Technology Academic Advisement Center

The Technology Academic Advisement Center offers comprehensive professional advisement services to full- and part-time students enrolled in the Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies Department.

Each semester, students meet with a professional advisor to discuss their academic matters, including academic goals, schedules and courses, and transfer or employment plans. With assistance from advisors, students will be able to develop a career plan to complete their degree at Hudson Valley Community College and to set goals for transfer and employment.

Since it is the students' responsibility to make certain that graduation requirements are met, students are urged to take full advantage of the advisement services available to gain knowledge of degree requirements, course selections and transfer matters. Advisors also can help direct students to other services on campus.

Important Notice: Hudson Valley Community College complies with the federal law, FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Students calling this office by phone need to comply with this policy before seeking advisement and all visitors must show picture identification.

The Technology Advisement Center advises students in the following programs:

  • Automotive Management A.A.S.
  • Automotive Technical Services A.O.S.
  • Automotive Technical Services-Autobody Repair A.O.S.
  • Computer Aided Drafting Certificate
  • Electrical Engineering Technology-Electronics A.A.S.
  • Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology A.A.S.
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology A.O.S.
  • Semiconductor Technology Certificate


Amy B. McEwing, Coordinator
Nancy Cole, Secretary I

Advisor Availability: Academic advisors are available to meet individually with students throughout the year. Scheduling an appointment to meet with an advisor is the best way to ensure that your advisor has reserved a block of time just for answering your questions, reviewing your academic progress and scheduling your courses. All attempts will be made to accommodate walk-ins, however, making an appointment is strongly encouraged to ensure adequate time to meet with your advisor. Call (518) 629-8003 to schedule an appointment.

New Students

Advisement and registration information for new students may be obtained by contacting the Technology Academic Advisement Center at (518) 629-8003 or New students also are required to attend New Student Orientation prior to the start of classes, either before or after their academic advisement appointment.

Returning and Transfer Students

Advisors meet with returning and transfer students for course registration. You can meet individually with an academic advisor by scheduling an appointment when you call (518) 629-8003.

NOTE: Advisement appointment requests are not taken via email. Contact the Advisement Center 24 hours in advance, when possible, to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Consistently missed appointments will be rescheduled after all other students have been advised.

Attending Your Appointment

Your advisement appointment is your opportunity to enhance your educational experience at Hudson Valley Community College. During this time, your advisor will document the courses you are required to take in the next semester. To ensure that you get the most out of your appointment, please consider the following:

  • Arrive to your appointment on time. If you are running late, please call our office at (518) 629-8003.
  • Bring any notices or letters regarding your academic progress to your appointment.
  • If you are in the last semester of your program and plan to earn a degree, please be sure to complete a degree application with your advisor and submit it to the Registrar's Office by the due date.

Follow-up on Appointment

You are encouraged to stop by the advisement center at any time with questions about your education.

While advisors are particularly busy during peak registration periods, add/drop week, and the second half of the semester, your questions are important and we will make every effort to give your questions our best attention.

Student and Advisor Relationship

Advisors assist you in successfully planning and completing your academic degree or certificate program. As a student, you can expect your advisor to:

  • Assist you in defining and developing your educational and career goals.
  • Identify the required courses that are consistent with your degree program and educational goals.
  • Review your academic record and note your progress toward your degree.
  • Evaluate all transcripts from other collegiate institutions to identify transfer credit.
  • Answer your questions regarding academic policies that may affect your attendance at Hudson Valley Community College.
  • Help you resolve academic difficulties.
  • Refer you to other campus support services as necessary such as the Financial Aid Office, the Wellness Center, Center for Careers and Transfer, LAC, etc.
  • Take an active interest in your educational and career plans.
  • Maintain a record of degree progress and all pertinent issues discussed.
  • Maintain confidentiality in the discussion of any personal matters.

You can make the most of your college experience by becoming actively involved in the advisement process. You are expected to:

  • Keep records of your educational progress and plans.
  • Schedule and keep your advisement appointments.
  • Be prepared to discuss educational plans, course selections, academic progress and other concerns or questions.
  • Be aware of policies, procedures, requirements, and deadlines in the College Catalog.
  • Complete paperwork for course withdrawals, curriculum changes and degree applications in a timely manner.
  • Research plans for transfer or employment through the Center for Careers and Transfer.
  • Speak with your advisor, as necessary, with questions about your degree program.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 to graduate.

Get in Touch

Technology Academic Advisement Center
Lang Technical Building, Room 106
Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.