Advising

Academic Advising is a central component of your educational and career plan.

 Advisors can assist you in defining and achieving your goals.

Advising Information

COVID19- At this time, Academic Advising at Central Arizona College is providing remote advising appointments by Video Chat or phone. 


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Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm


How to Prepare for an Advising Appointment:

  1. Complete a CAC  admission application to obtain a Student ID number.   APPLY NOW! CLICK HERE
  2. Review “Placement Assessment”  options. Bring a copy of unofficial high school transcripts  if graduated in the last 3 years, all college transcripts and any other tests scores to your advising appointment.
  3. Think of questions to ask your advisor and write them in the “Other Questions”  box when you make your appointment. This helps your advisor prepare for your appointment.
  4. Review the Areas of Interest to discuss your top-choice with your  Academic Advisor.  Areas of Interest Choices – CLICK HERE
  5. Make an Advising Appointment ~ ~ CLICK HERE

Types of Scheduled Advising Appointments:

Your academic advisor will discuss with you long-term and semester academic planning, review transfer credits and CAC pathway options. Following are the types of appointments available:

  • Video Chat Appointment: You will meet with your advisor via video conferencing platform BlackBoard Ultra Collaborate. A link to join the appoint is provided in an email after you have scheduled the appointment.
  • •Phone Appointment: You will meet with your advisor via phone. The advisor will call you at the scheduled meeting time on the phone number you provide at scheduling.  You will receive confirmation through the email address you provide.
  • •Live Virtual Quick Advising: An advisor will be available from 8:30-1:00 to assist with quick advising questions. Advisors can answer questions, teach students how to use the CAC website and maneuver our CAC processes.
Placement Assesment
COVID-19 Response

Due to COVID-19 Accuplacer Placement Testing is suspended until further notice. Please check back for updates.


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Placement Assessment

Placement Assessment tools assist incoming CAC students in selecting appropriate level courses.  Using one or more of the options below, along with talking to your academic advisor, appropriate course placement is determined.


Helpful Hints/Resources

  • •HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:  Free Math Boot Camp/Writing Academies prepare students for college level coursework.
  • •Have a question?  CLICK on the YELLOW BUTTON at the top of this page.
  • •Documents are Important!   Bring  unofficial high school transcripts if you are currently in high school or have graduated in the past 3 years, all college transcripts and  other scores (ACT, SAT, CLEP, AP, GED) to your advising appointment

Placement Options 1, 2, 3 or 4


Option #1: (Due to COVID 19 ~ Accuplacer testing is suspended. Past Accuplacer scores can be used for course placement.)

Accuplacer Score Sheet:    CLICK HERE

• Accuplacer Assessment:  For more information CLICK HERE

 Accuplacer Reading, Writing and Math Assessments are not timed and taken at any CAC testing center with an appointment, a CAC Student ID# number and picture ID


Option #2:

•High School GPA (Reading)   CLICK HERE

•High School GPA (English) CLICK HERE 

•High School GPA (Math)  CLICK HERE

For guidance  in appropriate math course placement please use the Math Placement Guide for Students and Advisors: CLICK HERE

Must be a current high school student or have graduated in the past 3 years.  Bring a copy of high school transcript to advising appointment.


Option #3

•CLEP, AP and DANTES  Scores CLICK HERE

Check with your academic advisor to make sure scores are being read correctly.


Option #4

Advisors can use Multiple Measures to assist students in proper course placement. Multiple Measures take into account High School GPA within the last 3 years, along with Accuplacer, SAT, ACT and GED scores.


Advising Locations

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 Advising Signal Peak Campus (SPC) ~ 8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128: Office M113:  (520)494-5410

SPC is located on the Signal Peak Mountain between the cities of Casa Grande and Coolidge . It features on-campus housing and all of CAC’s championship caliber athletic programs. Contact advising@centralaz.edu with questions.


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Advising San Tan Campus (STC) ~ 3736 E. Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85143: Office B100:  (480)677-7825

STC is located in  San Tan Valley and also serves the Queen Creek and Florence areas. Contact advising@centralaz.edu with questions.


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Advising Superstition Mountain Campus (SMC) ~ 805 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119 : Office F102:  (480)677-7731

SMC is located in Apache Junction and also serves the East Valley area. Contact advising@centralaz.edu with questions.


