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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.

1184 8:00a-11:05a F BUNDY 151 Montes De Vegas A
Above section 1184 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 1184 is recommended for students enrolled in Allied Health classes.

1185 10:30a-11:50a TTh MC 1 Staff
Above section 1185 is part of the Young Collegians Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. Please call (310) 434-3501 for additional information about the program.

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.

1187 8:30a-9:50a MW MC 11 Staff
Above section 1187 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1188 10:15a-11:35a MW MC 11 Staff
Above section 1188 is recommended for F-1 visa students.

1189 10:15a-11:35a TTh MC 11 Staff
Above section 1189 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.

1191 8:30a-11:35a F MC 14 Garcia C J

1192 8:30a-11:35a F MC 7 Ruiz J

1193 11:00a-2:05p T MC 13 Johnson De A

1194 12:30p-3:35p W LS 101 Gurrola D M

4022 6:30p-9:35p T MC 14 Morris M R

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.

1199 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh MC 14 Galindo O A

1200 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh MC 7 Finch L A

1201 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh MC 6 Cooper D J

1202 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh LS 101 Valentine D

1203 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh MC 14 Galindo O A

1204 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh MC 6 Trejo A D

1205 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh MC 7 Adkins L B

1206 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh MC 6 Lewis M L

1207 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Hall T T
Above section 1207 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1208 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Felix J
Above section 1208 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1209 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Hall T T
Above section 1209 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1210 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Felix J
Above section 1210 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.

1212 Arrange-8 Hours COUNS VILLAGE Rothman V J
Above section 1212 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11.

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.

1213 Arrange-15 Hours COUNS VILLAGE Rothman V J
Above section 1213 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11.

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.

1214 Arrange-24 Hours COUNS VILLAGE Rothman V J
Above section 1214 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11.

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