The COUNS 100 class has been created especially for adult students returning to school. Please check the class schedule for available class offerings each semester.
(1 Unit)
Career Exploration (Offered credit/no credit only)
This course assists students in making career decisions. Emphasis is on selecting a career based on personal interests, abilities, values, and goals through self assessment and career research.
(1 unit)
Becoming a Successful Distance Learning Student 
(Offered credit/no credit basis only. Non-degree applicable.)
This course is designed for students who want to acquire the skills necessary to be a successful distance learning student including word processing, synchronous (chat) and asynchronous (e-mail) discussion tools, and Internet research. Includes a review of personal learning styles and time management skills. Familiarity with the Windows operating system and keyboarding is assumed.
(0.5 unit)
Developing Math Confidence
This course is designed to build math confidence and develop successful math study strategies while maintaining a positive attitude toward learning math.



Success Strategies for the Reentry Student (CSU transferable - CSU GE Area E)
This course provides an exploration of intellectual, psychological, social and physical factors that impact lifelong learning, well being, and success. Topics include Motivation & self-efficacy, critical & creative thinking, effective study strategies with children underfoot, health & lifestyle choices, relating to others in a diverse world, time, money & stress management, career exploration and transfer and educational planning.
(3 units)
Career Life-Planning (CSU transferable - CSU GE Area E)
This course introduces self-assessment tools to identify college majors and careers by clarifying interests, skills, values, and personality type. Students also examine the decision-making process, self-management, life roles and goal-setting. It includes a review of labor market trends, career research, interviewing skills, resume and cover letter writing, and job search strategies.
(1 unit)
Introduction to College and Strategies for Success
(CSU transferable - CSU GE Area E)
This 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, and goal setting. Topics include values clarification, decision making, study skills, choosing a major, the responsible student, and educational planning. Students will identify their educational goals and develop a personal plan to reach those goals.
(1 unit)
University Transfer Planning (CSU transferable) 
This course provides students with information and resources to facilitate a smooth transfer to 4 year colleges and universities. Topics include UC/CSU applications, major and general education requirements, financial aid/scholarships, personalized student education plans, and analysis of factors involved in the selection of transfer schools. (CSU & UC transferable)
(1 unit)
Learning to Learn (Associate Degree Applicable-CSU Transferable)
Focuses on seven strategies that develop self-regulatory learning: self-monitoring, motivation, goal-setting, active listening, note-taking, information processing in the brain, and reading for comprehension. Students will combine theory and practice to become successful learners and successful college students.
(3 units)
Student Success
This course is designed for new students as a complete orientation of the responsibilities and benefits of higher education. Educational planning, goal setting, and career choices are examined. Study and life survival skills are provided to ensure a successful academic experience.