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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.

1068   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 216   Rayford V R

Above section 1068 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 1068 is recommended for pre-nursing and currently enrolled nursing students.

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.

1069   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1069 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1070   10:15a-11:35a TTh   LS 101   Staff

Above section 1070 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.

1071   8:00a-11:35a W   BUS 101   Gausman J M

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.

1072   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 252   Daniel Cooper

1073   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 252   Dyana Valentine

1074   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 252   Myrna Lewis

1075   Arrange-9 Hours MTWTh ONLINE-E   Hall T T

Above section 1075 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1076   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Seiden J

Above section 1076 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.

1077   Arrange-12 Hours        Rothman V J

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