Academic Catalogs

Counseling (COUN)

COUN A1001 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Introduction To College  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduces new students to college services and facilities, academic policies and various segments of higher education in California. Includes time management, study skills, and academic planning. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

COUN A1011 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
New Horizons for Adults Returning to College  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An orientation course designed to assist adults re-entering academic life. Orientation to O.C.C. and higher education will be offered. Topics will include career development, career change, study skills, time management, life transitions, job skills, self-esteem, assertion, and communication skills. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

COUN A1043 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Career & Life Planning: A Holistic Approach  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

In depth career and life planning: Designed primarily for students uncertain about educational-occupational plans. Standardized tests of interests, personality characteristics, and values are utilized to develop a systemic approach to career and life development. This course emphasizes the importance of taking personal responsibility for one’s educational, career and personal decisions to achieve satisfaction through work and life balance. This course may also be offered online.

COUN A1053 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Strategies for College Success  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This is a course designed to integrate personal growth, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and academic and career success. Topics include study techniques, orientation to higher education and resources, life skills, academic planning, and personal development. For all students wishing to improve their success in college. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

COUN A1073 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Chicana/o & Latina/o Experience and Success in Higher Education  
Advisory: ENGL A099.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

Counseling practices will be applied to explore factors that contribute to a successful experience in higher education for Chicana/o and Latina/o students. An examination of the educational experience of the Chicana/o and Latina/o community in the United States. Emphasis on understanding the background of Chicana/o and Latina/o students in relation to current educational conditions and trends.

COUN A107H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Chicana/o & Latina/o Experience and Success in Higher Education Honors  
Advisory: ENGL A099.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Counseling practices will be applied to explore factors that contribute to a successful experience in higher education for Chicana/o and Latina/o students. An examination of the educational experience of the Chicana/o and Latina/o community in the United States. Emphasis on understanding the background of Chicana/o and Latina/o students in relation to current educational conditions and trends.

COUN A1093 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Developing and Understanding Happiness  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Study of current research and the practical application of research to attain sustainable increases in well-being in order to live a fulfilling life. Will explore such questions as: What is happiness? How do we measure it? What is the evolutionary significance of positive emotion? Topics include the role of happiness, love, spirituality, relationships, forgiveness, and mindfulness. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

COUN A1102 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Applied Stress Management  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to respond to the need to understand and manage personal stress. Symptom identification and management techniques will be emphasized. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

COUN A1202 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Career Decision Making/Accelerated  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An accelerated class designed for students who are uncertain about their educational-occupational plans. Career inventories are used along with non-test data to evaluate occupational choices. This course may also be offered online. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

COUN A1353 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Principles of Effective Parenting  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU

Designed for students who are interested in improving parenting skills and promoting healthy functioning in the context of all relationships. The course focuses on developing healthier interpersonal relationships that ultimately increase self-awareness and self-esteem which are essential to effective parenting and personal success. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

COUN A1701 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
College Major Search  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Course is designed to facilitate students' exploration and selection of a college major. Students will examine and apply a decision making process in identifying their academic interests and develop an educational plan based on a major selection. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

COUN A1990.5-3 Units (9-54 lecture hours)  
Topics In Counseling  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Present, discuss, and study personal development issues. Introduce student to campus resources. Topics will change each semester. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

COUN A2051 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Transfer Success Seminar  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The course is designed to help Transfer Opportunity Program students develop the skills necessary to navigate the transfer process. Topics include career selection and academic planning from a transfer perspective, overview, of potentially complex transfer issues and transfer admissions representative speakers as well as financial planning and fund acquisition for transfer students. Student success strategies will be further developed, with emphasis on new skills and characteristics including emotional intelligence, educational grit, independence, and behavioral change. A comprehensive educational plan for transfer will be completed as part of this course.