COUNS 150 - Student Success - Tony Law
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!
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 / Link to ZTC Textbook
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: http://www.adobe.com/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.
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: 10/05/2021 Sub#: 721