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.

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

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

Donald McCorkindale

Donald McCorkindale

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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

Jay Franzen

Jay Franzen

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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

Dr. Brett McNeal

Dr. Brett McNeal

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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

Wednesday   
Dr. McNeal is available for walk-ins and Virtual from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Margarita Leyva

Margarita Leyva

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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

Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen

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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
  • 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 virtual from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday   
Elaine is available in the Health Science Build room 119 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

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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 – 3:30 pm


Kristin Bennes

Kristin Bennes

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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!"

STEM Advising Resources

If an appointment is not available or you want to be seen sooner, come by the Advisement Center (KSC) for Walk-In Wednesdays between 8am to 4:30pm. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID as you will not be seen without one.

Use our Drop-In Advising (online) chat M-F if you have a quick question or an immediate concern. I man the chat on Tuesdays from 8am to 4:30pm if you want to reach me specifically. General questions may also be sent to our department email at advising@paradisevalley.edu for a quick response.

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 – 4:30 pm

Wednesday   
Kristin is available for in-person walk-in from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sharlene Celeskey

Sharlene Celeskey

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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

Andrew Langford

Andrew Langford

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General Advising - Black Mountain Campus

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