Courses for College Success
The Counseling Division is happy to offer a variety of classes to help you achieve
college success. Here's a sampling of our Counseling (CNSL) and Career Life Planning
(CRLP) courses, including numbers, titles, and descriptions. For comprehensive,
up-to-date information on all our classes, please refer to the online
Schedule of Classes.
CNSL 1: College Success (3 Units)
Examination of factors that contribute to college success, including responsibility/control;
competition; task-precision; expectations; wellness; time management; college involvement;
family/support systems involvement. Activities include: testing and individualized
evaluations; group processing and practicum.
CNSL 2: College & Life Management (4 Units)
Examination of psycho-social and wellness issues related to personal and academic
success. Explores theories and practice for effective goal-setting, communication,
health and wellness, learning and social growth.
CNSL 5: Introduction to College (1.5 Unit)
Orientation to Foothill College academic policies, resources, programs and services;
introduction to California systems of higher education; formulation of educational plan.
Note: All CNSL 5 classes meet the first six weeks of the quarter
unless otherwise noted. It is recommended that the student complete math and English
assessments before entering the CNSL 5 classes.
Note: Students who have completed 30 college credits and
want to waive taking CNSL 5 must show proof by OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to a counselor
for approval. Students should schedule a counseling appointment
and fill out a Release of Hold Agreement with the counselor.
CNSL 51: Pass The Torch Training: Learning Strategies for Students Paired in
One-on-One Study Teams (1 Unit)
Pass the Torch is a one-on-one study team program that pairs two students in English
Composition, English for Second Language Learners Composition and Mathematics classes.
One student has earned an A in the class or a higher level of the subject and as Team
Leader provides academic support to the other student who is currently enrolled in
the class and as Team Member is the recipient of the academic support. Exploration
of learning concepts and strategies essential to succeeding in Pass the Torch as a
team member in mathematics, English/ESLL (formerly ESL) composition classes.
Note: This course is designed for Pass the Torch students.
To register for this class, please visit the Pass the Torch Office in Room 5999
or call (650) 949-7358.
CNSL 53: Effective Study (3 Units)
Approaches to college learning, including diagnosis of difficulties and a development
of new skills.
CNSL 85H: Transfer Readiness (1 Unit)
Learn to choose a college or university; prepare academically; apply and use counselors
and transfer programs to enhance transfer eligibility.
CNSL 86: Introduction to Leadership (1 Unit)
Introduction to the dynamics of working groups and the impact of leadership on the
effectiveness of groups; examination of the linkage between concepts and theories of
leadership to the everyday functioning of student organizations; understand the role
played by structure and governance models in organizational effectiveness.
Note: For information on this course and our other leadership
please call (650) 949-7218.
CNSL 90: Introduction to Online Learning (1 Unit)
This course covers concepts, tools and techniques for success in on-line learning.
Through self-assessment, On-line interaction, and use of the various tools and
resources of the Internet the student will develop an understanding of the skills
needed to be successful when engaging in on-line instruction.
CNSL 175: EOPS: The Road To College Success — More Than Just Books (1 Unit)
Course will introduce EOPS/CARE students to various EOPS services, policies and
requirements governing programs. Course encourages collaborative learning, educational
attainment, promotes student retention, persistence, success. Topics included:
financial aid/scholarship applications, identifying campus resources, budgeting
and managing money, cultural identity and experiences, goal-setting, self-esteem,
career options, managing time.
Note: This course is designed for EOPS students.
CRLP 70: Self-Assessment (4 Units)
Exploration of individual skills, interests, values, and personality style as
they relate to career choice. Includes testing, values clarification, skills
identification, lifestyle assessment, decision making and goal-setting techniques.