Counseling and Guidance (COUN)

COUN 040 C College Readiness 0.5 Units

Term hours: 8-9 lecture. This course is designed to prepare students for their first college semester by satisfying the California community colleges' matriculation requirements of assessment, orientation, and counseling/advising. Non Degree Credit. Pass/No Pass only.

COUN 073 C Computer Access I 1 Unit

Advisory: This course is designed for students who are eligible for services from Disability Support Services (DSS).

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for students with verified disabilities. This course provides training in the use of assistive technology which enhances the ability of students with disabilities to access and use personal computers. The course will cover word processing and an introduction to the Internet. May be taken for credit 2 times. Pass/No Pass.

COUN 076 C  Accessible Note-Taking Techniques 1 Unit

Advisory: For students eligible for services from Disability Support Services (DSS).

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for students with verified disabilities. This course will assist students with limited note-taking skills. Instruction will cover various techniques to improve note-taking skills that can be used in all academic coursework and other settings. Practice and guidance in listening and note-taking strategies is provided. This course may be taken two times for credit. Pass/No Pass only. (Non-Degree Credit)

COUN 100 C College Orientation 1 Unit

Advisory: This course is designed for students who are eligible for services from Disability Support Services (DSS).

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course will introduce students to campus support services, establish realistic goals, develop study skills, and discuss time management strategies. Students will learn about accessing accommodations on campus and in the community. Pass/No Pass only. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

COUN 105 C Stress and Anxiety Management 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed to increase the student's awareness of the effects of stress and anxiety on academic performance and daily life. Emphasis will be placed on understanding effective and ineffective responses to stress and anxiety on planning a personal stress and anxiety management program. Students will explore and practice a variety of practical coping skills and management techniques. Pass/No Pass only. (UC/CSU, CSU GE)

COUN 110 C Teaching as a Career 3 Units

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory TBA. This course is designed as an introduction to the teaching profession where students will examine concepts and issues related to education in a democratic society within historical, social, philosophical, legal and political contexts. Students will develop personal knowledge and understanding of (1) the competing purpose and values of schools in society, (2) the nature of teaching and the teaching profession, (3) the impact of local, state, and federal government policies on schools, and (4) contemporary educational issues. Course content and assignments will be related to a 45 hour fieldwork experience in an educational setting. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

COUN 135 C Leadership 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course includes the study and practical application of group and individual leadership techniques. It is designed to improve awareness of group dynamics, listening skills, personal values, decision-making, problem solving and organizational development. Duplicate credit not granted for COUN 135HC. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

COUN 135HC Honors Leadership 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This is an enhanced leadership development course that requires leadership participation in a campus or community organization. It includes the study and practical application of group and individual leadership techniques. It is designed to improve awareness of group dynamics, listening skills, personal values, decision-making, problem solving and organizational development. It emphasizes critical analysis of leaders in the news, history or literature. Duplicate credit not granted for COUN 135 C. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

COUN 139 C  Career Exploration (formerly COUN 141 C) 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for students who are undecided about their educational or career goals. Using a career planning process, students assess interests, skills, strengths, personality, values, life and work style choices. Students explore cultural differences and gain an awareness which is applied to the work setting. Students research potential educational and career goals; apply decision making tools, and relate their self-assessment information to occupational possibilities and college majors. Pass/No Pass. $6.00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration.. Additional cost for career assessments may be required. (CSU, CSU GE)

COUN 140 C Educational Planning 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for new students as part of the Student Success and Support Program. This course includes: an orientation to college life, responsibilities, requirements, and regulations; an overview of the assessment process; psychological, sociological, and physiological factors of student success; certificates, occupational degrees, and transfer degrees; the transfer process; career guidance and pathways for selection of a major plan of study; and development of a student educational plan. Pass/No Pass. $6.00 Materials Fee - Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU).

COUN 144 C Women and Careers 2 Units

Term hours: 36 lecture. This course is designed to help women expand their self-image by providing personal exploration through career assessment, values clarification and skills analysis. The course provides creative job search techniques and resume writing, interviewing skills, decision-making, goal setting, and a portfolio Pass/No Pass. $6 materials fee - Payable at Registration. (CSU, CSU GE)

COUN 145 C  Job Readiness - Career Management 2 Units

Term hours: 36 lecture. In this course, students will learn to successfully bridge from college to the workplace (or make a job transition). In a future of constant change, students will learn how to maximize their strengths, skills, and college learning for gainful and satisfying employment. Students will create a personal brand and professional in-person and online presence to optimize their career opportunities. Resumes, interviewing, business etiquette, job search, networking, and long term career management issues are discussed, developed and/or practiced. (CSU, CSU GE)

COUN 150 C Academic and Life Success 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course will provide students with knowledge, information, and practical skills to better understand themselves as students, people and members of society. It will assist them in achieving academic, and life goals and to develop plans and strategies to successfully meet those goals. Optional assessments require a fee. (UC/CSU, CSU GE)

COUN 151 C Career and Life Planning 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. A complete class in career/life planning, including introduction to the tools for dealing with change; an analysis of desired lifestyles; self-assessment; overcoming obstacles, and analysis of work, its organizations, and where you want to work; decision-making, people, environments, career-researching and job-finding, resumes, interviewing, and goal setting. $3.00 Material Fee-Payable at Registration. (UC/CSU, CSU GE)

COUN 160 C College/University Transition 1 Unit

Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for the student and the parents of the student who plans to transfer to a college or university. Topics include the value of pursuing higher education, selection of a transfer institution, admissions, academic requirements, financial aid options, special programs, priority filing deadline, and developing an autobiographical essay. Duplicate Credit Not Granted For COUN 160HC. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

COUN 160HC Honors University Transition 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for the Honor Program student. It is an enhanced orientation to the transfer process. Topics include the value of pursuing higher education, selection of a transfer institution, admission, academic requirements, financial aid options, priority filing deadlines, developing an autobiographical essay and personal transfer portfolio. Emphasis will be placed on researching and evaluating transfer options. Duplicate credit not granted for COUN 160 C. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

COUN 298 C Counseling/Guidance Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-648 laboratory depending on units attempted. These various courses may be offered which are designed to meet the interests and needs of the students and faculty. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (CSU)

COUN 299 C Counseling - Independent Study 0.5-2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract.

Term hours: Hours vary according to units assigned. This course is designed for students who wish to explore in-depth various guidance-related topics. Students develop an Independent Study Learning Contract with the instructor that details the objectives and course content and scope to be completed by the student. Consult class schedule to verify credit for a particular term. May be taken for credit 4 times. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass only. (CSU)