The Counseling and Advisement Center counseling staff provides a variety of counseling services including educational planning, career counseling, transfer counseling, and personal counseling to help students make informed choices.
Counselors assist with long-range planning and checking specific requirements so that students meet graduation requirements, course prerequisites, and requirements for transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Course Planning Sessions
The goal of this session is to help students learn how to select classes for a certificate, skill award, associate degree, and transfer to a 4-year university. Students will leave the session with a one-semester Student Educational Plan (SEP). Recommended for students who have completed 15 units or less.
The in-person orientation is offered during the New Student Assessment/Orientation Session and Early Decision (only available through high school districts) and provides introductory information to the college, support services, English/ESL and math placement levels, educational pathways, priority enrollment, WingSpan registration system, and much more. Orientation is required of all new students. Failure to complete the orientation will result in a registration hold and lower registration priority.
Registration Assistance Sessions
This open session is located in a computer lab and teaches students how to register for classes on the WingSpan system. With the assistance of an advisor, students will have the opportunity during the session to register for classes as it relates to course of study and pre/co-requisite requirements. Recommended for students who need assistance in registering for classes on the WingSpan system during high peak registration periods.
College Success/Early Alert Workshops
These workshops are designed to teach students effective "tools" to develop into successful college students. Workshop topics include time management, learning styles, study skills, stress management, memory techniques, goal setting, math anxiety, test taking, and note taking. Recommended for all students.