Welcome to Counseling Services

Napa Valley College counselors are dedicated to student success. Our counselors provide comprehensive academic support, while recognizing the individual needs of students within a diverse population.

Counselors work with students in assessing, planning, and achieving their immediate and long-range goals, as well as assisting students in developing self-knowledge, self-esteem, and self-confidence to enhance student learning and success.

Program Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to succeed in college by accessing and utilizing college systems, services and resources. 

Types of Counseling Services 

 

Academic Counseling

  • Provide information regarding Napa Valley College’s academic procedures, programs, and services.
  • Provide students with a comprehensive assessment, including academic strengths and needs, to assist them with class selection.
  • Help students clarify their academic goals, select a major, and develop realistic academic work loads.
  • Provide information on occupational and transfer programs, including general education and major course requirements.
  • Help students develop educational plans that satisfy graduation and transfer requirements.
  • Offer workshops on special career topics, such as nursing, teaching, and engineering.
  • Provide activities and services that will assist students as they move to a four-year institution.
  • Napa Valley College counselors are dedicated to student success.  Our counselors proivde comprehensive academic support while recognizing the individual needs of students within a diverse population.
  • Counselors work with students in assessing, planning, and achieving their immediate and long-range goals, as well as assisting students in developing career goals.


Career Counseling

  • Provide students with an assessment of skills, abilities, interests, work values, and personality style.
  • Provide information on current and future employment trends.
  • Help students develop effective models for making career decisions and setting goals.
  • Provide instruction in job search techniques.
  • Teach classes that emphasize career exploration and college success. 
     

Personal Counseling/Crisis Intervention

  • Provide short-term counseling and refer students to appropriate community resources.
  • Assist students with personal, family, and other issues that may affect their educational progress.
  • Offer support to students with a respect and understanding for their backgrounds, cultural values, gender, communication styles, abilities, and limitations. 
     

Outreach/Pre-enrollment Advising

  • Advise potential students and community members of the college’s programs and services.
  • Participate in community activities that promote the college.
  • Act as liaison between the community’s schools/agencies and the college.
  • Provide activities and services to recent high school graduates to ease the transition from high school to college.

Announcements:

**The Spring 2015 Graduation Petition Deadline is October 24th, 2014. ** please contact the counseling office for an appointment.

 

Please click here 

for the current General Counseling Center drop-in schedule. 

 

Fall and Spring '15 academic counseling and planning is now available. Please contact the individual counseling locations for specific hours and information.

Students may be dropped from classes
For non-payment of fees.
Click here for more information