Academic Advising

Welcome Back CCC Students!

We are here to serve you while following the safety guidelines established by the CDC and CCC. Therefore, the majority of our advising sessions will be offered via Zoom and phone for the current term. We will have some limited in-person services. Masks are strongly recommended for in-person appointments.


Student Advising Team Photo


There are three types of advising teams, please schedule with your appropriate advisor. If you do not know who to schedule with, fill out the Find Your Advisor form and you will be connected with the appropriate advisors or resources.



Students with quick general questions that do not require an advising appointment may submit an  Advising Contact Form or contact Student Services at 928-226-4323.  View the  Advising FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions.  


Advising Resources:

Did you meet with an advisor? Tell us how we did?

Thank you for taking the time to meet with our advisors. We are very interested in your advising experience and would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete our  Student Satisfaction Survey.  We look forward to meeting with you again!

What to do before your scheduled advising appointment?

Prior to meeting with an academic advisor, new students must submit an online Admission Application, establish their residency status, and activate their myCCC portal. To complete the registration process, you can follow the steps included in the New Student Checklist. 


Prior to or during the advising appointment, all students are expected to log into their myCCC portal, confirm Comet ID, student @ID or provide a photo ID, and securely upload necessary documents through the Secure Upload Tool (e.g. unofficial college transcripts, ACT or SAT test scores, high school transcripts within past 5 years, or GED scores).


There is a lot of information to learn as a CCC student. Check out the  Student Handbook, a resourceful guide to navigating and utilizing campus resources and programs.


Please keep to your appointment, NO SHOWS will be noted. Check the student email regularly for important announcements and correspondence from your academic advisor. 

Determining Proper Self-Placement into Classes

CCC will continue to utilize the self-placement assessment on the Course Placement page to determine the most accurate course selection in English and Math. Students who do not want to self-place may still use other self-placement measures such as ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, previously earned college credit, high school G.P.A., or GED test scores to determine course placement. It is important for students to make well-informed and wise self-placement decisions. Please meet with your advisor if you would like additional guidance. Inappropriate decisions about self-placement may affect the time it takes you to complete your certificate or degree and may impact your ability to receive financial aid and/or scholarships. Students with transfer credits must send all official transcripts to CCC Registration prior to class registration so they can be evaluated for equivalency or as a possible pre-requisite(s).

How to Login to myCCC - Your student portal

You can access the myCCC student portal through the CCC main webpage at the top of the page. Your user ID is your Comet ID, which is made up of a combination of five characters, starting with your first and last initial. First-time users must create their initial password and security information to activate their myCCC student portal. If you do not know your Comet ID or have changed your password and need to have it reset, please contact the CCC ITS Help Desk at 928-226-4357.

myCCC Quickstart Guide


myCCC page with different numbers indicating differnet points of interest. 1 - Main Menu, 2 - QuickLaunch, 3 - Connect Feet, 4 - Gmail Dashboard, 4 - Profile Settings


  1. Main Menu – Access to the full navigation menu within myCCC.
  2. Quick Launch - Single Sign-On Quick Launch icons for Canvas, Gmail, Google Drive, and Self Service Banner. Also includes quick-access shortcuts to SmartThinking, Library and Change Password.
  3. Connect Box – The new home for Announcements. All academic, class, ITS, job, news, or student development announcements will appear here and will work as “Feed” similar to social media feeds. Students can choose what categories they would like to see.
  4. Gmail Dashboard - A quick view of your recent 50 emails from in your Student Email.
  5. Dock Icons & User Settings – Quick-access icons to myCCC applets. On the Android and iOS Apps these will appear on the bottom as a dock. Navigating to the drop down arrow next to the icon opens a menu allowing changes to category preferences, contact information and profile icons.

