The Counseling Department is committed to providing quality, comprehensive academic, career, and personal counseling services in a supportive environment to assist students in achieving their educational and vocational goals and empowering them to make informed choices and decisions.
Not sure where to start or how to reach your academic or career goals? Need help developing your educational plan? Just need to talk to someone to? The SJCC Counseling Department is here to help! Meeting with a counselor is one of the most important things you can do during your college career at San Jose City College.
The mission of the Counseling Department is to provide comprehensive counseling services in a safe, supportive, environment to guide, motivate, and empower students to achieve their educational, vocational, and personal goals.
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SJCC High School Dual-Enrollment Orientation
If you are a high school student enrolling in a college-level course through Dual-Enrollment, please complete the online orientation.
There are two ways to see a General Counselor:
By Drop-In Advisement orBy Appointment
Drop in Counseling is on a first come, first served basis.
Depending on the number of students waiting to see a counselor, the hours may be cut off prior to the posted closing hours. To ensure being seen by a counselor, you should arrive at least one hour before the posted end time. Drop in is intended for a 5-10 minute brief question.
Counseling Appointments are the best way to see a counselor:
Note: If you have transcripts (unofficial transcripts are fine for advisory purposes) from other colleges, please bring them to the counseling appointment. Important: If you have transcripts from other colleges on file with our Admissions & Records, please let the Counseling Department Front Desk Personnel know when you make the appointment.
How do you know if your question/concern can be addressed during drop-in? The information below should help you identify if you should visit a counselor during drop in or schedule an appointment.
(Please include your name, SJCC student ID#, & phone #)
(Please include your name, SJCC student ID#, phone # & a copy of complete transcripts)
To make an appointment with an online counselor fill out theOnline Advising Request form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Note: Emails without complete information will not be processed. **
DROP-IN HOURS VS. APPOINTMENT
Click here for detailed information about each drop-in reason.
Prerequisite & Co-Requisite Overrides
Students must bring proof of completion of the required coursework (transcript, document, etc.)*
Educational Planning -
Class Selection & Advisement
Excess Unit Form
General Ed & Transfer Requirements
Brief Question (5-10 minutes)
Academic Probation/Dismissal Counseling
Associate Degree & Certificate Requirements
Financial Aid Petition
Graduation Petitions & Certificate
Additional career/financial resources are available for you to research independently. Counselors would say students using these sites are being proactive or taking responsibility for their own future!
Orientation is designed to help you become more familiar with San Jose City College. Participating in orientation is critical to your success.
Orientation provides students with information about San Jose City College's educational programs, support services, registration process, college facilities, student life, academic expectations and procedures, and students' rights and responsibilities.
New Student Orientation Schedule April 2018Assessment ScheduleApril 2018May 2018SJCC ONLINE ORIENTATION INSTRUCTIONS
Counseling Guidance Classes
The Counseling Department offers many classes to help you succeed.
**Please refer to the College Catalog or Counseling Department for more information on these courses.
These services are critical to your academic success. We are here to assist you with academic-related matters and issues.
It is important that you make an appointment to see a counselor during your first semester to discuss your educational and career objectives, and to develop a customized educational plan. In addition, meet with a counselor at least once a semester to make sure you are on the right track in achieving your educational and career goals. Academic Counseling Services:
Some students enter college knowing exactly what major and career they want to pursue. Others are facing challenges such as changing occupations or jobs. But most students come to college not knowing what they want to pursue in life, let alone what major to enter or how to pick a major. It's okay. We're here to help.
We are here to assist with career exploration and development and to help you clarify your major and career goals. Choosing a major and career is a very important decision that affects your educational planning and determines the classes you take. It's vital that you get started with your major and career exploration early. Below are some resources to help you get started with your career exploration.
Sometimes personal issues or concerns can affect your academic performance or success. If you are experiencing this, we can listen and direct you to the appropriate resources. Personal matters discussed with a counselor are held in strict confidence. Talking to a counselor may be the best way to get you back on track to academic success. It is not uncommon for students to encounter personal issues while in college. Stress, depression, loss and grief, substance abuse, anger, eating disorders, anxiety and relationship problems can interfere with your ability to do your best academically.We are experienced to help you to mitigate and deal effectively with personal issues and concerns that are affecting your academic success and performance. When appropriate, you may be referred to other professional services on campus such as Student Health Services or in the community. Having good mental health increases the likelihood of doing well academically — just like good physical health is essential for peak athletic performance. When you encounter these personal issues, it is important to seek healthy solutions.
Talking with a counselor or one of the highly trained professionals in the Health Services may be the thing to get you back on track to academic success, as well as a more fulfilling life. Be assured that regardless of whether you meet with a counselor or someone in the Health Services, your issues will be held in complete confidence.
Want Priority Registration? Got an Education Plan?
Due to the Student Success statewide Initiative, all students must have a current student education plan (SEP).
New or continuing students who have never developed a Student Education Plan (SEP) and/or attended an orientation session must attend a workshop prior to creating a SEP.
If you are a continuing student, or have completed an AA/AS degree or higher, and have developed an Education Plan, but it is out of date or needs revising, please schedule an appointment with a counselor.
New and continuing students who completed less than 100-degree applicable units, are in good standing and have completed the assessment, orientation and ed plan will receive a registration appointment during the first week of registration.
Please contact us @ 408-288-3750, or come to theStudent Center, 2nd Floor, SC-200 (Counseling Front Office).
SJCC ONLINE ORIENTATION
Student Health Services
Title 5, California Code of Regulations
Students will be seen on a rotating basis.
*Hours subject to change
Depending on the number of students waiting, the sign-up list may be cut-off prior to posted closing hours.
Please arrive on time to make sure all your questions are answered.
If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we may need to reschedule.
We ask that you please make every effort to give us at least a 24-hour notice if you cannot make your scheduled appointment.
Your time and success are very important and we appreciate your communication when your running late or need to cancel.
The Counseling Department is located in theStudent Service Center(2nd floor, SC-200)
Monday - Thursday8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phone: (408) 288-3750
Counseling StaffDr. Eliazer Ayala-AustinDean of Counseling
Alline RuizInterim, Sr. Admin Assistant
Mary WrightStaff Assistant II
Shemiran BetehieStaff Assistant I
Beverly StewartCarlos ChavezDorinann TranGina RonzanoKaren Pullen
Lezra ChenportilloLila ChiemMaricela MartinezMeiko DairePamela Turner
Rachel HaganTuan NgoVanentin GarciaWilliam Reyes