Counseling & Advising


The State Center Community College District, Reedley College, Madera Community College Center, and Oakhurst Community College Center offers an Online Academic Counseling service during designated days and times.

  • Engage in a live text chat with a counselor by clicking on the “Live Help” button above
  • Accessible during the days and times listed below ( schedule subject to change without notice )

    • Tuesday - 10 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 3 PM
    • Thursday - 10 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 3 PM
    • Friday - 10 AM to 12 PM
  • Types of services: general academic counseling questions, links for major or general education sheets, campus services information
  • We are unable to complete student educational plans (SEP) and evaluation of records

The Reedley College Counseling staff provides comprehensive counseling services to assist students towards a successful college experience. Counselors help promote student development and success by coordinating quality services and programs that are focused on student's needs. The programs are designed to provide each student with individualized help in assessing personal interests and abilities, along with resolving personal issues and adjusting to college life.

Normal business hours

Normal business hours

Reedley Campus

M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Call the RC Counseling Department
for possible extended hours at 559-638-0337.

For Spring 2019 semester we will have extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 6:30 PM (The last appointment will be at 6:00 PM).

Normal business hours

Madera Community College Center

M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Call the MC Counseling Department
for more information at 559-675-4800

Oakhurst Community College Center

Call 559-683-3940 for hours and availability

The goal of the counseling programs is to facilitate the process by which students choose the appropriate courses and programs of study in order to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year university, and/or complete a vocational program. Counselors assist students in the selection of courses and majors, and with strategies to develop and achieve their educational goals.

Counseling is available day and some early evenings by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, use the eSARS appointment process located here, or stop by Counseling.  Madera Center students should contact their Community Campus office for appointment information.

In addition to one-on-one appointments, counseling classes for self-understanding and development are offered. Courses offered in these subject areas include: learning strategies, career awareness, assertiveness, student success, and college orientation.

The following links detail various Counseling Center programs and services:

Major Sheets and General Education Preparation Guides

Vice President of Student Services: Renee Craig-Marius
VP of Instruction/Students Madera and Oakhurst Centers: Dr. Claudia Habib
Dean of Student Services at Reedley College:  Shannon Solis   
Dean of Student Services at Madera and Oakhurst Centers: Leticia Canales


Counselor name (link to email address) and work area
Name / Email Position
Case Bos Counselor - Mainstream students, Dual Enrollment
Erica Bourbon Counselor/Coordinator -   Transfer Center, Articulation Officer
Ellyce Parento-Garcia Counselor/Coordinator - Career & Employment Center, mainstream students
Steven D. Jones Counselor -  Mainstream, Online Counseling ,   High School Enrichment  (HSE)
Ruby Duran Counselor -   EOP&S/CARE Program
Javier Renteria Counselor - Athletics,   SARP Coordinator
Rosalva Valdez Counselor -   SSS Program
Chris Spomer Counselor -   International Students
Samara Trimble  (Dept. Chair) Counselor -   DSPS Counselor/Coordinator
Melissa Affeldt Counselor/Coordinator - Workability III (DSPS)
Ashley Calhoun Counselor/Coordinator - SSS (DSPS)
Maricela Gutierrez Counselor/Coordinator - Basic Skills, RC&Me (formerly First Year Experience)
Susana Cruz Counselor - Mainstream students, Dream Center
Danielle Reents Counselor - Mainstream students
Sue Vang Counselor -   Veterans, Mainstream students
Gloria DeLa Cruz Pulido Counselor -   CalWORKS
Aaren Cobb Counselor/Coordinator - CAFYES/Promise Scholars
Maria Silva Counselor - CTE
Luis Morales Counselor - EOPS
Madera Center & Oakhurst Center
Sergio Lemus Counselor - Basic Skills
Vacant Counselor - CTE (Career Technical Education) Manufacturing/Welding
Maria Ensminger Counselor - MCCAP, General
Gricelda Spear Counselor - General, Veterans
Traci Menz Counselor - Madera DSPS
Shelley Renberg Health/Psychological Services
Vacant Counselor - CalWORKS
Adjunct Counselors at Madera Center
Donna Fujioka-Hatfield General - AM-170, T,W,TH
Pa Vang General, MCCAP - AM-174, M,W,F
Judy Pearson General, LVN-RN, OC - AM-174, T,W,TH
Monika Paolinelli General - AM-170, M,W,F
Vacant SB/First Year Experience - R-2A, T,W,TH
Vacant CalWORKs - R-2A, M,W,TH,F
Adjunct Counselors at Reedley College
Dilia Gutierrez Counselor - Mainstream/ESL students & Early Alert
Aimee Taylor Counselor - Mainstream students
Yuliana Martinez Counselor -   STEM  & Mainstream students
Anastascia Klimek Counselor - EOPS
Blanca Pavon Counselor - Mainstream students
Gilbert Torres Counselor - Mainstream students
Deisy Palomera Cabello Counselor - Mainstream students
Jackie Smith Counselor - DSPS Coordinator TTC (Transition To College) program
Janelle Brasil Counselor - DSPS adjunct Workability III & Instructor
Kimberly Mullins Herrera Counselor - Mainstream students
Nancy Rodriguez Counselor - SSS Program
Pedro Herrera-Galvez Counselor - SSS Program
Jesus Hernandez Counselor - Mainstream students
Regina Pallares Counselor - Mainstream students
Susie Jimenez Counselor - Mainstream students
Josefina Ramirez Counselor - Mainstream students
Tina Barraza Counselor - Mainstream students
Vacant Counselor - Dual Enrollment
Gema Ortega Counselor - Dual Enrollment
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