Menu items - Search, Home, Quick Launch, Connect, Gmail Dashboard, Self Servcice, External Links, Social Networking, Maps, Contacts, News and Contact SupportLeft Side Navigation Menu

  • Home – myCCC Home Page with Connect & Quick Launch
  • QuickLaunch – The QuickLaunch applet from the homepage on a page by itself
  • Connect – The Connect Feed from the homepage on a page by itself
  • Gmail Dashboard – An easy access for students to view their emails, clicking on an email opens Gmail (This is aimed at “preview” for students to click on an email that interests them or to see if they have any unread email without navigating to Gmail)
  • Self Service – Banner Applets accessible directly within the portal. Students can register for classes, check registration status, check financial aid, and more without leaving the portal. More information on the next page. (Page 3)
  • External Links – Links that do not have applets within the portal, including the CCC website, Library, Event Calendars and more.
  • Social Networking – Links to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.
  • Maps – Quickly view the campuses and access directions to them.
  • Contacts – Department phone numbers for students to quickly call.
  • News – RSS News feed from our website within the Portal. (Pulled from:
  • Contact Support – CCC ITS Help Desk Email Address

Some users (employees, admins, etc) may see additional links depending on their access within the portal. If there are any questions or have any issues with additional links or missing links, contact the ITS Help Desk.

Menu items: Banner Profile, Account Summary, Register for Classes, Registration Status, Financial Aid, Financial AId Forms, Holds, Class History, Transcripts, Grades, GPA Calculator and Class ScheduleSelf Service Banner Applets

  • Banner Profile – Access to view user information within Banner, including biographical, email addresses and phone numbers. On an a second tab, academic information including residency, citizenship, graduation date, degree seeking, and cumulative GPA is available.
  • Account Summary – View total balance by semester. Including tuition, differential tuition, fees, parking, payments and financial aid accepted awards
  • Register for Classes – Find and register for classes within a “cart” system, allowing students to add classes to a cart to compare and add classes. A simplified version of Add/Drop classes within Self Service Banner. Does not show as many details as easily, figure 1 example below. Students must select a semester before anything else, as it’s based on the current semester to show subjects and instructors.
  • Registration Status – View student status, academic standing and holds based on the student’s academic progress. Also shows total credit hours taken.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid breakdown by aid year for requirements, awards and account summary. Requirements will not link to the required forms, but they will be named for students to find them on the website or within the Forms page next.
  • Financial Aid Forms – Links to the Self Service Banner Form outside the Portal for all financial aid forms the student may need to complete. – Students may be required to sign in again to access this.
  • Holds – Shows all negative holds on a students account, including the advising hold.
  • Class History – List of all classes the student has taken at CCC oldest to newest. Class History will also will show total credit hours, total passed hours, cumulative GPA.
  • Transcripts – Links to the Transcripts Page within Self Service Banner with links to Parchment and Degreeworks.
  • Grades – Breakdown per semester of Final Grades including Semester GPA and Cumulative GPA.
  • GPA Calculator – GPA Calculator for students to type in their current GPA and classes they will take.
  • Class Schedule – External link to the Self Service Banner Course List.

Example Image with a class added to a cart to register

Menu Items include Your Profile, Preferences and Log Out

User Settings
In the top right of myCCC is an icon with the students name and a circle for an icon. By default, this circle icon will show the students initials. Clicking on this box will give three options.
Your Profile - Your profile will let the student edit their profile picture, edit connect interests, and view their name, email and phone number.

Preferences - Preferences allows the user to change how Connect and Messaging will contact them when a post is made.

Log Out - Signs the user out of the portal.



Menu items - Connect Email On/Off, Messaging Email On/Off, Messaging SMS On/Off, and Manage Favorites

Enabling Email for Connect will send an email all posts made with an interest selected.
Messaging is for administrators to send an email and/or post on Connect to all users based on the announcement need. Users can enable to receive Email/SMS based on these posts.
Manage Favorites allows students to build a small Favorites section within the Main Menu for easy access to items.















AZ General Education Curriculum - AGEC Explained

Please review the following for information about the  AGEC.

Courses listed are from the most recent AGEC course list for Coconino Community College (2022-2023)

Developmental Coursework

Developmental Coursework is remedial coursework that will help a student bring their English and Math skills up to a college level. These courses are not degree‐applicable because the curriculum is not at a college level.

Developmental coursework can be financed through Financial Aid for eligible students.

DEVELOPMENTAL COURSEWORK: This coursework is not applicable towards any degree or certificate at CCC.

