Counseling for New Students
We know that transitioning to college can be challenging. That’s why we require every new student to attend an online Career and Academic Planning (CAP) Session to help set you up for success.
During the CAP Session you will:
- Identify your Interest Area/program of study.
- Receive tools and resources to help you consider your career choices so your educational and career goals will be easier to determine
- Complete activities to prepare you for your first appointment with your counselor so you can begin creating your personalized MAP (My Academic Plan)
Start Your CAP Session
- Before you start your CAP session, you must accept our Terms and Conditions in mySierra under “My Next Steps.
- Log in to Canvas. If you would like to view the session on your smartphone, download the Sierra College app and click the Canvas tile to get started.
- Click on “CAP: Career and Academic Planning” on the Canvas Dashboard to start.
- Questions about CAP? Call Counseling at (916) 660-7400.
Types of Counseling
- Create and/or revise your MAP (My Academic Plan) based on your college goals
- Receive help with preparing for transfer to your planned four-year college
- Determine the courses for completing your general education (GE) requirements and degree/certificate using DegreeWorks via mySierra.
- How to Earn Your Associate Degree – Steps to earn your degree
- Graduation Preparation – Check out the steps to graduation to ensure you’re on the right track to completing your degree or certificate
- Academic Renewal: Requirements and Filing a Petition– Qualify to remove classes with poor grades
- Academic Dismissal Letter – Received a dismissal letter but want to stay in school
- Advanced Placement Examination (AP) – AP credit applicability for Sierra, CSU and UC
- International Baccalaureate (IB) – Credit applicability for Sierra College, CSU and UC
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) – CLEP credit applicability for Sierra College, CSU and UC
Navigate the Market
- Explore your values, skills and interests to guide you to a career path that fits you
- Receive help with transitioning to your career
- Learn ways to prepare for your career field through job market research, informational interviews, and internships
- Discuss and register for Personal Development courses
- Career Exploration: Career Coach – Take a career assessment and explore possible careers and related majors.
Navigate Mental Health
Receive short-term personal care for mild-to-moderate personal life issues, family or other social concerns impacting you.
Counselors may refer students to the CARE Team, Health Services, community mental health providers, and community resources for further assistance as needed.
AFTER-HOURS AND CRISIS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
- Placer County Adult System of Care (916) 787-8860
- Sacramento County Mental Health Access Team (916) 875-1055
- Nevada County (530) 265-5811
FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, 24/7 SUPPORT HOTLINES:
- Veterans Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255
- LGBTQ: (866) 488-7386 or www.thetrevorproject.org
- National Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text COURAGE to 741-741
Get in Touch
Counseling — Rocklin
Counseling — Nevada County
Counseling — Tahoe-Truckee