Academic Catalogs

Counseling (COUN)

COUN G1001.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Career Planning  
Advisory: ENGL G098.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to assist students in developing intelligent career decisions. Standardized assessments, discussions and assignments will enable the student to clarify values, interests, abilities and personality characteristics that fit with possible career options. Pass/No Pass.

COUN G1031 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Educational Planning For Student Success  
Advisory: ENGL G090 or ENGL G099.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to introduce students to a successful college and transfer experience. The course introduces college survival skills including college expectations, college resources, and academic policies. Definitions and requirements for vocational certificates, Associate of Arts degrees, baccalaureate and higher degrees are covered. An overview of higher education in California and transfer policies and processes will be covered. Students develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP) based on individual educational goals and discuss strategies for selecting a major. Pass/No Pass.

COUN G1043 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Career And Life Planning  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: Career and Life Planning: A Holistic Approach. This is an extensive career and life planning course within the broad perspective of psychological, sociological, and physiological theories. Emphasis will be placed on self-esteem/self-concept, values, needs and goals, motivation, skill development, and gender and cultural issues in the workplace and the global economy. The historical view of careers, current career trends, and employment outlook will be studied. Various methods of researching academic and career opportunities will be explored to assist students with completing a career action plan. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

COUN G1152 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Student-Athlete Success & Educational Planning  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to introduce student-athletes to a successful college and transfer experience. Athletic regulations including the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) transfer requirements will be covered. The course introduces college success skills, including college expectations, resources, policies, student/athlete life balance, life after sports. Definitions and requirements for certificates and degrees, and higher education in California, including transfer process are covered. Students develop a Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (CSEP) based on personality and career assessments, individual educational goals, and discuss strategies for selecting a major. Graded.

COUN G1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Planning for Arts, Languages, and Humanities  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is recommended for students in their first semester interested in majors in the Arts, Languages, and Humanities. It introduces students to a successful college and transfer experience through an examination of the various program options and requirements for vocational certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and graduate or credential programs. Students in this course will explore career pathways and options, academic preparation, credentials, and other experiences required for employment. The course will use directed and diverse learning experiences to assist in clarifying a student’s specific major within the pathway. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

COUN G1513 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Planning for Business  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is recommended for students in their first semester interested in a major in Business. It introduces students to a successful college and transfer experience through an examination of the various program options and requirements for vocational certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and graduate or credential programs. Students in this course will explore career pathways and options, academic preparation, credentials, and other experiences required for employment. The course will use directed and diverse learning experiences to assist in clarifying a student’s specific major within the pathway. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

COUN G1523 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Planning for Health Science, Nursing and Kinesiology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is recommended for students in their first semester interested in Health Science, Nursing and Kinesiology majors. It introduces students to a successful college and transfer experience through an examination of the various program options and requirements for vocational certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and graduate or credential programs. Students in this course will explore career pathways and options, academic preparation, credentials, and other experiences required for employment. The course will use directed and diverse learning experiences to assist in clarifying a student’s specific major within the pathway. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

COUN G1533 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Planning for Social and Behavioral Sciences  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is recommended for students in their first semester interested in majors in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. It introduces students to a successful college and transfer experience through an examination of the various program options and requirements for vocational certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and graduate or credential programs. Students in this course will explore career pathways and options, academic preparation, credentials, and other experiences required for employment. The course will use directed and diverse learning experiences to assist in clarifying a student’s specific major within the pathway. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

COUN G1543 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Planning for STEM (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Math)  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is recommended for students in their first semester interested in STEM majors, specifically Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Math. It introduces students to a successful college and transfer experience through an examination of the various program options and requirements for vocational certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and graduate or credential programs. Students in this course will explore career pathways and options, academic preparation, credentials, and other experiences required for employment. The course will use directed and diverse learning experiences to assist in clarifying a student’s specific major within the pathway. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

COUN G1553 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Planning for STEM (Biological and Physical Sciences)  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is recommended for students in their first semester interested in STEM, specifically the Biological and Physical Sciences. It introduces students to a successful college and transfer experience through an examination of the various program options and requirements for vocational certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and graduate or credential programs. Students in this course will explore career pathways and options, academic preparation, credentials, and other experiences required for employment. The course will use directed and diverse learning experiences to assist in clarifying a student’s specific major within the pathway. Graded or Pass/No Pass.

COUN G1991.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Employability Skills  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly: Counseling Topics. Presentation, discussion and study of professional and personal development issues. Topics include employability skills, values clarification, motivation, responsibility and accountability, self esteem, time management, goal setting, personal financing, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Intended for students wishing to deal with issues relating to their own professional and personal development. Pass/No Pass.

COUN G2051 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Navigating the Transfer Process  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to develop and enhance decision-making strategies for students interested in transferring. Students will develop critical thinking skills by identifying, comparing, and analyzing the differences in university entrance and major requirements as related to their educational and career goals. Students will examine the requirements of the universities and complete a comprehensive educational plan. On-site research/field study at universities may be required. Pass/No Pass.