Human Development Courses

Human Development Courses (HDC), taught by Counseling faculty members, help students learn academic and life skills. Not all courses are offered every quarter, so check the online course schedule for availability.

HDC 100: Career Planning (1-3 credits)

Intro to a systematic approach to help the individual gain a better understanding of self relating to occupational interests and goals. Includes testing and discussions of values, interests and skills.

Watch Counseling faculty member and course professor Jenny Mao, PhD, talk about this course.

HDC 101: Orientation to College Success (1-3 credits)

Assists new students to their adjustment to community college. Includes goal-setting, self-motivation skills, identifying college resources, personal development and general study hints.

HDC 119: Stress Management (1-3 credits)

Focus on changing stressful situations and personal responses to them. Includes time management, cognitive restructuring, health and wellness, and relaxation training.

HDC 125: Learning Strategies for Math Success (1-3 credits)

Identifies emotional and cognitive barriers to math learning. Covers research-based skills for strengthening math approach and performance. Includes learning styles, anxiety management, relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral strategies, memory storage and retrieval, and other skills related to math success.