Benefits of Counseling Courses

  • Choose from a variety of courses that can support your journey throughout college meanwhile earning units towards graduation.
  • Explore or confirm an academic and career pathway.
  • Set goals and create an education and career plan.
  • Learn valuable college study skills, such as test taking, note taking, stress and time management techniques to be successful.
  • Master interpersonal skills that support academic success.

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Counseling 095 - Academic and Financial Planning

This course will familiarize students with: (a) financial aid resources available to them to meet educational expenses; (b) Cuyamaca College’s Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy; (c) federal/state regulations for determining and maintaining eligibility for financial aid eligibility; (d) the student’s rights and responsibilities in receiving aid. Pass/No Pass only. Non-degree applicable.


Counseling 101 - Introduction to College

An introductory course designed to assist students with a successful transition to college. An overview of student responsibilities, college expectations, college and career success strategies will be discussed. Students will learn about the college; campus, services, academic regulations, general education requirements, and certificate, degree and transfer options. Students will receive education planning. Pass/No Pass only. Non-degree applicable.


Counseling 110 - Career Decision Making

Lecture, group discussion, experiential activities and career assessment tools will be utilized to assist students in identifying their individual interests, values, and personality styles. Students will conduct educational and career research that will help them relate their career assessment results to setting academic and career goals. Students will also learn essential skills for obtaining employment such as resume building and job interviewing techniques. CSU transferable


Counseling 120 - College and Career Success

This course teaches academic and career success strategies to enhance lifelong learning and well-being. Students will explore and discover values, interests, and personal strengths to make meaningful choices about their educational, career, and personal goals. Students will learn how to be successful in college by improving study skills and exploring motivation. Success topics include managing stress, developing creativity, improving communications and relationships, and maintaining wellness in a diverse society. CSU/UC transferable, CSU GE Area E


Counseling 140 - Self Awareness and Interpersonal Relationships

This course analyzes the cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, and existential theories as they relate to the awareness of the self and the dynamics of healthy relationships. Using many of the skills suggested by the above theories, students will define and utilize personal achievement techniques, basic principles of healthy functioning, and effective coping strategies that facilitate the process of intra and interpersonal change and relationships. Utilizing the major theories in the field of psychology and psychotherapy, the development of a healthy and strong identity and an empowered sense of self will be explored. CSU transferable, CSU GE Area E


Counseling 150 - Transfer Success

This course provides the information needed for a student to transfer to a baccalaureate institution, including strategies to achieve academic success and research skills essential to developing a comprehensive educational plan. Topics include the community college transfer process, selection of major, student support services, comparing and contrasting a variety of universities, and validation of one’s educational goal. CSU/UC transferable


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