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 courses,
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.