DMACC gives you access to a variety of staff members during your journey towards a high-demand career in Information Technology.
An academic advisor is an individual who helps students plan their course schedule, assists in registering for courses, uses resources to meet educational needs, understands college policies and procedures, works with students to ensure they are making satisfactory progress on their degree program, and answers any questions students might have about transferring to a four-year college/university.
Pathway Navigators focus on recruitment, retention, and serve as a connection to resources and employment for non-credit or credit students in designated program areas. For recruitment purposes, Navigators provide a “one-stop shop” for students to get assistance regarding DMACC’s admissions process, basic advising, program specific information, and connections to other student services areas. Retention activities include troubleshooting barriers that a student may encounter in and out of the classroom, helping students develop strategies to stay in school and connecting students with resources throughout the community. Navigators provide case management to students, following them through their program of study at DMACC and often assisting with employment related activities as well.
Navigators will provide proactive academic advising to students in designated program pathways as it relates to program recruitment and retention. Navigators will work closely with designated program faculty and students and make necessary referrals to college and community resources. Navigators will advise students in all phases of academic and career planning, including program and course information, scheduling, registration, transfer requirements, and articulation agreements. Navigators will work closely with New Student Orientation including organizing/running new student orientations as well as providing support through coordination of materials, logistics of the programs, and assisting students with their transition to DMACC. Navigators will plan and implement program recruitment and community outreach activities including working with state agencies, businesses, high schools, college fairs, campus tours and faculty.