Counseling and Guidance Course Descriptions

CG090 Peer Assistance Training
Provides training in implementing communication skills, leadership qualities, referral techniques, and assistance in locating college and community-based resources and services as peer assistant. Students serve as resource personnel to refer other students with personal, social or academic concerns. Su
3 Credits

CG100 Preparing for College
Introduces students to techniques, strategies and information fundamental to success in the college environment. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

CG101 Planning College Finances
Explores issues involved in creating a personal plan for financing higher education. Includes types of financial aid, scholarship searching, student loans, financial planning, and financial decision making strategies. W
1 Credits

CG102A College Prep:International 1A
Introduces international students to information, resources, and strategies to be successful in the U.S. educational environment. Designed for beginning and intermediate non-native English speakers attending the Language and Culture Institute. F, W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

CG102B College Prep:International 1B
Focuses on information, resources and strategies international students need to successfully transition from language study to college study. Designed for advanced non-native English speakers attending the Language and Culture Institute. Prerequisite: CG102A with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

CG103 College Prep:International 2
Familiarizes international students with information, resources, and strategies to be successful in the U.S. educational environment. Designed for full-time, first-term college-level students. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

CG104 Your College Experience
Explores campus resources, links students to academic and social support systems. Identifies college academic expectations, evaluates personal readiness for college challenges, creates personal education plans, and connects students with peers, mentors and key staff/faculty for college success. Prerequisite: High school students registered with the Office of High School Programs.
3 Credits

CG110 Career/Life Planning
Introduces students to strategies and procedures for effective career decision making. Provides assessment of individual personality style/traits, interests, skills/abilities, expectations and values. Introduces methods and resources for conducting occupational research. F, W
2 Credits

CG114 Career/Life Development
Provides strategies to integrate the personal, educational and occupational elements of career and life development. Introduces the life-long process of career planning and transitions. Includes assessment of experiences, interests, skills, values, personality and how these can influence career choice. Covers planning for education and training, decision making, and planning short-, medium-, and long-range career plans. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR090, or completion of each with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

CG121A Student Mentor TRIO/CAMP
Develops necessary skills to be an effective mentor. Prepares mentors to serve as role models to encourage and influence the personal, educational and professional development of first generation college students in TRiO or CAMP. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Must pass a criminal background check if working with middle or high school students. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG121B Peer Mentoring
Develops necessary skills to be an effective mentor. Prepares mentors to serve as role models to encourage and influence the personal, educational and professional development of their peers. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Must pass a criminal background check if working with middle or high school students. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG123 Community Service Leadership
Introduces basic leadership skills necessary for working with community service projects. Enhances leadership abilities through theory and practical experience. Inspires students to make a difference. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG124 Student Representation 1
Prepares student leaders to serve the mission of the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC) program in a responsible, ethical and professional manner. Introduces effective meeting tools, customer service skills, leadership and teamwork concepts. Prerequisite: Must be a member of the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC Executive Board, ASC Student Council, or ASC Storm Front volunteer team) prior to enrollment. F
1 Credits

CG125 Student Representation 2
Prepares second year lead ASC students to serve the mission of the program in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner while managing the goals of the whole membership. Introduces advanced skills and tools related to ASC tasks; training, evaluation, advocacy and recognition. Prerequisite: CG124 with a grade of C or better; and be a member of the incoming Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC) Executive Board; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

CG126 Student Representation 3
Prepares lead ASC students to serve the mission of the program in a responsible, ethical and professional manner while managing the goals of the whole membership. Applies more advanced skills and tools related to ASC tasks, project evaluation, project management, customer service, leadership, conflict resolution and problem solving. Prerequisite: CG125 with a grade of C or better; and be a member of the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC Executive Board, ASC Student Council or ASC Storm Front volunteer team) prior to enrollment; or consent of instructor. Sp
1 Credits

CG127A IL: Natv Am Culture thru Film
Examines critical issues pertaining to Native American tribes and culture throughout North America. Explores and defines key structures, traditions, perspectives, and themes through documentaries and feature films. Offered as needed
2 Credits

CG127B IL: Afrcn Amer Cltr thru Film
Examines critical issues pertaining to African American culture. Explores and defines key structures, traditions, perspectives, and themes through documentaries and feature films. Offered as needed
2 Credits

CG127C IL: Strong Women thru Film
Examines critical issues pertaining to strong and progressive women. Explores and defines key structures, traditions, perspectives, and themes through documentaries and feature films. Offered as needed
2 Credits

CG128 Leadership Development
Explores the definition of leadership and provides knowledge of basic leadership skills. Develops and enhances leadership abilities through practical skill building in teambuilding, goal-setting, role modeling, public speaking, time management, ethics, diversity, and customer service. Inspires cultivation of a personal leadership vision. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. W, Sp
2 Credits

