Counseling – Academic, Career, Personal

The counseling staff is committed to student advocacy and to making the learning experience at RCTC a positive one. All issues discussed with a counselor are treated confidentially and with respect for your privacy. We can only release certain confidential information with your permission and a signed Release of Information Document.

We offer a broad range of services to help students achieve their educational goals, including:

To meet with a counselor

Current students can schedule an appointment online to meet with their assigned advisor or counselor. Students enter their Star ID and password. For questions or assistance, please call 507-285-7260.

RCTC Counseling Staff

Rochester Community and Technical College is staffed with two professionally trained counselors.

Deb Vang, RCTC CounselorDeb Vang, MA Counselor

Full-Time, Certified College Counselor, Certified Mn Career Tools Associate, Credentialed College Counselor



Nancy Nixa,MS Counselor

Part-Time, Credentialed College Counselor, Licensed School Counselor (K-12)

Other Important Resources:

College Mental Health Resource and Survey

Your online resource for college mental health. Learn more about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or a friend are struggling with mental health issues. The screening is free and confidential. Get screened!