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COUNS 110 - Career and Life Planning - Dora Lozano

Course:Career and Life Planning
Professor:Dora Lozano
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Hello and Welcome to COUNS 110 - Career-Life Planning!  At the end of this course you will be able to assess and evaluate personal characteristics including your skills, values, abilities and personality traits as they apply to academic, career and personal decisions throughout one’s lifespan.

Course Description

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. 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 COUNS 110 Career-Life Planning course is an 8-week, 100% online class with no zoom or face-to-face meetings.  It will be up to you to login regularly to complete the assignments as indicated each week in the modules section on our Canvas page.  You will need a reliable computer and internet to keep up with your assignments. 

During this term, you will complete the following activities –

1. Student-led discussion posts: You will interact through online discussions with classmates each week related to the current unit being discussed.

2. Individual homework assignments covering course material, case studies, chapter reviews, and assessments.

3. Occasional quizzes based on material covered during the week or on a particular subject area.

We will be using Canvas as our online classroom and you will be expected to log into Canvas various times each week in order to keep up with discussion boards and weekly assignments. I will be posting announcements, assignments, and discussion items that you will be expected to participate in, at the beginning of each week. Keep in mind that all assignments and discussions must be completed by the posted due dates.

Types of Assessments

Quizzes, assignments, discussion boards

Other Relevant Course Information

We will be using Open Educational Resources (OER) materials for this course, which is a free digital textbook, created by two of the members of our Counseling Department – Liz Shaker and Graciela Martinez. A digital copy will be listed in Canvas. 

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.


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Last updated: 07/13/2021 Sub#: 376