Counseling 50: Orientation and Educational Planning — This course is designed to introduce students to services offered at Cerritos College; the history and mission of the system of post-secondary education system in California; policies and procedures which affect students at Cerritos College; educational planning, including major and general education requirements, course sequencing, and transfer requirements for the California State University and University of California systems. As part of the course, students will tour the Cerritos College campus, acquainting themselves with the location and function of various offices and service providers. Each student will produce an educational plan specific to her or his educational goal. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis only. This course may be taken a maximum of 4 times.
A designated Project HOPE counselor is available by appointment for 30-60 minute sessions. To meet with a Project HOPE counselor, you have to be a current Project HOPE student. Appointments to see a Project HOPE counselor are made at the Counseling Desk in the Admissions building.
Project HOPE Counselor
Rocio Casillas - received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University. She has been counseling at the community college level since 2000. After completing her education, she worked as a part-time counselor at Santa Monica College, Fullerton College, and Santa Ana College before coming to Cerritos College. In 2003, she came to Cerritos College as the full-time Project HOPE Counselor. In 2005, she made a move to central counseling. She is now one of the Health Occupations Counselors as well as the co-counselor for the Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division. Along with these duties, she also counsels TS3P students and does online counseling for the college. Recently she was elected Instructional co-chair. She teaches Counseling 10, 50 and 200 as part of the Learning Communities program.
Fall 2013 Counseling Schedule
Project HOPE students may schedule counseling appointments with the Project HOPE counselor, Ms. Rocio Casillas, on the days and during the times listed below:
Tuesdays - 1 pm - 2 pm
Wednesdays - 3 pm - 4 pm
Thursdays - 1 pm - 2 pm