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Counseling and Advising Center

COVID-19 and Mental Health

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about the disease and the events surrounding it can become overwhelming causing a wide range of thoughts, reactions, and emotions. Visit our COVID-19 and Mental Health page for more information about common reactions, managing anxiety and stress, links and contact numbers for more help.

Counselor speaks with student

At Muskegon Community College, our licensed 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 are Licensed Professional Counselors through the state of Michigan.

Counseling and Advising Center

Due to the threat of spreading the COVID-19 virus the Counseling & Advising Center will be working remotely for the safety of our students and counselors.

Location: Room 1050  (Government or school photo ID is required at check-in)

Phone:  (231)777-0362          Email:   online.advising@muskegoncc.edu

Fall/Winter Hours:
Monday/Thursday: 8am-6:00pm
Tues/Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm
Friday:  8am-Noon

Summer Hours (June/July):
Monday and Tuesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-Noon​​

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT (for students who have not yet applied to Muskegon Community College) 

If you are currently not an MCC Student and wish to make an appointment, email online.advising@muskegoncc.edu.

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT (for brand new & currently enrolled students at Muskegon Community College)

First available counselorhttps://mcc-counseling-advising.appointlet.com/s/30-minute-demo

Health Services Pathway, Sylvia Hayes  https://mcc-counseling-advising.appointlet.com/b/sylvia-hayes

Math & Science Pathway and Arts, Humanities & Communication Pathway, Seth York  https://mcc-counseling-advising.appointlet.com/b/seth-york

Human Services Pathway, George Sharp  https://mcc-counseling-advising.appointlet.com/b/george-sharp

Business & Information Technology Pathway, Trefny Chelesvig  https://mcc-counseling-advising.appointlet.com/b/trefny-chelesvig

Engineering/Mechanical & Industrial Technology Pathway, Lisa Ribbe  https://mcc-counseling-advising.appointlet.com/b/lisa-ribbe

Disability Support Services, Tonia Lans: https://care-team.appointlet.com/s/disability-support-services-academic-advising



Counselors have walk-in times available for immediate concerns!  Please schedule an appointment for assistance with winter schedule and completion of Financial Aid Plans (see links above).

Please be aware counselors will see students on a first come first serve basis. We ask for your patience.  Counselors can assist students by answering general questions, verify secondary nurse and medical assistant requirements (send applications if ready) and verify/update your program code. You will be asked to complete an RSVP Form and then directed into a private breakout room with a counselor who can best answer your questions.

Students who are unable to log in during the scheduled time can email online.advising@muskegoncc.edu for assistance.

Use this Zoom link for the Walk-In sessions:

NEW LINK:  https://muskegoncc-edu.zoom.us/j/93324337230?pwd=Wm1qUGNUQlZxWUtsMjE5VlF1enF1QT09 )


Fall Semester 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM




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.