CG129 Student Life Leadership
Introduces students to techniques, strategies and information fundamental to success in a college/work environment. Explores leadership qualities, meeting facilitation skills, planning and organizational skills and college and office policies and procedures. Prerequisite: Must be hired in a Student Retention and College Life Leadership position. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

CG130A Career Exploration/Planning
Uses an individualized study approach to select and explore career identification and decision-making. Includes evaluation of individual personality type, interests, skills, values and work-related preferences. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

CG130B Career Exploration/Planning
Uses an individualized study approach to provide information and resources needed in exploring careers. Explores and assesses how interests, skills, values and personality type influence career choice. Includes career research references as well as information on job and labor market trends. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG130C Career Exploration/Planning
Uses an individualized study approach to provide information, instruments and resources useful in exploring and determining career and life decisions. Includes selection of various career components involving assessment, research, planning, and decision-making process and identification of educational or training objectives. F,W, Sp
3 Credits

CG140 Student Services Leadership 1
Prepares student leaders to represent the college in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner. Introduces customer service and teamwork concepts. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F
1 Credits

CG141 Student Services Leadership 2
Continues to build professional customer service skills. Introduces personal/professional development tools such as public speaking, conflict styles, and time and stress management. Prerequisite: CG140 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

CG225 4-Year College Transition
Identifies criteria to use in selecting a college and major, and the connection between the transfer student's current college and four-year colleges. Provides strategies and information to assist in the transition of the four-year college systems. F, W
2 Credits

XCG0001A Myers/Briggs Inventory Wkshp
Gain valuable insight about self and daily people interaction. MBTI inventory helps improve work and personal relationships, increase productivity, and identify leadership and interpersonal communication preferences.
0 Non-Credit

XCG0001B Getting Started at Chemeketa
Presents an overview of first steps for admissions into the college. Includes explanation of placement test scores, understanding the schedule, student services, professional/technical and transfer options.
0 Non-Credit

XCG0001D CWE Presentation Workshop
Provides information on use of work-based training opportunities for college credit. Covers tools to use in determining a career goal and job search resources. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XCG0500A Creating Student Success
Students with low academic achievement in the previous term or who desire ongoing support and accountability will work in a group setting to develop personalized student success strategies to achieve a GPA that meets or exceeds their program requirements. F, W, Sp, Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XCG0500B Creating Student Success
Students with low academic achievement in the previous term or who desire ongoing support and accountability will work in a group setting to develop personalized student success strategies to achieve a GPA that meets or exceeds their program requirements. F, W, Sp, Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XCG0500C Creating Student Success
Students with low academic achievement in the previous term or who desire ongoing support and accountability will work in a group setting to develop personalized student success strategies to achieve a GPA that meets or exceeds their program requirements. F, W, Sp, Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XCG0658A Finding/Funding a College Ed
Focuses on giving prospective college students the tools and resources needed to successfully plan for college. Includes pre-planning; conducting a college search; applying for admission, financial aid, and scholarships; making a decision; and going to college.
0 Non-Credit

XCG0658B New Student Orientation
Covers institutional processes and procedures in the college environment. Provides information and strategies useful in becoming an effective and efficient individual and student. Addresses educational counseling, academic advising, career and personal counseling, as well as assessment and evaluation.
0 Non-Credit

XCG0658C Path to Scholarships
Explains how to organize the materials necessary to apply for scholarships. Covers requirements for college admissions and resources for successful post-secondary education. Prerequisite: Requires a basic level of English language literacy. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XCG0658D College Entry Test Prep
Prepares students to take the ACT, SAT, or Pre-SAT college entry exams.
0 Non-Credit

XCG0658E College Entry Exam Prep
Prepares students to take the ACT, SAT, or Pre-SAT college entry exams.
0 Non-Credit

XCG0658F College Entry Exam Prep
Prepares students to take the ACT, SAT, or Pre-SAT college entry exams.
0 Non-Credit

XCG0658G Finding/Funding College Series
Focuses on giving prospective college students the tools and resources needed to successfully plan for college. Includes pre-planning; conducting a college search; applying for admission, financial aid, and scholarships; making a decision; and going to college. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XCG9000A Pathways Exploration
Explores how high school teachers can assist students in attending Chemeketa. Covers the "getting started" process for application, registration, financial aid, and the college campus and services. Includes information on the certificates and degrees available and the training opportunities taking place at Chemeketa.
.7 CEU

XCG9000B ePathways Advisor Training
Provides overview of ePathways electronic advising tools.
.1 CEU

XCG9000C High School Counselor Workshop
Provides high school counselors with information on various Chemeketa programs, resources, and services.
0 CEU