A counselor can help you explore and develop career goals and plan your education to help meet those goals. If you want to enroll in a degree or certificate curriculum, and if you did not indicate a choice of curriculum on your Application for Admission, it is suggested that you meet with a counselor for curriculum placement. This may mean planning a developmental program to gain the necessary skills in certain areas to meet the entrance requirements for a curriculum. It may mean planning a program to take the right courses for transfer to a four-year college or university when you leave NVCC. It may mean selecting the occupational/technical program best suited to your abilities.
During your first semester at NVCC, the counselor will refer you to a faculty advisor who will assist you in planning your second semester and the rest of your program.
Counseling services are open to you throughout your stay at the College. You are encouraged to continue to visit your counselor for whatever reason you may have. Any change of curriculum must be made through your counselor.
Counselors assist you with financial aid information, inventories, career information, volunteer service placement information, job counseling information, and personal information materials. Special group programs are also available in career planning seminars, personal exploration groups, and other skill-building workshops.