Academic Catalogs

Counseling Services

Counseling appointments serve the needs of students seeking academic and/or career counseling. Appointments may be made through the Counseling website, in person at the Counseling Counter on the third floor of Watson Hall or by telephone at (714) 432-5078. Counseling is available via in-person, video conferencing and telephone modalities.

Drop in Counseling

Drop-In Counseling is available in-person and over the phone. This service is for general information such as:  prerequisite requirements; general transfer and graduation-related questions; referrals to other programs and services; questions about comparable courses; or general quick questions.

All students are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Hours are subject to change, so please call the Counseling Center at 714-432-5078 to confirm availability and/or request for over-the-phone drop-in counseling. 

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center provides comprehensive services and resources to assist students in preparation to transfer to four-year universities. It includes access to transfer counseling, transfer-related workshops, application assistance, campus tours, and individual appointment with an admission representative from various four-year universities. The Transfer Center also hosts transfer fairs throughout the year. “Transfer Day” is the largest fair held in the fall semester with representatives on campus from more than 80 four-year universities from both California and out-of-state universities. The Transfer Center is located on the second floor of Watson Hall, Room 215. For more information, please call (714) 432-5894 or visit the Transfer Center website.


Workshops, offered on an ongoing basis, focus on topics of interest to both new and returning students. Workshop schedules are available in the Counseling Center.


The Counseling Division provides instruction in career and personal development, offering a variety of credit courses that support the developmental needs of both new and returning students. Counseling courses are offered both day and evening and are articulated for transfer the same as courses offered in other divisions. Courses are listed under “Counseling” in this catalog and the class schedule.

Petition Processing

A petition is a request for special action and is processed through the Counseling Center. Overload Petitions, Academic Renewals and Academic Petitions are found on the Counseling website. Academic Renewals and Academic Petitions require a counseling appointment. Overload petitions do not require an appointment.