West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Puente: Counseling Course



Coun 5: "College Success" (Puente Program) - 3 units

Tues & Thurs 10:55a.m. - 12:20p.m.
CSU and UC Transferable Course

Course Description

College Success is a course that will help you explore the many possibilities that are available to you in college and life in general. The goals of this course include aiding you in the discovery of yourself, which include your interests, values, and skills and how they correspond in your decision of a major and career. This course will also provide you with the skills necessary to help you in your educational pursuits here at West Valley College and beyond. We will cover material that will help you in making the most of the resources that are available to you as they pertain to achieving your academic goals.


Must be concurrently enrolled in English 905 (Puente) class.

Required Textbook:

On Course: "Living and Learning" by Gerald Corey, Cindy Corey, Heidi Jo Corey

Required Materials:

  • A three ring binder with 10 dividers for note-taking and handouts
  • West Valley College Catalog
  • Myers-Briggs Inventory and COPS Inventory (slip for bookstore will be provided)


Coun 12: "Career and Life Planning" (Puente Program) - 3 units

Tues & Thurs 10:55a.m. - 12:20p.m.
CSU Transferable Course

Course Description

Career and Life Planning is a continuation of the work we began in our Puente Counseling 5 class. This semester, we will continue to explore strategies that can help you succeed in college and the workplace. There will be a particular focus on how to better market yourself for your educational and career goals. What can you do to get into the college and job of your choice?

By the end of this course you will have your own resume, personal statement for college, a scholarship application essay, and a tentative life plan (I consider it more of a "dream plan"). We will also attend various educational conferences at different 4 year schools in the Bay Area. In addition to the conferences, we will also go to visit some colleges and universities.


Must be concurrently enrolled in English 1A (Puente) class.

Required Materials:

A three ring binder for note-taking and handouts Computer disk (for your assignments)


Counseling Center
(408) 741-2009
Counseling Building
(behind Admissions & Records)


Rebecca Cisneros

Melissa J. Salcido
(408) 741-2102




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