.

Britney Shattuck, 651-773-1789
Academic Advisor

Ching Olson, 651-779-3331
Academic Advisor

Brady Van Kley, 651-779-3244
Academic Advisor

 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pathway

Students interested in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.

  • Additive and Digital Manufacturing
  • Biology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity, Virtualization, & Forensics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering CAD
  • Enterprise Computing Technology
  • Information & Telecommunications Technology

​You are encouraged to make an appointment with your assigned academic pathway advisor or counselor to develop an individual academic plan, and to contact them whenever you have questions or concerns.

Joshua Foss, 651-779-5789
Academic Advisor

Kathy Walker, 651-779-3931
Counselor

Applied Design and Industry Pathway

Students interested in customer relationships, applied design and industrial careers.

  • Auto Body Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Cosmetology/Nail Care Technician
  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Interior Design
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Solar and Renewable Energy
  • Visual Communications Technologies (VCT)
  • Filmmaking and Video Production (VCT)
  • Graphic Design ( VCT)
  • 3D Animation (VCT)
  • Professional Photography (VCT)
  • Web Design (VCT)
  • Welding

​You are encouraged to make an appointment with your assigned academic pathway advisor or counselor to develop an individual academic plan, and to contact them whenever you have questions or concerns.

Nathan Davis, 651-779-3310
Academic Advisor

Valerie Castillo, 651-773-1729
Academic Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Meetings

Registration Quick Stop (10 minutes)

Registration Quick Stop is focused on immediate registration needs and is available during registration for questions that can be addressed in less than 10 minutes, like:

  • Questions about course placement scores and appropriate classes
  • Changes in current semester schedule
  • Basic questions about add/drop/withdrawal
  • Graduation check (if 1 semester left before graduation)

Students are always encouraged to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor or counselor.

Quick Stop Hours for Fall Semester

August 14-25
Monday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Friday: 9:30am-3:30pm

Advising Appointments (30 minutes)

  • Long-term education plans
  • Personal issues
  • Transfer planning and lengthy unofficial transcript evaluations
  • Academic Petitions
  • Academic concerns
  • Academic Renewal
  • Transfer Credit Appeal Level 2

Students more than 10 minutes late may have their appointment given to another student.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Call the phone number below, stop by in person, or schedule online through myCentury:

  1. Log in to myCentury
  2. Click "Make an Advising Appointment"
  3. Click Advising, Counseling and Career Center
  4. Click Schedule a new appointment 
  5. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an appointment reminder

Advising, Counseling, and Career Center Commitment to Equity 

A central goal in the Advising, Counseling, and Career Center (ACC) is to create a welcoming, respectful, and helpful environment for all students through the approachable, engaging, and compassionate actions of our entire ACC team. Student questions and concerns will be heard without judgment and they will receive the information and assistance they request while feeling comfortable and supported. We are committed to creating an experience where:

  • All students are welcomed, respected and valued
  • All students’ unique needs are heard and served
  • All students’ diverse cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and strengths are acknowledged and honored
  • All students are empowered to be resilient, resourceful, and successful