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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.

1572   2:15p-4:20p Th   MC 14   Adams J

Above section 1572 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 20 to Apr 10.

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.

1573   2:15p-4:20p T   MC 14   Rabinow-Palley L

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.

1611   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.

1612   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.

1613   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.

1614   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.

1615   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 14   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.

1618   9:30a-10:35a TTh   MC 76   Johnson A H

Above section 1618 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12. Above section 1618 is recommended for students concurrently 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.

1619   9:30a-10:35a TTh   MC 76   Johnson A H

Above section 1619 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 10. Above section 1619 is recommended for students concurrently 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.

1620   9:30a-10:35a MW   MC 76   Axelrod L

Above section 1620 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09. Above section 1620 is recommended for students concurrently 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.

1621   9:30a-10:35a MW   MC 76   Axelrod L

Above section 1621 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11. Above section 1621 is recommended for students concurrently enrolled 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.

1622   11:30a-12:30p MW   MC 76   Teruya S

Above section 1622 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09. Above section 1622 is recommended for students concurrently 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.

1623   12:45p-1:50p MW   MC 76   Marcopulos G E

Above section 1623 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09. Above section 1623 is recommended for students concurrently enrolled in Math 31.

1624   12:45p-1:50p MW   MC 76   Marcopulos G E

Above section 1624 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11. Above section 1624 is recommended for students concurrently enrolled in Math 31.

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.

1625   11:00a-12:00p TTh   SS 103   Johnson A H

Above section 1625 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12. Above section 1625 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.