Guidance & Counseling Courses
The School of Guidance and Counseling offers Counseling courses in the areas of academic planning, student success, personal exploration, self development, college study skills, stress management and more.
Counseling 1: ACADEMIC PLANNING - Presents students with strategies for a successful college and transfer experience. Introduces college survival skills, college resources, and the process of choosing a major. Students develop a semester-by-semester academic plan.
Counseling 2: UC STUDENT EDUCATION PLAN - Covers important information for students who plan to transfer to one of the nine University of California campuses. Explains admission requirements, general education options, transfer admission guarantee programs, and the application process. Students develop a student education plan that includes courses needed for each semester.
Counseling 4: STRESS MANAGEMENT - Introduces the basic principles of holistic stress management. Explores the psychophysiology of stress; common college, family and working life stressors; and techniques to help manage stressors in a healthy and productive manner.
Counseling 10: INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS - Designed to develop effective study skills, critical thinking strategies and communication techniques for educational, interpersonal and professional success. Includes goal-setting and motivational strategies for career and academic survival.
Counseling 100A: AA/AS/CERTIFICATE STUDENT EDUCATION PLAN -Covers important information for students who plan to pursue a certificate and/or an AA/AS degree from IVC. Discusses degree and certificate options and explains requirements for graduation, such as units, major, general education and grade point average. Students will develop a comprehensive student education plan.
Counseling 100B: CSU STUDENT EDUCATION PLAN - Covers important information for students who plan to transfer to one of the 23 California State University campuses. Explains admission requirements, general education options, and the application process. Each student will develop a student education plan that includes courses needed for each semester.
Counseling 102: CAREER EXPLORATION AND LIFE PLANNING - Provides students with the opportunity to conduct self-assessments and to apply the results to the process of making career and life decisions, including selecting an academic major. Student's develop short and long-term goals and explore job-search strategies.
Counseling 103: INTRODUCTION TO ASSERTION - Explores assertive, aggressive, and non-assertive behaviors and the causes and consequences of these behavioral styles. Discusses the relationship between assertion and healthy relationships, professional success, and personal confidence.
Counseling 120: WOMEN AND WORK - This course will focus on gender issues as they influence work choices students may make. It explores workplace social elements of work such as sexual harassment and leadership.
Counseling 150: HELPING RELATIONSHIPS - Students planning to enter a helping profession will have the opportunity to acquire basic listening, communication and intervention skills that will be central to their professional roles as teachers, counselors, medical personnel, firefighters and law enforcement personnel.