Advising & Counseling

Telephone:  952-358-8261

Professional, qualified, experienced advisors and counselors are available to assist students with academic concerns and planning, either on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Counselors are also available to meet with students regarding personal concerns.

Academic Advising

Advisors and counselors are available to help students achieve their educational goals.

Services include:

  • One-on-one academic advising
  • Transfer information and credit evaluation
  • Assistance with decision-making and exploring and selecting academic majors
  • Placement test interpretation
  • Educational planning for two-year career programs
  • Academic planning resources

Personal Counseling and Mental Health Services

Sometimes it is important to discuss personal issues privately with a counselor or licensed psychologist.  The Advising and Counseling Department provides a confidential setting where a student may discuss concerns and achieve a better understanding of themselves - their feelings, attitudes and capabilities.

Services include:

  • Our counselors provide a holistic approach to student development, focusing on the student's academic, career or personal concerns.  Often these problems are interrelated.  Counselors can work with the student on any problem that gets in the way of their success in college.
  • Our licensed clinical psychologist is able to help students with a number of concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, ADHD and more.  Mental health assessments, counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and referral are available to all Normandale Community College students.

Visit to find links to:

  • 24 hour information and referrals
  • 24 hour crisis lines
  • Information on various mental health issues
  • Virtual pamphlet collection on academic concerns and mental health and relationship issues

Career Development

A variety of assistance is available to help students explore career options.  Counselors can help students develop career goals and explore alternatives.  Programs are available for students to explore possible career goals.

Services include:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Computer resources
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Career workshops

Visit and find links to:

  • Information on going from majors to careers
  • “What can I do with a major in _________”
  • How to create an informational interview
  • Job search information
  • Decision-making information
  • Educational planning based on career choice