Counseling 12 FAQ
What is Counseling 12?
The Counseling 12 course is designed to inform and assist students in making appropriate and satisfying career choices. Using self-evaluation instruments, students identify interests, abilities, values, and goals. Skills necessary for future career investigation and decision-making are included.
It is an 8-week, 1-unit course that is transferable to the CSU.
How is Counseling 12 different from Counseling 20?
Counseling 20 is a Student Success Seminar, so you cover material that is more related to how to be a successful college student. Counseling 12 is about how to make intentional decisions about your major and career path. In this class, we help you interpret career assessment results and discuss possibilities for what you want your life to look like in the future. While there are a few classes in Counseling 20 that cover career and major decisions, Counseling 12 is solely focused on helping you explore career paths and choose a major.
Can I take Counseling 12 during an intersession?
Yes! Of course you can! We offer Counseling 12 in all semesters. The only difference is that the class is 6 weeks for Winter and Summer semester as opposed to 8 weeks for Fall and Spring semester.
This sounds like an awesome class! How Do I Sign me up?
View the Schedule of Classes to see our most updated upcoming offerings. We look forward to seeing you in class!
What are SMC students saying about this class?
"It's a great class to take during the first year in college to get reassurance that the career/major options they are considering are aligned with the career assessment results."
"The career assessments provide a spectrum of options they would have not considered before."
"It's empowering to get to know oneself on a deeper level."
"It's a valuable class if you put the effort and time to think about the topics discussed in class."
Additional Student Resources
- Attend a Career Services Workshop or Event
- Schedule an appointment with the Career Services Center
- View Career and Major Exploration