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Advising Maricopa Campus (MAR) ~ 17945 N. Regent Dr., Maricopa, AZ 85138: Office A BLDG:  (520)494-6400

MAR is  located in the City of Maricopa and also serves surrounding areas of western Pinal County.  Contact advising@centralaz.edu with questions.


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Advising Aravaipa Campus (AVC) ~ 80440 E. Aravaipa Rd., Winkelman, AZ 85192: Office B BLDG:  (520)357-2800

AVC is located in Aravaipa and also serves the  communities of Hayden, Kearny, Mammoth, San Manuel, Winkelman, Saddlebrooke and Oracle. Contact advising@centralaz.edu with questions.

Forms and FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

  1. When should I see an academic advisor?    After you have received your CAC Student ID# (880….) and have completed any required placement testing. If you have questions, PLEASE CLICK the YELLOW BUTTON  above.
  2. Who should I make my advising appointment with?    You choose your advisor by Area of Interest or Campus.  Web-conferencing appointments are easily available if your advisor is located at a campus far from you.
  3. How to make or cancel an advising appointment?  Make an appointment by scrolling to the bottom of this page and click the “Make Appointment” button under the advisor’s name that you chooseCancel an appointment by clicking on “cancel appointment” at the bottom of your confirmation email or email advising@centralaz.edu.
  4. What should I bring to my advising appointment?  Bring an unofficial high school transcript if graduated within 3 years, all college transcripts, and any test scores that you might have such as the ACT, SAT, CLEP, AP and others, your ideas of which Area of Interest you would like to pursue, CAC ID number, picture ID,  and your questions. If you have a question about what to bring PLEASE CLICK the YELLOW BUTTON above.
  5. Why should I see an academic advisor?  An advisor can guide you in planning your educational and career path by giving you helpful information as you make decisions.

Useful Forms/Links

Click on Titles Below

(AGEC) ARIZONA GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM 2020-2021

How to Use the CAC Student Portal?

Register for Classes via Student Portal

Drop/Add Classes via Student Portal

Drop/Add Classes using form    Email form to admissions@centralaz.edu

Grades & Transcripts

Registration Form Email form to admissions@centralaz.edu

Graduation Application  Email form to Theresa.Rogers@centralaz.edu

Other Resources

Career & University Transfer Center can assist you with transferring to a university.  It is best to begin this process your first semester at CAC.


Bookstore stocks required books and supplies.


Learning Center offers free tutoring, academic and proctored testing, workshops, study areas and more.


Library has information and staff to help you with your research.


CAC Food Pantries welcomes all CAC students who are in need to visit and take items as needed.


Student Accessibility Services assists CAC students with accommodations.


Veterans Services  assists  Military and Veteran CAC students.


Academic Calendar shows semester start/end, exam and holiday dates.

Academic Advisors ~ Schedule Appointment

It is Highly Recommended that you visit with the Same Advisor every semester

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Virtual Advising Front Desk
Mon-Thurs 8:30am- 1pm

We can answer General Advising “How To” questions.
This area is PUBLIC. Conversations are not private.
FAQ’s  CLICK HERE

            Jeanette Verduzco

Jeanette Verduzco

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Basketball Teams

Areas of Interest:
Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers

Elizabeth Baldwin

Elizabeth Baldwin

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Rodeo Team

Areas of Interest:
•Nursing, Health & Emergency Services

Mark Ebert

Mark Ebert

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Baseball Team

Areas of Interest:
Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service
• Communications & English

Vickie Higgs

Vickie Higgs

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Track & Cross Country Team

Areas of Interest:
Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service
Education

Osman Varela

Osman Varela

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades

Laura Shepherd

Laura Shepherd

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
Business & Professional Industries
•Visual, Fine & Performing Arts

Dianna Davis

Dianna Davis

Signal Peak Campus
Softball Team
Areas of Interest:
Biological/Physical Sciences & Agriculture
Computer Technology, Engineering & Math

Brenin Angle

Brenin Angle

Superstition Mountain Campus:
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
All

Debra Cowan

Debra Cowan

Superstition Mountain Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
All

Veronica Joaquin

Veronica Joaquin

San Tan Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
All

Christy Shepherd

Christy Shepherd

San Tan Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
•All

John Orozco

John Orozco

Maricopa Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
All

Stephanie Winner

Stephanie Winner

Maricopa Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
All

Benny DeSantiago

Benny DeSantiago

Aravaipa Campus
General Advising

Areas of Interest:
All

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