The Counseling Division helps students identify their strengths and achieve their academic potential. The Counseling Faculty is available to assist students in planning an academic program that meets the requirements for certificates, graduation, transferring to four-year institutions, as well as supporting student’s personal interest. Students at SJCC are required to develop an educational plan with a counselor to help achieve their educational goals. Counselors are available to assist students by appointment, online or during specific drop-in hours. The Counseling Division is located in the Student Center Building.
All students will be required to declare an educational goal. A specific educational goal with an educational plan must be declared by the time the student has completed 15 semester units. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule an appointment with a counselor to complete an educational plan. Failure to specify the goal, complete the educational plan, diligently attend classes and complete assignments, and maintain progress towards that goal, may result in denial of further services to the student by SJCC and SJECCD. Completing an educational plan guarantees priority enrollment and it is mandated by SSSP (see section on Student Success & Support Program exemption requirements and appeals procedures).
In addition to counseling services, guidance courses and on-line workshops are offered to ensure students’ personal, academic and career success. For more information, contact the Counseling Division at (408) 288-3750 or visit the website at http://www.sjcc.edu/Counseling/Pages/Counseling0731-3247.aspx.