Counseling – Academic, Career, Personal

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

  • Nancy Nixa, MS (Part-Time, Credentialed College Counselor, Licensed School Counselor (K-12))
  • Deb Vang, MA (Full-Time, Certified College Counselor, Certified Mn Career Tools Associate, Credentialed College Counselor)

The Counselors care about you! Please make an appointment to see a Counselor. Please call 507-285-7260 and ask to schedule a Counseling Appointment or schedule online at

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:

Other Important Resources:

To meet with a counselor:

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

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!