ENG 095    Basic Reading & Writing Skills (4) PT
ENG 098    Integrated Reading & Writing Skills (4) ENG 095; PT
ENG 099    Fundamentals of Composition (4) ENG 095; PT
MAT 088    Pre-Algebra (4) PT
MAT 091    Beginning Algebra (4) MAT 088; PT
MAT 097    Intermediate Algebra (4)  *Calculus Prep* MAT 091; PT


Every student is required to take both English 101 or 101A and English 102

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Complete ENG 101 or 101A and ENG 102.
ENG 101A College Composition I w/Review (5) RDG 099; Writing PT
ENG 101 College Composition I (3) ENG 098; PT
ENG 102 College Composition II (3) ENG 101
ENG 102H College Composition II - Honors (3) ENG 101


Every student is required to take at least 1 college-level math course.  AGEC‐A students are required to have MAT 140 or higher; AGEC‐B and AGEC‐S students are typically required to have MAT 220 or higher:

MATHEMATICS: Select course based on degree.
MAT 140 College Math w/Algebra Review (5) MAT 091; PT
MAT 142 College Mathematics (3) MAT 097; PT
MAT 151 College Algebra (4) MAT 097; PT
MAT 160 Introduction to Statistics (3) College Level Math; PT
MAT 187 Pre-Calculus (5) MAT 097; PT
MAT 187H Pre-Calculus - Honors (5) MAT 097; PT
MAT 211 Business Calculus (4) MAT 151; PT
MAT 220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (5) MAT 187; PT
MAT 230 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II (5) MAT 220
MAT 241 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III (4) MAT 230
MAT 261 Differential Equations (4) MAT 230

Arts & Humanities

Every student is required to take 2 classes in the Arts & Humanities. These classes must be from different disciplines, meaning if you take a HUM class from the list, the second class should not be HUM.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES (A/H): Select two courses from different disciplines.
ANT 102EC Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ART 100 Art Appreciation (3)
ART 201C Art History Prehistoric to 1400 (3) ENG 101
ART 202C Art History 1400 to 2000 (3) ENG 101
ART 221EC Art of the Southwest (3) ENG 101
CPS 100EC Overview of the Colorado Plateau (3)
CPS 200EC Colorado Plateau Institute (6)
DAN 201EC Dance History (3)
ENG 139W Introduction to Creative Writing (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
ENG 237ECW Women in Literature (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
ENG 238E Literature of the Southwest (3) ENG101
ENG 270W Creative Writing: Fiction (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
ENG 272W Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
HUM 205CW Technology & Human Values (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
HUM 235 American Arts and Ideas (3) p/c ENG 101
HUM 241W Humanities I (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
HUM 241HW Humanities I - Honors (3) ENG 102 or ENG 102H
HUM 242ECW Humanities II (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
HUM 242HECWHumanities II - Honors (3) ENG 102 or ENG 102H
MUS 100 Music Appreciation (3)
MUS 145E Jazz History & Literature (3)
MUS 207E American Popular Music (3)
MUS 240C Music of World Cultures (3)
MUS 245EC Rock and Pop (3)
PHI 101C Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHI 101HC Introduction to Philosophy - Honors (3)
PHI 103 Introduction to Logic (3)
PHI 105E Introduction to Ethics (3)
PHI 105HE Introduction to Ethics - Honors (3)
REL 201C Comparative Religions (3)
REL 204C Asian Religions (3)
THR 101 Introduction to Theatre (3)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Every student is required to take 2 classes in the Social & Behavioral Sciences. These classes must be from different disciplines, meaning if you take an AJS class, the second class should not be AJS.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (SBS): Select two courses from different disciplines.
AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
AJS 230 Deviant Behaviors (3)
AJS 280 Criminology (3)
ANT 102EC Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANT 103EC Culture and Language (3)
ANT 110 Exploring Archeology (3)
ANT 230EC Peoples of the Southwest (3)
ANT 250ECW Peoples of the World (4) ANT 102/ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
ASL 200C Introduction to the Deaf Community (3)
BUS 214 Legal/Ethical/Reg Issues in Business (3) ENG101
COM 101ECW Communication Analysis (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
CPS 100EC Overview of the Colorado Plateau (3)
CPS 200EC Colorado Plateau Institute (6)
ECN 204 Macroeconomic Principles (3)
ECN 205 Microeconomic Principles (3)
GEO 102C Human Geography (3)
GEO 133C World of Regional Geography (3)
HIS 131EC United States History to 1877 (3)
HIS 132EC United States History from 1877 (3)
HIS 201C Western Civilization to 1660 (3)
HIS 202C Western Civilization from 1660 (3)
HIS 211C World History to 1500 (3)
HIS 212C World History from 1500 (3)
POS 101 Introduction to Politics (3)
POS 110 American National Government (3)
POS 120C Introduction to World Politics (3)
POS 220 Arizona & National Constitution (3)
POS 233CW Global Environmental Politics (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
PSY 101E Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 227 Personality Development (3) PSY 101
PSY 236E Psychology of Women (3) PSY 101
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology (3) PSY 101
PSY 250ECW Social Psychology (4) PSY 101; ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
SOC 101E Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 140E Marriage and Family in the United States (3)
SOC 210EW Sociology of Gender (4) SOC 101; ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
SOC 215E Race & Ethnic Relations

