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Cerro Coso Community College

Counseling Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

Click on each course below for course details.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

18 hours lecture. This course provides preparation for online course work by focusing on the fundamentals of the online educational environment. Topics include email use, online class interactions such as discussion groups, the differences between online and onsite courses, equipment needs, and other introductory information. (Formerly PDEV C052.)

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This classroom-based guidance experience teaches students a quantifiable decision-making process that helps them identify and plan for their education and career goals. Students explore academic interests, skills, values, and personality types, and research employers and industries. Students improve public speaking and interview skills through practice, familiarize themselves with college and job search tools, and learn goal setting. The culmination of this process is the development of an internet-based education and career ten-year plan that can be used for advisory and academic coaching purposes and updated as needed.(Formerly PDEV C100.)

Advisory: ENGL C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course emphasizes effective strategies that can be applied in college and life. It focuses on lifelong understanding and development of the self in physical, social, and psychological aspects. Course content includes time management, note-taking, memory skills, reading comprehension, and exam preparation. Topics such as goal setting, decision making, career choice, transfer preparation, and healthy lifestyles are also explored. The course introduces a variety of campus and internet resources. Approved for CSU GE Area E. (Formerly PDEV C101 Becoming a Master Student.)

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

36 hours lecture. This course introduces students to the process of academic and career planning by means of personal and group exercises. Skills such as thinking critically, using college resources, developing personal awareness, and identifying motivational factors are explored, and topics of diversity are addressed. (Formerly COUN C101.)

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

18 hours lecture. This course provides an introduction to majors and careers, goal setting and major selection, the transfer research and application process, and long-term educational planning. Transfer agreements, application completion, housing, and supportive services for public and private colleges and universities, particularly in California, are evaluated. (Formerly PDEV C131.)