Appointment Scheduling

Due to the measures Parkland College is taking to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, advising appointments will be conducted in an online format via Microsoft Teams until further notice. If you have questions about meeting online or if you wish to schedule an in-person meeting (limited availability), please contact Advising Services at (217) 351-2219 or at academicadvising@parkland.edu.


Welcome to Parkland! Now that your placements are complete and processed, you are ready for your advising appointment. Please see the information below to assist you in making an advising appointment.

What to know before you schedule

Students should meet with an academic success advisor who specializes in their academic area. You will be asked to identify your academic Area of Interest when you schedule your appointment. To determine which area your program of study falls in, and to help you prepare for your advising meeting, please review the following information.


Before you schedule: Know your program of study

You should always meet with an advisor who specializes in your program of study. If you don't know your program, follow these steps to look it up: 

  1. Log into Parkland Self-Service
  2. Click on Student Planning
  3. Click on tile #1 - Go to My Progress

Your program of study will be listed in the "At a Glance" profile. If you already have an advisor assigned to you, their name will be listed here as well. Use this information to identify which academic area of interest (AOI) your program fits into. 

If you're not sure which AOI your program falls under, review the degree options listed in each AOI description. If you are in a general studies degree, or are not degree-seeking, select the academic area that most closely matches your academic, transfer, or career goal.

Types of advising appointments

There are four main appointments types offered with advisors:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses at Parkland.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway student – select this appointment ONLY IF you have already been accepted into the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program and have completed your Pathway orientation.

Need help determining your area of interest?
Not sure what Area of Interest (AOI) your major or program falls under? Choose the AOI closest to your major or program.

Can’t decide on your major or career goals?

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                    • explore careers that match your unique interests and skills, &
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Click the image above to get started! Use your Parkland email address to create an account.

To review your results, schedule an appointment with Brennon Hightower, career counselor.

Schedule your advising appointment

Students should meet with an advisor who specializes in their academic area, according to the degree or certificate they are pursuing. Select the Area of Interest (AOI) below that most closely matches your academic goal.

Advising areas of interest

Humanities and Social Sciences
Majors Include:
 
  • Associate in Arts, General Transfer
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
 
Advising Team:
 
 

There are four main appointments types offered with advisors:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses at Parkland.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway

STEM
Majors Include:
 
  • Associate in Science, General Transfer
  • Biological Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Personal Fitness Training
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Engineering Science
 

Advising Team:
 


There are four main appointments types offered with advisors:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses at Parkland.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway

Fine and Applied Arts

Majors Include:

  • Art and Design
  • Art Education
  • Broadcast Technology
  • Communication
  • Entertainment Technology
  • Media Arts & Production
  • Media Production
  • Music Education
  • Music Foundations
  • Music Performance
  • Photography
  • Theatre Arts
 
Advising Team:
 


Appointments:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – Continuing students should reach out to faculty advisors for degree-specific information and assistance. Email the faculty advisor directly to schedule an academic advising appointment. You may also meet with an academic success advisor.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway


Faculty Advisors:

Art & Design – Denise Seif

  • Art & Design (AFA)
  • Art Education (AFA)


Broadcast Technology – Adam Porter

  • Broadcast Technology (AAS)
  • Media Arts & Production (AAS)
  • Media Production (CER)
  • Music Business (CER)


Communication (AA) – Kendra McClure

Music – Julie Weishar

  • Music Education (AFA)
  • Music Foundations (AA)
  • Music Performance (AFA)


Photography (AAS) – Peggy Shaw

Theatre – Julie Weishar

  • Theatre Arts, AA
  • Entertainment Technology, AAS and CER

 

Students currently enrolled in Visual Communication Design (AAS) or Print Production (CER), please contact Julie Weishar.

Business & Computer Science Technologies

Majors Include: 

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Accounting
  • Business Management and Business Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administrative Technology
  • Data Systems & Development
  • Network Administration & Support
  • Digital Media

 

Advising Team:
 
Larry Taylor
Steve Wilson


Appointments:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – Continuing students should reach out to program directors for degree-specific information and assistance. Email the program director directly to schedule an academic advising appointment. You may also meet with an academic success advisor.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway


Program Directors:

Accounting (AAS and CER) – Judy Smith

Business – Kelly Barbour-Conerty

  • Management (AAS)
  • Marketing (AAS)
  • Entrepreneurship (CER)


Business Administrative Technology – Ann Blackman

  • Business Administrative Technology (AAS)
  • Application Specialist (CER)
  • Bookkeeping Office Assistant (CER)
  • Customer Service (CER)
  • Office Assistant (CER)
  • Office Specialist (CER)


Data Systems & Development – Ken Urban

  • Data Systems & Development (AAS)
  • Database Foundation (CER)
  • General Programming (CER)
  • Mobile Development (CER)
  • Web Development (CER)


Network Administration & Support – Marc Schudel

  • Network Administration & Support (AAS)
  • Google IT (CER)
  • Cisco Networking (CER)
  • Computer Foundations (CER)
  • Linux Admin (CER)
  • Microsoft Admin (CER)


Digital Media – David Bock or Derek Dallas

  • Digital Media (AAS)
  • 3D Computer Animation Software (CER)
  • 3D Software Development (CER)
  • Web Programming (CER)


 
Students currently enrolled in Hospitality Programs Food Service Asst, Foodservice Sanitation Certificate, Culinary Arts Mgt, Food Service, Hotel/Motel Mgt, Restaurant Mgt, or Resort/Casino Mgt, please contact Jeff Kilar.


