Counseling (COUN)

COUN 025 Creating College Success 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: COUN 125
This course will focus on strategies and tools for college success, in addition to exploring culture and its impact on academic success. Students in this course will also be paired with a mentor from the professional community. Field trips to universities are a required part of this course.
Limitation on Enrollment: Participation in the Puente Project.
COUN 100 Career and Life Planning 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An introduction to career/life planning, including an exploration of interests, skills, values, personality traits, past experiences and life stages. Students will develop a career/life plan using gathered self-information, career research, and decision-making strategies with an awareness of psychological, sociological and physiological factors related to career/life satisfaction. The course is approved for distance education format.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.
COUN 115 Transfer/Career Readiness 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
This course is designed to be the cornerstone of a successful transition into the next stage of a student’s academic goal. Students will gain an understanding of the psychological, sociological and academic demands of college and employment as well as learn how to use tools available to search for employment and/or to apply for transfer to a university. Upon course completion, students will have created a transfer planner account on CSUMENTOR and/or UCTRANSFER and/or another university website. Students will also complete an employment portfolio which may include a cover letter, resume, personal statement, etc.