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Diablo Valley College's counseling courses are designed to assist students in identifying educational and career goals, and enhancing their success by way of instruction in career and educational planning, and student success strategies.
COUNS-095 Orientation to College - .3 units
An introduction to college which is designed to provide students with a concrete plan for succeeding in college. Topics include: identification of educational and career goals, strategic use of student services, academic assessment (effective course selection and scheduling), geographical orientation, counseling and advising.
COUNS-096 Orientation to College for Student-Athletes - .3 units
An introduction to college for student-athletes, designed to provide students with a concrete plan for enrolling and succeeding in college. Topics include: overview of the higher education system in California, identification of educational and career goals, strategic use of student services, academic assessment, effective course selection and scheduling, geographical orientation, counseling and advising, NCAA, COA (Commission on Athletics) and DVC regulations as well as campus services for student-athletes will be emphasized.
COUNS-097 Orientation to College for International Students - .3 units
An introduction to college for international students, designed to provide students with a concrete plan for enrolling and succeeding in college. Topics include: overview of the higher education systems in California, identification of educational and career goals, strategic use of student services, academic assessment, effective course selection and scheduling, geographical orientation, counseling and advising, DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) and DVC regulations as well as campus services for international students will be emphasized.
COUNS-115 Resiliency and Student Success - 1 unit
A course designed to help students identify "automatic thoughts" and to practice new critical thinking skills to become more resilient in dealing with problems and more successful in educational endeavors. Students will have the opportunity to gain new insight into their own thought processes while learning constructive ways to deal with anxiety and adversity. Students will also learn ways to improve relationships through more effective means of communication. CSU
COUNS-120 Student Success - 3 units
An intensive course designed to assist students to identify and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will facilitate their adjustment to the college environment and the productive pursuit of their educational objectives. The goal is to develop effective behavior patterns through self-evaluation related to many relevant areas such as motivation and discipline, memory development, time management, resource utilization, effective student behavior, and handling social and personal issues that face many college students. CSU, UC
COUNS-130 Transfer Transitions - 1.5 units
In this course a student learns how to build an individual transfer plan that is well organized and customized to an individual's life circumstance and educational goals. Students explore the world of transfer from academic, financial, and personal development perspectives. (This course was formerly known as Ensuring Transfer Success.) CSU
COUNS-150 Topics in Counseling - .3-4 units
This course is designed to specifically address topics in personal and social development, such as current concepts and issues arising from individual, family, college and world of work challenges. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU
COUNS-155 Topics in Group Counseling - .3-4 units
An interpersonal experience designed to develop self awareness and to increase understanding of and competence in interpersonal relationships. CSU