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NSC Counseling Services are on pause for the summer quarter. Please check back in for fall quarter appointments. If you need immediate support, please call 988 for mental health crisis assistance or text HOME to 741-741 to connect with a crisis counselor. For community resource referrals, please call 211. If you are seeking a mental health professional, we recommend speaking with your primary care provider for an in-network referral or using or to find a therapist.

Human Development Courses

Human Development Courses (HDC), taught by Counseling faculty members, help students learn academic and life skills.

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.

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.