L. A. Harbor College
COUNSELING 20 – Online- (3) units UC, CSU
Post Secondary Education: Scope of Career Planning
Elizabeth Colocho, Professor of Counseling
Office Hours: Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 PM by “Private Message” or by e mail only.
Book: Becoming a Master Student
By: Dave Ellis, Houghton Mifflin, 11th Edition
Los Angeles Harbor College Mission Statement:
Los Angeles Harbor College promotes access and student success through associate and transfer degrees, certificates, economic and workforce development, and basic skills instruction. Our educational programs and support services meet the needs of diverse communities as measured by campus institutional learning outcomes. Approved CPC Oct. 13,2014, LACCD Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success Committee, May 2015.
This course provides students with the information to make appropriate educational, career, and lifestyle choices. Topics examined include educational programs and their requirements, career resources and the career decision-making process, study skills and the elements of a healthy lifestyle. Students will design their own individualized educational plan.
The main course objectives for students are to explore and make appropriate educational, career, transfer, and lifestyle choices. It is expected students will discover themselves and be able to make the right transition to higher education. Students will hopefully master the study skills to become a master student and to identify and use the various student services resources available at the college.
SPECIFIC COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES – WHAT STUDENTS LEARN IN THIS COURSE
1 The student will be able to explore career and transfer information using CSU and UC transfer websites
2 The student will be able to explain the desire of a healthy lifestyle
3 The student will be able to develop and practice time and stress management techniques
4 The student will be able to list at least 5 support services available at the College
5 The student will be able to develop study, note taking and test taking techniques.
6 The student will be able to practice techniques such as reading and effective communication.
CLASS AND WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Course Week: The week begins at 8:00 am on Monday morning; it ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday night. Students are expected to spend at least 9 hours per week in reading the chapters, preparing and turning in assignments, as well as participating in class discussions.
Weekly Assignments: Complete assignments are worth 30 points each. (Use proper English language and type correctly). Assignments are due at 11:45 PM Saturday night. Do assignments by clicking in the "Assignments, Tests and Surveys" tool in the
Discussions: In order to get full credit for the discussions, you must post your POST by WEDNESDAY and reply to three classmates' posts by 11:59 PM on Saturday, a total of 10 points for each discussion. Post/Item not posted by Wednesday WILL BE MARKED 4 POINTS OFF. No late posts will be accepted. (I agree or disagree is not accepted, you should develop your answers). Discussions must be posted on the "Discussion and Private Messages" tool in the left drop down menu of the Etudes system.
Tests: The tests (2 tests, 100 points each) will be available by 8:00 AM Saturday. Any tests not completed by 11:59 PM on Saturday will not be accepted. Tests are open for one hour. You may only take your tests by clicking on the "Assignments, Tests and Surveys" tool in the left drop down menu of the Etudes system.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be available by 8:00 am Saturday and are due by 11:59 PM Saturday for a total of 10 points each quiz. Quizzes are open for 20 minutes. You may only take your quizzes by clicking on the "Assignments, Tests and Surveys" tool in the left drop down menu of the Etudes system.
Rude or uncivil behavior when posting your comments on line will result in student being dropped from the class. As college students, you are expected to respect each other’s opinions and act in a professional manner.
Students must use correct English grammar in all the assignments and tests to get the total points.
1. Make-Up assignments, discussions, or final test: Will not be given because they are open 24 hrs. Monday thru Saturday.
2. Post/Items not posted by Wednesday WILL BE MARKED 4 POINTS OFF.
3. Rude or uncivil behavior when posting your comments on line will result in student being dropped from the class. As college students, you are expected to respect each other’s opinions and act in a professional manner.
4. Students must use correct English grammar in all the assignments and tests to get the total points.
5. According to the Los Angeles Community College District/Harbor College, Board Rule 9803.26. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password will receive an automatic “F” for the class and may be subjected to disciplinary action.
GRADING POLICY:A / 551-580 points
B / 450-550 points
C / 400-449 points
D / 301-399 points
F / Below 300
Course Calendar: This is a tentative schedule for the FALL 2015. The Instructor reserves the right to change the calendar to facilitate learning and understanding of the course.Week/Date / Topics / Readings / Assignments
9/7-9/12 / Introduction, Getting to know you
Planning / Read Modules
Chapter 2 / Questions about you.
Book Reconnaissance, Commitment exercise, and Quiz.
What I want from my education, and quiz.
Discovery Wheel, LSI
Master Monthly Calendar, To-Do-List, and Quiz.
9/14-9/19 / Reading
Memory / Chapter 4
Chapter 3 / Power Process and Quiz
Memory Techniques, Power Process and Quiz
9/21-9/26 / Notes
Tests / Chapter 5
Chapter 6 / Intention Statement
Three ways to let go of test anxiety. Midterm Chapter 6 only.
9/28-10/03 / Technology
Communicating / Chapter 10
Chapter 8 / Which are the guidelines to promote online community, quiz
Intention Statement, quiz
10/5-10/10 / Thinking
Introduction to College programs and services / Chapter 7
Read the Modules and visit the websites cited / Choosing a Major, and Quiz
List graduation Plan A, and B.
Health / Chapter 9
Chapter 11 / Ten ways people can be different from one another, and quiz. Three suggestions…. And quiz.
10/26-10/31 / What is Next?
Be It!! / Chapter 12 / Journal/Entry Discovery Wheel
Final Test Chapter 12 only.
Note: If you need help paying for books and other college expenses, call the Financial Aid Office at (310) 233-4320, or see them in the Student Services/Administration Building, Room 114 or visit: http://www.lahc.edu/finaid.
Note: Students must log in and post their Item the first day of school to secure their seat in the class, otherwise they will be dropped.