About Guided Pathway Advising

Guided Pathway Advising

Welcome to Guided Pathway (GP) Advising

The Center for Academic Planning and Success (CAPSS) is now Guided Pathway Advising!

NVCC has four Guided Pathway Advising centers.  Each center is dedicated to specific areas of study with advisors to help navigate your first class to graduation.

Ekstrom Hall | E500:  Business & STEM
Kinney Hall | K520:  Liberal Arts & Behavioral Science
Founders Hall | F217-234: Allied Health & Nursing
Danbury Campus | 2nd Floor:  All degree and certificate programs

Hours:  Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Please note, there are days with extended hours. Please click the appointment link for extended hours.)
Email: GuidedPathways@nv.edu
Phone: 203-575-8025 | Fax: 203596-8610


Find Your GP Advisor  Make an in-person GP Advising appointment Make a Virtual GP Advising Appointment

Prepare for Your Appointment About Guided Pathways  NVCC GP Advising Centers  Other Resources


Meet Our GP Advisors

About Guided Pathways


About Guided Pathways for Faculty




Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

Identify what student type you are from the categories below. Please click on the appropriate student type to read more about preparing for and scheduling your advising appointment. Note: The advising requirements may be different for each student type.

New Students (first time in college)

Welcome to Naugatuck Valley Community College from Guided Pathway Advising! You’ve made a great choice and we are excited to help you embark on your journey.

Once you’ve received your acceptance email from Admissions, you’re ready to make your New Student Enrollment appointment.  Here you'll learn more about mycommnet and register for your first semester classes.  

Click the button and choose the day and time that works best for you:
Book Your Advising Appointment 

Times don't work for you? Please email guidedpathways@nv.edu to set up an alternate time.  


Tip: It’s best to have setup your MyCommNet account prior to your appointment. 
Here are instructions on how to log in and reset your MyCommNet password

 

Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition into college.
Questions? Please email GuidedPathways@nv.edu or call 203-575-8025 and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Continuing Students (currently enrolled)

During the academic year, current students planning for the next semester should meet with their faculty advisor for course selection. 

Need help finding your faculty advisor? 

1.    Go to my.commnet.edu
2.    Log in using your NetID and password
3.    Select “Banner Student and Faculty Self-Service”
4.    Go to “Student Records”
5.    Select “Advisor and Major”

 

If you are unable to get in contact with your faculty advisor you can schedule an appointment with your Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor .

Guided Pathways (GP) Advisors are assigned by your degree/certificate program. 

Click here to locate your GP Advisor and make an appointment.
 

 

Transfer-in Students (plan to graduate from NVCC)

If you are transferring from another institution and would like to graduate from Naugatuck Valley Community College please follow the steps below to make an appointment with a Guided Pathways Advisor.

  • Complete a Naugatuck Valley Community College application by clicking here.
  • Once you’ve received your acceptance email from Admissions, you’re ready to make your in-person or virtual Guided Pathway (GP) advising appointment to register for your courses.  GP advisors are assigned based on your degree/certificate program.  Click here to find your GP advisor and book your appointment.

*Please note, students need to request official transcripts from any institutions they have attended in order to have credits transferred to NVCC.

Readmit Students (returning to NVCC after 2 years)

Before advising, a readmit student needs to:

  • Complete a Naugatuck Valley Community College application by clicking here  (Choose “Readmit Student” when you are prompted to choose an Application Type) If you have questions, please email nvcc@nv.edu  

Once you receive your acceptance email you are ready to set up an appointment with a Guided Pathway (GP) advisor.  GP advisors are assigned based upon your degree/certificate.  Click here to find you GP advisor and book your appointment.


 

 

Visiting Students (non-degree, just taking a course)

Taking a class or two at NVCC? 

Complete a Naugatuck Valley Community College application by clicking here.

Once you’ve received your acceptance email from Admissions, you’re ready to make your in-person or virtual advising appointment to register for your course(s).  

