Sign In

Information & Services


​Counseling Department's Vision:

The Counseling Department will deliver an integrated system of services designed to enhance student success by providing the highest level of timely and effective information. Counseling faculty will serve the educational, career and personal needs of students with a level of academic rigor that will launch the student's successful college career.

Counseling Department's Mission:

To provide the educational and personal counseling support and information that will enable students to strategically plan for success as they set goals that directly focus and align with their visualized educational, career, and personal outcomes. In addition, counseling faculty guide students through the transformational process that occurs once they have taken the steps forward in selecting a major and beginning the journey towards the desired career of their dreams by developing the habits of a self managed and self driven individual where balancing school and work come naturally in an increasin​gly complex world.

​The SCC Counseling Department is located in the D-building, room D-106


​​Counseling services include:

  • ​Career exploration and university transfer information
  • Career development for undecided majors
  • Interpretation for placement recommendations in English, Reading, and Math
  • One-to-one individual counseling offered in-person and online
  • Educational planning and course selection
  • Referral to campus resources
  • Application workshops for Cal State and University of California
  • New student orientations

Counselors are also available to help students:

  • Develop optimal abbreviated and comprehensive student education plans
  • Assess interests and abilities
  • Find a new approach to problems
  • Increase sensitivity to others
  • Learn how to change self-defeating habits and attitudes
  • Recognize style, purposes, and values
  • Help students who are having academic or personal difficulties
  • Clarify thinking


Course Prerequisite Clearance

Students seeking a Course Prerequisite Clearance must satisfy the following:

  1. ​Course Completion From a Regionally Accredited College or University
  2. There are currently two ways to obtain a Course Prerequisite Clearance from a counselor:

    ONLINE - Download Course Prerequisite Clearance form here 

    Attach this form as well as all supporting documentation for your request to an email, addressed to:

    Please Note: We make every effort to review and clear Online Course Prerequisite Clearance requests as soon as possible. Response times for Online Prerequisite Clearance requests will vary, depending on counselor availability.

    Note: Save the Course Prerequisite Clearance form to your desktop, then fill it out and save it again once complete. Filling it out within your browser online can result in no information being saved.

  3. Placement Test Results From a Local California Community College
  4. If you tested within the last two years in English, last year in Math, or anytime in Reading, bring official copies of placement test results to the SCC Counseling Center (D-106) as soon as possible to determine whether it is necessary to complete testing at SCC or whether your eligibility can be verified and you can be cleared for registration.  Placement test information from other colleges must include:  your name, name of test(s), the raw score(s), and test date(s).

    ​For more information, stop by the Counseling Center (D-106), call 714-628-4800, or visit the website by clicking here. ​




Monday through Thursday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - Noon

(714) 628-4800

SCC, D Building, Room D-106