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Certificate of Competency: College Success Toolkit

Provides resources and strategies to succeed in college as a new or returning student. Topics covered will include academic expectations, financial aid options and budgeting, academic and career educational options, College of the Canyons Resources, goal setting, and online learning.

  • NC.CGSL 001 RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS: 8.00 - 18.00 hours Introduces the skills necessary to succeed in credit courses. Topics that will be covered are academic expectations, financial aid options, California residency status, academic and career educational options, COC resources and goal setting. Formerly NC.COUN-025.
  • NC.CGSL 002 ONLINE LEARNING AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: 8.00 - 18.00 hours Introduces the practical strategies and skills necessary to succeed in distance education. Students will learn how to anticipate, avoid, and/or solve typical problems encountered in the distance learning environments. NC.COUN-030.
  • NC.CGSL 003 MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND: 8.00 - 18.00 hours Develops a foundation of money management and financial literacy including budgeting to meet educational goals. Strategies include FAFSA, scholarships, student loans, consumer credit, and banking products such as checking and savings accounts.

Additional CGSL Courses: 

  • NC.CGSL 004 CAREER EXPLORATION: 8.00 - 18.00 hours 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.


Registration Instructions

To register for these courses, you must be an existing student or apply to be a student at the college.

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