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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 time management, goal-setting, lecture and textbook note-taking, textbook reading, exam preparation, and test-taking to increase their academic success. This course is offered on a pass/no pass basis only.

1552   11:15a-1:20p F   MC 6   Finley S

Above section 1552 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 21 to Apr 11.

1553   11:15a-1:20p F   MC 6   Gonazlez B

Above section 1553 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 25 to Jun 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.

1554   9:15a-10:20a F   LS 101   Staff

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

1555   11:15a-12:20p F   MC 14   Staff

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

1556   12:45p-1:50p M   LS 101   Staff

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

1557   12:45p-1:50p T   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1557 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1558   12:45p-1:50p W   LS 101   Staff

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

1559   12:45p-1:50p Th   LS 101   Staff

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

1560   2:15p-3:20p M   MC 14   Staff

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

1561   2:15p-3:20p W   LS 101   Staff

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

1562   2:15p-3:20p Th   LS 101   Staff

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

1563   3:45p-4:50p T   MC 8   Staff

Above section 1563 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.

1564   8:45a-10:50a F   MC 7   Gruen D L

Above section 1564 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 21 to Apr 11.

1565   8:45a-10:50a F   MC 7   Gruen D L

Above section 1565 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 25 to Jun 13.

1566   12:45p-2:50p M   MC 7   Nella M C

Above section 1566 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 24 to Apr 07.

1567   12:45p-2:50p M   MC 7   Nella M C

Above section 1567 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 09.

1568   12:45p-2:50p W   MC 14   Cohn-Schneider R

Above section 1568 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

1569   12:45p-2:50p W   MC 14   Cohn-Schneider R

Above section 1569 meets for 9 weeks, Apr 23 to Jun 11.

1570   2:15p-4:20p T   MC 7   Gausman J M

Above section 1570 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 08.

1571   2:15p-4:20p T   MC 7   Gausman J M

Above section 1571 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 10.

4099   6:45p-8:50p T   MC 6   Harris J E

Above section 4099 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 10.

4100   6:45p-8:50p T   MC 6   Harris J E

Above section 4100 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 08.

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, academic integrity and active study strategies; health issues and lifestyle choices; relating to others as a global citizen; written and oral communication; time management; career exploration; and educational planning.

1574   6:30a-7:50a MW   MC 14   Galindo O A

1575   6:30a-7:50a TTh   MC 14   Galindo O A

1576   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 6   Jimenez P W

Above section 1576 is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

1577   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 14   Galindo O A

1578   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 14   Galindo O A

1579   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 8   Vallejo O

1580   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 6    Cooper D

1581   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUNDY 415   Lewis M L

Above section 1581 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1582   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUNDY 415   Lewis M L

Above section 1582 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1583   8:00a-11:05a F   MC 14   González B M

1584   8:00a-11:05a F   MC 6   Nunez-Mason R E

1585   8:00a-11:05a F   HSS 151   Barajas B

1586   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 14   Valentine D

1587   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 6   Cooper D J

1588   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 8   Trejo A

1589   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 6   Finch L A

Above section 1589 is recommended for Veterans of the United States Military. For more information, please contact the Veterans Resource Center located in Liberal Arts 135.

1590   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 14   Dahlenburg T

1591   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 8   Akins Raveling D

1592   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 14   Valentine D

1593   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 6   Cooper D J

1594   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 415   Lewis M L

Above section 1594 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1595   12:45p-2:05p MW   PAC 105   Trejo A D

Above 1595 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1596   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 6   Finley S F

1597   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 8   Hanson N J

Above section 1597 is part of the EOPS program. See Special Program section of the Schedule of Classes for more information.

1598   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 6   Hackett C D

Above section 1598 is recommended for student Varsity Athletes. Please contact the Athletics Department for more information.

1599   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 6   Jackson A E

1600   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 6   Maiorano S M

1601   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 8   Dahlenberg T

1602   3:45p-5:05p MW   MC 6   Jackson A

1603   3:45p-5:05p MW   MC 14   Carrillo-Sarr S

1604   3:45p-5:05p TTh   MC 6   Carrillo-Sarr S

1605   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Simmons B

Above section 1605 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1606   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T

Above section 1606 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1607   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1607 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1608   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T

Above section 1608 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1609   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1609 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1610   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1610 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4101   5:15p-6:35p MW   BUNDY 415   Robinson J L

Above section 4101 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 4101 is recommended for students majoring in an Allied Health field. For more information, please contact the Health Sciences Office.

4102   6:30p-9:35p T   MC 14   Martin-Tungpala N K

4103   6:45p-9:50p W   MC 14   Stewart S

NEW 4104   6:45p-9:50p Th   MC 6   Njoku R

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.

NEW 3299   12:45p-2:50p T   BUS 105   Halliday P D

Above section 3299 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12.

NEW 3301   12:45p-2:50p Th   BUS 105   Halliday P D

Above section 3301 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 24 to Jun 12.

1616   Arrange-2 Hours    ONLINE-E   Halliday P D

Above section 1616 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1617   Arrange-2 Hours    ONLINE-E   Halliday P D

Above section 1617 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

1631   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.

1632   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.

1633   Arrange-16 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

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