Academic Advising

What can an Academic Advisor do for you?


  • Provide you information about our programs
  • Help you adjust to college life and the demands of your program
  • Connect you with additional college support services
  • Give academic advisement at midterms to help you succeed
  • Advise students who were unsuccessful in a course, or would like to drop a course
  • Advise students who are on academic probation and alert
  • Help with withdrawing from a program
  • Assist with understanding Niagara College policies and procedures
  • Connect you with transfer agreements between programs at Niagara College and other institutions
  • The International Student Advisor (ISA) assists with Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada applications in addition to your related to your academic and transition needs

Who is my advisor? Advisors can be found below, sorted by school. You can also find your Academic Advisor through the “My Academic Advisor” tool on MyNC.

Find your Academic Advisor

  • Brock University / Niagara College Liason
    Kristen Nilsen
    Kristen Nilsen
    • Location:
      Welland - Room SE105
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 4035
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W107
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4035
  • Academic and Liberal Studies (NOTL Campus)/Environment and Horticulture
    Jill English
    Jill English
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115H
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4292
    Programs Covered by Jill English
    • Commercial Beekeeping
    • Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)
    • Ecosystem Restoration
    • Environmental Management and Assessment
    • Environmental Technician – Field and Lab
    • General Arts and Science (+ Degree Transfer)
    • GIS – Geospatial Management
    • Greenhouse Technician
    • Horticultural Technician
    • Landscape Horticulture Techniques
    • Landscape Technician
  • Academic and Liberal Studies (Welland Campus)
    Randy Conlon
    Randy Conlon
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S105
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7863
    Programs Covered by Randy Conlon
    • General Arts and Science
    • Pre-Media and Design
    • Pre-Community Services
    • Pre-Health Science (College)
    • Pre-Health Science (University)
    • Pre-Technology
  • Allied Health
    Adele Caruso
    Adele Caruso
    • Location:
      Welland - Room AH164C
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7524
    Programs Covered by Adele Caruso
    • Community Pharmacy Assistant
    • Dental Assisting - Levels I and II
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Dental Office Administration
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapy Assistant
    • Paramedic
    • Pharmacy Technician
  • Business and Management
    Autumn Garrigan
    Autumn Garrigan
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115I
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4495
    Programs Covered by Autumn Garrigan
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development)
    • All Business and Business Administration programs, except for Office Administration – General, Office Administration – Medical and Office Administration – Executive and Law Clerk
    • Human Resources Management
  • Business and Management/Food and Wine Sciences/Hospitality, Tourism and Sport
    Cynthia Manzo
    Cynthia Manzo
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115G
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4431
    Programs Covered by Cynthia Manzo
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
    • Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management
    • Business Administration – Professional Golf Management
    • Culinary Innovation and Food Technology
    • Culinary Management
    • Culinary Skills - Chef Training
    • Esthetician
    • Event Management
    • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations (Co-op)
    • Law Clerk
    • Office Administration – Executive, General and Medical
    • Sport Management
    • Tourism Management – Business Development
    • Wine Business Management
    • Winery and Viticulture Technician
  • Community Services
    Alison Ryder
    Alison Ryder
    • Location:
      Welland - Room M109
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7680
    Programs Covered by Alison Ryder
    • Autism and Behavioural Science
    • Child and Youth Worker
    • Developmental Service Worker
    • Early Childhood Education (+ Accelerated)
    • Educational Assistant – Special Need Support
    • Recreation and Leisure Services
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Social Service Worker
  • International - Niagara Falls Campus
    Paul Kelly
    Paul Kelly
    • Location:
      Niagara Falls - Room MM52B
    • Phone:
      905-354-7454 ext. 3604
    Programs Covered by Paul Kelly
    • International Business Management
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Hairstyling
    • Hairstyling Apprenticeship
  • International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Laura Fakla
    Laura Fakla
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4160
    Programs Covered by Laura Fakla
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)
    • Artisan Distilling
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
    • Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management
    • Business Administration – Golf Management (Co-op)
    • Commercial Beekeeping
    • Culinary Innovation and Food Technology
    • Culinary Management
    • Culinary Skills – Chef Training
    • Ecosystem Restoration
    • Environmental Technician
    • Environmental Management/Assessment
    • Esthetician
    • Event Management
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Greenhouse Technician/Technology
    • Horticultural Technician
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Horticultural Technician (Co-op)
    • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations
    • Landscape Horticulture Techniques
    • Landscape Technician
    • Sport Administration
    • Sport Management
    • Tourism Management - Business Development
    • Wine Business Management
    • Winery and Viticulture Technician
  • International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Michele Ruicci
    Michele Ruicci
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4271
    Programs Covered by Michele Ruicci
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development)
    • Business - Accounting
    • Business - General
    • Business Administration (Year 1)
    • Business - International Business
    • Business - Sales and Marketing
    • Business Administration - Accounting
    • Business Administration - Human Resources
    • Business Administration - International Business
    • Business Administration - Marketing
    • Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
    • General Arts and Science
    • Human Resources Management
    • International Business Management
    • Law Clerk
    • Office Administration - General, Executive and Health Services
  • International - Welland Campus
    Charles Ahanonu
    Charles Ahanonu
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S100
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7167
    Programs Covered by Charles Ahanonu
    • Community Mental Health
    • General Arts and Science
    • Gerontology
    • Palliative Care
    • Personal Support Worker
    • Pre-Media and Design
    • RN Critical Care Nursing
    • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (formerly Pre-Health Sciences - University)
    • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (formerly Pre-Health Sciences - College)
    • Pre-Technology
  • International - Welland Campus
    Anna McQuiston
    Anna McQuiston
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S100
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7730
    Programs Covered by Anna McQuiston
    • Academic English for College and University Studies
    • Acting for Film and Television
    • Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations
    • Art and Design Foundation
    • Autism and Behavioural Sciences
    • Broadcasting - Radio, TV and Film
    • Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (formerly Construction Techniques)
    • Civil Engineering Technician
    • Community and Justice Service Worker
    • Computer Engineering Technician
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Programmer Analyst
    • Computer Systems Technician
    • Construction Engineering Technology (Construction Management)
    • Dental Assisting I and II
    • Dental Office Administration
    • Digital Photography
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Assistant - Special Needs Support
    • Electrical Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Electrical Techniques
    • Electronics Engineering Technician/Technology
    • English for Academic Preparation (EAP)
    • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Game Development
    • Graphic Design
    • Journalism
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Mechanical Techniques
    • Motive Power Technician - Automotive
    • Motive Power Techniques - Automotive
    • New Media Web Design
    • OTAPTA
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Photonics Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Police Foundations
    • Protection, Security and Investigation
    • Public Relations
    • Recreation and Leisure Services
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Renewable Energies Technician
    • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (formerly Renovation Technician - Construction)
    • Retail Pharmacy Assistant
    • Welding Technician
    • Welding Techniques
  • Justice and Fitness
    Krista Bouw
    Krista Bouw
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S110
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7397
    Programs Covered by Krista Bouw
    • Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations
    • Community and Justice Services (Correctional Worker)
    • PSI - Customs Border Services
    • Exercise Science for Health and Performance
    • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Police Foundations (+ Accelerated)
    • PSI - Private Security
  • Media Studies
    Andrea Tran
    Andrea Tran
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S106D
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7842
    Programs Covered by Andrea Tran
    • Acting for Film and Television
    • Art and Design Foundation
    • Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Programmer Analyst
    • Computer Systems Technician
    • Digital Photography
    • Game Development
    • Graphic Design
    • Journalism
    • New Media Web Design
    • Public Relations
  • Nursing and Personal Support Worker
    Jody Thomas
    Jody Thomas
    • Location:
      Welland - Room AH252H
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7204
    Programs Covered by Jody Thomas
    • International Nursing
    • Personal Support Worker
    • Practical Nursing
    • Practical Nursing - Alternative Delivery
  • Technology Studies
    Amy Gilners
    Amy Gilners
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S106F
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7815
    Programs Covered by Amy Gilners
    • Civil Engineering Technician
    • Computer Engineering Technician
    • Construction Engineering Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Electronics Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Photonics Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Renewable Energies Technician
  • Trades and Apprenticeships
    Julie Stuart
    Julie Stuart
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S106A
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7272
    Programs Covered by Julie Stuart
    • Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
    • Construction Techniques
    • Electrical Techniques
    • Electrician - Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship
    • General Machinist Apprenticeship
    • Mechanical Techniques
    • Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship
    • Motive Power Technician - Automotive
    • Motive Power Techniques - Automotive
    • Renovation Technician – Construction
    • Welder Apprenticeship
    • Welding Technician
    • Welding Techniques
  • International - Niagara Falls Campus
    Paul Kelly
    Paul Kelly
    • Location:
      Niagara Falls - Room MM52B
    • Phone:
      905-354-7454 ext. 3604
    Programs Covered by Paul Kelly
    • International Business Management
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Hairstyling
    • Hairstyling Apprenticeship
  • International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Laura Fakla
    Laura Fakla
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4160
    Programs Covered by Laura Fakla
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)
    • Artisan Distilling
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
    • Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management
    • Business Administration – Golf Management (Co-op)
    • Commercial Beekeeping
    • Culinary Innovation and Food Technology
    • Culinary Management
    • Culinary Skills – Chef Training
    • Ecosystem Restoration
    • Environmental Technician
    • Environmental Management/Assessment
    • Esthetician
    • Event Management
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Greenhouse Technician/Technology
    • Horticultural Technician
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Horticultural Technician (Co-op)
    • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations
    • Landscape Horticulture Techniques
    • Landscape Technician
    • Sport Administration
    • Sport Management
    • Tourism Management - Business Development
    • Wine Business Management
    • Winery and Viticulture Technician
  • International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Michele Ruicci
    Michele Ruicci
    • Location:
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone:
      905-641-2252 ext. 4271
    Programs Covered by Michele Ruicci
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development)
    • Business - Accounting
    • Business - General
    • Business Administration (Year 1)
    • Business - International Business
    • Business - Sales and Marketing
    • Business Administration - Accounting
    • Business Administration - Human Resources
    • Business Administration - International Business
    • Business Administration - Marketing
    • Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
    • General Arts and Science
    • Human Resources Management
    • International Business Management
    • Law Clerk
    • Office Administration - General, Executive and Health Services
  • International - Welland Campus
    Charles Ahanonu
    Charles Ahanonu
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S100
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7167
    Programs Covered by Charles Ahanonu
    • Community Mental Health
    • General Arts and Science
    • Gerontology
    • Palliative Care
    • Personal Support Worker
    • Pre-Media and Design
    • RN Critical Care Nursing
    • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (formerly Pre-Health Sciences - University)
    • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (formerly Pre-Health Sciences - College)
    • Pre-Technology
  • International - Welland Campus
    Anna McQuiston
    Anna McQuiston
    • Location:
      Welland - Room S100
    • Phone:
      905-735-2211 ext. 7730
    Programs Covered by Anna McQuiston
    • Academic English for College and University Studies
    • Acting for Film and Television
    • Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations
    • Art and Design Foundation
    • Autism and Behavioural Sciences
    • Broadcasting - Radio, TV and Film
    • Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (formerly Construction Techniques)
    • Civil Engineering Technician
    • Community and Justice Service Worker
    • Computer Engineering Technician
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Programmer Analyst
    • Computer Systems Technician
    • Construction Engineering Technology (Construction Management)
    • Dental Assisting I and II
    • Dental Office Administration
    • Digital Photography
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Assistant - Special Needs Support
    • Electrical Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Electrical Techniques
    • Electronics Engineering Technician/Technology
    • English for Academic Preparation (EAP)
    • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Game Development
    • Graphic Design
    • Journalism
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Mechanical Techniques
    • Motive Power Technician - Automotive
    • Motive Power Techniques - Automotive
    • New Media Web Design
    • OTAPTA
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Photonics Engineering Technician/Technology
    • Police Foundations
    • Protection, Security and Investigation
    • Public Relations
    • Recreation and Leisure Services
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Renewable Energies Technician
    • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (formerly Renovation Technician - Construction)
    • Retail Pharmacy Assistant
    • Welding Technician
    • Welding Techniques
  • International - Niagara Falls Campus
    Paul Kelly
    Paul Kelly
    • Location:
      Niagara Falls - Room MM52B
    • Phone:
      905-354-7454 ext. 3604
    Programs Covered by Paul Kelly
    • International Business Management
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Hairstyling
    • Hairstyling Apprenticeship