Counseling (COUN)

COUN-92 0.5 Units Orientation to College

9 hours lecture; 9 hours total

An orientation to Napa Valley College that includes programs, services, policies and procedures, facilities, degrees, certificates, transfer requirements and college culture. Focus will be on strategies needed for academic success and the development of an academic plan.

Not transferable

COUN-97 0.5 Units Managing the College Experience

9 hours lecture; 9 hours total

This is a short term course to help first year students determine their academic strengths and weaknesses and develop skills and strategies for a successful college experience. Students will be introduced to transfer options, learn strategies to manage time, resources, and basic college study skills and to cope with the transitions related to college life.

Not transferable

COUN-100 3 Units College Success

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

A course designed to assist students in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their educational goals. Students will receive an extensive orientation to the college and its policies and programs. Students will also participate in career planning activities and be introduced to study skills in the areas of note-taking, reading skills, test-taking, and listening skills.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COUN-101 1 Unit College Discovery

18 hours lecture; 18 hours total

A short-term, intensive course designed to help students adjust to college by orienting them to college resources and teaching them how to network with others. Students will identify and address strengths and barriers related to college success, as well as discover their own learning style and attitude. Students will also learn effective college/classroom behaviors, including listening, concentration, note-taking, and academic honesty. Self-management skills will be addressed, along with motivation, personal responsibility, and self-discipline.

Transfers to CSU only

COUN-103 1 Unit Take Charge of Your Learning

18 hours lecture; 18 hours total

A short-term, intensive course which emphasizes critical thinking strategies which can be applied across the curriculum to enhance academic, personal, and job success. The course is designed to make students more effective thinkers through the development of goals, environment, schedule, and approaches for learning. Students will also learn to analyze and evaluate issues from multiple perspectives and solve problems through critical analysis.

Transfers to CSU only

COUN-104 3 Units Foundations of Well-being

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course provides an introduction to the study of well-being and how to apply practices that foster it. Topics include the role of positivity, engagement, relationships, meaning, aspirations and vitality to sustainable well-being.

Transfers to CSU only

COUN-105 1.5 Units Planning for Transfer Success

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

An introduction to the transfer process designed to assist students in planning their long-term educational goals. Students will gain an understanding of transfer requirements, the application of admission process, degrees offered, financial aid, scholarships, housing and supportive services, which will help the student choose the "right college.

Transfers to CSU only

COUN-110 3 Units Career/Life Plan

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

A comprehensive course designed to assist students in obtaining the necessary skills and resources for effective career, educational, and life planning. Students will gain an understanding of their skills, values, interests and personality style based on a variety of assessments and learn how to apply them to career decision-making and goal setting. Students will also learn job search techniques and learn how to gather educational, occupational, and labor market information.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COUN-111 1.5 Units Career Decision-Making

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

This course will guide students through a short-term career and educational planning process, to develop the skills and resources necessary to make an informed career decision and to set realistic, achievable goals. The course is recommended for students who have completed some career/educational decision-making but still have conflicted interests between more than one career/college major; or for students who want to confirm that the decision they have made is the correct decision.

Transfers to both UC/CSU