Counseling, Advising, and Academic Planning

Counseling

Navarro College has a staff of academic advisors who help students make educational and career decisions, select courses, understand transfer requirements, and improve study skills.  The academic advisors can assist with career development and arrange for testing to identify the student’s abilities, interests, values, and personality traits.  For the student who intends to pursue a four-year program, advisors can assist students in accessing online catalogs from colleges and universities of interest.

Personal counseling services are available to assist students with adjusting to college life and enhancing personal and social growth.  Services available in this this area includes short-term counseling, drug/alcohol education, sexual assault awareness, and mental health referrals.

Faculty-Centered Advisement

The Faculty-Centered Student Advising Program allows students the opportunity to interact and to develop a special relationship with faculty outside the classroom as a means of impacting student learning and student success.  The faculty/staff advisors work closely with the students either through e-mail, phone, or personal contacts to make sure students are meeting their individual goals.  First time students with no prior college courses (from any college) are included in the program.

Individual Academic Planning

Navarro College offers a full program of assessment and counseling to assist students in selecting appropriate educational and career directions.  The Carl Perkins Career Center and career and technical faculty are available to assist students who are uncertain about their career choices.  The personnel in these offices have experience in business and industry and can give first-hand knowledge about various occupations. Counselors and faculty in the academic transfer area are available to assist students who plan to continue their education at a senior institution.  Whether it is with undecided majors, or with students who have chosen a career program, or with those who have selected a senior college to which they wish to transfer, Navarro College Advisors work one-on-one to design a plan of objectives.  This plan, called the degree plan, helps to assure that the student is on an educational path appropriate to his or her abilities and interests. A degree plan is required for all students.  One of two "General Studies" degree plans may be utilized for students who have not chosen a major area of study.