Academic & Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center assists students in achieving their educational and lifelong learning goals through an interactive and educational partnership.

Advisors will work with students each semester until they have been accepted into their program of choice. Once accepted into their program, the Program/Faculty Advisor will assume the advising responsibilities.

Objectives of Academic Advising

  • Assist students with transition to college.
  • Validate students’ career path and academic program selection.
  • Support students’ ability to meet academic program requirements.
  • Assist students to find campus resources to best help students succeed academically and personally.
  • Help connect college experience with plans and goals for transition to the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution.
  • Provide students with information and support that will enable transfer to another institution.

Drop In Virtual Advising

Drop-in virtual advising is held Monday through Thursday from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm without an appointment. Students can ask course planning and policy questions to an advisor. Drop-in is first-come, first-served and designed for students to talk with an advisor for up to fifteen minutes.

Click an advisor link below to start a Webex meeting during virtual advising hours

FAQ

Who is my advisor?

NEW STUDENTS
New students meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss career goals and register for classes. If you are a new student or have not attended FDTC within the past year, and have finalized your admission or readmission process, check your acceptance letter to schedule your Advising appointment.

CURRENT STUDENTS
Current students are assigned a faculty advisor within their major of study. Pre-program health care students may complete advising in the centralized Advising Center.

Academic Advisor List

What are a Student's Responsibilities in Advising?
  1. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.
  2. Show up on time for your appointments, or reschedule prior to the appointment time; come prepared with questions and material for discussion.
  3. Recognize that you are ultimately responsible for monitoring your academic progress, meeting academic requirements, meeting published deadlines, and fulfilling financial obligations.
  4. Understand college and departmental requirements, policies, and procedures.
  5. Understand financial aid policies which govern student aid and seek advice when needed.
  6. Follow through with advisor referrals to additional resources or services.
  7. Access Self-Service, FDTC website, and campus communication tools (including D2L Brightspace, emails, and announcements) on a regular basis.
What are the Advisors' Responsibilities in Advising?
  1. Encourage and assist students in developing realistic degree plans consistent with academic, personal, and professional goals.
  2. Work with student services to validate their career goals and ensure the goals are consistent with their programs of study, preparation, interests, and plans for the future.
  3. Be knowledgeable about programs, graduation requirements, policies, procedures, and available resources for students.
  4. Document, in Self-Service, communication about students’ progress toward meeting their goals.
  5. Maintain confidentiality with students following Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
  6. Refer students to relevant campus resources as appropriate.

Still have questions? Contact Us!

Office Location

Business Office
FDTC Main Campus
Building 300
Room 300

Our Team

Courtney Brockington-Allison
Director of Perkins

Lionel Johnson
Perkins Counselor

Contact

Phone: 843.661.8281
Email: perkinsCTE@fdtc.edu