PSCN Courses

LEGEND: CSU-T = CSU transferable, UC-T = UC transferable

All units are applicable to any Associate Degree toward graduation. Check the class schedule for availability.

Psychology-Counseling 1 (CSU-T)
Intro. to Psychology-Counseling in a Multicultural Environment:  Introduction to psychology-counseling theory, skills, techniques, and processes in working with individuals and/or groups. Multiculturalism in American society. Emphasis placed on issues and processes of a minority majority environment. Includes review of demographics, social services, community agencies, and intervention programs. Fundamental counseling techniques, counseling theory and socio-cultural issues related to working in the service provider role.

Psychology-Counseling 2 (CSU-T)
Intro. to Case Management for Human Services: Introduction to case management theory, models and techniques. Multicultural issues affecting case management theory. Emphasis placed on case management philosophy, ethical issues, concepts and practices. Analysis of needs, documentation and confidentiality and individualized consumer plan development. Analysis of inter-agency collaboration. Includes issues of monitoring an ongoing case management plan and maintaining consumer commitment to plan success. Designed to provide students with knowledge in case management theory implementation for Human Service, Social Work and/or Mental Health.

Psychology-Counseling 4 (CSU-T, UC-T)
Multiethnic/Cultural Communication: Exploration of intercultural and interethnic individual behavior in relationships and the communication between and within at least three of five (5) cultural/ethnic groups in the United States: (1) African-Americans, (2) Asian-Americans, (3) Native/Indigenous Americans, (4) Pacific Islander-Americans, (5) Hispanic-Americans. Ethnic/cultural social norms influencing interpersonal communication. Antecedents of successful and failed interpersonal ethnic/cultural communication styles and increase understanding of these styles. Significant practice and discussion of individual/group communication styles. Development of individual communication styles between individuals in dominant and emerging subcultures that inhibit individual goal achievement. Use of social science methods of inquiry in interpersonal communication as it applies to successful functioning in and between individuals of different ethnic/ cultural groups.

Psychology-Counseling 7 (CSU-T)
Contemporary Issues: (May be repeated 3 times) Contemporary life issues related to social effectiveness, and educational and career development. Explores issues through an examination of current counseling related research findings and resource materials.

Psychology-Counseling 10 (CSU-T)
Career and Educational Planning: Exploration of the concept of educational/career planning focusing on personal career development through self-assessment, psychological testing, and individual counseling. Emphasis on clarification of individual interests, values, needs, and abilities and investigation of occupational opportunities in the world of work. Designed for those undecided or uncertain about their career and educational plans.

Psychology-Counseling 11 (CSU-T)
Interpersonal Relations: (May be repeated 1 time) Exploration of behavior in interactions with others. Improving interpersonal relationships to benefit academic, career, and personal development.

Psychology-Counseling 12 (CSU-T)
Self-Esteem for Success: Exploration of causes of low self-esteem, methods for building self-esteem and habits for success. Designed to improve self-esteem to ensure academic success.

Psychology-Counseling 13 (CSU-T, UC-T)
Multicultural Issues in Contemporary America: Exploration of issues relating to the multicultural community in which we live today. Interpersonal relations and communication. Focus on improving the individual's understanding of other cultures and how those cultures impact the American lifestyle. Includes exploration of myths and misunderstandings. Discussion of four specific cultures or sub-cultures from the following groups: (1) African-American, (2) Asian-American, (3) Hispanic-American, (4) Native-American, (5) Middle Eastern-American, (6) European-American, (7) Gay/Lesbian American, (8) Disabled American.

Psychology-Counseling 15 (CSU-T)
College Study Skills: Review of study skill techniques for success in college. Emphasis on time management, personal learning style, active listening, note-taking and test-taking strategies. Includes modeling, practice, and evaluation of study skill techniques.

Psychology-Counseling 18 (CSU-T, UC-T)
University Transfer Planning: Introduction to the resources and planning process needed to ease transition from a community college to a four-year college or university. Development of a transfer action plan. Preparation for major and general education requirements. Application cycles and important deadlines. Recommended for those transferring to four-year colleges or universities.

Psychology-Counseling 20 (CSU-T)
The College Experience: (May be repeated 1 time) Explores academic programs, college policies, student rights and responsibilities, graduation and transfer requirements, student services, campus resources and activities and the concept of educational planning through self-assessment. Emphasis is on self-assessment of individual interests, values, needs, and abilities. Designed for first-time, returning, and reentry students to ease transition into college and maximize successful matriculation through college towards academic/vocational goals. (May not be taken for credit if General Studies 20 has been completed.)

Psychology-Counseling 21 (CSU-T)
Strategies for College Success: Assessment of learning and college life. Introduction to practical strategies for success in college. Includes student academic programs, college policies, student rights and responsibilities, graduation and transfer requirements, and campus resources and activities. Designed for first time, returning and re-entry students to ease transition into college and maximize success towards their academic goals. (May not be taken for credit if Psychology Counseling 20 or General Studies 20 has been completed.)

Psychology-Counseling 22 (CSU-T)
College Success Series: (May be repeated 2 times) Workshop format focusing on practical strategies for success in college; workshop topics may include personal, academic and/or career goal setting; transitioning and adapting to higher education; educational planning for graduation and/or transfer; support services and campus resources; majors and careers; plus other topics as student needs are identified. Designed for all students to maximize their potential with emphasis on enhancing the new students transition into college.

Psychology-Counseling 23 (CSU-T)
College Readiness: Introduction to academic survival skills and strategies, campus resources and activities, career decision making and planning, college policies and procedures, interpersonal communications, self-exploration and goal setting, student rights and responsibilities, and campus visitation to a University of California or private institution and to a California State University. Designed for the first-year student to ease transition into college.

Psychology-Counseling 25 (CSU-T)
Transition to College: A survey of practical strategies for academic success focusing on the new student. Examines goal setting, college policies, graduation requirements, campus resources, student rights and responsibilities, and student educational planning. Designed for first-time college students in order to enhance their transition into college and maximize their academic/vocational potential.

Psychology-Counseling 26 (CSU-T)
College Success and the Chicano Student: Investigation of the relationship between Chicano cultural experiences and college success. Emphasis on examination of how Chicano cultural experience can affect collegiate success.

Psychology-Counseling 28 (CSU-T)
Orientation for International Students: Exploration of practical strategies for academic success and to experience a positive transition into the American educational system and cultural focusing on the new international student. Examines goal setting, cultural adjustment, college policies, graduation requirements, campus resources, programs and services, student rights and responsibilities, introduction to the California systems of higher education, student educational planning and other topics as needs are identified. Designed for first-time International college students in order to enhance their transition into American society and maximize successful matriculation through college toward their academic goals. Required for all foreign-visa students.

Psychology-Counseling 80 (CSU-T)
Occupational Community Service in Human Services: Community service experience (54-80 hours) in a human services setting approved by PSCN faculty as related to students Human Services major or classes at Chabot. Cooperative effort between student and service site supervisor to accomplish agreed upon work objective and broaden experiences for the term enrolled. Student provides verification of service experience hours during the term. Student will make arrangements for hours and duties directly with site supervisor, after getting site approved by PSCN faculty. Community service hours will be provided on a volunteer basis unless other arrangements are made between the student and site supervisor. Students will meet with PSCN instructor one hour per week on campus for input and volunteer experience discussion focused on building working relationships and providing appropriate services to clients.