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Counseling and Advising Center

Counselor speaks with student

Location: Room 1050

Government or school photo ID is required at check-in.

Open Registration (August 19th – August 30th)
During Open Registration there will be no appointments scheduled – all counselors will assist helping students plan for Fall classes and complete Financial Aid Appeals.
  • Monday – Thursday:  8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Closures
  • November 28-29, 2019:  Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • December 24, 2019 – January 1, 2020 – Closed for Holiday Break

Fall Appointments (Beginning September 3, 2019)

  • Monday & Thursday:  8:00 am – 8:00 pm (first appointment at 8:30 am and last appointment at 7:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm (first appointment at 8:30 am and last appointment at 3:30 pm)
Fall Walk-in Hours (Beginning September 3, 2019)
(Walk-ins are for urgent concerns, NOT for help in planning classes.)
  • Monday & Thursday:  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At Muskegon Community College, our professional counselors can help you develop a personal plan of success.  We look forward to assisting you with your educational planning, college transfer information, personal and social issues and college procedures.

All MCC counselors have graduate degrees in counseling, psychology or related fields and most are Licensed Professional Counselors through the state of Michigan.


Descriptions of Degrees and Certificates Offered at MCC

Please review the descriptions below to gain a better understanding of the academic degrees and certificates offered at Muskegon Community College.

Associates in Science and Arts (ASA) Degree (DESIGNED TO TRANSFER)

This degree is designed to transfer to a college or university and apply towards its Bachelor degree programs.

The degree includes liberal arts courses and electives and includes the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Even if MCC does not offer a degree in your specific area of interest, you most likely can start taking classes at MCC that will transfer to your four-year college/university of choice.  With careful planning, the ASA degree helps you to have most of the general education requirements completed before transferring.

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

These degrees are focused on specific vocational areas and are designed to prepare students to enter the workforce. These degree is not typically designed as a transfer degree, however individual classes from these degrees may transfer to other colleges or universities.

Certificate Programs

Short-term programs designed to help students gain vocational skills or upgrade skills. These vary by area, but are usually completed within 1-3 semesters.


Choose Your Career Pathway

Please explore the six career pathways below. By clicking on the more button under each pathway, you can view the different academic areas of study and degrees offered to help you identify a possible career. MCC counselors are available to meet with you based on the specific career pathway in which you are interested.

You may find current career outlook information at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   www.bls.gov

Arts, Humanities and Communication

Careers in the arts, humanities and communication pathways appeal to those who place a great deal of value on self-expression, personal experience, imagination and creativity. If you are planning on pursuing a career in the creative and performing arts, music, philosophy, journalism, broadcasting or other related fields, this pathway may be for you.

Business and Information Technology

Careers in this pathway relate to all aspects of business and computer information technology.  These careers may include, but are not limited to, accounting, computer networking, software development, digital game design, entrepreneurship, graphic design, management, and marketing.

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Careers in this pathway are related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install and maintain physical manufacturing systems. These include engineering and related fields, architecture, mechanics and repairers, manufacturing technology, precision production, electronics, construction trades and related industries.

Health Services

Careers in this pathway are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease.  These include research, prevention, treatment and health related technologies.  Health care professionals are in high demand locally and nationwide.

Human Services

Human Services is focused on helping people overcome adversity through strength-based approaches that empower them to reach their full potential. Human Service Professionals help people to advance lives, help those in need, and educate future generations.

Math and Science

Individuals who enjoy math and science are often analytical thinkers that prefer to examine evidence to assist in demonstrating a theory or outcome. This pathway includes careers in areas such as agriculture, astronomy, the biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science, and mathematics.