New Student Advising

Take the Placement Tool

Placement Tool

The Placement Tool ensures incoming CAC students are placed in the appropriate English/Reading and Math courses.

Complete both Placement Tools (English/Reading and Math) prior to your advising appointment. This will help the advisor guide and support you in the appropriate course placement.

If you are still unsure of which math to take, complete the Math Skills Assessment to assist in determining your current level of skills abilities.

Note: ♦ For guidance in appropriate math course placement please use the Math Placement Guide for Students and Advisors.

Note: ♦You will receive the results when you complete the tool. Bring any placement results to your advising meeting.

Students may consult with an academic advisor before registering to ensure the best course fit.

Students may need to enroll in foundational level (aka refresher) courses to help gain the academic skills necessary for success at the college level.

A student may self-place using the multiple measures tool.

In classes such as English and Math, a brief in-class assessment may be given the first day of class to confirm appropriate placement to best serve student educational success.

Current High School Students may be placed in courses based upon a recommendation from a high school guidance counselor or other qualified high school representative.

New Student Registration

Please schedule an appointment with an advisor.  Refer to the checklist prior to scheduling an appointment so you are prepared for your appointment and your appointment does not have to be rescheduled.

New & Undecided Students

Students in their first semester at CAC

New Student Appointments

Virtual Appointments, use the Teams platform
How-To Use Teams Video
In-Person Appointment

Enrollment Advisors

Enrollment advisors offer guidance to students in choosing courses to register for, creating an academic plan, and navigating the community college system.

8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128: Office M113:  (520)494-5111
Located on the Signal Peak Mountain between Casa Grande and Coolidge. It features on-campus housing and all of CAC’s championship-caliber athletic programs.
Ricardo Torres, Enrollment AdvisorRicardo “Ricky” Torres
Enrollment Advisor
Spanish Speaking

Joni McKeen, Enrollment AdvisorJoni McKeen
Enrollment Advisor

Fabiola Barrancas, Enrollment Advisor
Fabby Barrancas
Enrollment Advisor

Ellie Juarez
Enrollment Advisor

Elizabeth Barrett
Veterans Services Specialist

Student Athlete Advising
For students on a team roster for basketball, baseball, cross country, rodeo, softball or track and field.

3736 E. Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85143: Office B100: (520)494-5111
 is located in  San Tan Valley and also serves the Queen Creek and Florence areas
Veronica Joaquin, Enrollment AdvisorVeronica Joaquin
Enrollment Advisor

Byron Kouris, Enrollment AdvisorByron Kouris
Enrollment Advisor

17945 N. Regent Dr., Maricopa, AZ 85138: Office A BLDG: (520)494-5111
is located in the City of Maricopa and also serves surrounding areas of western Pinal County
Cassie Holcomb, Enrollment Advisor
Cassie Holcombe
Enrollment Advisor

805 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119 : Office F102: (520)494-5111
SMC is located in Apache Junction and also serves the East Valley area.
Mary Rhinehart, Enrollment AdvisorMary Rhinehart
Enrollment Advisor

Aravaipa Campus (AVC) ~ 80440 E. Aravaipa Rd., Winkelman, AZ 85192: Office B BLDG: (520)494-5111
AVC is located in Aravaipa and also serves the communities of Hayden, Kearny, Mammoth, San Manuel, Winkelman, Saddlebrooke and Oracle.

•Aravaipa Students: Please make a virtual appointment with an advisor from another campus as there is not currently an advising option located at the Aravaipa campus.

New Student Resources

Before Your 1st Advising Appointment  (PDF) – This checklist walks you through where to begin as a new CAC student.  Following these steps ensures that you have access to your student account, placement tools and assessments, degree requirements, as well as other important information you need before meeting with your CAC Enrollment Advisor.
New Student Advising Checklist PLUS Next Steps (PDF) – This checklist addresses topics covered during your first appointment with your Enrollment Advisor, as well as your next steps afterwards.

Visit our Full List of Student Resources
CACPipeline– This tool allows you to explore careers and match with CAC degrees. Register and complete the assessment.
Uploading Documents to Student Portal  -During your journey at CAC, you will need to submit various documents (i.e. transcripts, forms, affidavits) at the request of different departments with the college.  The easiest and most secure way to do this is to use the Student Portal.  This is a step-by-step video that walks you through the process.

2024-2025 Arizona General Education (AGEC) (PDF)
2023-2024 Arizona General Education (AGEC) (PDF)
2022-2023 Arizona General Education (AGEC) (PDF)
2021-2022 Arizona General Education (AGEC) (PDF)

High School Programs

Central Arizona College’s High School Programs

Central Arizona College’s High School Programs give students a jump-start on preparing for their futures. Our programs allow academically prepared & eligible students the ability to earn college credits while still in high school, saving time and money.  Please contact high school guidance counselors for more information.

Application, Enrollment, Registration & Advising Assistance :

GED/HSE/ESL Enrollment, Registration & Advising:

Continuing Students

Students who have completed a semester or more at CAC

Academic Success Coaches

Advisors assigned to a particular program area are known as Academic Success Coaches. They assess your academic and professional objectives, match your degree with your desired career path and/or university transfer plan, offer continuous assistance, and promote degree completion.

Academic Success Coach

CAC students who have met with a New Student Advisor, will then meet with an Academic Success Coach. Coaches specialize in particular Areas of Interest.

Advising Contact Information

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm
Phone: 520-494-5111