Physical & Biological Sciences

Every student is required to take 2 classes in the Physical & Biological Sciences. These classes may be from the same discipline, or from different disciplines. AGEC‐S students may be required to specialize in a certain discipline, such as Physics, Chemistry, or Biology.

ANT 101 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4)
BIO 100 Biological Concepts (4) ENG 099; PT
BIO 105CW Environmental Biology (4) MAT 091; p/c ENG 102
BIO 109 Natural History of the Southwest (4) MAT 091; ENG 099/ PT
BIO 160 Intro to Anatomy/Physiology (4)
BIO 181 Unity of Life I (4)
BIO 182 Unity of Life II (4)
BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4) BIO 181
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4) BIO 201
BIO 205 Microbiology (4) BIO 181
CHM 130 Fund. Of Chemistry (4) ENG 099; MAT 097; PT
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (5) MAT 097; PT; CHM 130 (rec)
CHM 152 General Chemistry II (5) CHM 151
GEO 131 Introduction to Physical Geography (4)
GLG 101 Physical Geology (4)
GLG 102 Historical Geology (4) GLG 101
GLG 105 Introduction to Planetary Science (4)
GLG 110 Natural Disasters (4)
GLG 232 Geology of the Colorado Plateau (4)
PHY 111 College Physics I (4) MAT 187; PT
PHY 112 College Physics II (4) PHY 111
PHY 161 University Physics I (4) MAT 220
PHY 180 Introduction to Astronomy (4)
PHY 262 University Physics II (4) PHY 161 p/c MAT 230

AGEC Options/Electives

The AGEC consists of 35‐37 credit hours. Students may have 0‐6 elective credit hours left after completing the above requirements. The remaining elective credits may be chosen from anywhere on the AGEC list (excluding developmental courses). Additional courses that are applicable to the AGEC elective credits are listed under Options:

OPTIONS: May be selected from the above lists and/or from the following to complete 35 AGEC credit hours:
ASL 101 American Sign Language I (4)
ASL 102 American Sign Language II (4) ASL 101
ASL 201 American Sign Language III (4) ASL 102
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV (4) ASL 201
BUS 204W Business Communications (3) ENG 101; p/c ENG 102
BUS 232 Business Statistics and Analysis (3) College Level Math; PT
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3)
CIS 215 Programming with Python (3)
FRE 101 Beginning French I (4)
FRE 102 Beginning French II (4) FRE 101
GER 101 Beginning German I (4)
GER 102 Beginning German II (4) GER 101
HON 293W Foundations of Scientific Inquiry (3) p/c ENG 102 or ENG 102H
ITA 101 Beginning Italian I (4)
ITA 102 Beginning Italian II (4) ITA 101
JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I (4)
JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II (4) JPN 101
NAV 101 Beginning Navajo I (4)
NAV 102 Beginning Navajo II (4) NAV 101
PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics (4) MAT 140 or higher; PT
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I (4)
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II (4) SPA 101; PT
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4) SPA 102; PT
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (4) SPA 201; PT
SPC 100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)

