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COUNS 12H, Career Planning   1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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

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.

1574   2:15p-4:20p Th   HSS 103   Adams J

Above section 1574 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 17.

COUNS 13H, Personal and Social Awareness    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

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

This course is designed for students who wish to gain greater self-awareness, become more sensitive to others, and improve their communication skills through group interaction.

1575   2:15p-4:20p T   MC 1   Rabinow-Palley L

COUNS 15H, Job Search Techniques   1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: Counseling 12H.

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

The objective of this course is to teach skills necessary for successful job hunting. Skills identification, interviewing techniques, researching the job market, and resume writing are explored. Emphasis is placed on understanding legal rights of a person with a disability under federal and state laws.

1576   2:15p-4:20p Th   HSS 103   Adams J

Above section 1576 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 12.

COUNS 21H, Adapted Computer Technology    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

In the context of word processing, students receive instruction in the assistive technology needed to provide computer access for completion of written academic assignments. This course is designed for the Disabled Students Program and students must enroll through the Disabled Students High Tech Center. Students must be concurrently enrolled in an academic class at Santa Monica College.

1636   Arrange-3 Hours    SS 103   Cutler E J

COUNS 22H, Adapted Computer Technology, Internet Skills for Academic Success    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

In the context of the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomics, students learn Internet skills and resources helpful for academic coursework. This class is designed for students eligible for the Disabled Students Program, and students must enroll through the Disabled Students/High Tech Center. Students must be concurrently enrolled in academic classes at SMC. Experience with basic word processing skills is strongly suggested.

1637   Arrange-3 Hours    SS 103   Cutler E J

COUNS 25H, Adapted Computer Technology, Technology Tools for Academic Success    0.5 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

In the context of the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomics, students learn software programs relevant to their academic success. Programs address academic strategies and reference tools, (e.g., brainstorming, organizing information, planning, spelling and homonym checking, dictionaries and thesauri), text to speech technology, and the fundamentals of industry-standard applications used in mainstream courses (e.g., Excel, Access, Photo Shop). This class is designed for students eligible for the Disabled Students Program, and students must enroll through the Disabled Students/High Tech Center. Students must be concurrently enrolled in academic classes at SMC. Experience with basic word processing skills is strongly suggested.

1638   Arrange-2 Hours    SS 103   Cutler E J

COUNS 26, Technology Literacy for Academic Success    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

In the context of the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomics, students learn features of industry-standard applications (e.g., formatting a research paper in Word, creating a multimedia PowerPoint presentation) professors expect students to use for their course assignments. Students will use these technologies to create a short research paper and a PowerPoint presentation relevant to their academic coursework and/or learning strategies. This open-entry, self-paced course is designed for students eligible for the Disabled Students program, and students must enroll through the Disabled Students/High Tech Center. Students must be concurrently enrolled in academic classes at SMC.

1639   Arrange-3 Hours    SS 103   Cutler E J

COUNS 41H, Independent Living Skills    2 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed for those physically disabled students who wish to function more independently in their activities of daily living (ADL). Emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition in both home and community activities through an application of problem-solving methods and a learning hierarchy. Assessments of functional performance will be administered in order to provide behavioral feedback information and encourage skill improvement. Skills necessary for successful community and college adaptation will be included in instruction. Principles of consumer advocacy and a historical framework of the disabled in the U.S. and California will be included.

1640   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUS 201   Adams J

COUNS 51, Test Taking/Memory Strategies    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

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

This course is designed to teach specific learning strategies in the areas of test taking and memory. Students will learn to be more successful in taking various types of academic tests by applying specific strategies for studying for tests, retaining and recalling information, answering test questions, and learning from mistakes. This course is designed for students with learning disabilities.

1643   9:30a-10:35a TTh   MC 76   Johnson A H

Above section 1643 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12. Above section 1643 is recommended for students enrolled in at least one academic class.

COUNS 52, Textbook/Memory Strategies    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

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

This course is designed to teach specific learning strategies in the areas of textbook study and memory. Students will learn to improve comprehension of textbooks in various subject areas by reading actively, to create a variety of study tools from textbooks, and to apply techniques for remembering what has been read. This course is designed for students with learning disabilities.

1644   11:30a-12:35p TTh   MC 76   Johnson A H

Above section 1644 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17. Above section 1644 is recommended for students enrolled in at least one academic class.

COUNS 54, Organizational Strategies    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

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

The primary emphasis of this class is time management and task analysis. Students are taught how to break academic assignments down into individual steps and how to schedule these and other tasks on daily, weekly, and monthly calendars. Goal setting, prioritizing, procrastination, and evaluation of study time and environment are part of this planning process. Also covered are organization of materials and information, preferred learning styles, and sensory modalities. This class is designed for students with learning disabilities and especially attention deficit disorders.

1645   9:30a-10:35a MW   MC 76   Axelrod L

Above section 1645 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16. Above section 1645 is recommended for students enrolled in at least one academic class.

COUNS 56, Written Language Strategies    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

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

This course incorporates the use of computers and software to implement and support the step-by-step stages of writing strategies. This course is designed for students with learning disabilities.

1646   9:30a-10:35a MW   MC 76   Axelrod L

Above section 1646 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11. Above section 1646 is recommended for students in at least one academic class.

COUNS 57, Listening, Note Taking and Memory    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

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

This course is designed to improve a student’s ability to actively listen, take lecture notes, and to employ memory strategies. The class is specifically for students with learning disabilities. Assistive technology for note taking is also explored.

1647   11:30a-12:30p MW   MC 76   Teruya S

Above section 1647 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16. Above section 1647 is recommended for students enrolled in at least one academic class.

COUNS 58, Math Strategies    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

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

This course teaches students with learning disabilities strategies to improve how they learn mathematics and solve mathematical problems.

1648   12:45p-1:50p MW   MC 76   Marcopulos G E

Above section 1648 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16. Above section 1648 is for students concurrently enrolled in Math 31.

1649   12:45p-1:50p MW   MC 76   Marcopulos G E

Above section 1649 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11. Above section 1649 is for students concurrently enrolled in Math 31.

1650   12:45p-1:50p TTh   MC 76   Lau T Y

Above section 1650 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17. Above section 1650 is for students concurrently enrolled in Math 20.

1651   12:45p-1:50p TTh   MC 76   Lau T Y

Above section 1651 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12. Above section 1651or students concurrently enrolled in Math 20.

1652   2:15p-3:20p TTh   MC 76   Lau T Y

Above section 1652 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17. Above section 1652 is for students concurrently enrolled in Math 18.

1653   2:15p-3:20p TTh   MC 76   Lau T Y

Above section 1653 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12. Above section 1653 is for students concurrently enrolled in Math 18.

COUNS 59, Textbook Strategies Using Technology    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: None.

Students learn to apply technology-based study strategies to enhance comprehension and retention of instructional materials. Students will apply the strategies with consideration for their learning styles and the types of materials they are reading. Comprehension strategies such as patterns of organization and skimming techniques are also covered. This course is designed for students with learning disabilities.

1654   11:00a-12:00p TTh   SS 103   Johnson A H

Above section 1654 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12. Above section 1654 is recommended for students concurrently enrolled in at least one academic class.

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.