Health Professions/Pre-Health Professions
Majors Include:

Dental Hygiene
Emergency Medical Services (AAS & CER)
Massage Therapy
Nursing (Bridge programs, LPN, RN)
Nursing Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
Surgical Technology
Veterinary Technology
 

 
Advising Team:
 
Karen Morgan
Molly Murphy
Tanino Minneci
 
 
Appointments:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.

2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses and have not been admitted into a Health Professions program.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.


Students who have been admitted into a selective-admissions Health Professions program will meet with their faculty advisor.


Students currently enrolled in Dietetic Technician, Dietary Manager, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Dysrhythmia (EKG) Certification, or Fire Service Technology AAS and CER, please contact Kim Pankau.

Agriculture, Aviation, & Applied Technology
See table for a list of programs and who the assigned advisor and/or program director is for that program.


Appointments: 


1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – Continuing students should reach out to program directors for degree-specific information and assistance. Email the program director directly to schedule an academic advising appointment. You may also meet with an academic success advisor (advisor listed under new/returning student advising.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway


Students currently enrolled in Automotive Collision Repair or Floral Design, please contact Aimee Densmore.


Program

New/Returning Student
Advising

Continuing Student Advising

Agriculture (AS)

Myriah Benner-Coogan


Advanced Agricultural Applicator

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Jennifer Fridgen

Agri-Business

Agricultural Retail Operator

Precision Ag

Geographic Information Systems

Landscape & Urban Horticulture

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Theresa Meers

Aviation (AS)

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Private Pilot

Commercial Pilot

Instrument Rating

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Auto Maintenance & Light Repair

Alexus Hasler

Adam Karch

Auto Technician

Automotive Technology

Basic Construction Skills

Alexus Hasler

Todd Horton

Building Construction & Repair

Carpentry

Construction Management

HVAC

HVAC Installation Service Technician

Electrical Power

Randy Rothwell

Dan Meccoli

Electronic Control Systems

Electronic Controls

Industrial Machining

Randy Rothwell

John Dahlman

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Industrial Technology

Machinery Maintenance

Computer-Aided Drafting

Industrial Welding

Randy Rothwell

Bill Wirth

Case New Holland Service Technician

Aimee Densmore

Gordie Hedrick

Diesel Power Equipment Technology

Mark Ziegler

Ford ASSET

David Charney & Shane Peidl

Land Surveying

Kory Allred


Parkland Pathway to Illinois

Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students are accepted to Parkland and are provisionally accepted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

New Parkland Pathway to Illinois students must complete their UIUC orientation before they are eligible to schedule an academic advising appointment with their Parkland advisor.


Advising for Parkland Pathway to Illinois

College of Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences (ACES)
Myriah Benner-Coogan will be your Parkland advisor.

New students! Please watch your Parkland email for academic advising appointment information.

Continuing students, please follow this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVAGAVIAT@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/CcabvUPOjEeU6wl-xN3aEA2
College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS)
Karen Morgan will be your Parkland advisor.

Click this link to schedule an academic advising appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVHUMSS@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/gNGCn5FTc0yt6iELdOMyfw2
College of Education (EDU)
Dara Lawyer will be your Parkland advisor.

Click this link to schedule an academic advising appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVHUMSS@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/SlWP_hWTdEuGKbyox4mG3w2
Grainger College of Engineering (ENG)
Randy Rothwell will be your Parkland advisor.

New students! Please watch your Parkland email for academic advising appointment information.

Continuing students, please follow this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVSTEM@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/crzUQZFw1E--RpXoGzx1tA2    
College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA)
Molly Murphy and Tanino Minneci will be your Parkland advisors at Parkland.

Appointments for Fall semester registration are scheduled after June 1st and after students have completed their UIUC academic advising appointment.

Follow this link to schedule an appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVFAACOM@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/deXLaMsHukuHBo2MNrhwaQ2
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)
College of Media (MDIA)
Molly Murphy and Tanino Minneci will be your Parkland advisors at Parkland.

Appointments for Fall semester registration are being scheduled for Wednesday, June 2. This will be a co-advising appointment with your Parkland advisor and UIUC advisor. If this date will not work for you, please reach out to Molly or Tanino.

Follow this link to schedule an appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVFAACOM@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/em-CG0H2DESBbIW7CVX23Q2
School of Information Sciences (SIS)
School of Social Work (SSW)
Joe Omo-Osagie will be your Parkland advisor.

Appointments for Fall semester registration are scheduled after May 4th. Follow this link to schedule an appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVHUMSS@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/QxOUyfU2uUamwtJ0fCdApg2
Aviation
Please email both Myriah Benner-Coogan and Wendy Evans regarding the Aviation program.

Follow this link to make an advising appointment with Myriah: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVAGAVIAT@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/VPOXG8n4JUGT38Tnmuf2ng2

Other appointment types


UIUC concurrently enrolled students


If you are a full-time UIUC student wanting to take a Parkland class, please follow the Concurrent Enrollment steps.This must be done every semester. Parkland Admissions will take care of the registration through this process as long as the student has met the pre-req and there are still seats available in the course(s). If you have questions about U of I concurrent enrollment, please email concurrent@parkland.edu.


Students who are non-degree seeking


It is not required that you meet with an academic advisor. If you need registration assistance, please email admissions@parkland.edu

If you need academic advising, please make an appointment using this link.