Academic Advising

BBCC offers more than 62 degrees and certificates that range from a few months to a few years depending on which program you choose. We know you have questions – advisors are here to support you! Academic advisors help you understand degree requirements, select classes, and develop a balanced schedule as you work toward the completion of your educational plans. We will also assist you in accessing other departments and resources on campus that could best serve you in successfully reaching your educational and career goals.

If you are undecided and wish to explore program options:

  • Explore career options here.
  • Connect with our Career Services Coordinator at or (509) 793-2069
    • PLEASE NOTE: Career Services can help you narrow down career options.  If you would like assistance with course selection please contact your advisor!

Are you a current student? Schedule an appointment with your advisor through Starfish! 

How To Find My Assigned Advisor

You are assigned an Academic Advisor at Big Bend based on your area of interest. You can find your assigned advisor in two places:

  1. On your ctcLink Student Homepage, click the Academic Progress tile, then Advisors.
  2. Go to Starfish and check My Connections
    • Find your Advisor and use the “Schedule” button under their name to schedule an appointment with them!

Mandatory Advising

Students with fewer than 30 earned credits must meet with their Academic Advisor each quarter prior to enrollment. Your advisor will discuss your academic goals and help you identify possible courses for the upcoming quarter. You will have an Advising Required hold on your account, which your advisor will remove after you meet. 

Students who are on academic probation must also see their advisor prior to enrolling in courses each quarter. Students who are on academic probation have an enrollment hold that can only be removed after meeting with an advisor. An Advising Required enrollment hold will remain active each quarter until the student reaches a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Education Plans

You will work with your advisor to create an educational plan that lines out what classes you need, and when you need to take them. Advising maps are a great place to start looking at your certificate or degree requirements! 

You can also view your progess in ctcLink. Select the Academic Progress tile to see the progress in your chosen certificate/degree, or run a What-If Report from that tile to see how the classes you’ve taken fit into different certificate and degree options. 

Walk-In Advising (Zoom)
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Mon4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tues10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Walk-In Advising Closed:

  • Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Monday, May 6th
  • Tuesday, May 7th
  • Monday, May 27th
  • Tuesday, June 18th
  • Tuesday, July 9th
  • Monday, July 15th
  • Tuesday, July 16th
  • Tuesday, July 23rd
  • Tuesday, August 6th
  • Tuesday, August 20th
  • Tuesday, August 27th
  • Monday, September 2nd

Advising Center Contact

Advising Faculty/Staff

Jennifer Brathovde

Brathovde, Jenn

Director of Advising & Retention
(509) 793-2205
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