Mission College Counseling Classes

Counseling classes (COUNS/COU)

000A • ORIENTATION TO MISSION COLLEGE    0.5 unit
Total Lecture: 9 hours
This course provides new students with basic information needed to attend college. It includes an orientation to Mission College programs and services, assessment information, registration procedures, an overview of general education requirements, and educational planning. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass only.
 
005 • STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS    3.0 units
Total Lecture: 54 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This is a comprehensive course that integrates critical and creative thinking proficiency, personal growth and values, and academic study strategies. This survey course includes a study of the following topics: role of education in life, college systems, effective learning strategies, academic survival, career information, awareness of personal development and techniques of interpersonal communication. Emphasis is on the attainment of lifelong success in academic, professional and personal development. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass option.
 
007 • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PLANNING    1.0 unit
Total Lecture: 18 hours
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This course provides in-depth information and assistance with the transfer process to four-year colleges/universities. It is designed to enable students to actively participate in planning their educational and career goals by providing information about the process and requirements for transferring from a community college to a university. Lower division major and general education requirements, college/university selection, admission procedures, application deadlines, financial aid and scholarship information are covered. Use of college catalogs, printed directories and the Internet are necessary to complete assignments. This course may also be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass option.
 
007H • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PLANNING-HONORS  1.0 unit     
Total Lecture: 18 hours
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This honors course provides in-depth information and assistance with the transfer process to four-year colleges/universities. Lower division major and general education requirements, college/university selection, admission procedures, statewide transfer policies, application deadlines, financial aid and scholarship information are covered. Students have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by examining the changes in the education policies and regulations that impact society and may influence their transfer planning and admission to a university. Use of college catalogs, printed directories and the Internet are necessary to complete assignments. Students cannot get credit for both COUNS 007 and COUNS 007H. Enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project is required. This course may also be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass option.
 
012 • CAREERS AND LIFESTYLES    3.0 units
Total Lecture: 54 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054
Acceptable for credit: California State University
This course assists the student in examining the components of career choice. The focus is on career, personal and educational awareness as they relate to the process of career choice and major selection. Students identify personal interests, values, abilities and skills and use self-assessment instruments to help them identify career options. Lifestyles and personal satisfaction are discussed as related to the world of work. Decision-making strategies, resume writing, interviewing skills and job search techniques are reviewed. Materials fee required.
This course may also be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass option.
 
012A • CAREERS AND LIFESTYLES    1.0 unit
Total Lecture: 18 hours
Acceptable for credit: California State University
This course assists students in exploring individual interests through the use of a variety of career assessments. The focus is on career, personal and educational awareness as they relate to the process of career choice and major selection. Students identify personal interests, values, abilities and skills and use self-assessment instruments to help them identify career options. Materials fee required. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass option.
 
012C • CAREERS AND LIFESTYLES    1.0 unit
Total Lecture: 18 hours
This course assists students in the area of job search skills. Students learn to market themselves using resume writing and interview skills, and to identify different types of skills and how they relate to job requirements. Occupational trends are examined. This course may also be offered via distance learning. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass Option.
 
017 • TRANSFER SUCCESS AND LIFE TRANSITIONS    3.0 units
Total Lecture: 54 hours
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
Through the context of transferring from a community college to a university, this course introduces students to appropriate life skills that can help them achieve greater success in their educational, personal, and professional lives. The course is designed specifically for students interested in successfully navigating the process of transferring to a college or university. Topics include: self-awareness; goal setting; motivation; learning styles; critical thinking; decision making; degree options; university systems and transfer programs; education planning; time management and procrastination; money management and financial aid; effective communication; unique transitional considerations for transfer students; and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Pass/No Pass option.
 
023 • BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT-ATHLETE     2.0 units
Total Lecture: 36 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054
Acceptable for credit: California State University
In this course, student-athletes learn tools for success to be applied in the classroom and in their sport. This survey course includes a study of the following topics: the role of education in life, college systems, learning strategies, academic survival, career information, and awareness of personal development and techniques of interpersonal communication. In addition, students learn how to balance academics and athletics, and how to prepare for a bright future. Pass/No Pass option.
 
051A • PERSONAL GROWTH-INCREASING SELF-ESTEEM   1.0 Unit    
Total Lecture: 18 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054
This course assists students in increasing an awareness of themselves and others, identifying strengths and weaknesses in potential for personal growth, and enhancing self-esteem. It is designed to increase their ability to function more effectively and to handle personal problems and decisions. Topics to be addressed are self-esteem, developing and reaching goals, identifying fears and learning how to overcome them, clarifying values, and improving communication skills. Pass/No Pass option.
 
055 • VALUING DIVERSITY     3.0 units
Total Lecture: 54 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054
Acceptable for credit: California State University
This course addresses the complexities of interpersonal relationships among and between several cultures and ethnic groups within our society. Students examine cultural perceptions, while exploring self-concepts, values, beliefs, communication styles, religion, gender, ageism, and lifestyles in order to promote respect for differences and develop a sense of community. Pass/No Pass option.
 
145B • BRIDGE TO COLLEGE  1.0 unit
Total Lecture: 18 hours
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054
This course is designed to provide new students with basic information needed to attend college. It includes an orientation to Mission College programs and services, assessment information, registration procedures, an overview of general education requirements and educational planning. The course is also designed to improve students’ study skills. Time management, note taking, preparation for exams and other study habits and techniques are covered. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass option.

View the Counseling Department course information in the college catalog.

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