Mission College Counseling Classes

Couns 000A: Orientation – 0.5 units
This course provides new students with basic information needed to attend college. It includes an orientation to Mission College programs and services; basic skills assessment information; registration procedures; an overview of general education requirements; and educational planning. This course may also be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass only.

Couns 001: College Survival Skills - 2 units
Meets GE requirements at Mission for AA/AS degree and transfers to CSU. This class helps students develop the study skills necessary to succeed at college. Students learn how to increase skills in the following areas: memory, time management, reading, note-taking, test taking, and how to negotiate the educational system for their benefit. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 003: Strategies for Personal and Professional Growth- 2 units 
Meets GE requirements at Mission College for AA/AS degree. This course covers practical and proven strategies for student success in college and in one's personal life. Students explore and practice strategies to set clear goals and make wise choices by using creative and critical thinking skills. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 005: Strategies for Success - 3 units 
Meets GE requirements at Mission for AA/AS degree and transfers to UC and CSU 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 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. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 007: Understanding the Transfer Process - 1 unit
Transfers to UC and CSU. This course provides in-depth information and assistance with the transfer process to 4-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 of transferring from a community college to a university. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 12: Careers and Lifestyles - 3 units
Meets GE requirements at Mission for AA/AS degree and transfers to CSU. This course is perfect for the student who is interested in the necessary information to choose a career and get a job. It is also an excellent choice for the student who is still unsure about what major to pick. It includes personality and interest inventories, decision making and goal setting, how to write resumes that work, how to get an interview, and how to get the job. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 12A, B, C: Careers and Lifestyles - 1 unit each
Meets GE requirements at Mission for AA/AS degree and transfers to CSU. This is the same as Couns 12 but is broken up in three 1 unit blocks. The first, 12A through the use of a variety of career assessment inventories, participants will identify interests, abilities, skills, and career alternatives; the second part, 12B teaches a student what he/she has to do to market him/herself, and 12C includes learning the skills necessary to research job opportunities and to interview effectively. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 023: Becoming a Master Student Athlete – 2 units
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 roll of education in life, college systems, effective learning strategies, academic survival, career information, and awareness for personal development and techniques of interpersonal communication. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 51A: Personal Growth-Increasing Self-Esteem and Setting Goals - 1.0 unit
Transfers to CSU. This course will help students to increase an awareness of themselves and others, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to enhance self-esteem. It is designed to increase the ability to function more effectively and to handle personal problems and decisions. It will also help students make and reach goals, clarify values, and improve communication skills. Pass/No Pass option.

Couns 055: Valuing Diversity – 3 units
Transfers to CSU. This course is a theoretically based course which examines and explores students’ multicultural awareness, knowledge base and practices and which allows them to develop new skills. The 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.