Special Requirements

Students must also meet the Special Requirements for the AGEC. This includes taking at least one course with an emphasis in each of the following areas:
Special Requirements: A complete AGEC includes special requirements. These requirements may be met within the 35+ hours of General Education Core Curriculum. A minimum of two courses must be taken to fulfill the three AGEC Special Requirements listed below:
W ‐ Intensive Writing / Critical Inquiry
E ‐ Ethnic, Race & Gender Awareness
C ‐ Contemporary Global / International or Historical Awareness

Special requirements attached to a course can be found by looking for a small E, C, or W next to a course listing on the AGEC list. For example:
ANT 102EC    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ART 100    Art Appreciation (3)


ANT 102 meets the special requirements for both the ‘E’ and the ‘C.’ If a student takes this course, they will still need to take one course with a ‘W’ to meet all their special requirements.

ART 100 is an AGEC class and will apply to the Arts & Humanities, but does not meet any special requirements.

Information about prerequisites and co‐requisites for a course are listed in bold at the end of the course title.

There is a key at the top of the AGEC list to help you:
*Key: PT = Placement Test, P/C = Pre or Co-requisite, REC = Recommended


  • Some programs may specify which courses a student should take from the AGEC for their degree.
  • Any course that is part of a student's Major Coursework is not applicable for AGEC credit toward that degree, regardless of whether the course is also an AGEC eligible course. Please see an academic advisor for specific information about which AGEC courses are required for your degree.
  • AAS degrees contain most of the AGEC, but not the entire curriculum. If you are planning to transfer to another college or university, it is advised that you complete the AGEC prior to transferring.
  • A completed AGEC will transfer as a block of credits to any Arizona public or tribal community college, or state university. If a student transfers before completing the AGEC, the courses will transfer individually and may be applied to the student's degree slightly differently than at the originating school.
  • Completion of the AGEC with a GPA of 2.5 or higher guarantees admission to all three Arizona universities (NAU, ASU, UA).
  • The AGEC list is updated annually to add new offerings and remove courses that are no longer being offered. Please see Student Affairs for a copy of the most recent AGEC list.


DegreeWorks - Your Degree Audit Program


What is DegreeWorks?

DegreeWorks is a web-based, degree-auditing, and tracking tool that enables students and advisors to evaluate academic progress toward graduation in accordance with college and major requirements outlined in the Academic Catalog. This tool, located in your myCCC, allows students to quickly and easily identify which requirements have been satisfied and which requirements are outstanding for the degree or certificate they have declared.


How DegreeWorks Benefits Students

  • Supports real-time delivery of progress toward degree completion
  • Easily determines which courses have been taken or transferred, which count as electives and requirements, and what's outstanding to complete a degree
  • Online environment reduces paperwork and manual degree checklists
  • Confirms your academic standing
  • "What If" feature shows students how progress toward degree completion changes if they add a minor or change majors.


Here is an easy to use  Student Guide to DegreeWorks. 

How to Add and Drop Course(s) via myCCC Student Portal

  1.  Log into myCCC and click on the Registration link under the QuickLaunch Navigation menu in the middle of the page, then choose Register for Classes. 
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  2.  You will be redirected to the self-service registration menu, choose "Register for Classes."
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  3. The program will then have you log into Self Service for Banner. Sign in using your Comet ID and password.
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  4. Select the term that you are attempting to Add/Drop for and click Submit.
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To Drop or Withdraw from Course(s):

1. You will see the courses you are already registered for in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

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2. You will need to locate the action column in the Summary box.

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3. For the courses you are wishing to drop/withdraw from, drop the action box down and select wither "Web Drop" or "Web Initiated Withdraw." (You will notice these options will change with the deadlines of the college)

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4. Once you have selected "Web Drop" or "web initiated Withdraw," double check that you have done so for the correct course(s) you are wishing to drop/withdraw. When everything looks good click "Submit" in the lower right-hand corner of the summary box.

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5. You will then see a change in the "Status" column of your summary box. Make sure that the Status states, "Dropped" or "Withdrawn" after you have completed the above steps.

