The primary goal of the Counseling Center is to provide learning opportunities for students to clarify their values and goals, to make decisions, and to develop self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-direction as related to their educational objectives.
Toward this goal, the staff of highly trained and diversely experienced professional counseling faculty are available to assist students with identifying their needs, assessing their strengths, and overcoming barriers. Counselors assist students in selecting the appropriate programs of study relative to their chosen objectives. Educational objectives may include completion of a vocational program, meeting major requirements for transfer to a four-year college or university, enhancement of employment skills, or improvement of basic skills. Services available include:
- Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling
- Development of Student Educational Plans (SEPs)
- New Student Orientation
- Crisis Intervention
- Student Success and Study Skill Development Courses and Workshops
- Information about Campus Resources and Financial Aid
Counseling services are offered to day and evening students. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by telephone or in person. Counselors are also available on a limited basis for drop-in counseling. To see a counselor or to obtain more information, please visit the Counseling Center, located on the second floor of the Cravens Student Services Center, or call (760) 773-2521.
Counseling Services are also available at the Indio Campus and Mecca-Thermal Campus. Appointments can be made by calling (760) 776-7200 for Indio or (760) 396-2010 for Mecca-Thermal.
Online Counseling is available by appointment. Information on scheduling online appointments is available on the Counseling Center webpage.