Counseling Courses

Counseling Courses

The following courses may or may not be available each semester. Please search below for current offerings.

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COU

COU-000A: Orientation to Mission College (0.5 Lecture) (Min Credits: 0.5)

This course provides new students with basic information needed to attend college. It includes an orientation to Mission College programs and services, assessment information, registration procedures, an overview of general education requirements, and educational planning.

COU-001: College Survival Skills (Min Credits: 2.0)

This course provides the opportunity to learn self-management and study skills essential for success in college. Pass/No Pass Option.

COU-003: Strategies for Personal and Professional Growth (Min Credits: 2.0)

This course will present students with practical and proven strategies for improving the skills necessary to be successful in college and in their personal lives. Students will explore and practice strategies to set clear goals, make wise choices, improve self management, enhance creative and critical thinking skills, and acquire skills for life-long learning. Credit/No Credit Option.

COU-005: Strategies For Success (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This is a comprehensive course that integrates critical and creative thinking proficiency, personal growth and values, and academic study strategies. Emphasis is on the attainment of life-long success in academic, professional and personal development.

AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning, E - CSU Life Long Learning/SelfDev

COU-007: University Transfer Planning (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course provides in-depth information and assistance with the transfer process to 4-year colleges/universities.

COU-007H: University Transfer Planning - Honors (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

This honors course provides in-depth information and assistance with the transfer process to 4-year colleges/universities. Students cannot get credit for both COUNS 007 and COUNS 007H. This section requires enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project. More information and the online application can be found at http://honors.missioncollege.edu.

COU-012: Careers and Life Styles (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course assists the student in examining the components of career choice. Students will explore personal interests, values, abilities and skills. Self assessment instruments will be used to help identify career options. Decision-making strategies, resume writing, interviewing skills and job search techniques will be reviewed.

AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning, E - CSU Life Long Learning/SelfDev

COU-012A: Careers & Life Styles (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course assists the student in examining the components of career choice. Students will explore personal interests, values, abilities and skills. Self-assessment instruments will be used to help identify career options.

AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning

COU-012C: Careers and Life Styles (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Learn successful job search techniques. Learn to identify your skills and compare them to job requirements. Resume writing, interviewing and networking skills and job search marketing techniques are reviewed. Pass/No Pass Option.

COU-017: Transfer Success and Life Transitions (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Through the context of transferring from a community college to a university, this course introduces students to appropriate life skills that can help them achieve greater success in their educational, personal, and professional lives. The course is designed specifically for students interested in successfully navigating the process of transferring to a college or university.

AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning, E - CSU Life Long Learning/SelfDev

COU-023: Becoming a Master Student-Athlete (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

In this course student-athletes learn tools for success to be applied in the classroom and in their sport.

AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning

COU-051A: Personal Growth-Increasing Self-Esteem And Reaching Goals (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course will assist students in increasing an awareness of themselves and others, identifying strengths and weaknesses in potential for personal growth, and enhancing self-esteem. Topics to be addressed are assessing self-esteem, making and reaching goals, identifying fears and learning how to overcome them, clarifying values, and improving communication skills. Pass/No Pass Option.

COU-055: Valuing Diversity (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This is a theoretically based course which examines and explores students' multicultural awareness, knowledge base and practices and which allows them to develop new skills. The course addresses the complexities of interpersonal relationships among and between several cultures and ethnic groups within our society. Students examine cultural perceptions, while exploring self-concepts, values, beliefs, communication styles, religion, gender, ageism, and lifestyles in order to promote respect for differences and develop a sense of community.

AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, AE - AA-AS Lifelong Learning, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci, E - CSU Life Long Learning/SelfDev

COU-102: Skills for Success (Min Credits: 0.5)

This course provides workshops and activities for participants of special programs (ACCESS, EOPS, CalWORKs, and MESA) that meet the goals of these programs related to student success in college. NOTE: This section is open to students in the programs named above. If you would like to sign up for this section, please contact the prospective program directly. Pass/No Pass Option.

COU-145A: Beginning Study Skills (Min Credits: 0.5)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This course is designed to improve students' study skills for college success. Pass/No Pass Option.

COU-145B: Beginning Study Skills (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to assist students to successfully transition to college by providing basic orientation to college and information about study skills and techniques for college success.