Counseling and Advising Center

Counselor speaks with studentAt 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.

Open Registration: Monday, May 14 until Friday, May 25.

We are open from 08:00 am until 07:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and on Friday we are open 08:00 am until 4:00.

There are no scheduled appointments during this period but counselors are available to help you with financial aid appeals, scheduling classes, and anything else you may need advice with.

Normal appointments will commence after Memorial Day, on Tuesday, May 29.

Summer Walk-In Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday and *Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

*(Friday: 10:00am – 12:00 from May 28 until July 27)

Appointments are available from 08:30 am. Check with the counseling office for available appointment times after 4:30 pm.

Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at (231) 777-0362 to set up an appointment to visit your counselor. Appointments start at 8:30 am and evening appointments are available most days.

Walk-ins are for quick questions.  Appointments should be made if you require more detailed information, such as, Financial Aid appeals, SAPs, MAPs and scheduling classes.

Online Advising
Online advising is available for quick questions and requires submission of the online advisement form.

Who is my counselor?

Students can initially meet with any counselor for information.  As you progress in your area of interest it is recommend that you meet with the counselor designated to that pathway.  The table below will help you determine the best counselor for your discipline.

Pathway Discipline Counselors
Arts & Communication Art, Advertising & Public Relations, Broadcasting, Communications, Dance, English, Film & Video Production, Humanities, Journalism, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theater Karen Hicks
Business, Management, Marketing & Information Technology Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Business, Criminal Justice*, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, Computer Science, Finance, Game Design,  Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing, Medical Office Management Trefny Chelesvig
Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Alternate & Renewable Energy, Architecture, Automotive, Aviation, Computer Aided Design, Electronics, Engineering, Industrial & Vocational Arts Education, Industrial, Machining, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Welding Larry Visconti*
Health Services Athletic Training, Dental Assisting, Dentistry, Dietetics, Heath Sciences, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Speech & Audiology, Veterinary Sylvia Hayes
Human Services Anthropology, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Recreation, Education (Special Education, Elementary, Secondary Teaching, Physical Education) George Sharp
Natural Resources and Science Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Conservation, Environmental Science, Fisheries, Geography, Geology, Physical Science, Wildlife, Zoology Seth York*
*Alternate Counselors: Trefny Chelesvig/Larry Visconti for Criminal Justice and Seth York for Nursing


Larry Visconti Larry Visconti                                                
Department Chair
(231) 777-0362
 Pauline Keith Pauline Keith
Office Manager
(231) 777-0362