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Advisement

Due to COVID-19, Academic advisement at PVCC is phone appointments only.

New incoming students without any college credits are required to sign up for the Online Puma Power Up session for new student advising

Current or new transfer students with college credits can make a phone appointment with an academic advisor by clicking here.

Seek Advising

Meeting your advisor is the first step in outlining both your short and long-term goals to prepare you for success. Our main mission is to see you thrive both in class and in life!

We’re here to help!

  • Navigate schedules, scholarships, test scores and more.
  • Create, review and re-evaluate your educational and life goals along the way.

Start Here

  • New Students - First step is attending a Puma Power Up session. Here you will connect with our advising team and be assigned an advisor. Click here to sign up.
  • Walk-ins Welcome - To meet with an advisor during business hours, check in using your photo ID. Students are seen on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Schedule an Appointment - Schedule a phone appointment by clicking below on your advisor.

Chat with us

When you see a green light below click “Chat with Us”, a staff member will assist you.

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Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management Field of Interest

Because our global economy starts with the small business on the corner and extends to the world’s most valuable companies, we’ve designed our business pathway to give you the knowledge and experience you need to be an economic and social leader at every level of your career.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management Field of Interest (FOI)

Common majors in this FOI are:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship/Owning and operating a business
  • International Business
  • Finance

Computer and Information Technology Field of Interest

As technology evolves and data management systems become increasingly complex, the demand for highly skilled technology professionals continues to grow. In the Computer and Information Technology Field of Interest, you can explore careers in gaming, programming, technology support, web design and development, cybersecurity, and more.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Computer and Information Technology Field of Interest (FOI)

Common majors in this FOI are:

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Networking Technology
  • Cyber Security

Current or Transfer Business/Computer Information Student Advising

Current PVCC students can meet with the Business Advisors by phone appointment, availability varies. You will need to login with your MEID information to schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an appointment can be found here

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Behavioral Science and Human Services Field of Interest

If you are motivated to help people, serve your community, and improve the lives of those in need, consider the Behavioral Science and Human Services Field of Interest. Professionals in this field typically work with community members to identify problems and create and implement solutions.

If you aspire to be a first responder, work in the court system, or provide counseling or social work/advocacy services, this Field of Interest offers you the training you need. Some Behavioral Science and Human Services students may go directly into positions as EMTs, paralegals, or behavioral health technicians, while others may pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Behavioral Science and Human Services Field of Interest (FOI)

Common majors in this FOI are:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Counseling and Behavioral Health
  • Family Studies
  • Fire Science
  • Journalism and New Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

Current or Transfer Behavioral Health Student Advising

Current PVCC students can meet with the Behavioral Health Advisor by phone appointment, availability varies. You will need to login with your MEID information to schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an appointment can be found here

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Education Field of Interest

If you love learning and want to help students discover their potential, the Education Field of Interest is for you. With so many Education certificates and degrees to choose from at Maricopa Community Colleges, you’re sure to discover one that excites you.

Specialize in early childhood education, K-12 education, multicultural education, eLearning design, and more. While studying education can prepare you to be a classroom instructor at virtually any academic level, becoming a teacher isn’t your only career option. You can also learn to design instructional media and materials, work as a school administrator, become a librarian, or provide needed training for workers re-entering the workforce. No matter which path you choose, a background in education can prepare you for a rewarding – and meaningful – career.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Education Field of Interest (FOI).

Common majors in this FOI are:

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Current or Transfer Education Student Advising

Current PVCC students can meet with the Education Advisor by phone appointment, availability varies. You will need to login with your MEID information to schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an appointment can be found here.

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Culture and Society Field of Interest

Programs in the Culture and Society Field of Interest are focused on acquiring a deep understanding of humanity, society, and human expression. These programs foster critical and analytical thinking and create flexible problem solvers who are ready to tackle complex global issues.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Culture and Society Field of Interest (FOI).

Common majors in this FOI are:

  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Culture/Human
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Visual and Performing Arts Field of Interest

If you are a creative thinker and like to communicate ideas through visual art, design, dance, music, or theatre, the Visual and Performing Arts Field of Interest may be the right choice for you.

Students in the Visual and Performing Arts FOI may seek direct employment as artists, musicians, designers, actors or audio producers, or they may pursue a bachelor’s or graduate-level degree for a career in teaching, art direction, theatre production, fashion or interior design, media arts, and film.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Visual and Performing Arts Field of Interest (FOI)

Common majors in this FOI are:

  • Audio Production
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts

Current or Transfer Culture and Society Student Advising

Current PVCC students can meet with the Culture and Society or Visual and Performing Arts  Advisor by phone appointment, availability varies. You will need to login with your MEID information to schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an appointment can be found here.

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Health Sciences Field of Interest

If you want to help people live better, safer, healthier lives, consider the Health Sciences Field of Interest (FOI). Our Health Sciences degrees and certificates are designed to give you comprehensive training for health-related work in the hospital, healthcare, or exercise and fitness settings.

In addition to preparing you for employment, the Health Sciences FOI also fully prepares you to transfer to a four-year program. So, whether you want to be a nurse, an EMT, a physical therapist, or a personal trainer, Maricopa Community Colleges' programs give you the flexibility you need to pursue your goals.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Health Sciences Field of Interest (FOI).

Common majors in this FOI are:

  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Professions
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy Assistant

Current or Transfer Health Sciences Student Advising

Current PVCC students can meet with the Health Science Advisors by phone appointment, availability varies. You will need to login with your MEID information to schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an appointment can be found here.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Field of Interest

If you want to work in a lab, design electronics, become a pharmacist or doctor, or play with numbers all day, then the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Field of Interest might be right for you.

Maricopa Community Colleges' STEM degrees and certificates can help you prepare for a career where you can use your skills to solve problems and discover new frontiers. STEM careers involve critical thinking and creative problem solving through research and design.

View the programs Paradise Valley Community College offers under the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Field of Interest (FOI).

Common Majors in this FOI are:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Current or Transfer STEM Student Advising

Current PVCC students can meet with the STEM Advisors by phone appointment, availability varies. You will need to login with your MEID information to schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an appointment can be found here.

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Black Mountain Academic Advising

Welcome to Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain. We're glad you're here and look forward to supporting you through your academic journey. PVCC's Black Mountain campus offers a one-stop shop environment for enrollment, advisement, and student business services. Most of our student services are located in Orion Hall on the east side of the campus.

Academic Advising

There are academic advisors available at the Black Mountain site Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters, and Monday through Thursday during the summer. 

Meeting your advisor is the first step in outlining both your short and long-term goals to prepare you for success. Our main mission is to see you thrive both in class and in life!

We’re here to help!

  • Navigate schedules, scholarships, test scores and more.
  • Create, review and re-evaluate your educational and life goals along the way.

Current or Transfer Black Mountain Campus Student Advising

Current PVCC Black Mountain students can meet their campus Advisors by phone appointment, availability varies. You will need to login with your MEID information to schedule an appointment.

Steps to schedule an appointment can be found here.

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