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Advising

Get the most out of your TCC experience

Do you have college and career goals? It's so important for you to connect with an advisor as soon as possible in order to meet your goals and complete your program on time. Our advising staff can assist you with an academic plan to achieve your educational and career goals. Every student is assigned an Advising Center advisor or a faculty advisor from their major discipline.

 

Explore your options

Still trying to map out your future? Meet with an academic advisor or counselor to discuss academic and career opportunities. Or, you may know what degree you want to earn at TCC, but need help understanding what classes to take and when. We can help you chart the right course.

 

Plan for the future

When you’re ready to take the next step to transfer a four-year college or university, contact us for help with a smooth transition. We can also help you plan for a new career, or help you advance in your current career with one of our 29 professional/technical certificate programs.

 

Incoming transfer students

If you’re transferring coursework to TCC from another college, please submit your official transcripts for evaluation. This helps your advisor recommend the right classes for you. Need to submit an unofficial transcript? Email placement@tacomacc.edu

Stay on track

Working with an academic advisor can help you stay on track and make informed decisions about your future. They can also connect you to opportunities and resources across campus.

The Advising Center can assist you with:

  • Degree exploration
  • Course planning
  • Degree and general education requirements
  • Academic policies, regulations, and petitions
  • Options if you are having academic difficulty
  • Incoming student transfers and transcripts
  • Outgoing student transfers and transcripts
 
 

Undecided on a Major or Program of Study?

Consider utilizing the resources at TCC's Career Center!

 

Advising Center Zoom Lobby

The TCC Advising Center is currently closed to the public.

However, we are now utilizing some inventive online services to serve our students during this time. Zoom can be used with your phone, computer, or tablet device. Zoom allows you to use instant messaging, voice chat, or even video conferencing to speak with us in real time. 

Our new Advising Zoom Lobby can assist you with general questions, provide assistance in scheduling appointments with advisors, help with changing your program of study or degree, and help you locate resources online.  The online Advising Zoom lobby is staffed with Advising Department Student Peer Advocates and speaking directly with an Academic Advisor is on a limited available basis. Academic Advisors may not be available during all scheduled times.*

  • Registration for Summer 2021 Quarter and Fall Quarter 2021 opens up for current students May 11th - 14th (students can check their ctcLink account to see their exact date and time).
  • New students can register for classes beginning May 17th.

*These advisors do not assist with questions about the Running Start program. For information about Running Start, please visit the Running Start page.

HOURS

 

Monday - Thursday

9AM to 1PM  &  3PM to 5:30PM

 

Friday

9AM to 1PM

 
 
 
CONNECT TO THE ADVISING ZOOM LOBBY

 

You may also call in to the Zoom Lobby at 253-215-8782. 

If you choose to call the Zoom Lobby by phone, make sure to enter the Meeting ID: 843 0230 6566

You have the option of emailing the General Advising Account as well at advising@tacomacc.edu .

EMAIL THE GENERAL ADVISING ACCOUNT

However, if there is a specific advisor that you'd like to speak to, please email that advisor directly using their information found below.

 

Book an Appointment!

Connecting With an Advisor has Never Been Easier

Contact an advisor by booking a one-on-one Zoom appointment with them!

You may also reach out to an advisor by sending them an email.

Health iconDeAndré Holmes

Advisor 

Specialties: Allied Health

 

Email: dholmes@tacomacc.edu

Book an Appointment

Health iconSamantha Olson

Advisor 

Specialties: Allied Health

 

 Email: solson@tacomacc.edu

Book an Appointment

Health iconCristy Yanos

Advisor 

Specialties: Allied Health

  

Email: cyanos@tacomacc.edu

Book an Appointment

 

STEM icon  Jennifer Keyes

Advisor

Specialties: STEM majors

 

Email: jkeyes@tacomacc.edu

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Steve Fontana

 

Director of Advising

 

Email: sfontana@tacomacc.edu

Email

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 TCC Allied Health Programs Icon Cassie Knipfing

Workforce Advisor

Specialties: Prof-Tech majors

 

Email: cknipfing@tacomacc.edu

Book an Appointment

 

People & Communities iconKatlyn Mataya

Advisor

Specialties: Education, and Prof-Tech majors

 

 Email: kmataya@tacomacc.edu

Book an appointment

Melody Griggs

Gig Harbor Campus Advisor

 

Email: mgriggs@tacomacc.edu

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

People & Communities icon Art icon Chris Stancich

Advisor

Specialties: Art, and IT majors

 

Email: cstancich@tacomacc.edu

Book an appointment