Advising

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

Make an Advising Appointment ~ ~ CLICK HERE

Advisors MAY require face coverings during advising meetings in their private offices
Fall 2021 Classes Begin Monday, August 23rd
Academic Advising at Central Arizona College provides advising appointments by:
        ♦Face to Face Advising in Person on Campus
        ♦Virtual Advising via MS TEAMS
        ♦Phone Advising

Advising Information


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

  • Email: advising@centralaz.edu             Phone: 520-494-5410
    Virtual Drop-In Quick Question Advising:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 1:00pm~ No Appointment Needed!  CLICK HERE

Prepare for your Advising Appointment:
♦Apply to CAC  and obtain a Student ID number.   APPLY NOW! CLICK HERE
♦Review Placement Options tab above. Bring a unofficial HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS  if graduated or attended in the last 3 years, all college transcripts and any other tests scores to your advising appointment.
♦Review the Areas of Interest to discuss your top-choice with your  Academic Advisor. 
♦Complete skills-assessments BEFORE first appointment: MATH and ENGLISH/READING
Advisors MAY require face coverings during advising meetings in their private offices.


Types of  Advising Appointments:
♦Face to Face Advising: Meet with an advisor on campus. Be sure to select the advisor who works at the campus where you wish to have the appointment.
♦Virtual Advising: Schedule an appointment with an advisor via video conferencing platform BlackBoard Ultra Collaborate. A link to join the appointment is provided in an email after appointment is scheduled.
♦Phone Advising: Meet with advisor via phone. The advisor will call you at the scheduled meeting time on the phone number you provide at scheduling.
♦ Virtual Drop-In Quick Question Advising: No appointment needed. An advisor will be available from 8:30-1:00 to assist you with quick advising questions.

Meet with CAC Advisor

Recommended: Visit with the same advisor every semester
Important: If graduated High School in the last 3 years, have a copy of your HIGH SCHOOL Transcript available during your appointment.
Important:  Students using VA Education Benefits MUST meet with an Academic Advisor for advising and course registration
CAC Skills Assessment Tools: Complete skills-assessments BEFORE first appointment: MATH and ENGLISH/READING

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Drop-In Quick Question Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

Vickie Higgs

Vickie Higgs

Academic Advisor

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

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Baseball Team
Areas of Interest:

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

Laura Shepherd

Laura Shepherd

Academic Advisor

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Areas of Interest:
Business & Professional Industries (SPC)
•Visual, Fine & Performing Arts (SPC)
Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers (SPC)

Dianna Davis

Dianna Davis

STEM Academic Advisor

Signal Peak Campus
STEM Advisor
Softball Team
Areas of Interest:

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

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Drop-In Quick Question Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

Osman Varela

Osman Varela

Academic Advisor

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

Jeanette Verduzco

Jeanette Verduzco

Academic Advisor

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

Darien Wilson

Darien Wilson

TRiO Advisor
TRIO Services

TRIO Services

Signal Peak Campus
TRIO Services

TRiO Advisor
Darien Wilson
520-494-5054
T204A

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Drop-In Quick Question Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

Veronica Joaquin

Veronica Joaquin

Academic Advisor

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)

Christy Shepherd

Christy Shepherd

Academic Advisor

San Tan Campus
& Superstition Mountain 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)

Christy Shepherd

Christy Shepherd

Academic Advisor

Superstition Mountain Campus
& San Tan 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)

Vacant

Vacant

Academic Advisor

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)

Quick Advising

Quick Advising

Drop-In Quick Question Advising Desk
M-TH 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

John Orozco

John Orozco

Academic Advisor

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)

Stephanie Winner

Stephanie Winner

Academic Advisor

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)

Maria Muñoz

Maria Muñoz

Director-AVC

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

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