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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.

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.

1609   11:15a-1:20p F   MC 6   Jackson A E
Above section 1609 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 17 to Apr 07.

1610   11:15a-1:20p F   MC 6   Sandoval F A
Above section 1610 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 09.

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.

1611   9:15a-10:20a F   LS 101   Staff
Above section 1611 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1612   11:15a-12:20p F   MC 14   Staff
Above section 1612 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1613   12:45p-1:50p M   MC 7   Staff
Above section 1613 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1614   12:45p-1:50p T   LS 101   Staff
Above section 1614 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1615   12:45p-1:50p W   MC 7   Staff
Above section 1615 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1616   12:45p-1:50p Th   MC 7   Staff
Above section 1616 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1617   2:15p-3:20p M   MC 7   Staff
Above section 1617 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1618   2:15p-3:20p W   MC 7   Staff
Above section 1618 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1619   3:45p-4:50p T   LS 101   Staff
Above section 1619 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.

1620   8:00a-10:05a Th   MC 7   Gurrola D M
Above section 1620 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 16 to Apr 06.

1621   8:00a-10:05a Th   MC 7   Gurrola D M
Above section 1621 meets for 9 weeks, Apr 20 to Jun 08.

1622   8:45a-10:50a F   MC 7   Banks D D
Above section 1622 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 17 to Apr 07.

1623   8:45a-10:50a F   MC 7   Ruiz J
Above section 1623 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 09.

1624   8:45a-10:50a F   BUS 105   Ruiz J
Above section 1624 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 17 to Apr 07.

1625   8:45a-10:50a F   BUS 105   Banks D D
Above section 1625 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 09.

1626   12:45p-2:50p M   LS 101   De Caussin J R
Above section 1626 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 03.

1627   12:45p-2:50p M   LS 101   De Caussin J R
Above section 1627 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 05.

1628   12:45p-2:50p W   LS 101   Cohn-Schneider R
Above section 1628 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 15 to Apr 05.

1629   12:45p-2:50p W   LS 101   Cohn-Schneider R
Above section 1629 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 19 to Jun 07.

1630   2:15p-4:20p T   MC 7   Garcia C J
Above section 1630 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 04.

1631   2:15p-4:20p T   MC 7   Garcia C J
Above section 1631 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 06.

1632   3:45p-5:50p T   HSS 150   Kennison R L

Above section 1632 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 04. Above section 1632 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

COUNS 13, Personal and Social Awareness    1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

The course presents the theoretical foundations and techniques of group processes. Through group interaction, the student gains greater self-awareness, sensitivity to others and more effective communication skills.

1636   2:08p-3:11p Th   VENICE   Boyd P A
Above section 1636 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

COUNS 15, Job Search Techniques    1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

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 by students. Skills identification, interviewing techniques, researching the job market, and resume writing are explored.

1638   3:45p-5:50p T   HSS 150   Kennison R L

Above section 1638 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 06. Above section 1638 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

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.

1640   6:30a-7:50a MW   MC 14   Galindo O A

1642   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 6   Lewis M L

1643   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 14   Galindo O A

1644   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 8   Trejo A D

1646   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 14   Galindo O A

1647   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 8   Valentine D

1648   8:00a-11:05a F   MC 6   Nunez-Mason R E

1649   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 7   Lewis M L

1650   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 6   Cooper D J

1651   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 8   Trejo A D

1652   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 6   Trejo A D

1653   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 14   Finch L A

Above section 1653 is recommended for Veterans of the U. S. Military. please see www.smc.edu/StudentServices/VeteransResourceCenter for more information.

1654   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 8   Valentine D

1655   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 14   Michel- Jackson R C

1656   11:15a-12:35p MW   MC 6   Cooper D J

1657   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 14   Felix J

1658   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 6   Cooper D J

1659   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 8   Valentine D

1660   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 14   Hackett C D
Above section 1660 is recommended for Varsity student athletes. Please check Special Program section of Schedule of Classes for more information.

1661   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 6   Dahlenburg T

1662   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 14   Felix J

1663   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 6   Finley S F

1665   3:45p-5:05p MW   MC 14   Lewis M L

1666   3:45p-5:05p TTh   MC 14   Jackson A E

1667   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T
Above section 1667 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1668   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Felix J
Above section 1668 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1669   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nakao P O
Above section 1669 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1670   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Felix J
Above section 1670 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1671   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nakao P O
Above section 1671 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1672   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T
Above section 1672 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1673   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Felix J
Above section 1673 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1674   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hall T T
Above section 1674 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4102   6:45p-9:50p W   MC 14   Jackson A E

COUNS 47, Personal Finance for Students    1 unit

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course provides students with the fundamental tools to make informed decisions that impact their short and intermediate-term finances. Topics covered include money management and the decision processes and behaviors underlying spending, saving, and borrowing.

Counseling 47 is the same course as Business 47. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

1680   Arrange-2 Hours    ONLINE-E   Lu M
Above section 1680 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1681   Arrange-2 Hours    ONLINE-E   Resnick W J
Above section 1681 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1682   Arrange-2 Hours    ONLINE-E   Resnick W J
Above section 1682 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

1695   Arrange-4 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Gausman J M

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.

1696   Arrange-8 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Gausman J M

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.

1697   Arrange-12 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Gausman J M

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.

1698   Arrange-16 Hours    COUNS VILLAGE   Gausman J M

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