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To Search for and Add Course(s):

1. You can search for a course by the Subject of the course:

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Or by the part-of-term - select Advanced Search and scroll to find "Part Of Term" and select the part-of-term you are searching for:

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2. Once you have found the course you are wanting to register for, on the far-right side you can click "Add."

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3. Once you have clicked "Add" - in the lower right-hand corner is your course summary. You will need to click Submit to change the status of the course from "Pending" to "Registered."

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4. The course status will then change to green and state "Registered."

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A note about Adding Courses: Once you have registered for a course, you are expected to pay your tuition, or to set up a payment plan for tuition, within 24 hours of registration. Students who have not made their necessary tuition payment may be dropped from their classes, per the drop schedule on the Cashier’s page . Students who are automatically dropped from a course for non-payment will receive email notification of the drop.

A note about Dropping Courses: Students receiving Financial Aid should speak to Financial Aid prior to dropping any course. The change in credit hours may affect your Financial Aid disbursal or may cause you to owe money back from already disbursed funds.


How to Change your Major via Change of Major Form

View and print a downloadable   Student Guide to How to Change your Major.


You must use Adobe Reader or Acrobat to digitally sign the Change of Major form. Please download the form and use Adobe to submit with a digital signature. When complete you may securely upload the Change of Major form to the Registration and Enrollment Services office through the Secure Upload System . Read the instructions below to upload the necessary documents for enrollment.

Step 1. Meet with an advisor
Prior to digitally submitting a Change of Major form, students are highly encouraged to speak with an advisor to discuss major options and the academic implications it may have. Visit the Advising page to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.


Step 2. Download and Complete Change of Major Form
View the   Change of Major Form or visit the  Registration Forms page to download.

Location of Change of Major form circled in red on the Registration and Enrollment page

Open the fillable form using Adobe Reader or Acrobat to digitally fill and sign. Please fill in all parts that apply and check the declared degree or certificate. Visit the Degrees and Certificates page to view all the degrees and certificates CCC offers.

Red highlight indicates to fill Name, Student ID, Date, check declared major, semester change of major is to take effect, and student signature portion on Change of Major Form

Step 3. Upload Change of Major Form through the Secure Upload System
Submit all documents to the Registration and Enrollment Services office using the Secure Upload System . You will need your myCCC student portal login information.

Your user ID is your Comet ID, which is made up of a combination of five characters, starting with your first and last initial. First-time users must create their initial password and security information to activate their myCCC student portal. If you do not know your Comet ID or password and would like to reset it, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 928-226-4357.

Step 4. Confirmation Email sent to the Student Email Address
A confirmation email will be sent to your student email address or to the email address used to submit the Change of Major form via the Secure Upload System. You may check your degree status when you access your myCCC student portal by clicking the DegreeWorks icon in the QuickLaunch navigation box.

Red circle indicating location of Degree and Program of Study on the Degree Works Student Information Block


Advising Frequently Asked Questions

Who is my advisor?

CCC assigns you to specific advisors once you register for classes. We have two sets of advisors based on your plan. The first set of advisors are regular CCC Academic advisors. The second set of advisors is with CCC2NAU , for CCC students participating in their program. Some advisors are only available on certain days. Visit the Academic Advising page or call the Student Affairs reception at 928-226-4323 to schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor. 

*CCC2NAU does not apply to current NAU students, current NAU students can schedule with the regular CCC Academic advisors.

Why is advising important?

Advising helps you connect to your educational journey, make informed decisions, and feel confident about your major and academic progress. We find that students who develop a supportive relationship with an advisor do very well at CCC and are able to build skills they will need after they leave CCC. You and your advisor are a team. Advisors are here to support you and provide a personalized connection. In turn, we ask that you do your best to be proactive, responsible, and responsive to our communications if we are concerned about you.

Can my advisor tell me what classes I place into?

Yes, advisors are ready to help you understand the placement process.


CCC will continue to utilize the self-placement assessment on the Course Placement page to determine the most accurate course selection in English and Math. Students who do not want to self-place may still use other self-placement measures such as ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, previously earned college credit, high school G.P.A., or GED test scores to determine course placement. It is important for students to make well-informed and wise self-placement decisions. Please meet with your advisor if you would like additional guidance. Inappropriate decisions about self-placement may affect the time it takes you to complete your certificate or degree and may impact your ability to receive financial aid and/or scholarships. Students with transfer credits must send all official transcripts to CCC Registration prior to class registration so they can be evaluated for equivalency or as a possible pre-requisite(s).

