The staff of the Student Advising Center is available to assist students with planning and achieving personal, career, and academic goals.
Advisors and Counselors help students with educational objectives such as deciding on a major, understanding KCKCC degree requirements, planning a KCKCC degree program, preparing to transfer to a four-year institution, and course selection and transferability.
Our professional Advisors and Counselors provide a safe and caring environment to discuss personal concerns. They utilize an interactive student-centered approach which respects the dignity, worth, and culture of each individual.
Additional services include: official degree checks for students who have a minimum of 45 credit hours; assistance for new and transfer students; academic advising and success strategies for student on academic or financial aid probation or exclusion and assistance with stress and test anxiety.
Students in career programs are assigned a faculty to serve as their academic advisor while enrolled at the College. Academic advisors are assigned according to the major declared on the student's application for admission. Any student who has not completed 30 credits must enroll in the Student Advising Center.
Students are responsible for making appointments with their advisors and meeting with them to develop a degree program while at KCKCC. Academic advisors also assist students in locating information about course prerequisites, transferability of courses and the sequence in which courses should be taken.
In planning course schedules, students should keep in mind:
their career goals,
graduation requirements at KCKCC,
graduation requirements at the four-year college or university they plan to attend.
Final responsibility for planning a degree program rests with the student.
Students who intend to continue their studies beyond the community college level should select their courses to meet the requirements of the department and institution from which they expect to receive their bachelor's degree.
All KCKCC degree-seeking students are required to complete 6 credit hours in English Composition (in some programs Technical Writing is a substitute for three of these hours) and 3 credit hours in Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications. In addition, students should take into consideration their jobs and family responsibilities when planning their schedules so that library and study time are not the least of their considerations. A good rule of thumb is 2-3 hours of study time per week for every credit hour.