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COUNS 150 - Student Success - Tony Law

Course:Student Success
Professor:Tony Law
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Welcome to the COUNS 150: Student Success course!  As a Counseling Faculty at College of the Canyons, I am excited you decided to take this course to build your college success skills.  You will learn many essential study skills and learn techniques to further develop your student success principles like self-motivation, decision making skills, time management.  This self-reflective journey will help you throughout your college career at COC.  I look forward to meeting you virtually this semester!

Course Description

Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU, May Be Taken Once for Credit
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

Expectations of the course:

  • Figuring out your definition of success
  • Weekly Reading Assignments and Reflection Sheets to practice your College Reading Skills
  • Self-Reflective Journal Entries pertaining to the weekly topics
  • Discussion Boards to build our online student community
  • Projects to learn about financial literacy, career exploration, and reflecting on your Student Success journey

Types of Assessments

-1 Midterm Exam -Discussion Boards -Projects

Textbook Information

This is a ZTC (Zero-Cost Digital Textbook Course). You will not have to purchase a textbook. An Open Educational Resource (OER) Textbook will be provided to you through email on the first day of the course.

Other Relevant Course Information

-Download Adobe Reader:  You will only need the free version.  PowerPoint slides and some assignments can be viewed through PDF files.

-If you have an apple product, please submit your assignments as either .pdf or Microsoft Word Document.  I do not have access to the Pages software and will be unable to open this type of file.

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: 10/05/2021 Sub#: 721