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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.

NEW 1732   8:15a-9:35a MW   LA 237   Mozafari L

NEW 1734   8:15a-9:35a MW   DH 115   McCarthy T A

NEW 1728   8:15a-9:35a TTh   LA 220   Montoya L L

1168   10:15a-11:45a MW   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1168 is part of the Young Collegians program and enrollment is limited to program participants. Please call 310-434-3501 for additional program information.

NEW 1733   10:30a-11:50a MW   DH 115   Carroll C A

NEW 1727   10:30a-11:50a TTh   LA 237  Ortiz S

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.

1170   8:30a-10:00a MW   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1170 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1171   10:15a-11:45a MW   MC 7   Staff

Above section 1171 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.

1172   8:30a-11:35a T   LS 101   Gausman J M

1173   8:30a-11:35a F   MC 6   Ninh K

1174   8:30a-11:35a F   MC 7   Garcia C J

4017   6:45p-9:50p T   MC 6   Staff

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.

1175   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 14   Galindo O A

1176   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 7   Carrillo-Sarr S

1177   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 6   Finch L A

Above section 1177 is recommended for participants in the EOP&S program. See www.smc.edu/eops for additional informtion.

1179   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUS 252   Lewis M L

1180   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 14   Galindo O A

1181   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 6   Tilley Rosilynn E

1182   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 105   Cooper D J

Above 1182 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1183   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   MC 6   Tilley Rosilynn E

1184   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T

Above section 1184 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1185   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1185 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1186   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T

Above section 1186 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1187   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1187 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1716   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Simmons B

Above section 1716 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

1190   Arrange-8 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

Above section 1190 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15.

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.

1191   Arrange-15 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

Above section 1191 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15.

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.

1192   Arrange-24 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

Above section 1192 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15.

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.

1193   Arrange-30 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Rothman V J

Above section 1193 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15.

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