As students have questions regarding academic and personal choices, they should make an appointment with a counselor about:


  • Educational assessment and course advisement
  • Exploring educational goals, credit and non-credit certificate programs and majors
  • Developing an education plan
  • Discussing study strategies & time management


  • Discussing personal concerns or problems with classes or staying on track
  • Referrals to essential support services on campus or in the community


Credit Orientation provides an overview on:

  • College rules, regulations, and policies
  • English/ESL/Math Placements results
  • Requirements for degree, certificate and transfer
  • Campus specific programs and services
  • Balancing school and other responsibilities
  • Using  class schedule and college catalog
  • Registering for courses
  • Click here for more information on orientation
  • For a comprehensive orientation, you may also enroll in AAPS 101 (See Courses: Table 1)

Non-Credit Orientations provide an overview on:

  • General college and campus rules and policies
  • ESL or Adult Basic Education test results
  • Campus specific programs and services
  • Registering for non-credit classes and waiting list procedures
steps to credit

Steps to Credit Workshop Schedules

  • Offered once a semester on the campuses to help non-credit students transition to credit programs
  • Includes credit testing, credit orientation and counseling at campus sites
  • Priority registration given to non-credit students completing these steps


  • Developing collaborative relationships with high schools, public agencies & community organizations
  • Participating in community events
  • Soliciting community resources and speakers for campus programs

*Bilingual Services May be available in Chinese,

Spanish or Tagalog on some campuses