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NC.GNST 081,082,091 & 092 - General Studies, Individual Learning Assistance Math (092), Individaul Studies/Language Skills (091), Individual Computer Applications (082), Cognitive Basic Computer Skills Instruction (081) - Jane A Feuerhelm

Course:General Studies, Individual Learning Assistance Math (092), Individaul Studies/Language Skills (091), Individual Computer Applications (082), Cognitive Basic Computer Skills Instruction (081)
Professor:Jane A Feuerhelm
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Hello and welcome to non-credit General Studies courses. General Studies courses are tutorial in nature, and are designed to support students' enrolled in DSPS, primarily in their English and math classes.

Once you have registered for a General Studies class/classes, send an email to DSPS at . After we have confirmed you are enrolled in the General Studies course/s you will be contacted by DSPS personnel on how to access the tutoring sessions. Tutoring will be available M-TH during specific times. You may speak with the tutors to set up your times.

Course Description

Once you have decided to take any of the General Studies courses, you will need to register online for the course using the section number corresponding to which class/es you plan to enroll.

Register for the course as you would any other class and please note there is no charge for taking any of the General Studies courses. The NC.GNST courses are tutorial in nature and designed as a support for the academic classes in which you are enrolled.

What to Expect in this Course

You can expect to receive tutoring in the English or math class you are enrolled in for that current semester. Tutors will provide limited support in your other academic courses, besides English and math, if you enroll in NC.GNST 082. Please note: DSPS tutors in English 101 and below.

Types of Assessments

General Studies is a pass/no pass course. In order to receive a pass you must attend the sessions you agreed to and meet with the tutors during your scheduled time. Students meet with the DSPS tutors through Zoom sessions that are available during specific times.

Textbook Information

There are no required text books for General Studies course other than the textbook that you are using for the English and/ or math class you are enrolled in.

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.


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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 937