Advising and Career Counseling

Dan Macy, Academic Advisor & Career Counselor 

is available by Appointment
Contact or call 303.914.6011  
REMOTELY: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rebecca Schutt, Career & Technical Education Advisor for:

MOT, MAP, Phlebotomy, Early Childhood Education AAS, Electrical, HVAC,
Plumbing, Multimedia Graphic Design, Photography, Journalism
contact or 303.914.6011 for availability.   

The Arvada Advising Department can assist with:  
 - Scheduling
 - Program entry and completion
 - Advising for the following:

SMART Track and General education courses

Or Health Sciences Programs:

  • Radiologic Technology
  • Sonography
  • Integretive Health Professions
  • Medical Office Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Phlebotomy
  • Integrated Nursing Pathway
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Career Assessment Tools

Click on each topic below to see more information.

Career Resources

Red Rocks Career Services:

Career Assessments

Red Rocks, Arvada Campus offers individual appointments for:  

  • Myers-Briggs
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • YouScience

Assessments are $20 each for students and alumni or $30 each for community members. Assessments are tools to discover more about who you are and assist you in making intelligent and insightful career choices. Career assessments also give you an opportunity to explore career and college major options.

Career Assessments Offered:

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Myers-Briggs Personality Profile (also known as the MBTI): The Myers-Briggs looks at your personal preferences in four areas of your life:

  • what gives you energy
  • how you learn
  • how you make decisions
  • how you get things done

You will receive a career report on your psychological type with a list of careers based on your personality preferences. This report will list job families and specific careers based on your responses. The Myers-Briggs is the most widely utilized career assessment tool in use worldwide today. Millions of individuals have benefited from its results and it has been translated into 30 languages worldwide.

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Strong Interest InventoryThe Strong measures your level of interests among a broad range of occupations and looks at how your interests relate to those who are satisfied in their careers.  You will participate in an interpretive session to go over your results and receive an in-depth interpretive report.

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YouScience: YouScience is a proven scientifically developed aptitude assessment that utilizes a holistic approach that measures natural abilities (what you do naturally well), specific interests (what you enjoy doing) and career opportunities (what the job market needs). 

College in Colorado Career Resources

This free online career resource from College in Colorado is available to all students and community members. Included are free skills, values and interest assessments, occupational and salary information, resources to locate degree and certificate programs by college, occupational videos and additional resources such as a resume builder. To access:, and choose Career Planning.

Career Development Course

PSY 110, Career Development is offered each fall and spring semester as a hybrid course on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30 pm and online each summer semester. PSY 110 covers all areas of the career development process, including formal and informal career assessments and activities (personality, values, interests, skills, strengths, and beliefs), personal career exploration, occupational, labor and job market resources, the changing global workplace, goal setting, decision making, networking, informational interviewing, resume writing and interviewing skills. Upon completion students will have a clearer understanding of themselves, their role in the workplace and will create their own career action plan. Information: Dan Macy 303.914.6016,

Online Career Resources

Red Rocks Community College Career Services:

Jefferson County Workforce Center

Student Employment & Internship Services at

Occupational Outlook Handbook: US Department of Labor Source for current occupational information and future projections including occupational descriptions, training, salary, and outlook.

O*Net Online: Look up an occupation and get detailed info on skills, interests, and values.

Colorado Department of Labor: Job, labor statistics and employment information with other helpful links.

Connecting Colorado: Colorado Department of Labor Job Search Resource. One site that pulls all job search sites together.

CANPO: Colorado Non-Profit Association.

Job Hunters Bible: From Richard Nelson Bolles of "What Color is Your Parachute fame". Bolles has been
developing his resources for over 30 years. Great site!