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:

 

Please click here 

for the current General Counseling Center drop-in schedule. 

 

Fall '14 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