Counseling Faculty & Staff
The mission of the non-instructional Counseling Department is to provide educational, career, and personal counseling and program advisement. Our purpose is to empower students by providing COC program information and by counseling students to establish goals, evaluate options, develop an educational plan, and learn to study effectively so they may reach their educational and career goals.
Counseling faculty meet with students in appointments to provide educational counseling, career counseling, and personal counseling as it relates to academic perfomance. Counselors help students develop comprehensive educational plans, they facilitate group counseling workshops, and teach Counseling courses.
Academic Advisors meet with new, first-time college students with less than 15 units to create a first-semester educational plan. Whether through a New Student Advisement workshop or an individual appointment, Advisors provide new students information on the academic pathways available at the College.
Counseling Graduate Assistants (CGA's) serve as the Counseling Department front desk support staff and provide information to students on COC policies, procedures, academic programs, and campus resources.
Please note that COC ensures the privacy of all student records in accordance with statutes set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. By law, college personnel, including Counseling faculty and staff, are not permitted to give access to or to release student records/information to anyone other than a student. This statute applies regardless of the age of the student.