Counseling Courses

The mission of the Instructional Counseling Program is to teach students the strategies to become self-aware, develop educational and career goals, make decisions and problem solve, and accept responsibility for gaining the skills to become a more proficient and confident learner.
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 100 (3 units)
Success Strategies for the Adult Re-Entry Student (CSU transferable - CSU GE Area E)
This course integrates personal growth and values, academic study strategies and critical and creative thinking proficiency for adult reentry students, emphasizing the attainment of lifelong success in academic, professional, and personal development.
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.
COUNS 142 (2 units)
Learning to Learn (CSU transferable) 
This course provides students 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 (CSU & UC transferable - CSU GE Area E)
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.
 
Spring 2017 Office Hours
Name
Day
Time
Location
By Appointment
Phone
Anthony, Jennifer
Wednesday
9:00am -9:30am
online
Available by request
 
Brogdon-Wynne, Pamela
 
 
 
 
661-362-3278
Brown, Kerry
 
 
 
 
661-362-3270
Carrillo, Carmen
Monday & Wednesday
3:00pm- 3:30pm
UCEN -309
Available by request
 
Garcia, Patricia
Tuesday & Thursday
10:30am- 11:00am
CHCS-225
Available online
661-362-3567
Harris, Angela
Monday & Wednesday
5:00pm- 5:30pm
CHCS-112
Available by request
661-362-3275
Hooper, Garrett
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00am-9:00am
Online
Available by request
661-362-3488
Ibarra, Sally
Tuesday & Thursday
9:30am- 10:30am
CHCS- 212
 
 
Kaminsky, Alisha
Tuesday & Thursday
2:50pm- 3:20pm
UCEN- 309
Available by request
 
Law, Tony
Monday & Wednesday
9:00am -9:30am
SSC-119
 
661-362-3803
Ling, Susan
Wednesday
2:00pm-2:30pm and 5:35pm-6:05pm
BONH- 305
 
661-362-3352
Loaiza, Albert
Thursday
11:00am- 11:30pm
WPEK-107
Available by request
661-362-3611
Lozano, Dora
Thursday & Friday
T-6:00pm- 6:30pm
F-7:30am- 8:00am
T-Online
F-SSC-117
 
661-362-3273
Martinez, Graciela
Friday
8:00am-10:00am
Online
Available per request
661-362-3456
Nguyen, Anh
Tuesday & Thursday
12:30pm- 1:00pm
SSC-123
 
661.362-3126
Ortega, Aivee
Wednesday & Thursday
W-11:00am- 12:00pm
TH- 7:00pm-8:00pm
W-CHCS-227
TH- Online
Available by request
661-362-3312
Perez, Connie
Friday
11:00am-1:00pm
Online
Available by request
661-362-3678
Reardon, April
Tuesday
3:30pm-4:30pm
SSC-117
 
661-362-3119
Requejo, Thomas
Friday 
 7:45am-8:45am
 Online
Available by request 
661-362-3566
Richter, Christy
Wednesday
11:00am-12:00pm
Online
Available by request
 
Shaker, Liz
Friday
9:00am-10:00am
Online
Available by request
661-362-3807
Solomon, Diane
Thursday
8:00pm- 9:00pm
Online
Available by request
661-362-3340
Torgeson, Erika
Tuesday & Thursday
12:30pm- 1:00pm
CCC-Bldg 1A
Available by request
661-362-3912