The goal of Montgomery Community College's Counseling & Assessment Services department is to provide students with comprehensive services and programs to help enable them to be successful in achieving their personal, academic, and career pursuits. Counseling services are offered in a confidential environment to all students and are designed to give professional assistance to students in the areas of academics, researching college transfer opportunities, and in resolving personal issues and/or crises as they relate to the student’s education. Information concerning entrance requirements, employment trends, job opportunities, transfer opportunities, labor market information, and appropriate referral to support agencies are some of the services provided. Students are seen on a walk-in basis or by appointment made with the Counselor, whose office is located in the Counseling & Career Development Center (CCDC) in Building 100. For those students taking online classes or who cannot easily visit the CCDC, counseling services are also available via email, telephone, and video chat (Skype). Evening appointments may also be accommodated.
Academic counseling is provided to assist students in understanding the various types of curriculum programs available at the College. Clarification of program qualifications and prerequisites are carefully explained. The Counselor may encourage students in jeopardy of academic failure to seek assistance through academic tutorial services available at the college.
Transfer counseling is provided to assist students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution. Inquiries made concerning transfer options are forwarded to the Director of Academic Advising. The Director of Academic Advising is available to answer specific questions about the appropriate courses to take for transfer; more information may be found at the following link: Academic Advising Center.
Personal counseling is provided to assist students in relation to career/decision-making skills, job-seeking skills, employment referrals, assessment and testing, and personal/life skills. When necessary, the Counselor may make (with the student's permission) referrals to community resources or agencies if additional assistance is needed. These services are provided to ensure academic success for each student while enrolled at the College.