Counseling FAQs

Counseling FAQs & Forms

Academic Advisors are faculty or staff members who assist with academic information and help you with developing an educational plan and course of study.

Counseling Faculty are faculty members who are trained in counseling to help students with personal, educational, and occupational skills. They can help you develop better study skills, manage stress, respond to crises, and set goals. Counseling faculty also work with other departments as consultants and trainers.

Career Services help students explore and apply for jobs and internships, host career events, and write resumes and cover letters.

Counseling Faculty assist students with choosing a major, exploring career options, providing career assessments of interests, personality, values, and skills, and teach college success and career exploration courses. Counseling faculty also assist students in understanding barriers, challenges, and opportunities in pursuing various majors and career paths.

Counseling services are free and available for all students who are enrolled at Phoenix College. Counseling faculty are also available for faculty and staff consultation.

Counseling faculty maintain student privacy as outlined by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) guidelines, and, like other college representatives, may release information as permitted by FERPA or in circumstances involving the safety of students or others. Counseling faculty are mandated by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to report knowledge of gender-based or sexual discrimination that involves MCCCD students or employees, including sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment on campus.