Counseling 150 - Student Success - Mireya Milian
Welcome to Counseling 150, Student Success! This course is 100% online and has no required meetings. My name is Mireya Milian and I will be your instructor for this course. I am excited to teach this class and get to know all of my students!
You may reach out to me through email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns before we get started.
Counseling 150 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.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Develop stronger interdependence skills
- Analyze motivation and create greater growth mindset skills
- Create a plan of action to take charge of one’s life
- Apply self-management techniques to become more effective and efficient in the accomplishment of goals
- Identify self-defeating patterns of behavior and create a plan to overcome them
- Develop emotional intelligence and decrease stress
- Understand and examine time-management, procrastination, values, information processing, and goal setting
- Apply critical thinking skills for effective decision making
- Develop and employ effective study skills techniques
What to Expect in this Course
The course is organized into 16 weekly content folders which are available each week on Monday at 8am through Canvas. 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
Discussion boards, assignments, projects, and quizzes.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
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.
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: email@example.com)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 09/20/2021 Sub#: 681