Psychology-Counseling Degrees & Courses
Psychology-Counseling AA Degrees:
Psychology-Counseling Certificates of Achievement:
Psychology-Counseling Certificates of Proficiency:
Certificate Program Eligible for Financial Aid: Multicultural
Awareness/Relations for the Service Provider
Certificate Program Eligible for Financial Aid: Multicultural
Certificate Program Eligible for Financial Aid: Case Management for
Psychology-Counseling Course Outlines:
Psychology-Counseling Course Learning Outcomes:
Psychology-Counseling Program Learning Outcomes:
Designed to assist students with various needs for success in their
* Units transferable
** Transfer status to CSU under review
||Units UC transferable
||Course designed to assist students with various needs for academic
All units are
applicable to any Associate Degree toward graduation
See transfer GE and/or
Associate Degree Patterns for courses which apply
Psychology-Counseling 1 *
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 *
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
Psychology-Counseling 4 * #
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 * !
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 * !
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 * !
Interpersonal Relations: (May be repeated 1
time) Exploration of behavior in interactions with others. Improving
interpersonal relationships to benefit academic, career, and personal
Psychology-Counseling 12 * !
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 * #
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 individuals 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 * !
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 * !
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 * !
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 * !
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 firsttime, 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 * !
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* !
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 * !
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 * !
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 * !
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 36 * !
Women in Transition: A first step back to school
for women facing career, personal, or academic decisions following divorce,
widowhood, and other life changes. Includes clarifying values and goals,
increasing self-esteem, and identification of college resources to effect
success. Designed for women returning to the job market.
Psychology-Counseling 80 *
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.
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