Academic Advising

 

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    Academic Advisors primarily meet with new, first-time college students to help them start out on the right path. After completing assessment, Advisors assist students in completing their first semester educational plan, inform students of the various degrees and certificates available at the college, and provide guidance on transfer to colleges and universities. Advisors also inform you of services and resources on campus that will help you succeed at College of the Canyons. Academic Advisors offer specialized workshops, one-on-one appointments, and 'drop-in' sessions. Regardless of how you meet with an Academic Advisor, the goal is to make you feel comfortable getting started at COC and to help you make the right choices.

    After you complete 15 units at COC, or if you have already attended a previous college, please make an appointment to see a Counselor to develop your comprehensive educational plan.

  • Debbie Morlett  Debbie works at our Valencia Campus. She has worked with students at College of the Canyons for over 30 years. Her calm, soothing, and motivating personality make her an asset at our team and to our students.

    Anthony Morris  Anthony works at our Valencia campus. In addition to working in education, Anthony also brings professional experience from the entertainment industry and you can tell from his outgoing, enthusiastic approach to helping students. He has his master's degree in Educational Counseling and is motivated by his students. He loves creating new and innovative ways to help our students reach their goals.

    Sarah Ramos  Sarah is our Canyon Country Academic Advisor.  She has a master's degree in Social Work and you can tell she cares deeply for our students. Sarah is dedicated to our students and wants to ensure they have everything they need at our Canyon Country campus.

    Brandon Thompson  Brandon works at our Valencia campus, has his master's degree in Educational Counseling, and has been advising students for over 5 years. He is cool, calm, collected, and is dedicated to the success of our students.

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  • Our Academic Advisors are here to assist you to start at College of the Canyons.  After you complete your assessment, you will immediately meet with our Advisors to discuss your academic path.

    In the session with an Advisor, you will:

    • Discuss the resources appropriate for you at College of the Canyons
    • Discuss what path is right for you:  Certificate, Associate Degree, or Associate Degree for Transfer
    • Select your classes for your first semester
    • Learn how to build your education plan  using My Academic Plan (MAP)

    You can meet with an Advisor in the Counseling office at the Valencia or Canyon Country campuses.  Advisors are available during business hours.  We have drop-in sessions available.  If needed, an Advisor can book you in for a longer appointment at a convenient time for you.

    You can sign up for an appointment via our online scheduling system by clicking on the buttons below:

    Valencia Campus

    Canyon Country

  • In most cases, students will meet with an advisor after completing their assessment. The Assessment Office will place students on the 'drop-in list' soon after they get their placement results. Alternatively, students are always welcome to drop by the counseling office located on the second floor of canyons hall for their own drop-in or follow-up sessions with an Advisor.

    If you need additional support, please call the general Counseling Office line at 661-362-3288.