Ramona Santiesteban

Ramona Santiesteban
Resident Faculty
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Office Hours
Tuesdays, 12-1 pm, virtually



I am a Residential Faculty member and the current Department Chair of the Counseling department at Scottsdale Community College. I have been employed at six of the Maricopa Community Colleges since 1993 and I have been teaching at the college level since 2007. I teach or have taught:

  • Introduction of College, Career and Personal Success, FYE 101
  • Career Exploration, CPD 102AB
  • Creating College Success, CPD 115
  • Personal Spiritual Development, CPD 102AJ
  • Strategies for College Success, CPD 150
  • Educational and Career Planning, CPD 150AC 
  • Introduction to Multiculturalism, CPD 160

A big part of my job requires me to provide individual services to students in the Counseling Services department. I can assist students with the following:

  • Purpose coaching
  • Positive psychology practices
  • Goal setting, time management, college success strategies
  • Career counseling 
  • Crisis management
  • Applying for funds for unforeseen financial emergencies
  • Community resources for housing, food and mental health needs

I have a Master of Education degree in Educational Counseling, Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Clinical Counseling. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor for the state of Arizona. My undergraduate studies are in American Sign Language and Special Education. I am a native of Arizona. I enjoy reading, hiking and swimming.


Summer 2024

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