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COUNS-150 - Student Success - Garrett Hooper

Course:Student Success
Professor:Garrett Hooper
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Welcome to Counseling 150, Student Success!  This course is 100% online and has no required meetings.  However, I will be available each week for online office hours via Zoom, and by appointment.

Course Description

Designed to integrate personal growth, critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving and academic success. The course introduces the student to the benefits of higher education, educational planning, goal setting and career choices. The student is guided through the process of self-discovery that emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, self-responsibility and self-empowerment.


What to Expect in this Course

The course is organized into 8 weekly content folders which are available each week on Monday at 8am.   Each folder contains all course materials (PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, videos, etc.) and all activities and homework for the week. 

Each week, you will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Assigned readings
  • Reviewing additional supplemental unit material
  • Completing a discussion board post
  • Completing a unit journal
  • Completing additional homework, including unit quizzes.

Types of Assessments

Exams, quizzes, discussion boards, assignments, final project.

Textbook Information

Student Success. Martinez, Nguyen, Shaker, Garcia. College of the Canyons, 2019 (OER textbook found at

The textbook for COUNS 150 is titled Student Success, and is an Open Educational Resource (OER for short). This means that our textbook is free as a PDF document.

Other Relevant Course Information

You will be required to login by the second day of class and complete a syllabus quiz no later than 11:00pm.  Failure to do so by the time listed will result in being dropped from the course.

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: 10/07/2021 Sub#: 765