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Counseling and Testing

Formerly listed as Human Development.

The Counseling Department offers courses which assist students with student success strategies, learning and study skills, AA degree and transfer planning, career development and internships, conflict resolution skills and behavior management. Disabled Student Services offers several such courses and more which provide specialized information for disability-related concerns.

Students may apply a maximum of 4 units of Counseling courses to the AA degree. The following courses are exempt from this unit limitation: Counseling 12, 20 and 30.

COUNS 1, Developing Learning Skills   1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

Maximum credit of AA applicable counseling courses may be limited, check with counseling.

This course is designed to help students at all academic levels to improve their study skills in reading textbooks, taking notes, studying, writing essays, researching, preparing for examinations, managing time, and using computer technology to boost their success. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis only.

1548   11:15a-1:20p F   MC 6   Staff

Above section 1548 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 30 to Oct 18.

1549   11:15a-1:20p F   MC 6   Staff

Above section 1549 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 25 to Dec 13.

COUNS 11, Orientation to Higher Education    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Maximum credit of AA applicable counseling courses may be limited, check with counseling.

This course introduces higher education and the Master Plan for Higher Education in California. Emphasis is on curricula available at community colleges, state and independent colleges and universities, and the University of California. Included will be discussion of non-curricular areas in higher education and general educational policies, student government and its role in education, and environmental differences in the various institutions of higher learning, especially in California. This course should prove especially useful to international students or others unfamiliar with the structure and philosophy of higher education, both public and private. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.

1550   9:00a-10:05a F   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1550 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1551   11:15a-12:20p F   MC 8   Staff

Above section 1551 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1552   12:45p-1:50p M   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1552 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1553   12:45p-1:50p T   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1553 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1554   12:45p-1:50p W   MC 7   Staff

Above section 1554 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1555   12:45p-1:50p Th   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1555 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1556   2:15p-3:20p M   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1556 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1557   2:15p-3:20p W   MC 7   Staff

Above section 1557ecommended for F-1 visa students.

1558   2:15p-3:20p W   MC 5   Staff

Above section 1558 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1559   2:15p-3:20p Th   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1559 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1560   2:15p-3:20p Th   MC 1   Staff

Above section 1560 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1561   3:45p-4:50p M   MC 7   Staff

Above section 1561 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1562   3:45p-4:50p T   MC 7   Staff

Above section 1562 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

COUNS 12, Career Planning   1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to inform and assist students in making appropriate and satisfying career choices. Using self-evaluation instruments, students identify interests, abilities, values, and goals. Skills necessary for future career investigation and decision-making are included.

1563   8:45a-10:50a F   HSS 106   Staff

Above section 1563 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 30 to Oct 18.

1564   8:45a-10:50a F   HSS 106   Staff

Above section 1564 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 25 to Dec 13.

1567   8:45a-10:50a F   HSS 152   Staff

Above section 1567 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 30 to Oct 18.

1568   8:45a-10:50a F   HSS 152   Staff

Above section 1568 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 25 to Dec 13.

1569   12:45p-2:50p M   MC 7   Nella M C

Above section 1569 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 14.

1570   12:45p-2:50p W   LS 101   Cohn-Schneider R

Above section 1570 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 16.

1571   12:45p-2:50p W   LS 101   Cohn-Schneider R

Above section 1571 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 11.

1572   2:15p-4:20p T   LS 101   Gausman J M

Above section 1572 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 15.

1573   2:15p-4:20p T   LS 101   Gausman J M

Above section 1573 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 10.

4111   6:45p-8:50p T   MC 7   Staff

Above section 4111 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 15.

4112   6:45p-8:50p T   MC 7   Staff

Above section 4112 meets for 9 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 17.

COUNS 16, Job Success Skills    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

Maximum credit of AA applicable counseling courses may be limited, check with counseling.

This entry-level employment course provides the skills that new employees need to retain their jobs. These skills include communicating skills; getting along with employers, supervisors, and customers; exhibiting positive attitudes and behaviors; adapting to the company culture; and surviving the initial months on the job.

1577   12:45p-2:50p M   MC 7   Nella M C

Above section 1577 meets for 9 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 16.

COUNS 20, Student Success Seminar    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an exploration of intellectual, psychological, social, and physical factors that impact lifelong learning, well being, and success. Topics include motivation and self-efficacy; critical thinking and effective study strategies; health issues and lifestyle choices; relating to others in a diverse world; effective written and oral communication; time management; career exploration; and transfer and educational planning.

1578   6:30a-7:50a MW   MC 14   Galindo O A

1579   6:30a-7:50a TTh   MC 14   Galindo O A

1580   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 14   Galindo O A

1581   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 6   Valentine D

1582   8:00a-9:20a MW   PAC 103   Stewart S

Above 1582 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1583   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 8   Staff

Above section 1583 is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1584   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUS 105   Robinson T R

1585   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 14   Galindo O A

1586   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 6   Baccus C C

Above section 1586 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1587   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 7   Staff

1588   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 8   Finch L A

1589   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUNDY 121   Lewis M L

Above section 1589 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1590   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUNDY 119   Lewis M L

Above section 1590 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1591   8:00a-11:05a F   MC 6   Barajas B

Above section 1591 is recommended for varsity student athletes. For more information, please contact the SMC Athletics Department.

