COUNS-110 - Career-Life Planning - Diane Solomon
Welcome to Counseling 110, Career- Life Planning!
When I was a child, I wanted to be a singer, an actress, a doctor, a veterinarian, a photographer, a psychologist and a sign language translator. I could not make up my mind. I wanted to do it all. Every time I would see a new movie or television show, I wanted to do that career or job. As I got older, I discovered that I didn’t like the sign of blood or the smell in hospitals. I wasn’t a good singer or actress. I started to explore things that I liked to do and things I was good at, like helping people. In 1996, I was hired by College of the Canyons and have been here ever since. I am honored to have you in my class and be there for you when you start your journey to find the best fitting career path for you. If you have any questions that need to be answered in advance, feel free to send me an email. I will respond to you within 48 hours. Please write COUNS 110 in the subject line. I am looking forward to having you in my class.
Career & Life Planning 110 introduces self-assessment tools to identify college majors and careers by clarifying interests, skills, abilities, values and personality type. Students will examine the decision-making process, self-management, life roles and goal setting. Includes a review of labor market trends, career research, interviewing skills, resume and cover letter writing and job search strategies.
What to Expect in this Course
This course will provide you with the skills necessary to find the best fitting career for you. The goal of this course is to assist you in the decision making process of selecting the best fitting career path for you. You will be on a journey to assess, explore, and research all of your options.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Explain how the assessment of personal characteristics such as values, skills, interests, life roles and personality relate to effective career and life
- Utilize specific job search techniques.
- Analyze trends and issues in the changing workplace and explain how they may affect the student's job
- Explore and apply career development information through the use of technology.
- Analyze occupational decision-making models and implement a specific model for a career
- Explain how specific job acquisition skills can be utilized to obtain employment.
- Differentiate between and develop short and long-term
- Demonstrate successful collaborative workplace and group setting behaviors through classroom
- Assess the physiological and psychological indicators for managing stress in the
- Analyze personal career advancement
Types of Assessments
Discussion boards and activities.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
We will be using Open Educational Resources (OER) materials for this course! There is no cost to you as a student – all the materials necessary for this course are FREE to you and will be available through Canvas in an online format. If you wish to purchase the Counseling 110 OER text in a hard copy format, you will be able to do so in the bookstore for a small fee.
Other Relevant Course Information
Important on First Day of Class
To avoid being dropped from this course as a No Show, you must login to the course website on Canvas and complete a discussion board activity by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class. If you do not complete this assignment by the deadline, you will be dropped from this course. It is not enough to login to the Canvas course, you must also complete the discussion board activity to be counted as present in the course.
This is a 3-unit letter graded course. This class is CSU transferable and fulfills the CSU GE Area E - Lifelong Learning and Self Development requirement and also counts towards elective units for an associate degree.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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.
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
College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.
The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.
You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 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 email@example.com or phone (661) 362-3469.
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Last updated: 10/08/2021 Sub#: 811