Table 1: NSCD Courses

Course Title, Description, Units

   AAPS 100                      Achieving An Academic Attitude (3.0)      P/ NP available

A course for students to master core competencies needed to manage college success and life transitions. Topics include competencies in resilience, self-awareness, relationship building and adaptability: emotional intelligence, motivation, planning and organizing, diversity, personal, family, culture and relationships are highlighted.

   CSU transferable and meets Area D graduation requirement for AA/AS degree



   AAPS 101                  Orientation to College (0.5)      P/ NP only


Provides students information on registration process, how to read a schedule, balancing college units.

   CSU transferable, degree applicable



   AAPS 102                       Introduction to College (1.0)      P / NP only


Orients students to the college community, its procedures and resources, the changing educational process with emphasis on the individual education system.

   CSU transferable, degree applicable



   AAPS 103                      Orientation to College Transfer (3.0)      P/ NP available

ADVISORY: Currently offered as part of the PUENTE program

An overview of the concepts and significance of factors that contribute to college transfer and college success. Facotrs to be explored include social awareness, cultural identity, goal setting, educational planning, study skills, and college resources. Focus on understanding the college/university systems and on understanding of the relationship of cultural experiences and college success.


   CSU/UC transferable, degree applicable



  LDST 101                     Foundations of Leadership (3.0)      P / NP available


ADVISORY: Completion of ENGL 92 or ESL 82 or 160, or placement in ENGL 93 or 94

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership.

   CSU transferable, degree applicable



  AAPS 104                     Student Success Seminar (0.5)      P / NP only


Repeat: max. 1 unit

This brief course is intended to help students on first- or second-semester probation to regain good academic standing. Students develop time management and motivational strategies and learn about available college resources to help them reach academic success. Students also learn about academic polices, educational goal options and decision making skills.

   CSU transferable, degree applicable



  AAPS 1111                     Orientation to Non Credit Certificate Programs (15 hrs)     



Emphasis placed on noncredit certificates and students and application for entry-level and promotional opportunities.  An overview of student support services, policies and procedures to earn noncredit certificates. Additionally, exploration of matriculation steps from noncredit to credit and opportunities related to other career majors.


   Non Credit, Required Course for Administrative Assistant Certificate