About & Contact

Advising

Academic Advisors Assist in Defining & Achieving Goals

Meet with an Advisor Before Winter Break

Winter Break December 17th thru January 2nd

Be Prepared!
Before your 1st Advising Appointment:

  • Apply to CAC and obtain a Student ID number
    Bring unofficial HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS if graduated or attended HS in the last 3 years
    Bring unofficial  COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS
    Bring any placement test scores you have, such as CLEP, SAT, ACT, and others.
    Review COURSE PLACEMENT OPTIONS  tab below.
    ReviewAreas of Interest and complete a Career Assessment if needed.
    Complete  skills-assessments: MATH and ENGLISH/READING

Make an Advising Appointment
Video: “How to MAKE an Advising Appointment”

Important Notes!
College Closed December 17th, 2021 thru January 2nd, 2022

  • •Advising will resume Monday, January 3rd thru MS Teams Virtual Appointments
  • •30 Minute MS Teams Virtual Appointments January 3rd thru January 20th scheduled daily
  • •Spring Classes Begin January 18th
  • •2022-23 FASFA opens October 1st

Helpful Resources!

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

  • CAC Closed December 17th thru January 2nd-no Academic Advising during this time period
  • Upon return advising will be through MS Teams Virtual Appointments scheduled daily via the advising website MS Teams Virtual Advising Appointment Link

Email: advising@centralaz.edu             Phone: 520-494-5410


Types of  Advising Appointments:
♦Face to Face Advising: Meet on campus. Select the advisor who works at the campus where you wish to have the appointment.
♦Microsoft Teams Virtual Advising: Appointment via video conferencing platform MS TEAMS. A link to join the appointment is  in confirmation email.
♦ Express Quick Advising: No appointment needed. Advisor available to assist with quick advising questions.

Schedule Meeting with CAC Advisor

Video: “How to MAKE an Advising Appointment”
Ideas: “How to be READY for your 1st Appointment”
Video: “How to join a TEAMS Advising Meeting
 Visit with the same advisor every semester
Students using VA Education Benefits MUST meet with an Academic Advisor for advising and course registration

Express Quick Question Advisor

Express Quick Question Advisor

Quick Question Advisor

Express Quick Advising Questions
M-TH 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Meet briefly with an Academic Advisor
Assistance in General Advising Questions, Program Information, and Course Selection
Registration Questions: CLICK HERE

Vickie Higgs

Vickie Higgs

Academic Advisor at SPC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

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

Social/Behavioral Science & Public Service (SPC)
•Education (SPC)

Mark Ebert

Mark Ebert

Academic Advisor at SPC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Baseball Team
Areas of Interest:

Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service (SPC)
•Communications & English (SPC)
Business & Professional Industries (SPC)

Osman Varela

Osman Varela

Academic Advisor at SPC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Spanish Speaking
Rodeo Teams
Areas of Interest:
Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades (SPC)
Agriculture (SPC)

Ricardo "Ricky" Torres

Ricardo "Ricky" Torres

Academic Advisor at SPC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Spanish Speaking
Areas of Interest:
Nursing, Health &  Emergency Careers (SPC)

Jeanette Verduzco

Jeanette Verduzco

Academic Advisor at SPC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Spanish Speaking
Basketball Teams
Areas of Interest:
Nursing, Health &  Emergency Careers (SPC)
•Visual, Fine & Performing Arts (SPC)

Dianna Davis

Dianna Davis

STEM Academic Advisor at SPC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Signal Peak Campus
STEM Advisor
Softball Team
Areas of Interest:

Biological/Physical Sciences (SPC)
•Computer Technology, Engineering & Math (SPC)

Darien Wilson

Darien Wilson

TRiO Advisor at SPC
TRIO Services

TRIO Services

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Signal Peak Campus
TRIO Services

TRiO Advisor
Darien Wilson
520-494-5054
T204A

John Orozco

John Orozco

Academic Advisor at MAR

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Maricopa Campus
General Advising
Spanish Speaking
Areas of Interest:
•Computer Technology, Engineering, & Math (MAR)
•Biological/Physical Sciences (MAR)
•Communication & English (MAR)
•Education (MAR)
•Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service (MAR)
•Visual, Fine & Performing Arts (MAR)
•Business & Professional Industries (MAR)
•Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers (MAR)
•Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades (MAR)
•Agriculture (MAR)
•Associate of General Studies (MAR)

Vacant

Vacant

Academic Advisor at MAR

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Maricopa Campus
General Advising
Areas of Interest:
•Business & Professional Industries (MAR)
•Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers (MAR)
•Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades (MAR)
•Agriculture (MAR)
•Associate of General Studies (MAR)

Veronica Joaquin

Veronica Joaquin

Academic Advisor at STC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

San Tan Campus
General Advising
Areas of Interest:
•Computer Technology, Engineering, & Math (STC)
•Biological/Physical Sciences (STC)
•Communication & English (STC)
•Education (STC)
•Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service (STC)
•Visual, Fine & Performing Arts (STC)

Laura Shepherd

Laura Shepherd

Academic Advisor at STC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

San Tan Campus
General Advising
Areas of Interest:
•Business & Professional Industries (STC)
•Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers (STC)
•Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades (STC)
•Agriculture (STC)
•Associate of General Studies (STC)

Eleanor "Ellie" Juarez

Eleanor "Ellie" Juarez

Academic Advisor at SMC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Superstition Mountain Campus
General Advising
Areas of Interest:
•Computer Technology, Engineering, & Math (SMC)
•Biological/Physical Sciences (SMC)
•Communication & English (SMC)
•Education (SMC)
•Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service (SMC)
•Visual, Fine & Performing Arts (SMC)
•Business & Professional Industries (SMC)
•Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers (SMC)
•Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades (SMC)
•Agriculture (MAR)
•Associate of General Studies (SMC)

Lucrece Garrett

Lucrece Garrett

Academic Advisor at SMC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Superstition Mountain Campus
General Advising
Areas of Interest:
•Computer Technology, Engineering, & Math (SMC)
•Biological/Physical Sciences (SMC)
•Communication & English (SMC)
•Education (SMC)
•Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service (SMC)
•Visual, Fine & Performing Arts (SMC)

Mary Rhinehart

Mary Rhinehart

Academic Advisor at SMC

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Superstition Mountain Campus
General Advising
Areas of Interest:
•Business & Professional Industries (SMC)
•Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers (SMC)
•Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades (SMC)
•Agriculture (SMC)
•Associate of General Studies (SMC)

Aravaipa

Aravaipa

Math Skills Assessment
RDG/English Skills Assessment

Aravaipa Campus
General Advising

Please make a phone or virtual appointment with an advisor from another campus
•If you schedule an In-Person Appointment (i.e. in the office with the advisor) it will be at the location where you have chosen to make the appointment
Signal Peak Campus
Superstition Mountain Campus
San Tan Campus
Maricopa Campus

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