How to Choose the Right Program or Major

  1. Make an appointment with the Career Counselor (Bldg. 7, Room 320; 844-2356) to do a career interest survey.
  2. Check the course catalog (for sale at the campus bookstore or online at to find out about the requirements of the program that fits your career interest.
  3. Meet with the program counselor (Bldg. 6, 1st floor; ph. 845-9129) as early as possible to find out whether the program has a wait list, what the job outlook is for program graduates, and what you would need to do to qualify.
  4. Check to see if you meet all the program entry requirements.
  5. Find out what levels of math and English are required to enter and complete the program (all programs have math and English requirements).
  6. Review the technical standards of the program (listed by major) to determine if you can do the essential functions required of all students in the program with or without reasonable accommodation.
  7. Check to see what the approximate program costs are including tuition, books, tools, and materials.
  8. Check with the financial aid office (Bldg. 6, 1st floor; ph. 845-9116) as far in advance as possible to see if you qualify for tuition assistance.
  9. If you are a client of a vocational rehabilitation agency, share the information with your VR counselor as early as possible to see if the program fits your VR plan.
  10. If you have a disability, contact the Student ACCESS office at 844-2392 voice/text (Bldg. 7, Rm 302) as early as possible to find out if you are eligible for disability accommodations and what types of accommodations are available to you.

February 12, 2016