Advising and Career Counseling

Dan Macy, Academic Advisor & Career Counselor 
          is available by Appointment

               Contact 303.914.6010   
Available Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00pm   

        OR Visit during Walk-In times
Karen Staggs, Academic Advisor     

Mondays & Fridays - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm       


The Arvada Advising Department can assist with:  
 - Scheduling
 - Program entry and completion
 - Advising for the following:
SMART Track and General education courses
& the following Health Programs:
Radiologic Technology
Holistic Health
Medical Office Technology
Medical Assisting

Integrated Nursing Pathway
Certified Nursing Assistant
Social Work.

Advisor with student at the Arvada campus

Career Assessment Tools

Click on each topic below to see more information.

Career Resources

Red Rocks Career Services:

Career Assessments

Red Rocks offers individual appointments for the Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory career assessments. 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.

Assessments Offered at Red Rocks Community College

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 and 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.

Strong Interest InventoryThe Strong looks at how your interests relate to those who are satisfied in their careers. The idea being that if your interests are similar to individuals who are satisfied with their careers, then that career may be worth exploring for you. You will be presented with a career profile and a detailed report that includes a list of occupations based on your interests and responses.

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!