Athletic Counseling Office: West PE Building: WPEK 107
Counseling for Student Athletes
Counselor for Student Athletes: Albert Loaiza
Phone: (661) 362-3611
provides educational, career, and personal counseling to student
athletes. He assists students to establish goals, evaluate
options, develop an educational plan, and learn to study
effectively so they may reach their educational and career
goals. He holds group workshops, teaches Counseling classes, and
meets student athletes in one-on-one private appointments. He has knowledge of the many
degrees, majors, and certificates available at COC and other
colleges and he has special training and knowledge regarding the admission and transfer
requirements for colleges and universities and the eligibility
and transfer rules for student athletes.
Cougar athletes must schedule a counseling appointment to meet with the Counselor for student athletes every semester to develop and/or update their Student Educational Plan (SEP). The SEP lists educational and transfer goals as well as the courses needed each term to achieve such goals. Athletes may schedule athletic counseling appointments in person of by calling the Counseling Office for Student Athletes at the phone number listed above. Please note that athletes can't compete a second season if there is no SEP on file in the Counseling Office.
New student athletes attend a Student-Athlete Advisement Workshop that welcomes new students to the college. The workshop teaches what factors to consider when planning schedules to meet academic and athletic goals.
Student athletes are encouraged to
enroll in a 2 unit course:
COUNS 112 - Transition Strategies for Intercollegiate Student Athletes taught by the Counselor for Student Athletes. This counseling course focuses on the various components necessary for college planning and academic success. Readiness for college will be explored with special attention given to students' responsibilities, study skills assessment, personal values, motivation, goal setting, time management, decision making, choosing a major, and educational planning.