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Counseling 100 - Success Strategies For The Reentry Adult - Patricia Garcia

Course:Success Strategies For The Reentry Adult
Professor:Patricia Garcia
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Counseling 100

Hello this is Prof. Patricia Garcia and I am exited you are considering taking this course.  I have been teaching counseling courses for over 10 years.  I enjoy being part of this learning community of students who have decided to come back to college and continue with their education.  I was once a re-entry student myself and know the need to learn specific success strategies and know what kind of support is available at College of the Canyons to help you succeed in you academic journey. 

Course Description

Counseling 100 introduces students to the educational, psychological, intellectual, social and health-related factors that impact lifelong learning, well-being and success.  The topics we will be covering in this course include:




Critical and creative thinking

Effective study strategies 

Learning styles

Health and wellness

Effective written and oral communication

Cross-cultural communications

Time and stress management

Career exploration and educational planning


What to Expect in this Course

This is an accelerated 8-week course.  We will cover the entire book, chapters 1-8.  There will be discussion boards, quizzes and assignments.  Your textbook and supplemental lecture material will assist you in learning and applying the topics discussed each week and help you prepare for the quizzes.  You will be required to log in on the first day of class and through out the week.  This class will help you become a successful college student but it is up to you to work and submit your assignments.

Types of Assessments

This course will include weekly quizzes, discussion boards (you will be required to answer specific questions and reply to your classmates comments).  There are other interactive assignments you will have to work on as well.  The work is easy but it will require you to participate, and to submit your assignments on the due dates.

Textbook Information

This course uses an OER (Open Education Resources) free textbook that I will provide as a PDF file for you to download and be able to access in your computer.

Other Relevant Course Information

For this course, we recommend that students have a working computer and internet access to be able to log in regularly and work and submit the assignments.  

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 07/01/2021 Sub#: 328