Counseling & Advising Services

The Adult Basic Education program helps students succeed in their educational and professional goals by offering comprehensive supportive services. The professional staff is dedicated to meeting students' needs, including mentoring, educational advisement, counseling, and tutoring.

Counselors provide personal, educational, and academic guidance to help students achieve success in the classroom. Counselors monitor student progress and provide appropriate interventions as needed, such as assistance in planning the completion of high school credits, selecting appropriate college/credit classes, or providing referrals to campus support services and community agencies. Counselors also encourage students to continue their education beyond the Adult High School Diploma and GED programs and, in so doing, provide a supportive bridge to the college campus.

The ABE Program provides the following services to support its students' career and educational goals:

  • Career Days and College Days
  • Weekly orientations for new students
  • Academic intervention for students in need of additional educational resources
  • Development of educational plans to meet students' individual short-term and long-term goals
  • Assistance with matriculation into credit programs
  • A career center that is available for students to conduct career research and to explore educational options

To make an appointment with a counselor, please call (909) 274-4937.

Educational Advising

Educational advisors are available to help students when they select college classes and to create a course plan for college graduation and transfer. To make an appointment with an educational advisor, please call (909) 274-4845.

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program links noncredit and credit students to provide noncredit students with a supportive peer as they consider enrolling in college courses.  Generally, students meet with their mentor twice a month to learn about and experience the Mt. San Antonio College campus, student services, and activities.  The goal is to help noncredit students feel more comfortable about enrolling in college classes relating to their career and/or academic interests.  Any Adult Basic Education student can join the program.

To learn more about the Mentoring Program, please call (909) 274-5903 or email

Career Development Services

The Adult Basic Education Department offers a variety of career development and exploration activities to help you plan and achieve your educational and career goals. Services include:

  • Internet, personality, values, and abilities assessment to aid you in achieving your educational and occupational goals.
  • Career/vocational counseling services to help you interpret and understand your assessment results and guide you in making an appropriate educational and career choice.
  • Employment Skills Training
    • Employment Applications,  Resume / Cover Letter, Interviewing Skills
    • Dressing for Success
    • Job Search Skills
  • Personal Development Workshops
    • Study Skills
    • Confidence in the Workplace
  • Materials and resources at the Career Center to help the students research their goals, including:
    • Career briefs
    • Vocational biographies
    • California college catalogs, out-of-state college catalogs
    • Job Search publications and online resources
    • Eureka and the Discover programs (online career development resources)
    • Community resource guides and Rainbow Resource Guides
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Students must be enrolled in a Continuing Education program to receive services. To make an appointment with a career counselor, please call (909) 274-4845.

Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789
Phone: 909.274.7500 • VPhone: 909.895.6634
For emergencies, call Campus Police: 909.274.4555 Ι Text-A-Tip: 909.274.9560

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Contact Disabled Student Programs & Services: 909.274.4290 or TTY 909.594.3447.

The 504/508 ADA Coordinators are located in Bldg. 4–1460 and can be contacted at 909.274.4225.