Guidance

The Certificate in Peer Education Leadership prepares students to serve in a variety of on and off campus peer education roles including tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, and community leadership.  Students will learn a variety of traditional and non-traditional leadership skills and  strategies for interacting with individuals and groups of differing opinions, values, cultures, and frames of reference. 

Basic Certificate: 4 units. Complete a minimum of 4 units from any of the courses below for the Basic Certificate of Proficiency:
Units: 4
GUID 52
Peer Mentoring, Education, and Leadership (Active)
1
or
PSYC 52
Peer Mentoring, Education, and Leadership (Active)
1
GUID 28
Tutoring Techniques (Active)
1
ENGL 12A
Tutoring Writers: Training (Historical)
2
PSYC 27
Contemporary Leadership (Active)
3
Total: 4
The Certificate in Peer Education Leadership prepares students to serve in a variety of on and off campus peer education roles including tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, and community leadership.  Students will learn a variety of traditional and non-traditional leadership skills and  strategies for interacting with individuals and groups of differing opinions, values, cultures, and frames of reference.
Complete a minimum of 4 units from any of the courses below for the Basic Certificate of Proficiency:
Units: 4
GUID 52
Peer Mentoring, Education, and Leadership (Active)
1
or
PSYC 52
Peer Mentoring, Education, and Leadership (Active)
1
GUID 28
Tutoring Techniques (Active)
1
ENGL 12A
Tutoring Writers: Training (Historical)
2
PSYC 27
Contemporary Leadership (Active)
3
Complete 4 additional units from courses not used above and/or from the following for the Advanced Certificate:
Units: 4
ENGL 12B
Tutoring Writers: Practice (Historical)
1
ENGL 12C
Tutoring Writers: Theory (Historical)
1
ENGL 12D
Tutoring Writers: Research (Historical)
1
CMUN 1A
Introduction to Public Speaking (Historical)
3
CMUN 4
Intercultural Communication (Active)
3
CMUN 6
Introduction to Conflict Resolution (Active)
3
or
POLS 6
Introduction to Conflict Resolution (Active)
3
or
PSYC 6
Introduction to Conflict Resolution (Active)
3
CMUN 8
Interpersonal Communication (Historical)
3
CMUN 10
Small Group Communication (Active)
3
Total: 8
GUID 1Self-Assessment and Career Development (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to assist the student in learning more about personal values, personality, interests, exploration of career choice, and occupational opportunities through the use of various personal assessment instruments. The delivery options for this course also include online and self-paced formats. This course is also listed as PSYC 5. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. $12 fee will be charged for career assessment materials. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2015.
GUID 210First Year College Student Seminar (0.5)Active
0.5 Lecture. Students will acquaint themselves with college and university requirements, educational alternatives, and strategies for academic success. This will include an orientation to college programs, services, policies and facilities. Students will apply assessment test results, develop an individualized education plan and class schedule, and/or enroll in first semester classes. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2015.
GUID 23Independent Study (1.0-2.0)Active
3.0-6.0 TBA. Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. May be repeated until six units of credit are accrued. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. REQUIRED: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the department and the dean. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
GUID 27Contemporary Leadership (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course provides a cross-disciplinary approach to the theory and practice of leadership. It covers the five practices and ten commitments of exemplary leadership, effective communication styles, and topics related to gender, culture, ethics, power, parliamentary procedure, and running effective meetings. The skills students will learn in this course are directly applicable to work, personal, and college environments. This course is also listed as POLS 27 and PSYC 27. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2016.
GUID 28Tutoring Techniques (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. This course is designed to train students in effective tutoring skills, introduction to how people learn, teaching to modalities, and techniques of working with student anxiety. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: English 250. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
GUID 291APower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291A is Interpersonal Communication. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. Course was previously listed as 191A. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
GUID 291BPower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291B is team building. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. Course was previously listed as 191B. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
GUID 291CPower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291C is Problem Solving. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. Course was previously listed as 191C. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
GUID 52Peer Mentoring, Education, and Leadership (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. An overview of the principles, skills and methods used in peer mentoring and education. Course emphasizes communication skills, goal setting, intervention techniques, and referral skills for peer leaders. Student will complete national Certified Peer Educator certification upon successful course completion. This course is also listed as PSYC 52. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2014.
GUID 6Life Skills for Higher Education (2.0)Active
2.0 Lecture. Evaluation and application of academic study methods to achieve subject matter mastery. Development of critical thinking skills, and application of reading, writing, note taking and test taking methods to improve personal strategies. Exploration of personal lifestyle and health factors, including the causes and management of stress, as it relates to academic success. Assessment of academic and career goals, selection of majors, and development of education plans. Topics covered include creative and realistic goal setting, academic and life management, college and community resources, library and Internet use, time management, and techniques to reduce math and science anxiety. This class will address a multitude of cultural learning styles, with emphasis on attaining professional, personal and academic goals in a diverse society. Topics from developmental psychology, learning theory and personality theory. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018.