Counseling Services provides a comprehensive program of support services to promote student access, retention, achievement, and personal and social skill development. These services include assessment , new student workshops, orientation classes, academic advising, counseling, support to students with disabilities, support groups, career development, transfer planning and student activities.
A professional counseling staff is available to assist students in solving problems which may interfere with their academic progress at Germanna. The Counseling Centers at each campus are open Monday through Friday. Students may make appointments with a specific counselor or walk in and be seen by the first available counselor. Evening appointments are available on a limited basis.
*Office hours are subject to change during special events, holidays, and closings.
Regular Counseling Center Hours
Monday & Thursday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
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Note: Hearing Impaired Students can view videos at the GCC Counseling Center.
Student Development Classes
An SDV course is required in all degree programs and must be taken during a student's first 16 credit hours. SDV 100 (College Success Skills) is designed to assist students in developing and practicing skills and strategies which promote a successful college experience. The course is developed by the counseling staff. Other SDV curriculum choices focus on career, personal, skilled leadership development and may be substituted for SDV 100.
The counseling staff provides assistance in course and program selection for new students and students who have not chosen a curriculum or who plan to transfer without graduating with a degree from the College.
Sometimes college students may be confronted with new and perplexing situations which create pressures and anxieties that require professional assistance. The counselors are trained to give individual help on a strictly confidential basis. Appropriate referrals are made when necessary.
The counselors provide group counseling experiences for students when there is interest and when this type of experience is considered beneficial. Contact the Counseling Center if you are interested in initiating and/or participating in a support group.