Academic Orientation

To make an advising appointment, click on the appropriate advisor link below. Please note that returning students must use their OCCC email to make appointments, and new students must apply to OCCC prior to appointment.


Theresa Harper

Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointment with Theresa Harper in Newport or schedule an appointment with Teresa Harper on Thursdays in Lincoln City

Specializes in Pre-Teaching Pathways and Early Childhood Education

MAT, Education | Oregon State University
MS, Academic Advising | Kansas State University



Colleen Doherty

Academic Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment with Colleen Doherty in Newport
Specializes in Nursing & Allied Health

BA, Psychology | Westfield State College
MA, Student Personnel/Counseling | Northern Arizona University


Blake Hagan

Academic Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment with Blake Hagan in Newport
Schedule an advising appointment with Blake Hagan in Lincoln City (Wednesdays)
Specializes in Aquarium Science,  Accounting & Administrative Programs

BA, Anthropology | Oregon State University
MS, Education | Portland State University



What We Do as Advisors:

  • Discuss programs, courses, requirements
  • Help to clarify educational and career goals
  • Help determine course placement using multiple measures. For more information, click here.
  • Discuss strategies for success
  • Listen to student concerns and make referrals when necessary

What Students do before Advising appointment:

New Students
  • Complete an OCCC application
  • Review OCCC programs (degrees and certificates) and courses
  • Schedule a one-hour appointment with an advisor (above) to discuss courses, programs, and sign up for a New Student Orientation, where you will register for classes
  • Bring transcripts (college and/or high school/GED)
Returning Students