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Academic Advising

Advisors at every Pima Community College campus are ready to guide you through procedures for 

  • registering for classes
  • choosing a major
  • unofficial degree checks
  • transferring

Find an Academic Advisor

When you become a PCC student, you're assigned an advisor or counselor based on your program of study.

To find your advisor or counselor

  1. Login to MyPima.
  2. Select the “Academic” tab.
  3. Select “PimaConnect.”
  4. Select “My Success Network” for the name and contact information of your advisor or counselor.

If you're not taking classes for a degree or certificate, you won’t have an assigned advisor or counselor.

However, you can get help from an advisor as long as you are a student. Visit the student services center on any campus or email your question through Contact an Advisor.

Working with an advisor

To stay on track with your program of study, you should meet with an advisor at least once each semester. 

The printable Academic Advising Syllabus (PDF) helps you prepare for working with an advisor. It

  • explains the advising process.
  • gives you a plan on what you need to know on each step of the way toward completing a program.
  • gives you an organizer to record your meetings with advisors.

Building your class schedule

Academic advisors can help you 

  • choose a program of study.
  • choose the classes that you need to complete your chosen program.
  • figure out how many credits to take each semester based on your personal situation.
  • register for required classes.
  • make changes as the semester progresses. 

Advisors also can tell you what will happen to you if you add, drop or withdraw from classes, which affects your 

  • financial aid
  • student status
  • athletic eligibility.

If you’re unsure what program of study meets your goals, an advisor can help you figure it out.

What types of programs does Pima offer?

Pima offers certificate programs that show that you have the technical knowledge, skills and experience to work in specific career fields.

Pima's associate degrees can lead to direct employment or university transfer.

Pima does not offer bachelor degrees. However, advisors can help you plan a course of study that completes the first two years of requirements at a four-year college or university. 

Explore the broad range of degrees & certificates offered at Pima.

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