How many times do I need to see my advisor?

In the beginning, it is recommended you see your advisor well before the start of each term. Advising frequency is based on your needs. When you get more comfortable and confident in understanding your degree and expectations, you can opt for a quick check-in with your advisor through email. But, if you have a lot of questions or need extra support to plan and understand your courses, always schedule an appointment. Another reason for more frequent advising would be to discuss academic difficulty or problems understanding a policy. Visit our Academic Advising page to see what advising type fits your needs. Sometimes, coming to drop-in, phone, or emailing is all you need.

I’m just taking classes at CCC so I can transfer to NAU. Is there anyone that can help me make sure I am taking what I should be taking?

Yes. If you plan to attend NAU and haven't attended NAU for the last two years, then joining the CCC2NAU program is a great option. They offer detailed advice to align with your bachelor’s degree plan at NAU. Familiarize yourself with the program and the next steps on their website.

*Note that CCC2NAU students must see their CCC2NAU advisors to stay on track and should always schedule an appointment.

What if I don’t want to go to NAU but somewhere else in the state of Arizona?

CCC has academic partnerships with Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and Grand Canyon University. Students intending to transfer to another institution other than Northern Arizona University in the state of Arizona must meet with an academic advisor, specifically with Sonjia Jones. It is highly recommended you schedule a transfer planning appointment to learn about the resources available to prepare you for an easy transition from CCC to the university of your choosing. To get the most out of your advising appointment, you will need to know what major you plan to pursue and what term you are thinking of transferring. Most colleges recommend that you plan a year in advance. Transfer colleges visit CCC each term. CCC also hosts a transfer fair every year. For more information relating to CCC's academic partnership programs, visit the Transferring to Another Institution page.

I’m already an NAU student and I had academic difficulty. I heard I can take classes at CCC and then go back to NAU. What should I do first?

First and foremost, you are responsible for meeting with your NAU advisor within your college and forming a plan ahead of time. This means understanding the NAU policies that apply to your situation, looking up what courses will transfer back to NAU, and identifying courses that will help you the most. Please plan ahead. Once you have met your NAU advisor and have this information, you are then ready to schedule your advising appointment at CCC. When you come to your appointment, please be ready with copies of your unofficial transcripts and the NAU advisor’s course recommendations. Please do not use drop-in advising for this type of help as it takes considerable time.

Can an advisor help me figure out what major or career is best for me?

We can help you with starting the research but ultimately, it’s up to you to decide once you evaluate what your strengths and interests are. CCC has on-site Career Services. Choosing a major and or occupation is a process that will take time. If you feel like you need additional help, start with reviewing our list of Degrees and Certificates and write down what sounds interesting to you. Then, visit our Academic Advising page to schedule an appointment with a Career advisor. Don’t be hard on yourself, it takes time for students to choose and that’s okay. Starting a notebook with questions is helpful for the Career advisor.

Who can help me with my FAFSA? I know what I need to do to complete this for financial aid but I’m afraid I might make a mistake.

For general questions about financial aid, visit the Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 928-226-4219. You may visit the Financial Aid Homepage for additional information.


Need help filling out your FAFSA? Take advantage of the free services sponsored by the Arizona Board of Regents FAFSA support program.

  • Virtual Appointment. Students and families can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a local FAFSA expert. All appointments take place virtually via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams.
  • Benji is Arizona's free digital FAFSA assistant.  Text Benji with your FAFSA and financial aid questions and receive immediate answers. Get started by texting "Hi Benji" to 602-786-8171.
  • Call the Arizona FAFSA Hotline between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for free support with FAFSA completion, college applications, and next steps for enrollment.
    • 1-833-AzFAFSA (English)
    • 1-833-MiFAFSA (Spanish)


How-to Navigate Canvas

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a supplemental learning tool for online and in-person classes. Students are able to access assignments and exams, connect and chat with their instructor and classmates, view their grades for completed or past assignments, and participate in their classes online.