Counseling

http://www.miracosta.edu/COUN

The Counseling Department offers courses that help students develop the skills they need to succeed in college and make effective career and life choices. The department also offers Special Topics courses related to various areas of academic, career, and personal development.

Contact Information

Chair: Luke Lara

Dean: Freddy Ramirez

www.miracosta.edu/COUN

Department: Counseling

Office: Building OC3700, 760.795.6670

Full-Time Faculty

Adrean Askerneese
Michael Deaton
Hilda Gomez-Zinn
Wendy Horton
Melissa Hughes
Luke Lara
Marjorie Lee
Freddy Ramirez

Courses

COUN 100: Career and Life Planning

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in CRLP 100.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.12)

This course assists students in successfully establishing and achieving education, career, and life goals through a comprehensive approach to effective planning. Students relate their interests, personality, learning style, transferable skills, and work values to academic major and career options. They also examine the stages of career development, tasks appropriate to each stage, and subsequent implications for education and career choice over the lifespan. Topics include decision-making and goal-setting strategies, preparing effectively for work and lifelong learning in a global economy, and job-search skills, including developing a resume, a cover letter, and interviewing skills. The course emphasizes the importance of taking personal responsibility for one's educational, career, and personal decisions to achieve satisfaction through work and life balance. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CRLP 100, COUN 100, COUN 105, COUN 110, or INTR 100.

COUN 101: Orientation to College

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour. (4930.13)

This course focuses on the practical tools, information, strategies, and skills development necessary for academic success during students' first year in college. It emphasizes the function of higher education, study skills, introduction and application of academic support services, and personal development skills. This course is recommended for first year college students or re-entry students.

COUN 103: Math Success Strategies

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: MATH 20, MATH 30, OR MATH 64.
Lecture 1 hour. (4930.10)

This course is designed to be taken with a basic math course, such as MATH 20, 30, or 64. It emphasizes the exploration and application of different learning styles in learning math, mastering common math vocabulary and concepts, and improving study strategies for successful completion of basic math classes. As a secondary emphasis, the course examines how to improve math-specific performance. Taking this course simultaneously with a basic math course allows for meaningful practice and mastery of material taught in both courses.

COUN 105: Transfer Success

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 1 hour. (4930.13)

This course promotes academic success by providing students with information that will clarify the transfer process, identify support services on campus, and assist them in developing a comprehensive transfer plan. Topics include a review of higher education options, the process for determining a major, applications and admissions timelines, and criteria for establishing educational goals. Offered pass/no pass only. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CRLP 100, COUN 100, COUN 105, COUN 110, or INTR 100.

COUN 110: College Success Skills

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.13)

This course promotes academic success by providing information, tools, and resources that students can use to establish and achieve educational goals. Students explore higher education opportunites and potential career interests while focusing on educational planning. Students conduct personal self-assessments and examine socioeconomic and cultural influences that affect their education and career decisions. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CRLP 100, COUN 100, COUN 105, COUN 110, or INTR 100.

COUN 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

COUN 296: Topics in Counseling

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.13)

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Counseling that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.