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Counseling 150 - Counseling - Student Success - Gretchen Lindgreen

Course:Counseling - Student Success
Professor:Gretchen Lindgreen
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Welcome to Counseling 150 Student Success! This is an 8-week, online and online live course. This course will help you practice concepts such as developing a growth mindset, study skills like reading and taking exams at the college level, and having the belief that you are able to accomplish all of your goals. All class content will be found via Canvas. You are responsible to check in every Monday to see the assignments, goals, and expectations for each week.

Course Description

This course is 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 which emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, self-responsibility and self-empowerment.

What to Expect in this Course

During this semester, you will be completing the following activities:

  1. Student-lead 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, handouts, online research, and assessments.
  3. Weekly quizzes based on material covered during the week or on a particular subject area.
    • Quizzes will be 10 points each

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 and must be completed by the posted due dates. You can access Canvas through @ and search for the “Counseling 150” box.

Textbook Information

We will be using Open Educational Resources (OER) materials for this course, which is a free digital textbook. A digital copy will be listed in Canvas along with a hard copy on reserve at the Valencia and Canyon Country Libraries. If you wish to purchase the Counseling 150 OER text, you will be able to do so in the bookstore for about $10.

Other Relevant Course Information

I highly recommend you take a look at the online tutorials provided on the COC Canvas site (accessible through the Distance Learning page), to assist you in being a successful online student: To log into Canvas, go to the website and click on the Canvas icon at the top of the page: Once you log into Canvas, you should change your password to something unique that you will remember. Your password does not reset to “student” each semester.


Your MyCanyons Username (for example jdsmith)





The best way to reach me is through email. Be sure to include COUNS 150 in the subject line and include your name in the message. This helps me recognize you as my student.  During Monday through Friday I will respond within 48 hours. It could take up to 72 hours during weekends and holidays.

I look forward to getting to know you in the semester ahead! Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

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: 05/26/2021 Sub#: 58