Counseling (COUN)

COUN 101
Career Self-Assessment
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

In this course the student will learn to appraise their self-esteem, values, skills and personality, and understand the implication of these factors in the selection of a vocational/educational goal.

COUN 102
Career Research
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Research is a necessary component to career decision-making. In this course the student will develop an understanding of a wide assortment of career information resources, both written and computer assisted. The focus of this course is to introduce the student to the use of the most recent career related technologies.

COUN 145
Career/Life Planning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Through personal exploration, occupational research and the study of contemporary work issues, students will increase their understanding of the relationship of the individual to the economic community and develop individual career plans.

COUN 156
College Planning Today for Tomorrow
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course in helping students transition to college life. Students will receive practical information about college services, effective study habits, and individual educational planning. Emphasis is on college and career decisions as catalysts for growth.

COUN 158
Transfer Planning
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course provides in-depth information and assistance with the transfer process to four-year colleges/universities. It is designed to enable students to actively participate in planning their educational and career goals by providing information about the process and requirements for transferring from a community college to a university. Lower division major and general education requirements, college/university selection, admission procedures, application deadlines, financial aid and scholarship information are covered.

COUN 159
On Course to Success
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The subject of this course is SUCCESS... what success is for you personally and how you can achieve it. Students will learn many proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. Guided journal writings will be used to explore these strategies, and as a bonus, students will learn to express themselves more effectively in writing. This course will help students discover how to create a rich, personally fulfilling life. Students are urged to make the most of this course in order to dramatically change the outcome of their lives for the better.

COUN 160
Strategies for College Success
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course designed to give students the opportunity to create and change their habits and vision in order to have a rich, full, and rewarding scholastic life through adoption of positive attitude and critical thinking techniques. The course integrates the intellectual, physiological, social, and psychological aspects of being a college student. Learning strategies will be introduced that can be immediately and continuously applied so that students leave the course with confidence, enthusiasm, and a passion to succeed.

COUN 161
Higher Education Transitional Skills for Student Veterans/Families
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course designed to assist veterans in reintegrating to civilian life using physiological, social and psychological aspects of being a student. This course is also designed to give the veteran student the opportunity to create and change their habits and vision in order to have a rich, full, and rewarding scholastic life through adoption of positive attitude and critical thinking techniques. The course will introduce strategies to increase self-awareness, build confidence, develop leadership and gain informational tools to help achieve successful habits and implement study skills addressing the veteran student’s needs. It will provide an essential opportunity to acquire skills applicable to the student’s academic program, family life, and employability which will support transition.

COUN 200
Orientation and Educational Planning for Student Success
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An orientation to Citrus College that includes programs, services, policies, degrees, certificates, transfer requirements, and college culture. Focus will be on strategies needed for academic success and the development of a Comprehensive Educational Plan.

COUN 201
Course Planning with Degree Works
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is designed to introduce students to a successful college and transfer experience. Students will develop a comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP) based on individual educational goals and discuss strategies for selecting a major. DegreeWorks will be utilized to create the comprehensive plan. Students will learn about DegreeWorks, an online web-based degree-auditing and tracking tool that enables students to evaluate their academic progress towards completion of the CSUGE, IGETC, Associates Degree's, Certificates, or Skills Award.