New Student Academic Advisement and Orientation

New students who have completed or been waived from academic placement testing will need to meet with an academic advisor to select/schedule their courses for the first semester and attend a New Student Orientation session.

NOTE: Students in the Chemical Dependency Counseling certificate and degree, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, EMT-Paramedic certificate, Nursing and Surgical Technology certificate and degree programs will receive academic advisement and orientation within their academic departments before the semester begins. Students in these programs are required to attend the program-based orientation events instead of the college's New Student Orientation.

New student academic advisement and orientation are now scheduled separately (effective March 2018). Please use the information on this page to schedule times to complete both advisement and orientation.

New Student Orientation

New students are required to attend New Student Orientation prior to the start of classes, either before or after their academic advisement appointment. Go to the New Student Orientation webpage for information about scheduling and attending.

New Student Academic Advisement

New students will need to meet with an academic advisor to select/schedule their courses for the first semester. Please use the information in the chart below to contact your advisement area.

Program Advisement Appointment Contact Location
Accounting Certificate School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Administrative Information Management and Technology A.A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Advanced Manufacturing Technology A.O.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Animal Policy Certificate Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department
(518) 629-7342
Make an appointment online
AMZ 300
Architectural Technology A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Automotive Management A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Automotive Technical Services  A.O.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Automotive Technical Services-Autobody Repair  A.O.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Biological Sciences A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Biotechnology A.S. and Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Business Administration A.A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Business-Accounting A.A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Business-Business Administration A.S.
Honors Track
School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Business-Marketing A.A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Civil Engineering Technology A.A.S.  Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Clean Energy Management A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Coaching Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Community Health Navigation A.A.S. and Certificate Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department
(518) 629-7454
JRD 202
Computer Aided Drafting Certificate Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Computer Information Systems A.A.S. and A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration  A.A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Computer Information Systems: Web Design and WWW Programming  A.A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Construction Certificate  Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Construction Technology-Building Construction A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Criminal Justice A.A.S. and A.S. Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department
(518) 629-7342
Make an appointment online
AMZ 300
Cybersecurity A.S. Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department
(518) 629-7342
Make an appointment online
AMZ 300
Diagnostic Medical Sonography  Certificate Medical Imaging Department
(518) 629-7123
BRN 026
Digital Media  A.S. and Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Early Childhood A.A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Early Childhood Administration A.A.S. and Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Echocardiography  Certificate Medical Imaging Department
(518) 629-7123
BRN 026
Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S.  Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Electrical Engineering Technology-Electronics A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic A.A.S. Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department
(518) 629-7454
JRD 202
Engineering Science A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Entrepreneurship A.A.S. and Certificate School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Environmental Science A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Exercise Science A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Fine Arts A.S.  Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Fitness Specialist Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Forensic Science Studies A.S. Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department
(518) 629-7342
Make an appointment online
AMZ 300
Health and Wellness Studies A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Health Information Management and Technology A.A.S. School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Health Sciences Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services A.O.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Human Services A.A.S. and A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Individual Studies A.A. and A.S. Individual Studies Advisement Center
(518) 629-7219
Make an appointment online
FTZ 319
IT Help Desk Support Certificate School of Business Advisement Center
(518) 629-7148
BRN 205
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescent Education A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science A.A.
Art History and Gallery Studies Track
Communications (Media) Track
Communication (Non-Media) Track
English Track
History Track
Honors Track
Political Science Track
Psychology Track
Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science A.S.
Honors Track
Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Mechanical Engineering Technology  A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Mechatronics A.A.S. Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Mortuary Science A.A.S. Mortuary Science Department
(518) 629-7334
FTZ 011
Nursing A.A.S.    
Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Photovoltaic Installation Certificate Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Physical Education Studies A.A.  Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Physical Sciences A.S.
Chemistry Track
Earth Science Track
Physics Track
Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Polysomnography A.A.S. Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department
(518) 629-7454
JRD 202
Public Administration Studies A.A.S.  Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department
(518) 629-7342
Make an appointment online
AMZ 300
Radiologic Technology A.A.S. Medical Imaging Department
(518) 629-7123
BRN 026
Respiratory Care A.A.S. Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department
(518) 629-7454
JRD 202
Semiconductor Technology Certificate Technology Academic Advisement Center
(518) 629-8003
LNG 106
Special Education Assistant Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Teaching Assistant Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Theatre Arts A.S. Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334
Worksite Health Promotion Certificate Liberal Arts Advisement Center
(518) 629-7191
Make an appointment online
FTZ 334