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Counseling Courses:

Course Hours Units

COUN 10 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE
Orientation to the structures of higher education. Exposure to college resources and educational planning. Introduction to students' matriculation rights and responsibilities. Completion of placement assessment recommended.

 

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COUN 11 LEARNING STRATEGIES AND COLLEGE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Analysis of college success factors and learning styles for student achievement. Development of strategies for success in educational and work environments. Organizing tasks involved when studying and and the tools to do it.

2 2

COUN 12 PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
A comprehensive course that integrates personal and professional growth through the development of effective communication skills, positive self-image and self-esteem, and strategies for problem solving and decision making. Analysis of life course events such as the development of career and educational objectives. Emphasis is on personal health assessment and strategies for coping with stress.

 

3 3

COUN 17 CAREER PLANNING

Career research and planning using assessments of interests, values, skills, and temperament. Exploration of job duties and educational/training requirements. Job search skills.

 

2 2
COUN 20 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Prerequisite: Coun 10
Individualized projects, research techniques, written reports. Lab 3 hours. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester.
1 3
COUN 103 PEER COUNSELING SKILLS
Recommended preparation: Coun 10
Principles and practices of peer counseling. Opportunities and requirements in higher education. Matriculation rights and responsibilities. Application of applied skills to the helping profession.
3 3
COUN 111 EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND STUDY SKILLS
Educational planning, study skills and transfer requirements. Testing to identify interests and abilities. Maximum credit 1 unit each semester.
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COUN 112 STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
Effective personal and social relations in the academic and social environment. Problem solving techniques. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester.
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