1592   8:00a-11:05a F   BUS 105   Montes De Vegas A

1593   8:00a-11:05a F   MC 8   Nuñez-Mason R E

1594   8:00a-11:05a F   MC 7   Stewart S

1595   8:00a-11:05a F   MC 14   Vallejo O

1596   9:00a-12:05p Sat   MC 14   Montes De Vegas A

1597   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUS 105   Robinson T R

1598   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 14   Trejo A D

1599   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 6   Valentine D

1600   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 8   Cooper D J

1601   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 7   Nieves O

1602   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 8   Finch L A

1603   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 7   Carrillo-Sarr S

1604   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 14   Fox M P

Above section 1604 is recommended for Veterans of the United States Military. Please contact the Veterans Resource Center located in Liberal Arts 135 for more information.

1605   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 6   Akins Raveling D

1606   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 14   Hackett C D

Above section 1606 is recommended for varsity student athletes. For more information, please contact the SMC Athletics Department.

1607   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 6   Valentine D

1608   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 8   Cooper D J

1609   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 14   Trejo A D

1610   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 8   Cooper D J

1611   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 6   Lewis M L

1612   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 14   Maiorano S M

Above section 1612 is part of the EOPS program. See Special Program section of the Schedule of Classes for more information.

1613   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 7   Carrillo-Sarr S

1614   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 8   Hanson N J

1615   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 6   Akins Raveling D

1616   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 6   Staff

1617   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 14   Trejo A D

1618   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 8   Jackson A E

1619   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 8   Dahlenburg T

1620   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 6   Carrillo-Sarr S

1621   3:45p-5:05p MW   MC 8   Jackson A E

1622   3:45p-5:05p MW   MC 14   Dowd T Y

1623   3:45p-5:05p TTh   MC 6   Adkins L B

1624   3:45p-5:05p TTh   MC 8   Dahlenburg T

1625   3:45p-5:05p TTh   MC 14   Staff

1626   3:45p-6:50p MW   MC 6   Staff

Above section 1626 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16.

1627   3:45p-6:50p MW   MC 6   Staff

Above section 1627 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11.

1628   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Simmons B

Above section 1628 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1629   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1629 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1630   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1630 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1631   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1631 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1632   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T

Above section 1632 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1633   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T

Above section 1633 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1634   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nakao P O

Above section 1634 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1635   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nakao P O

Above section 1635 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4113   5:15p-6:35p MW   MC 8   Jackson A E

4114   5:15p-6:35p MW   BUNDY 415   Robinson J L

Above section 4114 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 4114 is recommended for those students interested in Nursing and other Allied Health professions.

4115   5:15p-6:35p TTh   MC 14   Dahlenburg T

4116   6:30p-9:35p T   MC 8   Njoku R

4117   6:45p-9:50p T   MC 14   Martin-Tungpala N K

4118   6:45p-9:50p T   MC 6   Adkins L B

4119   6:45p-9:50p W   MC 14   Martin-Tungpala N K

4120   6:45p-9:50p W   MC 8   Stewart S

4121   6:45p-9:50p Th   MC 14   Martin-Tungpala N K

4122   6:45p-9:50p Th   MC 8   Adkins L B

COUNS 47, Personal Finance for Students    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course will provide students with the fundamental tools to make informed decisions that impact their short and intermediate-term finances. Topics covered include consumer credit, money management, budgeting, consumer purchasing, insurance, and taxes.

Counseling 47 is the same course as Business 47. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

1641   12:45p-2:50p T   BUS 252   Halliday P D

Above section 1641 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 10.

1642   12:45p-2:50p Th   BUS 252   Halliday P D

Above section 1642 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 12.

COUNS 90A, General Internship    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Students must be a continuing SMC student who completed 6 or more units in the previous semester.

This course provides students with on-the-job practical work experience to enhance work-related skills, increase awareness of potential careers, and develop knowledge of the “work culture.” The internship need not be related to the students’ educational or career goal.

This course is offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Please visit the Career Services Center for more information.

1659   Arrange-4 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

COUNS 90B, General Internship    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Students must be a continuing SMC student who completed 6 or more units in the previous semester.

This course provides students with on-the-job practical work experience to enhance work-related skills, increase awareness of potential careers, and develop knowledge of the “work culture.” The internship need not be related to the students’ educational or career goal.

This course is offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Please visit the Career Services Center for more information.

1660   Arrange-8 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

COUNS 90C, General Internship    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Students must be a continuing SMC student who completed 6 or more units in the previous semester.

This course provides students with on-the-job practical work experience to enhance work-related skills, increase awareness of potential careers, and develop knowledge of the “work culture.” The internship need not be related to the student’s educational or career goal.

This course is offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Please visit the Career Services Center for more information.

1661   Arrange-12 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

COUNS 90D, General Internship    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Students must be a continuing SMC student who completed 6 or more units in the previous semester.

This course provides students with on-the-job practical work experience to enhance work-related skills, increase awareness of potential careers, and develop knowledge of the “work culture”. Internship need not be related to the students’ educational or career goal.

This course is offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Please visit the Career Services Center for more information.

1662   Arrange-15 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

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