Joyce Fagel, M.A.
I work at Shoreline on Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays.
Office Hours / Drop-In Advising
Mondays: 1:00 to 2:00
Wednesdays: 11:00 to 12:00
Sometimes I am unable to follow this schedule. If you are making a special trip to campus, please call ahead to make an appointment.
Please call 206-546-4559.
My specialty is in advising for health, science, engineering, architecture and related programs. Most of these programs require transfer to a university or Baccalaureate college to study these fields.
Preparation for Health Professions Programs
The health professions are very popular and there are many training programs, some at community colleges and some at a universities or Baccalaureate colleges. Preparation for health professional programs typically requires health related experiences in addition to prerequisite courses. If you are interested in a health profession, I encourage you to subscribe to Shoreline's Pre-Health blog, which will give you information about local events and opportunities related to health care.
Prerequisites for Math and Science Courses
I support the Science Division faculty as an additional person who can help students with questions about placement in mathematics, biology and chemistry courses and review of prerequisites for those courses. Please review the information provided on the prerequisites page and use the contacts listed for questions and prerequisite review.
I've been a University of Washington advisor since January 1989. I advised for nine years in the Biology Department, and have been located at Shoreline Community College for advising here since 1998. Currently I divide my time 50/50 between the two schools.
Just like some of you, I changed my major a few times. I started as a pre-medical school student, then studied one year of physical therapy before I settled on a psychology major at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. After that I completed a Masters Degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Now I've been advising pre-health and science students for many years, so I am able to combine all my interests!
I was born and grew up in the Netherlands and came to the United States as an international college student. At that time, I really did not understand many things about American culture and certainly not the degree names and other aspects of the college/university system. Now I love explaining it to others, whether they are born in the US or not, and helping them through the maze of admission requirements, application process, degree options, course requirements and transition to the university.
Education offers surprising moments and I encourage you not to forget that learning can be fun. For example, one of my most memorable and valuable classes was Acting 101 which I registered for on a whim. I had never done any acting before and I was scared on the stage. It became my worst grade, but I came to enjoy that class, made new friends, and it helped me get over my fear of public speaking.
But enough of me. If you are thinking of taking some classes here in math, science, engineering or related fields, or are already a Shoreline CC student in these fields, please look through the information on the Science Division web pages. Our Science Faculty and I are eager to be your advisors, so please don't hesitate to contact any one of us!