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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-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. Utilizing career assessments, students will 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 develop psychological "soft skills" in the domain of human relations: interpersonal communication, self-esteem and professional confidence, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and effective collaboration in term-building skills. CSU
CARER-120 Career Assessment - 1 unit
This course is designed to promote self-awareness through the administration of career assessments, discussion and interpretation of interests, aptitude, personality and values assessments. Various career assessment inventories will be used as a starting point in the career exploration process. Recommended for people changing careers and/or re-entering the workforce. 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 prepares students for the employment search process including 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. Students will identify and discuss the employability skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU
CARER-170 Career Transitions - 1 unit
This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for the student to define and plan individual career/life goals. Lecture and discussions will analyze the processes involved in making informed career decisions as well as effective strategies for determining career goals. Students will also identify and discuss the employability skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU
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-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), geographical orientation, 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: overview of the higher education system in California, identification of educational and career goals, strategic use of student services, academic assessment, effective course selection and scheduling, geographical orientation, counseling and advising, NCAA, COA (Commission on Athletics) and DVC regulations as well as campus services for student-athletes will be emphasized.
COUNS-097 Orientation to College for International Students - .3 units
An introduction to college for international students, designed to provide students with a concrete plan for enrolling and succeeding in college. Topics include: overview of the higher education systems in California, identification of educational and career goals, strategic use of student services, academic assessment, effective course selection and scheduling, geographical orientation, counseling and advising, DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) and DVC regulations as well as campus services for international students will be emphasized.
COUNS-115 Resiliency and Student Success - 1 unit
A course designed to help students identify "automatic thoughts" and to practice new critical thinking skills to become more resilient in dealing with problems and more successful in educational endeavors. Students will have the opportunity to gain new insight into their own thought processes while learning constructive ways to deal with anxiety and adversity. Students will also learn ways to improve relationships through more effective means of communication. CSU
COUNS-120 Student Success - 3 units
An intensive course designed to assist students to identify and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will facilitate their adjustment to the college environment and the productive pursuit of their educational objectives. The goal is to develop effective behavior patterns through self-evaluation related to many relevant areas such as motivation and discipline, memory development, time management, resource utilization, effective student behavior, and handling social and personal issues that face many college students. CSU, UC
COUNS-130 Transfer Transitions - 1.5 units
In this course a student learns how to build an individual transfer plan that is well organized and customized to an individual's life circumstance and educational goals. Students explore the world of transfer from academic, financial, and personal development perspectives. (This course was formerly known as Ensuring Transfer Success.) CSU
COUNS-150 Topics in Counseling - .3-4 units
This course is designed to specifically address topics in personal and social development, such as current concepts and issues arising from individual, family, college and world of work challenges. 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