Counseling Courses for Your Personal Growth and Academic Success

 

COUN 100: Student Success and the College Experience (3 units)

UC, CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

Introduction to the college experience, including academic and career self-assessment and strategies for success. Exploration and application of theories of physical, social and psychological development toward the goal of success in college. Survey of the tools necessary to excel academically, socially, physically and emotionally including goal setting, decision making, and life planning; time management; critical thinking; lifelong learning; financial planning; and wellness.

*CHC 100 and COUN 130 combined: maximum UC transferable credit, one course

COUN 110: Introduction to Career, Education and Life Planning (3 units)

CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

An introduction to career planning. Exploration of academic, personal and career goals through assessment of personality, interest, values, and talents toward completion of a comprehensive career and educational plan for first time career seekers. Analysis of desired lifestyle and work, decision making, and goal achievement will be addressed. Exploration of the sociological, physiological, and psychological needs in identifying and planning a major and career plan. Focus on the career planning process and the development of a career portfolio that demonstrates knowledge of career decision making, planning and job search strategies.

COUN 111: Career Transition and Educational Planning (3 units)

CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

Designed for the transitional college student changing careers due to loss of job, change of career path, work-life balance, including veterans. Identify academic, personal and career goals through assessment of personality, interest, values, talents, and transferable skills to develop a career and educational plan. Assessment of psychological, physiological, sociological needs in transitioning to a new career; including stress, anxiety, self-confidence, positive motivation, coping with unemployment or change in career needs, and finding satisfying work will be addressed. Analysis of desired lifestyle and work environments, decision making, overcoming obstacles, and identifying occupational security. Focus on learning the career planning process and developing a career portfolio that demonstrates knowledge of career decision making, planning and job search strategies.

COUN 120: Stress Management and Emotional Well-Being (3 units)

UC, CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

The study and application of current research to attain emotional well-being in order to live a fulfilling life. Designed to respond to the need to understand and manage personal stress as it relates to the college student. Examination of personal wellness development and the roles of stress and stress management.

COUN 130: Life Transitions and the Transfer Experience (2 units)

UC, CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

An examination of the transfer experience as a context in which to develop life-long skills of problem solving, goal setting, planning and decision making. Development of strategies to establish educational and career goals necessary to transition from the community college to the four-year institution.

*COUN 130 and CHC 100 combined: maximum UC transferable credit, one course