Academic Advising

Academic advisors assist you with the information and resources you need to choose a major, set a degree plan, and schedule the classes you need to get to graduation. Please download the advisor list below that applies to you.

1. Technical and General Education Advisors

2. Health Sciences Division Advisors

Meeting with your advisor

  • It is to your advantage to see your advisor before you register for classes so that you can be sure you’re on target to meet your goals.
  • To get an advising appointment that meets your schedule, plan ahead and schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor.
  • Prepare for your advising appointment by reviewing the requirements for your major. Also, you should create a schedule, that includes school, work, and family, so that you and your advisor can plan the best schedule for you.

Need some help?

If you still have questions, or you just need some help, don't worry, we are here to help. Visit the Academic & Career Advising Center and we will make sure to help you with everything you need.


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 healthcare students may complete advising in the Academic & Career Advising Center.

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.