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

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture.
Provides understanding of the concepts and significance of factors that contribute to college success. The course focuses on the following topics: understanding of the college/university systems; goal setting; educational planning; health maintenance; stress management; learning styles; study skills; resources, relationships and cultural diversity. Integrates personal growth; academic and career success; problem solving and critical/creative thinking. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E1).
COUN 102 STUDENT SUCCESS STRATEGIES (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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.)

Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture.
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, transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Transfer credit: CSU.
COUN 105 UP YOUR SELF-ESTEEM (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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.)

Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
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 their 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 credit: CSU.
COUN 650.1 KAPATIRAN SEMINAR - COLLEGE SUCCESS FACTORS (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
Designed to help students in understanding and dealing with their personal, social, and cross-cultural concerns and the relationship of cultural experiences and educational success. Transfer credit: CSU.
COUN 650.2 KAPATIRAN SEMINAR – TRANSITION TO COLLEGE (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
Exploration of attitudes toward learning and college in the context of the Filipino American experience. Designed to facilitate the transition from high school to college while taking into account Filipino American community issues. Includes understanding of the college/university systems, college resources, and developing key student skills such as time management, self-esteem, goal setting, emotional intelligence, and relationship building. Transfer credit: CSU.
COUN 651 PUENTE SEMINAR (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
Transfer seminar designed to assist students in exploring and understanding academic, career, personal, and cross-cultural topics and issues that influence their educational success. An emphasis is placed on major and career exploration as well as preparation on the transfer process from community college to 4-year institutions. Transfer credit: CSU.
COUN 652 HONORS SEMINAR – APPLYING TO COMPETITIVE UNIVERSITIES (.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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 AND HERMANAS SEMINAR - COLLEGE SUCCESS FACTORS (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
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 goal setting. Designed to help students explore their understanding of personal, social, and cross-cultural differences, as well as analyze the relationship between cultural experiences and educational success. Transfer credit: CSU.
COUN 655.2 HERMANOS AND HERMANAS SEMINAR - TRANSITION TO COLLEGE (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture.
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.)

Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture.
Designed to assist Career Advancement Academy Automotive students in exploring and understanding 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. Transfer credit: CSU.
COUN 658 ALLIED HEALTH SEMINAR – CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACADEMY (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture.
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.
COUN B10 MULTICULTURAL HUMAN RELATIONS (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Program.
Designed to engage students in an evolving process of developing greater self and cultural awareness that will help inform how we work with communities specific to various professional settings. Examination of various intersectionalities such as ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, and generational identity and the effects that the dynamics of power and privilege have on systemic oppression. Also utilizes a psychosocial perspective to explore various theoretical frameworks that strive for greater cultural competency throughout their professional development.
CRER 100 HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE (1)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 or 16-18 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 or 16-18 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
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 145 SOFT SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture.
An examination of the soft skills (self-management and people skills) that are necessary in the workplace. Some of these skills include, but are not limited to, communication skills, active listening, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and emotional intelligence. Transfer credit: CSU.
CRER 410 COLLEGE AND CAREER ORIENTATION (.5 or 1 or 2)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 8-9, 16-18 or 32-36 lecture.
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.)
Hours/semester: 8-9, 16-18 or 32-36 lecture.
Designed to help students explore and understand academic, career, personal, and cross-cultural topics and issues that influence their educational experiences. Topics and course descriptions may differ each semester and will be designated in the current class schedule. Transfer credit: CSU.

CRER 665 LIFE STYLES HEALTH ISSUES (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 8-9, 16-18, 24-27 or 32-36 lecture.
Explores contemporary topics or lifestyles as they relate to the health of individuals or society. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).

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).