The Counseling faculty offers courses which are designed to aid students in acquiring the skills, information, and personal awareness needed for college and career success. Counselors are available throughout the year for consultation.
Counseling 100: Introduction to College Survival 1.5 Units
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate assessment; READ 022 or appropriate assessment Transfers to: CSU
This course is intended for first-time college students in need of developing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully transition into higher education. Students willlearn and apply information in the following areas: vocabulary of higher education, college requirements, policies and procedures, campus support services, and self- management as it relates to higher education. The emphasis in the class will be on firstyear retention and success.
Counseling 101: College and Life Success 3 Units
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 023 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU (*The UC will grant a maximum of 3 units credit for COUN 101, 101A, 101B and 151 combined)
This course provides an exploration of cognitive, psychological, social, and physical factors influencing success in college and in life. Topics include personal responsibility, critical thinking, motivation, self-efficacy, personal awareness, life-long learning, self-management, health and wellness, interpersonal communication in a diverse world, and introduction to career and educational planning. Students will learn about the purpose, demands, requirements, and support services of higher education including both Rio Hondo College and four year institutions.
Counseling 105: Orientation and Educational Planning 0.5 Units
Advisory: READ 022 or appropriate assessment and ENGL 030 or ENLA 034
This course is designed for first-time college students as well as students who have not yet developed an individual education plan. Students will be oriented to Rio Hondo College policies and procedures, learn about certificate/degree options within the higher education system, and the graduation/transfer requirements within these systems. The course will culminate in the development of an individual education plan based on each student’s specific academic goal.
Counseling 151: Career Exploration and Life Planning 3 Units
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 023 or appropriate assessment Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU (*The UC will grant a maximum of 3 units credit for COUN 101, 101A, 101B and 151 combined)
This course will examine student, career and self-development theories to empower students to make effective decisions throughout their lifespan by engaging in the process of career and life planning from a psychological, sociological and physiological perspective. Students will compare and contrast human development and career theories, decision-making, factors that contribute to college success, life skills, adult workplace competencies, values, interest, abilities, and personality, labor market trends in a global economy, and successful job search and workplace behaviors.