Advising

Academic Advising is a central component of your educational and career plan.
Advisors can assist you in defining and achieving your goals.

♦Spring 2021 Course Registration Begins Monday, October 12th, 2020
♦Priority Graduation Application for Mat 2021 is Monday, October 19th, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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

Advising Information


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

  • Contact Information: email  advising@centralaz.edu  or call 520-494-5410
  • First scheduled appointment @ 8:15 am and Last scheduled appointment @ 5:15 pm
  • •Make Advising Appointment CLICK HERE
  • •Quick Advising ~ No Appointment Needed!  CLICK HERE

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 tab above. 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.

Academic Advising ~ Quick-Advising or Make Appointment

Highly Recommended: 
Visit with the Same Advisor every semester

IMPORTANT:  If graduated High School in the last 3 years, have a copy of your Transcript available during your appointment

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Virtual Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30-1pm

“How To” Questions
Conversations not private. Public Area
Registration Questions: CLICK HERE

Vickie Higgs

Vickie Higgs

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Track/Cross Country Team
Areas of Interest:

Social/Behavioral Science & Public Service
•Education

Mark Ebert

Mark Ebert

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Baseball Team
Areas of Interest:

Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service
•Communications & English

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
STEM Advisor
Softball Team
Areas of Interest:

Biological/Physical Sciences & Agriculture
•Computer Technology, Engineering & Math

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Virtual Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30-1pm

“How To” Questions
Conversations not private. Public Area
Registration Questions: CLICK HERE

Osman Varela

Osman Varela

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Spanish Speaking
Areas of Interest:
Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades

Elizabeth Baldwin

Elizabeth Baldwin

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Rodeo Team
Areas of Interest:
Nursing, Health & Emergency Services

            Jeanette Verduzco

Jeanette Verduzco

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Spanish Speaking
Basketball Teams
Areas of Interest:
Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers

Isaiah Pierce

Isaiah Pierce

Signal Peak Campus
TRiO Advising
Advises Students Accepted into TRiO Program

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Virtual Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30-1pm

“How To” Questions
Conversations not private. Public Area
Registration Questions: CLICK HERE

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

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Virtual Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30-1pm

“How To” Questions
Conversations not private. Public Area
Registration Questions: CLICK HERE

John Orozco

John Orozco

Maricopa Campus
General Advising
Spanish Speaking
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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