Guidance Courses

Develop skills for success in college and beyond. Our guidance courses are 0.5 - 3 unit courses that help you learn academic success strategies, develop problem-solving and life management skills, and identify academic and career goals. While these course do not lead to a major, they will prepare you with tools necessary for success in your future endeavors.  

Guidance Courses
Guid 5, Enhancing Self-Esteem, Cultural Awareness, and College Success

Prerequisites: None

3.0 Units

This course is designed to enable the student to focus on the development of self-esteem and personal responsibility leading to college success. The course includes discussion of cultural awareness and cultural diversity. (CSU)

Guid 8, Education and Interpersonal Growth

Prerequisites: None

3.0 Units

This course is designed to foster personal development through a decision-making process which includes value systems, self-awareness, changing lifestyles, patterns of communication, and how these factors impact on the student's education, growth, and goals. (CSU)

Guid 11, New Student Orientation

Prerequisites: None

0.5 Unit

This is an eight-hour course designed to provide orientation to new and re-entering students. The matriculation process, certificate, associate degree and transfer requirements are discussed. This course is an overview of the registration process, student services and the campus. Students create a first semester course list with a counselor. (CSU)

Guid 13, Introduction to College & Educational Planning for ESL Students

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is an introduction to the college experience and the educational planning process through counseling and advising for ESL (English as a Second Language) students. This course assists ESL students in the development of a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP). The course topics include identifying values, making decisions and establishing academic and career goals. (CSU)

Guid 14, Introduction to College & Educational Planning for Student Athletes

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is an introduction to the college experience and the educational planning process through counseling and advising for students participating in intercollegiate sports. This course assists student-athletes in the development of a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP). The course topics include identifying values, making decisions and establishing academic and career goals as well as information on National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility. (CSU)

Guid 15, Selected Topics in Guidance

Prerequisites: None

0.5 - 4.0 Units

This course is designed to offer instruction in Guidance topics that are not covered by the existing curriculum. (CSU)

Guid 18A - C, Single Parents as Students: Codependency Issues

Guid 18A, Single Parents as Students: Codependency Issues

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is designed for the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) student enrolled in Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE). The goal of this course is to provide information on gaining self-awareness by understanding the roots of codependency and the movement toward personal recovery. (CSU)

Guid 18B, Single Parents as Students: Campus and Community Resources

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is designed for the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) student enrolled in Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE). The student obtains educational support information through a series of campus and community presentations. The goal of this course is to empower the student to access the necessary resources needed to be successful in college. (CSU)

Guid 18C, Single Parents as Students: Stress Reduction

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is designed for the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) student enrolled in Cooperative Agencies Rescources for Education (CARE). The goal of this course is to assist the student in lowering his/her level of stress by understanding, recognizing, and managing interpersonal stressors. (CSU)

Guid 19, Introduction to College and Educational Planning

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is an introduction to the college experience and the educational planning process through counseling and advising. This course assists students in the development of a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP). The course topics include identifying values, making decisions and establishing academic and career goals. (CSU

Guid 20, Transition to University Life

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is designed to assist community college students with transferring to a four-year university. Students explore transfer options from academic, financial, and personal development perspectives. The course provides students with information on private and public universities such as the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). Topics include identifying majors, understanding admission processes, identifying financial aid resources, and housing options. Students will build an individual Student Education Plan (SEP) based on their educational and career goals. (CSU)

Guid 30, Career Self-Assessment

Prerequisites: None

Advisories: Reading 091A

1.0 Unit

This course is designed to introduce the student to the career life planning process. The course emphasizes self-assessment as the first major step in the career life planning process. The student explores career choices by identifying his/her personality, strengths, skills, interests, values, and preferred lifestyle. (UC, CSU)

Guid 31, Career Exploration

Prerequisites: None

1.0 Unit

This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to explore specific occupations of his/her choice through utilization of career center resources. The course includes investigation of job duties, training, and educational requirements, desired employee characteristics, salary ranges, and future employment trends. (UC, CSU)

Guid 32, Career Information Interviewing

1.0 Unit

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to assist the student in obtaining career information directly from individuals employed in areas of his/her career interest by conducting informational interviewing. The course includes information on how to create a networking system, make the initial contacts, prepare interview questions, direct the information interview, and analyze information obtained. (CSU)

Guid 33, Job Seeking Skills

Prerequisites Skills: Reading level II.

1.0 Unit

This course is designed to assist the student with the development of successful job search techniques including networking, resume writing, and job interviewing skills. The course includes techniques on how to find and how to get the desired job and information about the hidden job market. (CSU)

Guid 34, Extended Activities

Prerequisites: None

Advisories: GUID 30 and GUID 31 each with a grade of "CR" or better.

0.5 - 2.0 Units

This course is designed for the student who seeks individualized career exploration, educational investigation, and decision-making assistance. The student meets with a counselor to plan activities that may include assessment of skills, interests, and values; utilization of Career Transfer Center resources; participation in approved workshops, connection to community resource network; and follow-up meetings with the counselor to develop a career goal and Student Education Plan (SEP). The student also attends a mandatory Guid 34 orientation session. The course may be taken for a maximum of 2 units. (CSU)

GUID 35, Extended Activities II

Prerequisites: None

0.5 Units

This course is designed for the students who seek to further study, research, and choose a career path in a structured and supportive lab environment devoted to career and education resources. The student completes assignments that provide additional opportunities to self-assess, examine, and create a plan choose from among his/her career option. Students may also participate in approved workshops and utilize campus and community resources. (CSU)

GUID 36, Extended Activities III: Resources for Program Completion

Prerequisites: None

0.5 Units

This course is designed for the student who seeks individualized assistance with various admission and graduation processes. The student completes assignments that may include self-assessment of academic and career interests in a structured and supportive lab environment devoted to career and transfer resources. Students may complete assignments that include identifying a college major, creating a UC TAP or CSU Mentor account, attending workshops, meeting with University Representatives, submitting applications, and participating in campus tours. (CSU)

Guid 80, Success in College

Prerequisites: None

Limitations on Enrollment: Students on a third semester or continuing Academic Probation.

1.0 Unit

This course is a group counseling practicum designed to assist the student who is having difficulty succeeding in college. The focus of the course is to provide practical strategies for achieving personal, educational, and career goals. This course is required for the student who is on third semester academic probation.