COUNS 150 - Student Success - Stephanie Lee
Welcome to Counseling 150: Student Success! I work as a counseling in the Academic Accommodation Center (AAC, formerly DSPS) and this is an AAC emphasis class, but it is open to all students.
This course is designed to help the student succeed in college and in life. It 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.
My hope is that my students will leave my class with a better sense of how to access resources and information to be as successful as possible here at College of the Canyons. I have office hours where we can meet via zoom if you have questions and of course, you can email me and I will respond during normal business hours.
What to Expect in this Course
This is an 8 week course with 8 modules, one module to complete each week. I will open up each week's module on Monday mornings for you to work on during the week and the assignments/quizzes/discussions will generally be due the following Monday at midnight, unless otherwise stated.
In addition to your weekly modules, there will be one midterm and a final exam, both of which you will take online. The midterm ad the final will be based on all of the quizzes, readings, and assignments you have done in the class. Finally, you will have a project to help you begin mapping out your academic goals or at the very least, it should help you do so in the future.
Types of Assessments
In this class, you will have online quizzes, online discussion boards, some written assignments, a project, and an online midterm and final.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
The textbook is an open educations resource book (OER) which means it is accessed online and is FREE; however, I have already included all of the necessary readings and activities in the course modules so you will not have to access the OER textbook independently outside of the course.
Other Relevant Course Information
Please be sure to check your CANVAS and log into the class by the end of the first day of the semester to avoid being dropped from the class.
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
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.
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: 07/21/2021 Sub#: 400