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Counseling Department
Student Services Building, Room 227
Dr. Katrin Wilson, Chair
323-241-5200
lasccounseling@lasc.edu

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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 


Counseling Courses

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LASC Offers Courses That Will Help You Maximize Your Time in College!

Your first year in college is very important. For most students the first year is the most exciting and challenging. You will meet new people, have new independence, new responsibilities, and learn new ideas. You will be able to explore exciting new areas to study and careers that you can have in your future. You may find it challenging to balance school, work, friends, family, and your jobs. 

Counseling courses at LASC can help you navigate college and help you decide on a program of study and a future career. You can find out if transferring to a four-year university is right for what you want to do, learn more about Financial Aid, and get an education plan. With these courses you can discover new ways to study, manage stress and time, and picture yourself walking across that stage as a graduate! Talk with your academic counselor to see if Counseling courses are right for you.

Courses offered in Counseling at LASC 

Counseling courses are a great way to help you get the most out of your time in college. You can review the courses below, as well as go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information.

6 Career Planning for Students with Disabilities (1) CSU 

Lecture: 1 hour 

This course is designed to assist students with disabilities in the exploration and development of career goals.

Topics include;

  • Goal setting
  • Career assessments/exploration
  • Job seeking strategies (internships & informational interviews)
  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Dressing for success
  • The impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the workplace

 

10 Communication Strategies for Students with Disabilities (2) CSU 

Lecture: 2 Hours 

The development of appropriate social skills for the workplace and for personal social effectiveness.

Course includes:

  • Building professional and personal effective communication within the workplace
  • Building self-confidence with one's communication abilities for students with disabilities
  • Reviewing The American's with Disabilities Act and The Rehabilitation Act and the importance of self-advocacy
  • Lecture and group discussion on verbal, written, and phone etiquette with regards to professional communication within the workplace
  • Managing conflict with coworkers and customers while looking at effective strategies for conflict resolutions
  • Development of goal-setting and organizational skills addressed in relation to building effective social skills for both workplace and personal social situations

Topics to include the following styles of communication: assertive, passive, aggressive, and passively-aggressive communication while interweaving scenarios and role-playing for students to understand the professional manner of interaction within employment. Lecture and discussion regarding cultural differences in the workplace and utilizing professional communication.

Students will take the Strong Interests inventory to understand more about their interests and their preferred way to learn information, engage in leadership, and risking taking abilities which is needed to build work satisfaction. Students will also take the Myers Briggs Personality Type assessment to understand more about themselves in the workplace from learning how they make decisions to how one processes information.

 

17 College Survival Skills Development (1) CSU 

Lecture: 1 hour 

Students will discuss the importance of learning the necessary skills to be successful college students. Students will be introduced to the importance of utilizing campus resources such as Matriculation, Counseling, and Financial Aid just to name a few.

Students will learn:

  • The matriculation process including how to interpret an abbreviated and comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Study skill and strategies
  • How to identify the connection between academic success and self-esteem, stress and time management, and
  • The importance of setting goals with timelines

 

20 Post-Secondary Education: The Scope of Career Planning (3) UC:CSU 

Lecture: 3 hours 

This course introduces students to the system of higher education, LASC's graduation requirements, transfer requirements and their role to succeed in this process.

Students explore personal attributes needed for college success including:

  • Analyzing critical-thinking skills
  • Practicing effective study strategies
  • Demonstrating positive communications skills
  • Discussing diversity within college and in the workplace

Students investigate topics from campus resources to career planning and decision-making skills.

 

40 College Success Seminar (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 hours 

This course introduces students to the system of higher education, LASC's graduation requirements, transfer requirements and their role to succeed in this process. Students explore personal attributes needed for college success, including analyzing critical thinking skills, practicing effective study strategies, demonstrating positive communications skills, and discussing diversity within college and in the workplace.

Students investigate topics from campus resources to career planning and decision-making skills.