The Office of Counseling, Advising & Testing recognizes the many responsibilities of students outside of the classroom. We are dedicated to providing support, information and guidance to enhance all students’ college experience at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Our purpose is to assist students in acquiring information to develop appropriate attitudes, insights, and self-awareness that will facilitate the successful completion of their educational goals. We offer assistance to our day and evening students in the following areas: academic counseling, advisement, career counseling and personal counseling. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Students may walk-in or schedule an appointment. Arrangements can be made for those who need to meet outside of the set office hours by calling 334-291-4905. Counseling and Advising are located in Wilson Hall, while the Testing Center is located in Brassell 205.
CVCC Testing Center Mission Statement
The CVCC Testing Center supports the institutional mission of Chattahoochee Valley Community College by providing comprehensive testing services for CVCC students, faculty, local businesses and industries, the Chattahoochee Valley community, and the surrounding areas. The CVCC Testing Center is committed to upholding professional testing standards and practices by creating an optimal, quiet, professional, and stress free testing environment. Additionally, the CVCC Testing Center supports student success and retention by:
- Offering computer-based and/or paper-pencil testing services;
- Facilitating the testing needs of on-campus and distance learning students;
- Administering appropriate assessments to determine course placement;
- Providing excellent customer service by being supportive, courteous, friendly, and informative.
Chattahoochee Valley Community College is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guideline for Post-secondary Test Centers. Go to www.ncta.org/resources/standards/standards.phg for the standards and guidelines.
New Student Advisement
Participation in a new student orientation is a great way to prepare for college while meeting other students, faculty and staff. The New Student Orientation Seminar provides an opportunity for students to become acquainted with the campus, academic programs and student services and activities.
Academic advisement is an ongoing process in the Counseling, Advising & Testing Office. Students are provided with assistance in planning their academic schedules and their academic careers. Students are encouraged to make appointments with their faculty advisor before advance registration.
The Statewide Articulation Reporting Services (STARS) is used by CVCC. Advisors use this web-accessible system to provide guidance to students who may be transferring to colleges in Alabama. Transfer advisement is also available for students interested in out-of-state colleges and universities.
Assistance is provided to students, as they explore and select personal career goals, to understand and analyze their interest, abilities and skills. Through discussions, students learn more about themselves and how to relate their interests and abilities to their career choices.
Career Resources & Placement
The Advising Center administers a variety of career interest inventories so students can explore their interests. Our Career Resource Library contains career guides, career-decision-making information and occupational resource material. A Spring Career Fair is scheduled each academic year to inform students and the community of job opportunities available in the bi-city area.
Personal Counseling is available to all students. Talking with a counselor on a one-to-one basis can assist students to understand and work through problems. College life can often be stressful. CVCC is a member of the United Way Helpline Network. Students are referred to an appropriate agency.