Science, Engineering & Mathematics Advising

The advising process at Olympic College is designed to offer guidance to help students enroll in classes, make career choices, select from program options and transfer from OC to a 4-year university. The Quick Start Guides linked below provide step-by-step directions on how to get started or continue with classes at OC.



Meet with a SEM Advisor

Students who are new to Olympic College and wish to pursue a degree in science, engineering, or mathematics (SEM fields) initially meet with a SEM Advisor. The SEM Advisors help students determine course selection for the first quarter at OC and assist in developing Academic Plans for study in fields such as:
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering, including: Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical/Aerospace, Industrial, Material Science, Biological, Chemical, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    (not Engineering Technology)***
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-med (not Nursing)***
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-physical therapy
    (not Physical Therapist Assistant)***
  • Pre-veterinarian
  • Sciences
Once you have reviewed the Quick Start guides above AND have completed the pre-registration steps, you can call 360.475.7241 to schedule an appointment with a SEM Advisor. Questions about the advising process can be directed to the SEM Advisors: For engineering advising, contact Krista Beer at kbeer@olympic.edu. For non-engineering advising, contact Tova Rubin at trubin@olympic.edu.

***PLEASE NOTE, the SEM Advisors do NOT advise for Engineering Technology, OC Nursing, nor Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) programs. Nursing and PTA students must attend program information sessions and meet with specific program advisors. (See Health Occupations webpage here.)

Rev.: November 26, 2014 Karen Osborn