Advising and Counseling Center
Services We Offer

 

Academic Advising 

Advisors in the ACC offer academic advising including college placement assessment (Accuplacer), registration procedures, class planning and degree checks, probation and suspension advising, and transfer and career information.  All services are free.

Career Lab and Resources

We have an abundance of resource materials.  Visit with an advisor or check out our Career Lab for additional career exploration, transfer guides, Discover online software, and other resources with local and national career outlooks and opportunities.

Transfer Advisement

Students planning to transfer San Juan College credits to a four-year institution should see a advisor/counselor or their faculty advisor as soon as possible. Planning for transfer ahead of time can help the student decide which courses to take at San Juan College and how to transfer. Students should be aware that different institutions, and departments within institutions, have different requirements and courses that they will accept for transfer. Articulation credit lists for San Juan College courses accepted by New Mexico four-year institutions and Fort Lewis College are available in the Advising & Counseling Center. Advisors/Counselors and faculty advisors will help the student to develop a plan that will facilitate the student's study at San Juan College and result in successful transfer to another institution.

Personal Counseling

Licenced professional counselors are also available to assist students with personal issues on a short term basis. 
All services are free.

Depression Screening

Free Depression Screening is available online or in person with one of our licenced professional counselors. 
All services are fre

Disability Services

The Disability Services office is a component of the Advising and Counseling Center and provides academic support services and accommodations to San Juan College students who are eligible as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. You can reach the disability Counselor at 566-3789.

Eligibility

A student is eligible for services if the student has a disability that "substantially limits one or more major life functions." At San Juan College, the major life function is the ability to learn or acquire information at the post-secondary level.

Documentation

Eligible students must provide documentation of their disability from either a qualified medical or mental health professional, a state licensed Learning Diagnostician or a representative of a mental or health care institution. Evaluations must be current. A school plan, such as an individualized education program (IEP) or a 504 plan, is insufficient documentation of a disability, but can be included as part of a more comprehensive assessment battery.

Documentation must include a statement of how the disability "substantially limits the major life function" of learning, especially in a post-secondary setting. In addition, the documentation must include a clear and concise statement regarding the diagnosis of the disability. This documentation must be provided on letterhead stationary, typed, dated, signed, and otherwise legible. All documentation is maintained in strict confidentiality.

Accommodations

In order to receive accommodations, a student must register with the Disability Services office located in the Advising and Counseling Center. Academic accommodations such as note-takers, extended time on tests, Books on Tape, E-text, oral tests, etc., focus upon removing barriers in the classroom for the student while preserving the integrity of course objectives. The disability Counselor and the student discuss and decide upon suitable accommodations. The student then bears the responsibility of delivering accommodation notices to instructors and visiting with them.

Learning Technology Lab

The Learning Technology Lab is a resource and training room located in the Advising and Counseling Center. It houses special equipment and software for students with disabilities. To be able to access the lab, the student needs to be referred by the disabilities Counselor whose office is in the Advising and Counseling Center.

The lab offers the following services for students:

  • Cassette tape recorders and tapes
  • Copying and enlarging of classroom materials
  • Arrangements for exams including proctors, readers, private rooms, computer access, and extended time
  • Typing services
  • Training in current technology for learning assistance
  • Large screen monitors
  • CCTV
  • One-handed keyboards
  • Brailler
  • Screen reader software
     
 
Advising and Counseling Center
Educational Services Building - Room 4106
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402
(505)566-3404