Advisement

Advisement

Mission and Values

Mission: We advise and create educational pathways to foster student success.

Values:

  • Advocate: Encourage student by advocating and motivating to attain their educational goals.
  • Foster ownership & accountability: Deliver and share accurate instruction for students to achieve their educational goals with accountability.
  • Empathy: Provide guidance, comfort and a safe space to listen and advise for all students.

All new and transfer students must enroll in FYE101 or FYE103. We recommend you enroll in your first semester. 
Discover which one is right for you!

In order to provide a full-range of support to our students, advisement is open for in-person and virtual walk-ins.  Virtual walk-ins are recommended for general advising questions.  For FOI specific walk-in needs, in-person walk-ins are available for specific days See schedule below

All FOI students whose advisor is not on walk-in will be placed in the virtual line and receive service.

For a faster response, please Email advising@paradisevalley.edu your general questions or requests and your questions will be answered within the same day or the next day.Video Game Production

 

Part Two

Drop-in advising (online) for all students

Monday through Thursday 8am-5pm Friday 8am-2pm

The purpose of the virtual drop-in advising is to assist you with quick general questions. These sessions are intended to be quick check-ins (typically no more than 15 minutes).

Begin Virtual Drop-In Advising

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 - The first step is attending a Puma Pre-Advising session. Here you will connect with our advising team and be assigned an advisor.
  • Continuing and college transfer students - Schedule an Appointment - Schedule a phone appointment by clicking below on your advisor. New students, please follow the Puma Pre-Advising steps above.

Want to change your major?


Dr. Brett McNeal

Dr. Brett McNeal

Make an Appointment

Culture and Society

  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Culture/Human
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Journalism and New Media Studies
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Undecided Students

An "Undecided Student" is a student who has not declared a degree program upon admission. If you do not meet this criterion and are unsure what degree program you plan to pursue, meet with your assigned analyst and Associate in Arts and Associate in General Studies students meet with the general advisor.

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Professor McNeal at brett.mcneal@paradisevalley.edu

Monday   
Dr. McNeal is available for virtual from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday   
Dr. McNeal is available for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday   
Dr. McNeal is available for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday   
Dr. McNeal is available for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Margarita Leyva

Margarita Leyva

Make an Appointment

Education

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

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Margarita Leyva at margarita.leyva@paradisevalley.edu

Tuesday   
Margarita is available for in-person walk-ins from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday   
Margarita is available for Virtual from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Margarita is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Make an Appointment

Health Sciences

  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Professions
  • Healthcare Technology Systems
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Dietetic Technology

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Brian Wilson at brian.wilson@paradisevalley.edu

Thursday   
Brian is available for in-person walk-in and virtual from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday   
Brian is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Andrew Langford

Andrew Langford

Make an Appointment

General Advising - Black Mountain Campus

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Andrew Langford at andrew.langford@paradisevalley.edu

Sharlene Celeskey

Sharlene Celeskey

Make an Appointment

Visual and Performing Arts

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

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Sharlene Celeskey at Sharlene.celeskey@paradisevalley.edu

Monday   
Sharlene is available for in-person walk-in advising from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday   
Sharlene is available for Virtual from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Sharlene is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen

Make an Appointment

Health Sciences

  • Nursing - RN and CEP only

Before making an appointment, students must complete the mandatory PVCC online Nursing Information Session. If you have not completed it when you make an appointment your appointment will be cancelled.

If you are pursuing one of the programs below please contact prenursing@paradisevalley.edu, instead of Elaine Chen.

  • Paramedic to RN - contact Mesa Community College, as the program at PVCC is currently on hold
  • LPN to RN
  • CNA / NA
  • Advanced Placement Nursing (already in a RN program, but want to transfer to PVCC)

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Elaine Chen at elaine.chen@paradisevalley.edu

Monday   
Elaine is available for in-person walk-in from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday   
Elaine is available for Virtual advising from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Elaine is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Maile Canlas

Maile Canlas

Make an Appointment

Health Sciences

  • Nursing - RN and CEP only

Before making an appointment, students must complete the mandatory PVCC online Nursing Information Session. If you have not completed it when you make an appointment your appointment will be cancelled.

If you are pursuing one of the programs below please contact prenursing@paradisevalley.edu, instead of Maile Canlas.

  • Paramedic to RN - contact Mesa Community College, as the program at PVCC is currently on hold
  • LPN to RN
  • CNA / NA
  • Advanced Placement Nursing (already in a RN program, but want to transfer to PVCC)

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Maile Canlas at maile.canlas@paradisevalley.edu

Monday   
Maile is available for Virtual advising from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday   
Maile is available for in-person walk-in from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Maile is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Donald McCorkindale

Donald McCorkindale

Make an Appointment

Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management

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

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Don McCorkindale at Donald.mccorkindale@paradisevalley.edu

Monday      
Don is available for in-person Walk-in advising from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday      
Don is available for virtual advising from 8:00 am – 5: 00 pm

Friday      
Don is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Behavioral Health and Human Services

  • Counseling and Applied Psychology
  • Family Life Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law and Policy
  • Administration of Justice Studies
  • Fire Science
  • Forensic Science

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Ian Jeffs at Ian.jeffs@paradisevalley.edu

Tuesday   
Ian is available for virtual from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday   
Ian is available for in-person walk-ins from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Ian is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Jay Franzen

Jay Franzen

Make an Appointment

Computer and Information Technology

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Web Design / Development
  • Programming & Systems Administration
  • Networking Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Video Game Production

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Jay Franzen at jay.franzen@paradisevalley.edu

Wednesday   
Jay is available for in-person walk-ins from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday   
Jay is available for virtual from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Jay is available for virtual from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Kristin Bennes

Kristin Bennes

Make an Appointment

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Geography - Meteorology
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sustainability and Environmental Studies

Added Note: "For more information on our STEAM programs, click here!"

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Kristin Bennes at Kristin.bennes@paradisevalley.edu

Tuesday   
Kristin is available for virtual from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday   
Kristin is available for in-person walk-in from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Kristin is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rico Racca

Rico Racca

Make an Appointment

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

  • Biological Sciences only

Added Note: "For more information on our STEAM programs, click here!"

Students who are in their First or Second semester should meet with Rico.

Students who are in their third or fourth semester will need to meet with Kristin Bennes

Wednesday   
Rico is available for in-person walk-in from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday   
Rico is available for virtual from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday   
Rico is available for in-person walk-ins and virtual from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Rico Racca at rico.racca@paradisevalley.edu

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Lists of key dates for each academic semester.

Summer Financial Assistance

International Students

The mandatory orientation for all new F-1 students.