Human Development Courses

Beginning the week of April 4, through the end of Spring Quarter, we will offer in-person services for those student-facing services four days a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Virtual services will continue to be available for students who choose such services or cannot make it to campus.

In response to COVID-19 and our collective commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty at North, most classes are to be delivered online or in alternative formats for the duration of Summer and Fall quarters.

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.