Advising

Academic Advisors Assist in Defining & Achieving Goal

Be Prepared!
Before your 1st Advising Appointment:

•Apply                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 for unofficial review
•Bring:               Any test scores you have, such as CLEP, SAT, ACT, and others to assist in course placement & selection.
•Review:           COURSE PLACEMENT OPTIONS  tab below.
•Review:           Areas of Interest and complete a Career Assessment if needed.
•Complete:      Placement Skills Tools in Math and/or English & Reading

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

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

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

Types of  Advising Appointments:

♦Microsoft Teams Virtual Advising: Appointment via video conferencing platform MS TEAMS. A link to join the appointment is  in confirmation email.
♦Face to Face Advising: Appointments are held in-person with the advisor.  If this option is chosen please choose an advisor located at the campus where you wish to be seen.

Schedule Meeting with CAC Advisor

Video: “How to MAKE an Advising Appointment”
Video: “How to join a TEAMS Advising Meeting

•Students using VA Education Benefits MUST meet with an Academic Advisor for advising and course registration

Vickie Higgs

Vickie Higgs

Academic Advisor at SPC

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

Signal Peak Campus
General Advising
Baseball Team
Areas of Interest:

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

Osman Varela

Osman Varela

Academic Advisor at SPC

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

Ellie Juarez

Ellie Juarez

Academic Advisor at SPC

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

Ricardo "Ricky" Torres

Ricardo "Ricky" Torres

Academic Advisor at SPC

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

Jeanette Verduzco

Jeanette Verduzco

Academic Advisor at SPC

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

Dianna Davis

Dianna Davis

STEM Academic Advisor at SPC

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

Signal Peak Campus
STEM Advisor
Softball Team
Areas of Interest:

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

John Orozco

John Orozco

Academic Advisor at MAR

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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)

Vacant

Vacant

Academic Advisor at MAR

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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)

Lucrece Garrett

Lucrece Garrett

Academic Advisor at SMC

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

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

Aravaipa Campus
General Advising

English/Reading Placement Tool
Math Placement Tool

•Please make a MS Teams Virtual Advising 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

Darien Wilson

Darien Wilson

TRiO Advisor at SPC

Signal Peak Campus
TRIO Services

TRiO Advisor
Darien Wilson
520-494-5054
T204A

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