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Highland advisors are here to help as a key resource — whether you plan on transferring to a four-year institution after Highland, jump-starting your trade, or completing a degree or certificate.

Your advisor will help you:

  • Choose a field of study.
  • Develop an academic plan.
  • Explore transfer schools.
  • Register for classes.
  • Check the completion status of a degree or certificate.
  • Connect you to campus and community resources.
  • Explain academic policies and procedures.
  • Discuss any concerns you have about your education.

Student Advisor offices are located on the first floor of the Student/Conference Center (building H). We’re available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters, Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during the summer or after 5 p.m. by appointment. Advisors can meet face-to-face, virtually or via phone. For an appointment, call 815-599-3573.

Veterans and current military personnel may receive specialized assistance from the Veterans Coordinator, who is also a Student Advisor.

Meet our Advisors

Like most collegiate systems, the Highland student advisors are specialists in particular program areas, but they are also cross-trained. So, any advisor can answer questions about transferring, articulation, and other queries related to any field of study.

Wes Bertram
Vicki Schulz
Advisor and Transfer Coordinator
Beth Groshans

Advisors by Interest Area

Business and Technology

AccountingWes Bertram
Accounts ClerkWes Bertram
AgricultureVicki Schulz
AutomotiveVicki Schulz
Business AdministrationWes Bertram
Clerical Business/Clerk TypistWes Bertram
CNC MachiningVicki Schulz
Computer Science/Computer TechnicianBeth Groshans
CosmetologyVicki Schulz
Customer ServiceVicki Schulz
Desktop PublishingWes Bertram
Early Childhood EducationVicki Schulz
Equine ScienceVicki Schulz
Industrial Training/ManufacturingVicki Schulz
            Computer-Aided Design/Mech.
            Industrial Electronics and Controls
            Industrial Maintenance
Information Systems/Word ProcessingWes Bertram
            Computer Technician
            Office Administration
Information Technology – HealthcareBeth Groshans
            Medical Coding
            Medical Transcription
MechatronicsVicki Schulz
Nail TechnicianVicki Schulz
Paraprofessional – Vicki Schulz
QuickbooksWes Bertram
Tax PreparerWes Bertram
WeldingVicki Schulz

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Associate of Engineering Science – Beth Groshans
BiologyBeth Groshans
Biology EducationVicki Schulz
ChemistryBeth Groshans
EngineeringBeth Groshans
Environmental ScienceBeth Groshans
GeologyBeth Groshans
MathematicsBeth Groshans
PhysicsBeth Groshans
Pre-Chiropractic – Beth Groshans
Pre-Dentistry – Beth Groshans
Pre-Medical Technology – Beth Groshans
Pre-Medicine – Beth Groshans
Pre-Pharmacy – Beth Groshans
Pre-Veterinary Medicine – Beth Groshans

Project Succeed

Project Succeed provides academic support to low-income, disabled, and first-generation college students. Services include academic advice and course selection assistance, tutoring, and transfer planning.

Brian Moore
Project Succeed Advisor

Ask an Advisor

Use our Ask an Advisor page to find a list of frequently asked questions or submit your own question.

Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation Part 1, General Information

Virtual Orientation Part 2, Services & Resources

Virtual Orientation Part 3, Technology at Highland