Counseling Services Offered
Counselors are available to assist students with academic, transfer, career and personal counseling. Degree, transfer or certificate seeking students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for a comprehensive educational plan by the time they have completed 15 units. Services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment.
Make an appointment to develop an Educational Plan!
- Abbreviated Educational Plan (AEP), one - two semesters only
- Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), lists all classes required for your educational goal
Academic counseling begins with educational goal-setting; exploring educational options and opportunities; evaluating educational backgrounds, and providing the student with clear, concise and up-to-date educational information. Counselors are able to assist the student who is still undecided about his or her major.
- Transfer counseling provides students with valuable information on admissions requirements and procedures; appropriate sequencing of classes, and support in making informed decisions about their transfer options.
- Career counseling provides the student with an opportunity for clarification and integration of career and educational goals; the study of careers and lifestyles; and vocational and career assessment testing. Counselors provide courses and one-to-one career counseling.
Crisis counseling is available for students in acute emotional distress or for those experiencing a personal crisis that requires immediate attention. For help come to the Counseling Office SEC 139 or call (408) 855-5555. For situations when a student is a potential danger to self or others, call 911.
Personal counseling is available through the Counseling Office and Student Health Services for non-urgent matters.
Counseling Office: Personal counseling is provided on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Personal counseling can help students resolve issues that interfere with school. These problems can include: dealing with death, illness, divorce; problems with parents, spouses or significant others; dealing with feelings that arise because of lack of financial or emotional support; stress management and coping skills; improving self esteem; overcoming test anxiety; and more.
- Student Health Services: Personal counseling is available for up to 5 - 6 sessions per semester through a partnership with AACI (Asian-Americans for Community Involvement) mental health professionals. Please check out the Student Health Services Mental Health Resources for additional details and resources. SEC 106, 408-855-5140.
- Need help? Text "COURAGE" to 741741 a free, confidential 24/7 crisis counseling service. Many of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime. All of us have a reason to speak up. Provided by www.EachMindMatters.org (funded by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act, Prop 63).