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Professional counseling services are available to you as a full-time, part-time or potential student. By discussing your interests, achievements and goals, counselors can assist you in making realistic educational and occupational decisions. Whether you are a new or returning student, a recent high school graduate or an adult learner exploring a new career, the counseling and advising office will assist you in the successful completion of your educational and career goals.

On this website you will find information on the following counseling services:

  • Admissions Counseling: New to the college? We will assist you in selecting courses to begin your studies. More details can be found in our admission counseling services page.
  • Academic Counseling and Advising: We can help you plan your educational goals, review degree and transfer opportunities. We can develop an individualized academic plan to track your progress toward graduation or transfer for a bachelor's degree.
  • Career Exploration and Planning: We understand that choosing a major or career is not an easy task.  We can help you discover a career that best fits your personality, interests and skills.
  • Personal Counseling: As Licensed Professional Counselors we will help you explore solutions concerning personal concerns impacting your educational experience and personal development.
  • Policy and Procedure Counseling: We will help you understand the college system and the policies that affect your success.
  • Psychological Counseling: Lakeland's campus psychologist is available to help students succeed in pursuing their education when personal, emotional or family problems may be interfering with their studies.

You should make an appointment with a counselor when:

Contact us to make an appointment.

Walk-in advising is available every Monday from 8-11:15 a.m. and every Tuesday from 1-4:15 p.m. Sign-in may end sooner based on counselor availability.

Students interested in Lakeland's Walk-In Counseling sessions, will need to sign in at the Student Service Center. The order in which students are seen is based upon the availability of a counselor for their specific academic program. Therefore, depending upon the program, wait times may vary. Students will be paged when a counselor is available and should immediately report to the Counseling and Advising Center. Failure to do so may result in a longer wait.

Health Information Sessions

If you are a student interested in any of the following Health Technology Degree/Certificate programs, you must attend a mandatory health technology information session before meeting with a counselor:

  • Dental hygiene,health information management technology, histology, medical lab technology, nursing, radiology, respiratory therapy and surgical technology

Review the Related Events on this page for scheduled Mandatory Health Information Session dates.


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