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Couns-150 - Student Success - Nicole LaFontaine

Course:Student Success
Professor:Nicole LaFontaine
  • Online
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hello and welcome to Counseling 150, Student Success!  This course will be hybrid with in-person meetings at Canyon High School. My name is Nicole LaFontaine 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 should you have any questions or concerns before we get started. 


Course Description

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. 

What to Expect in this Course

During this semester, students will complete work online and in-person. During our class meetings, there will be in-class assignments and I will go over course lessons via lectures or other activities.Student will also complete online work through Canvas. All assignments will be submitted and graded online. These online assignments will include student-lead discussion posts in which you will interact with your peers, journal reflections, and quizzes on course material.

Types of Assessments

Discussion boards, assignments, projects, and quizzes.


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 PDF format.

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 8/17 @ 2:05 pm

  • The course will be available on Canvas on Monday 8/16

Be sure to complete the Canvas orientation to help you familiarize yourself with this online learning tool (listed below). 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.


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: 08/06/2021 Sub#: 467