Program/Major Selection and Academic Advisement

Program/Major Selection and Academic Advisement

Regardless of choice of major, all students are encouraged to make use of the combined resources in the Office of Academic Advising and with their assigned Faculty Advisor.

Academic Advisors assist all students in the process of deciding on a major, career exploration and guidance, General Education and Transfer process advisement, academic planning, enrollment in appropriate course work, preparing for application-based programs, and assists those who would benefit from individualized assistance in creating an academic plan.

Faculty Advisors provide Major-specific information, field-related contacts, and coordination of major course sequencing. Faculty Advisors direct students who are prepared for college-level coursework, have decided on a major, and are pursuing a degree or certificate from Oklahoma City Community College, and/or are considering transferring to a four-year institution.

Students select a program or major when they are first admitted to the college. After an initial meeting with an Academic Advisor to clarify their degree selection, the student can request to be assigned a faculty advisor. The Faculty Advisor will work in conjunction with the Office of Academic Advising to guide the student through program curriculum and toward degree completion. Students wishing to change their program/major should contact an Academic Advisor in Office of Academic Advising.

Certain programs have limited enrollment and a selective admissions process (e.g. Nursing.) Student must be admitted to such a program before being assigned a faculty advisor.