Book your advising appointment here



Find Your GP Advisor

Waterbury Campus     Danbury Campus

Waterbury GP Advisors

Academic Program Area  GP Advisor  Book An Appointment  Phone Email
Accounting Alice Simmel In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8668 ASimmel@nv.edu
Advanced Manufacturing Deirdre D'Amore In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-575-8014 DDamore@nv.edu
Arts / Visual Arts

Tara Smith In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8676 TSmith1@nv.edu
Automotive Beth McNeil -Coates In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2196 BMcNeil-Coates@nv.edu
Biochemistry 
Biology
Ana Orellana In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8645 AOrellana@nv.edu
Business
Management 

Sofia Branco In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2190 SBranco@nv.edu
Business Studies Alice Simmel In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8668 ASimmel@nv.edu
Chemistry Ana Orellana In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8645 AOrellana@nv.edu
Criminal Justice / Criminology Cecelia Christmas In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8681 CChristmas@nv.edu
Communications Miguel Cruz In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8677 MCruz2@nv.edu
Computer Info Systems

Nathan Bergstrom In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8613 NBergstrom@nv.edu
Computer Science Ana Orellana In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8645 AOrellana@nv.edu
Cybersecurity Nathan Bergstrom In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8613 NBergstrom@nv.edu
Dance Tara Smith In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8676 TSmith1@nv.edu
Digital Arts Tara Smith In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8676 TSmith1@nv.edu
Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Alyssa Boucher In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8787 ABoucher@nv.edu
Early Childhood Education Sade Erinfolami In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2131 SErinfolami@nv.edu
English Miguel Cruz In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8677 MCruz2@nv.edu
English Language Proficiency  Sade Erinfolami In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2131

SErinfolami@nv.edu

Engineering
Electronic, Engineering Science
Mechanical, Technology 
Studies

Deirdre D’Amore In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-575-8014 DDAmore@nv.edu
Environmental Science Ana Orellana In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8645 AOrellana@nv.edu
Finance Alice Simmel In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8668 ASimmel@nv.edu
Fire Technology Administration Beth McNeil-Coates In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2196 BMcNeil-Coates@nv.edu
Foodservice Management Beth McNeil-Coates In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2196 BMcNeil-Coates@nv.edu
General Studies Sade Erinfolami or
Miguel Cruz
In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2131
203-596-8677
SErinfolami@nv.edu
MCruz2@nv.edu
General Studies for Pre-Allied Health and Pre-Nursing Kiesha Harris
Christin George
Alexandra Lopes
Samantha Rodriguez
In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8695
203-596-2183
203-596-8639
203-596-8602
KHarris1@nv.edu
CGeorge1@nv.edu
ALopes@nv.edu
SRodriguez1@nv.edu
General Studies for Pre-Nursing

Iris Astacio or
Vince McCann
In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8647
203-575-8209
IAstacio@nv.edu
Vmcann@nv.edu
Geography Susan Houlihan In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2164
SHoulihan@nv.edu
History Miguel Cruz In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8677 MCruz2@nv.edu
Horticulture Beth McNeil-Coates In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2196 BMcNeil-Coates@nv.edu
Hospitality Beth McNeil-Coates In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-2196 BMcNeil-Coates@nv.edu
Human Services/ Pre-Social Work

Alyssa Boucher In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8787 ABoucher@nv.edu
Legal Studies Beth McNeil-Coates In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-2196 BMcNeil-Coates@nv.edu
Liberal Arts Miguel Cruz In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
  203-596-8677 MCruz2@nv.edu
Marketing Sofia Branco In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-2190 SBranco@nv.edu
Math Ana Orellana In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8645 AOrellana@nv.edu
Microcomputer Network Specialist Nathan Bergstrom In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8613 NBergstrom@nv.edu
Music Tara Smith In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8676 TSmith1@nv.edu
Nursing  Iris Astacio or
Vince McCann
In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8647
203-575-8209
IAstacio@nv.edu
Vmcann@nv.edu
Object-Oriented Programming Nathan Bergstrom In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8613 NBergstrom@nv.edu
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Pre-PTA, Pre-Nursing Christin George In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-2183 CGeorge1@nv.edu
Physics Ana Orellana In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8645 AOrellana@nv.edu
Political Science

