• Academic Advising

    Coastal Bend College offers various opportunities for student advising:
     

    Student Services Advisors:  Advisors are located in the Student Success Center.  Students may direct initial questions to these advisors.  After signing up for TSI and/or receiving placement scores, these advisors will discuss career options and degree and/or certificate requirements with students prior to referring them to the appropriate program/department advisor or specialist. 
     


    Student Success Coordinators:  These coordinators are located in the Beeville Student Success Center (in the SSC) and Kingsville Student Success Center.  These coordinators provide case management and academic tracking of students enrolled in Student Success Center's services, re-enrolled students previously self-withdrawn from the college, and others referred by faculty and student services staff.  They also provide student support services including: coordination of student workshops, tutoring and supplemental instruction.

    Veteran's Advisors:  Advisors located in the Cougar Center are trained to work with students and their families who have or are serving in our military forces.  A Veteran's Affairs Specialist is also available to assist with more specific concerns. Contact Estella Gonzales at egonzale@coastalbend.edu or call 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2432.   
      
     


    Program Advisors:
      These are the advisors for the different workforce programs offered:  RN, LVN, Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygiene, Cosmetology, and Dual Credit.  Contact the appropriate department for assistance.

    Department Advisors:  These are the academic faculty advisors students will be referred to according to their major by the Student Services Advisor.  The department advisor will become the student's permanent advisor once the referral is made.

    Disability Service Coordinator:  Each campus provides access to Disability Service Coordinator to individuals with disabilities.  To be considered for accommodations, a student will need to self-identify and provide acceptable documentation of disability to Miguel Aguilar.

    Advisors or faculty advisors assist students in developing degree plans.  This helps clarify the relationship between current college courses and career objectives.  Faculty and advisors advise students about educational goals and have regular conference hours to help resolve academic and workforce education problems.  Faculty advisors encourage regular class attendance and study habits, help students analyze and resolve difficulties, and help students develop confidence and independence .  The CBC administration recognizes that students are ultimately responsible for their own progress, but guidance is provided as needed.