Career Services at College of San Mateo - Career Classes
Spring Recess
No classes April 2-8
Spring 2017 Final Exams
Saturday, May 20 - Friday, May 26
Summer 2017 Fee Deadline
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
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Career Services
Course Descriptions for all 
Career & Life Planning Classes

Career Classes

These counseling and career classes can help you succeed in college, find a major, find a career, or transfer to a university!

The San Mateo Community College District also offers a variety of career and skill-based classes. Visit the Community, Continuing & Corporate Education website

 

Spring 2017



COUN 111 - College Planning (0.5 units)  (CSU, UC)

Description: This course is highly recommended for all incoming students. Comprehensive college orientation provides information about educational goals, academic planning, the college academic and social culture, college policies and procedures that affect student success, learning styles, time management, overcoming past substandard academic performance, success strategies and how to use them, and a review of college services and programs that enhance success and retention. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration. (AA: Area E5d, CSU: Area E, UC). See WebSchedule for class times.

COUN 120 - College and Career Success (3 units)  (CSU, UC)
Description: A comprehensive approach to college and career planning. Emphasizes educational planning, self-assessment, decision making, college success strategies, study skills/learning styles and techniques for addressing personal changes associated with college and career. Explores college life, student responsibilities and career options. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration. (AA: Area E5d, CSU: Area E, UC). See WebSchedule for class times.

COUN 121 - Planning for Student Success (1 unit)  (CSU)
Description: Provides students with the tools necessary to maximize academic success by developing their understanding of college expectations, resources, facilities and requirements. A preliminary Student Educational Plan (SEP) is researched and developed, if necessary. (AA: Area E5d, CSU: Area E). See WebSchedule for class times.

COUN 122 - Study Skills (1 unit)  (CSU)
Description: This course provides students with information about what is expected of a college student. Students practice a variety of techniques to increase confidence and to develop college-level study skills. Emphasizing individual learning styles, effective study habits and reducing test-taking anxiety. Each student will create a study plan reflecting his/her specific learning needs. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration. (AA: Area E5d, CSU). See WebSchedule for class times. 

CRER 126 Career Choices I: Career Cassessment (.5 units) (CSU)
Pass/No pass grading. Open entry/open exit.This class is designed to help students determine an appropriate career, major, or job choice. Self-assessment activities such as vocational surveys, personality assessments, work values, skill identification, decision making and goal setting may be used. Students will research career, college majors, and life planning issues in order to make informed choices.  A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration. (AA: Area E5d, CSU: Area E1).

CRER 127 Career Choices II: Job Search (.5 units) (CSU)
Pass/No pass grading. Open entry/open exit.This class focuses on job search preparation. Topics include: the job market, resume, networking, marketing yourself, gathering information, preparing for the interview, common interview questions, successful interview strategies, and follow-up actions. Students will practice and receive coaching on all phases of a successful interview.  A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration. (AA: Area E5d, CSU).