Class Schedules

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Career development courses

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Diablo Valley College's career development courses are designed to provide students with opportunities to explore career fields and become familiar with the skills needed to successfully obtain and maintain employment.

CARER-100 College and Career Readiness I - 1.5 units
This course introduces career exploration and is designed to assist students in making career and post-secondary decisions. Topics will include self-exploration, career and life planning, job search skills, and decision-making strategies. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

CARER-101 College and Career Readiness II - 1.5 units
This course introduces college readiness and success skills.  In addition, students will explore post-secondary education and career options, budget management, and job search basics. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

CARER-110 Career and Life Planning - 3 units
In this course students will learn research strategies to make effective career and major choices, using a variety of techniques to find, retrieve, and evaluate career planning information. Students will use career assessments to identify their preferred work values, interests, skills and personality traits. Research will then focus on the exploration of labor market needs; educational and employment requirements; and career ladders within given professions resulting in an effective educational and job search plan. This course will help students develop psychological soft skills in the domain of human relations such as interpersonal communication, self-esteem and professional confidence, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and effective collaboration in team-building skills. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

CARER-120 Career Assessment - 1 unit
In this course, students will utilize self-assessment inventories to identify individual interests, values, skills and personality types as they relate to college/career and major options. Career development software and related technologies to develop skills to enhance the career exploration process will be utilized. CSU

CARER-130 Career and Major Exploration - 1 unit
This course is designed for students who are undecided about their career and/or educational goals. It includes an introduction to the basic career planning process and computerized information systems that aid in the research of occupational and college major options. CSU

CARER-140 Job Search Strategies - 1 unit
This course is designed to prepare students for the employment search process. Identification of goals and job skills, how to complete an application, traditional and electronic cover letters and resumes, interviewing techniques, job market research and overview of employee and employer rights will be covered. Students will also identify and discuss the employability skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU

CARER-150 Topics in Careers  - .3-4 units 
This course is designed to address topics in career and job search related subjects. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

Counseling Courses

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Diablo Valley College's counseling courses are designed to assist students in identifying educational and career goals, and enhancing their success by way of instruction in career and educational planning, and student success strategies.

COUNS-075 Topics in College Readiness - .3-4 units
A supplemental course which provides a variety of topics for students preparing for college-level work.  Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

COUNS-095 Orientation to College - .3 units
An introduction to college which is designed to provide students with a concrete plan for succeeding in college. Topics include: identification of educational and career goals, strategic use of student services, academic assessment (effective course selection and scheduling), counseling and advising.

COUNS-096 Orientation to College for Student-Athletes - .3 units
An introduction to college for student-athletes, designed to provide students with a concrete plan for enrolling and succeeding in college. Topics include: general college information, intercollegiate academic eligibility requirements and regulations, registration procedures, and student athlete academic success strategies.  Important college services for student-athletes will be emphasized.

COUNS-097 Educational Planning for DSS Students - .3 units
This course provides an introduction to college for students with disabilities using course content tailored to meet unique needs of this population.  It will provide students in Disability Support Services (DSS) with a concrete plan for enrolling and succeeding in college.  Topics include: an overview of DSS services and accommodations at Diablo Valley College (DVC), an explanation of the differences between high school and college, an overview of general information about certificate, associate degree and transfer pathways, and how to build a student educational plan.

COUNS-100 New Student Success Strategies - 1 unit
This course introduces new students to information, resources and skills necessary for college success.  Topics will include educational opportunities, campus resources, study skills and strategies.  The class also provides instruction in educational planning to reach certificate, degree and transfer goals.  CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

COUNS-120 Student Success - 3 units
This course presents skills and strategies to succeed as a college student.  Topics such as motivation and attitudes, time management, decision-making processes, goal setting, critical thinking skills, study skills and interpersonal communication will be explored.  Students will evaluate their own skills and behaviors in relation to these topics and learn strategies to make meaningful choices about their education, career and personal goals. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

COUNS-130 Transfer Transitions - 1.5 units
Through this course students will research, evaluate and develop a transfer plan that is well organized and specific to the individual's life circumstance and educational goals.  Students explore the world of transfer from academic, financial, and personal development perspectives.  A key component of this course is learning research skills and strategies using a variety of techniques to find, retrieve and evaluate transfer planning information to create a personal educational plan.  CSU 

COUNS-150 Topics in Counseling - .3-4 units
A supplemental course designed to provide personal and social development skills related to academic issues. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

COUNS-155 Topics in Group Counseling - .3-4 units
An interpersonal experience designed to develop self awareness and to increase understanding of and competence in interpersonal relationships. CSU