Susan Houlihan In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-2164 SHoulihan@nv.edu
Psychology Susan Houlihan In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-2164 SHoulihan@nv.edu
Radiologic Technology (RAD), Pre-RAD, Pre-Nursing Kiesha Harris In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8695 KHarris1@nv.edu
Respiratory Care, Pre-Respiratory, Pre-Nursing Samantha Rodriguez In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8602 SRodriguez1@nv.edu
Social Work  Alyssa Boucher In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8787 ABoucher@nv.edu
Sociology Susan Houlihan In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-2164 SHoulihan@nv.edu
Spanish Miguel Cruz In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8677 MCruz2@nv.edu
Technology Studies Deirdre D’Amore In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-575-8014 DDAmore@nv.edu
Theatre & Performing Arts  Tara Smith In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8676 TSmith1@nv.edu
Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Dance, Music, and Theater) Tara Smith In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
 203-596-8676 TSmith1@nv.edu

Non-Degree Students (Waterbury or Danbury)

Academic Program Area  GP Advisor  Book An Appointment  Phone Email
Non-degree (students not seeking a degree or certificate) Athalie Cayo


Aquia Brown-Welch


Dr. Angela Skyers
In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment

In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment

In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8753


203-575-8142


203-596-8649
ACayo@nv.edu


ABrown-Welch@nv.edu


ASkyers@nv.edu

Danbury GP Advisors

Academic Program Area  GP Advisor  Book An Appointment  Phone Email
All Majors Nick Boretsky
Jenny Ortiz
In-Person Appointment
Virtual Appointment
203-596-8687
203-596-2113
nboretsky@nv.edu
jortiz1@nv.edu

GP Advising Centers

Kinney GPA Center (K520) - Liberal Arts & Behavioral Sciences

Kinney GPA Center (K520) - Liberal Arts & Behavioral Sciences

Degree and certificate program focus:

-Anthropology
-Arts / Visual Arts
-Behavioral Science
-Criminal Justice/Studies
-Communications
-Dance
-Digital Arts
-Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor
-Early Childhood Studies
-English
-General Studies
-Geography
-Human Services/Pre-Social Work
-Liberal Arts
-Music
-Political Science
-Psychology
-Sociology
-Spanish
-Theatre & Performing Arts


Ekstrom GPA Center (E500/ACE) - Business & STEM Programs

Ekstrom GPA Center (E500/ACE) - Business & STEM Programs

Degree and Certificate program focus:

-Accounting
-Advanced Manufacturing
-Automotive
-BioChemistry
-Biology
-Business (Administration, Management)
-Chemistry
-Computer Info Systems
-Cybersecurity
-Engineering (electronic, mechanical, studies)
-Environmental Science
-Finance
-Fire Technology /Administration
-Foodservice Management
-Horticulture
-Hospitality
-Legal Studies
-Marketing
-Math
-Microcomputer Network Specialist
-Object-Oriented Programming
-Physics
-Technology Studies

Founders Hall GPA Center (F217-234) - Allied Health & Nursing Programs

Founders Hall GPA Center (F217-234) - Allied Health & Nursing Programs

Degrees and certificate program focus:

-General Studies for pre-allied health or nursing
-Nursing
-Physical Therapist Assistant
-Radiologic Technology
-Respiratory Care

Danbury Campus GPA Center (2nd Floor) - All Areas of Study

Danbury Campus GPA Center (2nd Floor) - All Areas of Study

Degrees and certificate program focus:

-all degree and certificate programs

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