Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting the International Student Program.

Modesto Junior College

Guidance Courses

The Guidance program is an integral part of the counseling services.  Courses are offered in the traditional classroom format or as Online Guidance Courses. Students who take guidance skills courses will learn to:

Acquire, organize and demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making skills; explore, evaluate and pursue career and educational options; develop social, intellectual and emotional competencies; develop needed skills and strategies to maximize the educational experience; understand themselves, others and their environment in order that they may develop individual value systems and life styles.


One of the following courses must be taken to fulfill the MJC graduation requirement: GUIDE 109, 110, 111, 112, 116, 120 or  Study Skills 78. 

 

Guidance 109 – International Student/New American Focus                       1 Unit

Education and career planning for students whose previous education has been outside the United States.  Acquaints students with the college, its curriculum, facilities, services, academic regulations, vocational and certificate programs, degree and transfer requirements.  Reviews extra curricula activities, personal adjustment, American customs, culture shock, survival techniques and immigration regulations.  A detailed educational plan is developed.  Students must complete a conference with a counselor during the semester.


Guidance 110 – Educational Planning                                                                ½ Unit

Acquaints MJC students with the college, its curriculum, facilities, services, academic regulations, vocational and certificate programs, degree and transfer requirements.  Students must complete a conference with a counselor during the semester.  An educational plan is developed according to each student's needs and goals.


Guidance 111 – Career Awareness                                                                       1 Unit

Assists students in exploring career alternatives through development of skills necessary for the research, selection and planning of a life-long career.  The role of attitudes, interests, values and skills will be addressed.  Interests, aptitude and values tests may be used.  Important aspects of occupational choice will be covered along with occupational information.  An educational plan will be developed.  Students must complete a conference with a counselor during the semester.  Materials fee required.


Guidance 112 – Job Hunting Skills                                                                       ½ Unit

Realities of the job market and techniques for conducting a successful job search.  Emphasis on learning job application procedures, resume writing and interview techniques.  Students must complete a conference with a counselor during the semester.


Guidance 116 - Orientation for Re-entry Adults                                           2 Units

Designed to help new or returning adult students to be successful in college after having been out of school for a number of years.  Acquaints students with college services, programs, and requirements, and numerous topics related to academic and career success. These topics inlcude adult transitions, self exploration, educational planning, study skills, time management, learning styles, goal setting, career exploration, and other topics related to student success.  Students must complete a conference with a counselor during the semester.  An educational plan will be developed based on the student's academic and career goals.


Guidance 120- Successful Strategies for Transfer Students                    3 Units

Increases success in college and in life by assisting students in obtaining skills and techniques necessary to reach personal goals. Explore personality, interests and values to increase self-understanding andselect an appropriate major and career.  Topics include: educational planning and transfer strategies, motivation and learning styles, research strategies, note-taking, subject-specific study techniques, time management, and textbook study methods.  Fied trips may be required.


Study Skills 78 - College Study Skills                                                                3 Units

Introduction to educational, psychological and social factors necessary for college success.  Topics include: goal setting, time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking skills, memorization, concentration, motivation, writing and speaking, critical and creative thinking, learning styles, use of technology, diversity, health, relationships, finances, educational planning and career development. Acquaints students with the college, its curriculum, facilities, services, regulations, programs, degree and transfer requirments.  Field trips may be required.

Counseling

Contact Us

Phone: (209) 575-6080
Fax: (209) 575-6720

Location

East Campus
Student Services Building
Room 226

The college is closed on Fridays May 5 through August 15, 2014.

Office hours:

Monday - Thursday

  • 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Friday:  Closed

(visit Walk-In Info for Counseling hours)