Career & Technical Education > Counseling & Personal Develop

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Presents an overview of basic communication and counseling skills and the foundations of the helping relationship. Includes experimental situations such as role playing and group exercises.


II: Course Objectives

This course is designed to help students:

  • Gain factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, and trends) about the field of counseling.
  • Learn fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories from the field of counseling.
  • Learn to apply course materials to improve rational thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

III: Course Linkage

The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.

Scheduled CPD-117 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no CPD-117 classes scheduled for this term.