About the AAC

CCD’s Academic Advisors are an active and important part of a student’s SUCCESS team! The relationship that you have with your assigned Academic Advisor is critical, ensuring that you choose the right major or program for your educational and career goals and reach the goal of graduation and/or transfer.

We want you to succeed and reach your goals!

 

All programs and majors are organized into seven Advising Pathways, each with their own advising “experts.” Advising at CCD is based around a one student, one advisor model, meaning you will ideally meet with one Academic Advisor throughout your entire academic career at CCD. This strengthens that connection and serves as a single point of contact for your advising questions, general concerns, campus resources, and success support.

New and transfer students are assigned an advisor based on your declared program or major within two weeks after each semester begins. The Academic Advising Center on the first floor of the Confluence building is the place to go to connect with Academic Advisors.

Come see us, we are here for you!

Pathway: Arts, Humanities & Design

Senior Advisor – Benita Olivas*

Academic Advisors: Lynne Stefanowski | Queen Telisma | Deborah Graham | Rosalinda Martinez

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ART            
   - Art History     AA*      
   - Studio Art     AA*      
   - Visual Arts - Plan of Study     AA      
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Plan of Study     AA      
COMMUNICATION     AA*      
ENGLISH / JOURNALISM - Plan of Study     AA      
ENGLISH / WRITING - Plan of Study     AA      
   - English (Literature Emphasis)     AA*      
MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALISM C         Download
GEOGRAPHY     AA*      
GRAPHIC DESIGN C AAS AA     Download
HISTORY     AA*      
LIBERAL ARTS - GENERAL STUDIES         AGS  
MUSIC     AA*      
   - Music Industry Studies / Music
      Business / Recording Arts
    AA*      
   - Music Performance - Plan of Study     AA      
PHILOSOPHY     AA*      
THEATRE PERFORMANCE     AA*      
WORLD LANGUAGES            
   - American Sign Language - Plan of Study     AA      
   - Chinese     AA      
   - French     AA*      
   - German     AA      
   - Spanish     AA*      

Pathway: Business & Public Administration

Senior Advisor – Mary Ann Matheny*

Academic Advisors: Brenda Diaz Olivas | LaVerne Donelson

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ACCOUNTING   AAS       Download
   - Bookkeeping / Payroll Technician C          
   - Tax Preparation C          
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION           Download
   - Business     AA*      
   - Entrepreneurship C          
   - Management   AAS        
   - Marketing   AAS        
   - Real Estate   AAS        
   - Retail Management C          
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY           Download
   - Administrative Assistant C AAS        
   - General Office Assistant C          
   - Legal Administrative Assistant   AAS        
   - Medical Administrative Assistant C AAS        
   - Office Manager C AAS        
ECONOMICS     AA*      

Pathway: Education & Teaching

Senior Advisor – Christine Smith Olsey*

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   AAS        
   - ACE - Transfer Agreement     AA*      
   - ECE Director C          
   - EC Teacher - Level 1 C          
   - EC Teacher - Level II C          
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - Transfer Agreement     AA      
OUTDOOR RECREATION C         Download

Pathway: Health Sciences

Senior Advisor (supervising) – Christine Smith Olsey*

Academic Advisors: Daniela Higgins (Lowry Programs) | Natalie Bokelberg (Pre-Health Transfer Programs)

Allied Health: All Pre-Allied Health Students

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
DENTAL HYGIENE   AAS,
BAS
       
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES   AAS       Download
   - Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) C          
NURSING            
   - Integrated Nursing Pathway         AGS  
   - Home Health Aide C          
   - Nurse Aide           Download
MEDICAL ASSISTING   AAS        
MEDICAL PRE-PROFESSIONAL CLUSTER            
   - Pre-Dental - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Medical - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Nursing - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Nutrition - Plan of Study       AS    
   - Pre-Pharmacy       AS    
   - Pre-Physical Therapy       AS    
   - Pre-Physician's Assistant       AS    
   - Pre-Veterinary Science       AS    
RADIATION THERAPY C          
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY   AAS        
   - Computed Tomography C          
   - Mammography C         Download
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Veterinary Technology Assistant C          

Pathway: Industry, Manufacturing & Construction

Senior Advisor – Benita Olivas

CHAMP Case Manager - Tim Huggins (Academic Advisor for All Programs except ARCH and Applied Tech)

Academic Advisor – Christine Smith Olsey* (Academic Advisor for ARCH and Applied Tech)

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY   AAS        
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Basic Architectural Technologies C          
   - Intermediate Architectural Technologies C          
   - AT Professional Development C          
ARE Prep C          
   - Architectural Computer Visualizations C          
   - Revit C          
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS & MECHANICAL DESIGN            
   - Mechanical Drafter   AAS        
   - Basic Mechanical C          
   - Intermediate Mechanical C          
   - Inventor C          
   - Solidworks C          
FABRICATION WELDING C AAS       Download
   - Arc Welder C          
   - Basic Welding C          
   - Intermediate Welder C          
MACHINE TECHNOLOGIES           Download
   - CNC Manufacturing   AAS        
   - CNC Management   AAS        
   - Basic Machining C          
   - Industrial Maintenance Technologies C          
   - Intermediate Machining C          
   - CNC Machine Operator C          

Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Senior Advisor: Darla Ruff*

Academic Advisors: Paula Ogilve | Petia Ouzounova

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
BIOLOGY       AS*    
CHEMISTRY       AS*    
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS   AAS*       Download
   - Computer Technology C          
   - Pre-Computer Science - Plan of Study       AS    
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Plan of Study       AS    
GEOLOGY       AS*    
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   AAS       Download
   - Computer Science       AS    
   - Computer Service & Support C          
   - Network Security C          
MATHEMATICS       AS*    
PRE-ENGINEERING - Plan of Study       AS    
PHYSICS       AS*    

Pathway: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Senior Advisor: Darla Ruff*

Academic Advisor: Vicki Karst

Designation Degree Type Stackable**
ANTHROPOLOGY     AA*      
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Plan of Study     AA      
CRIMINAL JUSTICE   AAS AA*     Download
   - Homeland Security C          
HUMAN SERVICES   AAS       Download
   - Pre-Social Work   AAS        
   - Case Management / Residential Service Aide C          
PARALEGAL C AAS*       Download
POLITICAL SCIENCE     AA*      
PSYCHOLOGY     AA* AS*    
SOCIOLOGY     AA*      

Before seeing an Academic Advisor, you must complete the Steps to Enrollment and complete the following:

Once steps are complete, come to the Academic Advising Center, Confluence building first floor, One Stop or call 303.556.2481 to make an appointment.