Academic Advising

As a service to students and to the community, the College maintains a staff of professional advisors in each instructional program. They are available to assist students with academic and career planning.

The advisors strive to assist students in making intelligent decisions regarding their vocational and educational plans. They will explain curriculum requirements, aid in course selection, and give registration assistance. Students may discuss academic problems and concerns in confidence.

Career Clusters

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts A/V Technology, & Communication
  • Business, Management, & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College partners with local school divisions in Alleghany, Bath and Rockbridge County, as well as the cities of Covington and Buena Vista, to provide career coaching services in public high schools. DSLCC Career Coaches provide individual and small group career assessments to assist students in defining career pathways based on 16 career clusters.

DSLCC Career Coach Services Include:

  • Individual and small group career assessment
  • Career Exploration – informational interviews, job shadowing, internships, & interacting with local business and industry
  • Developing and updating career plans
  • Guidance on programs of study – certifications, career & technical centers, community colleges, & four year colleges and universities
  • Help with the college & financial aid application processes
  • Mock interviewing skills and resume & cover letter development
  • Soft Skills – communication, problem solving, work ethic, time management and self-awareness

Areas of Focus

While DSLCC Career Coaches may provide services to all high school students, their primary focus is on serving the middle majority students – 2.0 – 3.0 GPA first generation, ESL, and the economically disadvantaged.


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