Courses Offered

COUN 100 COLLEGE SUCCESS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.
An overview of the concepts and significance of factors that contribute to college success. Focus on understanding the college/university systems, goal setting, educational planning, health maintenance, stress management, learning styles, study skills, college resources, relationships, and cultural diversity. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E1).

COUN 102 STUDENT SUCCESS STRATEGIES (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.
Designed to help students explore and understand issues that determine their academic success. Students will learn about strategies to help them succeed in college. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 104 UNDERSTANDING TRANSFER (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.
A comprehensive study of the university transfer process as it relates to community college students. Topics include an overview of higher education systems, transfer admissions requirements, college research, transfer resources, the college application process, and transitional issues. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 105 UP YOUR SELF-ESTEEM (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.
Examination of basic tenets of self-esteem focusing on factors of values, cognition, and life events that shape ones' self-esteem. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 106 ANIXETY MANAGEMENT (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.
Examination of the physiological, emotional and mental components of anxiety. The long-term effects of anxiety on one’s physical health will be explored. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 107 COPING WITH DEPRESSION (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A total of eight lecture hours.

Medical, biological and social factors contributing to depression are explored. Scope of treatment options from self-help to medication are examined. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 108 ANGER MANAGEMENT (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.
Examination of anger management techniques designed to develop specific skills in controlling this emotion. The long-term effects of anger on one's physical and emotional health will be explored. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 640 MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.
An introduction to the basics of personal money management principles as they relate to budgeting, savings, credit establishment, credit improvement and debt reduction. Students will gain tools to implement and practice positive financial behaviors and explore how one?s own personal relationship with finances directly relates to academic and career success. A focus on goal setting strategies will be emphasized and personal academic and financial goals will be explored. Transfer: CSU.

COUN 651 PUENTE SEMINAR (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.
Designed to assist students in exploring and understanding academic, career, personal, and cross-cultural topics and issues that influence their educational success. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 652 HONORS SEMINAR – APPLYING TO COMPETITIVE UNIVERSITIES (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.
Preparation for transfer to competitive colleges and universities. Topics will include understanding the transfer process, financial aid and scholarships, completing the UC and Common Application and writing your personal statement. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 655.1 HERMANOS SEMINAR - COLLEGE SUCCESS FACTORS (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.
An overview of the concepts and significance of factors that contribute to success in education. Factors to be explored include social awareness, cultural identity, motivation, leadership, and goals setting. Designed to help students in understanding and dealing with their personal, social, and cross-cultural concerns and on understanding of the relationship of cultural experiences and educational success. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 655.2 HERMANOS SEMINAR - TRANSITION TO COLLEGE (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.
Course explores student's attitudes toward learning and college. Designed to facilitate the transition from high school to college. Focus on understanding the college/university systems, college resources, and developing key student skills such as time management, self-esteem, and goal setting. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 656.1 HERMANAS SEMINAR - COLLEGE SUCCESS FACTORS (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.
This course is designed to help students in understanding and dealing with their personal, social, professional, and cross-cultural concerns in relation to personal development. Additionally, this course will focus on the lives and experiences of Latinas in the United States and abroad. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 656.2 HERMANAS SEMINAR - TRANSITION TO COLLEGE (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.
This course is designed to help students in understanding and dealing with their personal, social, professional, and cross-cultural concerns in relations to personal development. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 657 AUTO GUIDANCE SEMINAR – CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACADEMY (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.
Designed to help students explore and understand academic, career, personal, and cross-cultural topics and issues that influence their education experiences. Topics covered include college success, campus resources, resume writing and interview skills for Automotive Technology professional. Transfer credit: CSU.

COUN 658 ALLIED HEALTH GUIDANCE SEMINAR – CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACADEMY (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.
Designed to help students explore and understand academic, career, personal, and cross-cultural topics and issues that influence their educational experiences. Topics covered include college success, campus resources, resume writing and interview skills for Allied Health Professions. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 100 HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore their attitudes toward learning and college life. Class activities will include evaluation of individual learning styles and instruction in effective ways of coping with school-related anxiety. Class exercises will help students learn assertiveness and time management skills to enhance their educational experience. Study skills will be included when applicable. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 111 DECISION MAKING (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the decision making process which stresses the significance of clearly defined values, critical thinking, the importance of gathering and evaluating information, identifying alternatives, and learning about personal risk-taking. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).

CRER 116 DECIDING ON A MAJOR (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.

Designed to assist students who are undecided about their career goals and direction. This course will explore the connection between majors and careers and cover common major and academic course work required for these majors. Provides students with personal success tools for identifying their interests, personality and skills and identifying them towards successful major choice. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 132 JOB SEARCH (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A course designed to develop practical job search skills to increase the student's options and opportunities for locating immediate and appropriate job sites. Emphasis will be placed on developing the self-knowledge and skills necessary to write a traditional resume, participate in a job interview, and develop a plan of action for employment in the local job market. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).

CRER 135 SKILLS/SELF-ASSESSMENT (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

This course will assist students in assessing their present skills, abilities and preferences and in applying them to decisions regarding future goals and aspirations. Class activities will include a number of self-assessment exercises in which the student will draw from his/her life's experiences to arrive at individualized information necessary for personal, academic and career choices. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).

CRER 136 CAREER PLANNING (.5 ' 1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

This course will assist students in the on-going process of career planning. Class activities will include assessing individual preferences in work environments, people environments, lifestyles, geography and interests. They will provide students with opportunities to use information regarding personal values and functional skills in career planning strategies. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).

CRER 137 LIFE AND CAREER PLANNING (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

This course is designed for the student who is undecided about an occupation. It provides a comprehensive approach to life and career planning. Vocational interest tests, various insights into his/her abilities, interests, and personality. Occupational trends and ways of learning more about specific careers will be explored. Individual conferences are available to students as well as use of the Career Center. Transfer credit: CSU (E1). Note: This course covers material similar to that of CRER 132, 135 and 136 combined.

CRER 139 CAREERS IN TEACHING (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A total of eight lecture hours.

This course provides information regarding requirements to become an elementary or middle/high school teacher or a community college/university professor. Topics include transfer opportunities, financial aid and online resources. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 140 PEER COUNSELING (1 or 2 or 3)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or ESOL 400.

Prepares students to serve as informational resources to peers. Emphasis on training in basic counseling, assessment, provision of information and referral. Helps students consider their own potential in the 'helping professions.'' Opportunity for supervised field experience. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 3 units. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 410 COLLEGE AND CAREER ORIENTATION (.5 or 1 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A comprehensive overview of Skyline College educational programs, services, policies, procedures, effective learning strategies, academic survival skills, awareness of personal development, and additional essential tools and information for successful navigation through the first year at Skyline College. In particular, students will be assisted with the development of a sound student educational plan that is consistent with their academic and career goals. Study skills assessment, time management, personal and social adjustment, interest and aptitude assessment are some of the topics addressed to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their educational experience. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 650 GUIDANCE SEMINAR GROUP (.5 or 1 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Designed to help students in understanding and dealing with their personal, social, professional, and cross-cultural concerns. Topics and course descriptions may differ each semester and will be designated in the current class schedule. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 665SJ STUDENT SUCCESS LEARNING STRATEGIES Designed to increase confidence and develop student's college-level study skills. Students will learn about individual learning styles, memorization skills, effective study habits, and test-taking strategies. Transfer: CSU (E1).

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