The Counseling Department offers courses to assist students with college success, career and major exploration, and personal development.
Counseling Courses Offered
College Success Courses
000A • ORIENTATION TO MISSION COLLEGE 0.5 unit
This course provides new students with basic information about Mission College programs and services, assessment information, registration procedures, an overview of general education requirements, and educational planning.
005 • STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS 3.0 units
This survey course includes a study of the following topics: role of education in life, college systems, effective learning strategies, academic survival, career information, awareness of personal development and techniques of interpersonal communication.
007 or 007H (HONORS) • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PLANNING 1.0 unit
This course is designed to enable students to actively participate in planning their educational and career goals by providing information about the process and requirements for transferring from a community college to a university.
Students cannot get credit for both COU 007 and COU 007H. Enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project is required for COU 007H.
017 • TRANSFER SUCCESS AND LIFE TRANSITIONS 3.0 units
The course is designed specifically for students interested in successfully navigating the process of transferring to a university covering topics such as decision making; degree options; university systems and transfer programs; money management and financial aid; effective communication; unique transitional considerations for transfer students; and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
023 • BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT-ATHLETE 2.0 units
In this course, student-athletes learn tools for success to be applied in the classroom and in their sport covering topics such as academic survival, career information, and awareness of personal development and how to balance academics and athletics.
Career and Major Exploration Courses
012 • CAREERS AND LIFESTYLES 3.0 units
This course focuses on career, personal and educational awareness as they relate to the process of career choice and major selection covering topics such as personal interests, values, abilities and skills and use self-assessment instruments to help them identify career options.
012A • CAREERS AND LIFESTYLES 1.0 unit
This course assists students in exploring individual interests through the use of a variety of career assessments. The focus is on career, personal and educational awareness as they relate to the process of career choice and major selection.
012C • CAREERS AND LIFESTYLES 1.0 unit
This course assists students in the area of job search skills. Students learn to market themselves using resume writing and interview skills, and to identify different types of skills and how they relate to job requirements.
Personal Development Courses055 • VALUING DIVERSITY 3.0 units
This course addresses the complexities of interpersonal relationships among and between several cultures and ethnic groups within our society, examining topics such as cultural perceptions, communication styles, religion, gender, ageism, and lifestyles in order to promote respect for differences and develop a sense of community.
When Courses Are Offered
|Course Attribute||Course||Units||Online||Late Start||Summer||Fall||Winter||Spring||Counts for
|005||Strategies for Success||3.0||x||x||x||x||x||x*||x|
|007/007H||Understanding the Transfer Process||1.0||x||x||x**|
|012||Careers and Lifestyles||3.0||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|012A||Careers and Lifestyles Part A||1.0||x||x||x|
|012C||Careers and Lifestyles Part C||1.0||x||x||x|
|017||Transfer Success and Life Transitions||3.0||x|
|023||Becoming a Master Student-Athlete||2.0||x||x|
* Taught at Mission and a local high school (Spring-Wilcox/Fall-SCHS)
** Puente students only