Academic & Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center guides students in developing educational and career pathways, by fostering student success from registration to completion.

Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares students to be college and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills, and technical, job-specific skills. CTE features high school, postsecondary, and industry partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees.

Advising within CTE programs plays a key role in guiding student pathway choices and ensuring that career information is received by all students. Advisors will work with students in career and technical education programs each semester until they have been accepted into their program of choice. Once accepted into their CTE program, the Program/Faculty Advisor will assume the advising responsibilities.

Objectives of Academic Advising

  • Assist CTE students with transition to college.
  • Assist CTE students in choosing or changing their educational pathway based on personal and professional goals.
  • Support CTE students’ ability to meet academic program requirements.
  • Connect CTE students with campus resources to succeed academically and personally.
  • Connect college experience with plans and goals for transition to the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution.

Advisement can occur via

  • Email;
  • Phone;
  • Web/Video Conferencing; or
  • In person via appointment or walk-in

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


Who is my advisor?

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 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.
Advising Resources

Perkins Tutoring Services: Book a one hour tutoring session for a variety of classes.

SAP/ Academic Progress Advising Session: Get assistance with a 'Satisfactory Academic Progress' (SAP) appeal.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Video: Watch a short video explaining SAP.

New Student Orientation: Reserve a seat at the orientation session that fits your schedule.

Technical Support: Visit the IT Technical Support page for troubleshooting and How-to's.

Testing Center: Provides placement testing and other tests for students and the community.

TECH2Go: Request a laptop, MiFi, and more from the FDTC Library.

FDTC Self-Service Guide: Download or view our guide to using the FDTC Self-Service system.

FDTC Self-Service Guide: Watch our short video guide to using the FDTC Self-Service system

FDTC Campus Map


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


Phone: 843.661.8281