Welcome to the College and Career Planning Center. You can find us in the Wallace Administration Building in Room 112. Our purpose is multi-faceted. We reach out to students at the pre-college level by organizing and participating in high school career and recruiting events. Our purpose in with these events is to present career information and assist students with setting career goals. Once at the college level, if a major is not decided, we can help guide students in the right direction. Typically, the Kuder Career Assessment will be administered. This test serves as a valuable tool in helping students determine what they want their future career to be. Some students may have selected a major, but just need reassurance that they are on the right track; we can help with that, too. Then, for students planning to transfer to a University, we offer transfer advising to ensure that students take the correct courses and get credit for them when they transfer. This service makes the transition from two-year to four-year even smoother. Also a liaison between students and industries that are in demand, we maintain an open line of communication with employers as they post jobs and recruit workers. The addition of our new web-based software, Symplicity, enables our Job Placement Specialist to efficiently track employment, post jobs, and help students upload resumes. The Job Placement office is also located within our Center.
Our staff is dedicated to your success, and we look forward to hearing from you. Each area of our Center has someone ready to help. Though walk-ins are welcome, we encourage you to schedule an appointment.
Center Director – Sherry Whitten, CPRW, GCDF manages the College and Career Planning Center, while also serving in several other capacities on campus. She helps plan and implement events such as Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO), Boosting Engineering and Science Technology (BEST), and, more recently, the Alabama Council on Technology in Education (ACTE) Fair. Sherry also offers career advising sessions to students who are uncertain about their major or career path, as well as to students who may need reassurance that they are currently on the right track.
Career and Transfer Advisor – Bryon Miller, CPRW a valuable resource for students who are planning to transfer to another school. Most often working with students who are obtaining Associate in Science (AS) and Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, he provides guidance with things such as applying for scholarships and determining what classes will transfer. When finding which classes will transfer, the STARS Guide is often utilized. This Guide is a tool used by colleges in Alabama to ensure that students’ credits will successfully transfer to other colleges. Bryon also works with Sherry Whitten in offering career advising sessions to students who are undecided about their major, as well as to students who may need reassurance that they are currently on the right path. Lastly, he is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and can assist students with creating resumes and other job related documents.
Job Placement Specialist – Dara Patterson helps students who will soon be entering the workforce, most commonly those earning an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. She provides assistance with necessities such as job search preparation, résumé and cover letter writing, good interview skills, and job leads specific to a student’s field of study. She also maintains communication with employers by assisting with their job postings and recruitment. Our new Symplicity software is a highly useful tool, which enables us to track employment and post jobs, and also allows students to upload resumes.
NACC is located on Lowell Barron Highway, Alabama Highway 35:
NACC está situado en la carretera de Lowell Barron, carretera 35:
To contact us by phone, call 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001 followed by our extension (listed below.) You can also find our emails listed below.
Phone Extension: 2315
Email: whittens @nacc.edu
Phone Extension: 2360
Email: millerb @nacc.edu
Phone Extension: 2306
Email: pattersondara @nacc.edu
It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, including the entities under its direction and control, that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, gender, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law. (Sources: ACCS Board of Trustees Policies 601.02 – 4/13/16 and 800.00 – 5/10/17)