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COUNS-110 - Career-Life Planning - Rebecca Solomon

Course:Career-Life Planning
Professor:Rebecca Solomon
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hello Everyone and Welcome to Counseling 110, Career & Life Planning! 

My name is Rebecca Solomon and I will be your instructor for this course. This class is all about career exploration and helping students understand how college majors are connected to career areas. You will explore your personality preferences toward various career clusters, access different career research websites, and determine if there are changes to your college major that need to occur based on your career goals. If you have felt lost about which direction to go in for your major or undecided, this class will help you narrow down potential majors that link to careers you may be interested in. I look forward to getting to know you and assisting you on your career exploration journey! If you have any questions that need to be answered in advance, feel free to send me an email.

Course Description

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.

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:

  1. Explain how the assessment of personal characteristics such as values, skills, interests, life roles and personality relate to effective career and life
  2. Utilize specific job search techniques
  3. Analyze trends and issues in the changing workplace and explain how they may affect the student's job
  4. Explore and apply career development information through the use of technology.
  5. Analyze occupational decision-making models and implement a specific model for a career
  6. Explain how specific job acquisition skills can be utilized to obtain employment.
  7. Differentiate between and develop short and long-term
  8. Demonstrate successful collaborative workplace and group setting behaviors through classroom
  9. Assess the physiological and psychological indicators for managing stress in the
  10. Analyze personal career advancement

What to Expect in this Course

To fully benefit from this course you are expected to participate in all online discussions and complete all your work on time. The discussion posts are how we communicate as a class community. You will be required to participate in weekly discussion posts and will often be required to reply to other student posts. The goal is to create a strong online learning community where everyone feels safe and comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas. In order to fully participate in discussion posts, you will need to read the assigned materials, read all content posted in the weekly modules, and complete homework assignments.

This course is designed for you. Class activities and discussions will focus on behaviors, which contribute to a successful and positive college experience at College of the Canyons. It is important for you to take an active role in your learning. At first, you may find it difficult or uncomfortable to actively participate in a discussion board format and small group activities; however, it is one of the most important skills to learn in college. In order to fully participate in discussion boards, you will need to read the lectures in Canvas, read textbook chapters, complete written assignments, and be prepared before submitting your posts.

Types of Assessments

Student-lead discussion posts, individual homework assignments, handouts, online research, quizzes and career assessments.

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

This is a Hybrid course, which means we will be meeting face-to-face in the classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:05pm-3:00pm, as well as online through Canvas.

  • First Day of Class: The first day we meet in-person is on Tuesday 1/18 @ 2:05 pm

  • The course will be available on Canvas on Monday 1/17

Please review Get to Know Your Online Classroom to help you familiarize yourself with Canvas. I look forward to meeting you in class!

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

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 or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 12/14/2021 Sub#: 1184