Counseling

The University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center is located on the first floor of the Student Success Center. We offer the services below.

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Make your appointment today by calling 313-845-9611 to take advantage of our wide range of services.

Selecting a Career Path

Our goal at Academic Advising is to assist you in selecting a career path. This service provides advice regarding the implementation and achievement of your educational goals. Counselors advise in the following areas:

  • Selection of courses related to an educational program/curriculum/degree.
  • Selection of an appropriate schedule/times for classes.
  • Time management/balancing classes taken with various lifestyles.
  • Study skills, planning, and development

HFC offers four ways for you to connect your goals to a career path.

  • In-Person Advising: Call the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center at (313) 845-9611.
  • Online Advising: Email counseling@hfcc.edu with the subject line "Online Advising." In the message indicate the academic pathway or area of interest.
  • Self-Service Advising: Click here to link to the Programs of Study page that provides career pathways (guide-sheets) for each of the degrees and certificates that HFC offers.
  • Online Program Evaluation (Degree Audit): HFC's WebAdvisor offers an interactive online evaluation of your progress toward the completion of a degree or certificate. You must be a currently enrolled HFC student with a WebAdvisor password to access this service.

Career Counseling

This service assists students in the lifelong process of choosing, planning, and preparing for appropriate careers. All of our counselors are State of Michigan Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPC) and many have additional National Board of Certified Counseling certifications in counseling (NCC) and career counseling (NCCC). Career planning services include:

  • Selection of a career path and a plan to implement this path through selection of formal education, training, and practical experience.
  • Assessments that measure interests, values, skills, experience, and personality.
  • Career Resource Center.
  • Computerized career guidance software such as Career Focus 2

Personal Counseling

We provide students with services that address the following:

  • Stop Test Anxiety. Click here for more information.
  • Self-defeating behaviors
  • Stress/anxiety reduction
  • Coping with change
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Skills
  • Assistance and support during career/life transitions

Transferring HFC Credits To Other Colleges & Universities

This service assists students with the selection of courses taught at HFC which will transfer to other educational institutions (4-year colleges and universities). The following resources are available.

TRANSFER GUIDES

Transfer Guides are the outlines of classes that students intending to transfer to a 4-year educational institution should follow. Each transfer institution typically has a Transfer Guide for specific majors. It also has Transfer Guides for those students who may be undecided or are planning to transfer in Liberal Arts. HFC Counselors are available to help all students interpret the Transfer Guides, as well as select or narrow down the choices of a transfer institution.

HFC’s University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center currently has Transfer Guides on “hard copy” of the major institutions in Michigan. Below are the transfer institutions that currently have their Transfer Guides available online. Select the transfer institution below and then select the program (Transfer Guide) that you wish to see. These Transfer Guides are formatted to allow you to print up a hard copy exactly as it appears in our office. As additional institutions make the Transfer Guides available, they will also appear as links.

COURSE EQUIVALENCY LISTS

Equivalency guides are alphabetical listings of HFC classes and their transferability to other educational institutions. Lists for many Michigan colleges and universities are available on a help-yourself basis in Counseling. Michigan College Mall online can also provide course equivalency information.

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

The articulation agreements are guides for students following specific programs at HFC. These are also available on a help yourself basis in Counseling

Hours and Location

The University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center is located on the first floor of the Student Success Center, on the north side (parking lot side) of the building. See a map of campus. Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Counselor Appointments

To see a counselor, call (313) 845-9611 or send an email to counseling@hfcc.edu. Include in the subject line "Counselor Appointment." In the message provide your name and telephone number, and someone will contact you regarding a counselor's availability.