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NC.CGSL 004 - Career Exploration - Jennifer Anthony

Course:Career Exploration
Professor:Jennifer Anthony
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Hi! Welcome to NC.CGSL 004 Career Exploration! I am so happy that you are considering taking this course. This class will provide a personally rewarding journey through the career exploration process and a better understanding of yourself. I have over a decade of experience in community college counseling (career, personal, educational) and teaching career exploration and college success skills courses. I love helping my students discover their passions and prepare for their future. I look forward to guiding you through this process this semester and I am here to support you along your journey!

Our course is OnlineLive, with all our scheduled meetings taking place in Zoom! There are no in-person meetings for our class.

Course Description

This course provides students with career exploration techniques. Emphasis is placed on selecting a career based on self-examination of interests, values, abilities, and personality through assessment inventories, skill exercises, and career research.

This non-credit course is non-transferable to a university and can be repeated up to ten times. This class is offered on a Pass (P)/No-Pass(NP) grading basis.

What to Expect in this Course

We will be using Canvas and Zoom as our online classroom. Be sure to complete the Canvas Orientation Module in our course to help you familiarize yourself with these online learning tools.

Our course will become available in Canvas on the first day of our course.

You will be expected to log into Canvas throughout each week in order to keep up with coursework. All coursework has listed deadlines. We will meet twice a week for 1.5 hours each class session. You should plan to dedicate an additional 3-6 hours per week dedicated to this course. 

We will have in-class activities, discussions, quizzes, and homework assignments.

To participate in this class, you must have access to a computer, internet services, and a webcam. We will be utilizing photo/video devices and/or online audio devices so that you can post recordings, videos, and/or photos as part of your assignments when needed. All communication is through Canvas, announcements and discussion boards, email, and our OnlineLive Zoom class sessions.

I highly recommend you take a look at the online tutorials provided on the COC Canvas site, to assist you in being a successful online student:

Types of Assessments

You can expect to complete in-class assignments, discussion posts, career self-assessment reflections, online quizzes, homework assignments, and projects in this course.

Textbook Information

No Textbook is required for our course. All learning materials will be available in Canvas free of charge. 

Other Relevant Course Information

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Analyze personal assessment data to evaluate career alternatives.

Course Objectives

1. Explain the different career theories.

2. Differentiate between job and career

3. Brainstorm possible career choices based on assessment results and exploration

4. Identify college majors of interest

5. Create a career objective and action plan



First Day of Class:

You will be required to attend the first class session (OnlineLive in Zoom) and complete an in-class assignment to introduce yourself to the class. Failure to attend without letting me know in advance will result in being dropped from the course. 

**If you are on the “waitlist” and are still interested in adding the class, please email me on the first day of class. If space is available, I will give you an add code to register for the course. I am unable to add you to the course before the first day of class. Because this course is accelerated, I cannot add students after the add/drop deadline regardless if you were on the waitlist.

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: 05/02/2024 Sub#: 1746