COUNSELING CLASSES
 
The COUNS 100 class has been created especially for adult students returning to school.
 
COUNS 010
(1 Unit)
Career Exploration (Offered credit/no credit only)
This course assists students in making career decisions. Emphasis is on selecting a career based on personal interests, abilities, values, and goals through self assessment and career research.
COUNS 070
(1 unit)
Becoming a Successful Distance Learning Student 
(Offered credit/no credit basis only. Non-degree applicable.)
This course is designed for students who want to acquire the skills necessary to be a successful distance learning student including word processing, synchronous (chat) and asynchronous (e-mail) discussion tools, and Internet research. Includes a review of personal learning styles and time management skills. Familiarity with the Windows operating system and keyboarding is assumed.
COUNS 075
(0.5 unit)
Developing Math Confidence
This course is designed to build math confidence and develop successful math study strategies while maintaining a positive attitude toward learning math.
COUNS 085
(0.5 unit)
Career/Job Search Preparation (Offered credit/no credit only)
Through self-assessment, students in this course discover occupations that match their interests, abilities and values. It includes research labor market information, job search strategies, resume development and interview preparation. Students also attend required workshops.
COUNS 90
(0.5 unit)
College Orientation (Offered credit/no credit only)
This course is part of the Steps to Success program designed for all new students to orient them to the college environment and educational opportunities. Students must complete 
1. The assessment of English and Math skill levels 
2. Information on programs, policies and procedures
3. The New Student Advisement Workshop for pre-enrollment counseling assistance in course selection and registration.
COUNS 095
(0.5 unit)
Intensive Workshop for Positive Change (Offered credit/no credit only)
This course provides students in long term academic difficulty with the skills necessary to improve academic performance. Emphasis is on self-assessment, learning strategies, and action plans to achieve positive change. Students must complete a 1 day, 8 hour workshop in order to receive credit. Students sign up online and complete online assignments prior to the workshop.
COUNS 100
( 3 units)
Success Strategies for the Reentry Student (CSU transferable - CSU GE Area E)
This course provides an exploration of intellectual, psychological, social and physical factors that impact lifelong learning, well being, and success. Topics include Motivation & self-efficacy, critical & creative thinking, effective study strategies with children underfoot, health & lifestyle choices, relating to others in a diverse world, time, money & stress management, career exploration and transfer and educational planning.
COUNS 110
(3 units)
Career Life-Planning (CSU transferable - CSU GE Area E)
This course introduces self-assessment tools to identify college majors and careers by clarifying interests, skills, values, and personality type. Students also examine the decision-making process, self-management, life roles and goal-setting. It includes a review of labor market trends, career research, interviewing skills, resume and cover letter writing, and job search strategies.
COUNS 111
(1 unit)
Introduction to College and Strategies for Success
(CSU transferable - CSU GE Area E)
This course focuses on the various components necessary for college planning and academic success. Readiness for college will be explored with special attention given to students' responsibilities, study skills assessment, personal values, motivation, and goal setting. Topics include values clarification, decision making, study skills, choosing a major, the responsible student, and educational planning. Students will identify their educational goals and develop a personal plan to reach those goals.
COUNS 120
(1 unit)
University Transfer Planning (CSU transferable) 
This course provides students with information and resources to facilitate a smooth transfer to 4 year colleges and universities. Topics include UC/CSU applications, major and general education requirements, financial aid/scholarships, personalized student education plans, and analysis of factors involved in the selection of transfer schools. (CSU & UC transferable)
COUNS 142
(1 unit)
Learning to Learn (Associate Degree Applicable-CSU Transferable)
Focuses on seven strategies that develop self-regulatory learning: self-monitoring, motivation, goal-setting, active listening, note-taking, information processing in the brain, and reading for comprehension. Students will combine theory and practice to become successful learners and successful college students.
COUNS 150
(3 units)
Student Success
This course is designed for new students as a complete orientation of the responsibilities and benefits of higher education. Educational planning, goal setting, and career choices are examined. Study and life survival skills are provided to ensure a successful academic experience.