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Counseling: 017 - Perez Martinez

Counseling 17 - College Survival Skills Development

College Survival Skills provides the student with a variety of survival skills necessary to be a successful college student. Course includes instruction in using the library, study skills, time management, effective communication, self-esteem, stress management, and developing a healthy lifestyle. Campus services are explored.

What's the LLRC?

The Library & Learning Resource Center is the LLRC!

We offer the following:

  • Library resources (books, journals, eBooks, databases, periodicals ...)
  • Research assistance
  • Computers
  • Lounge area
  • Study rooms
  • Quite study areas
  • Tutoring & Tutorials
  • Library Reference Desk
  • Help Desk

Career & Skill Assesment

  1. Navigate to PrepSTEP
  2. Create an account
  3. Explore the following:
    • College Success Skills
    • Career Preparation
    • Job & Career Accelerator 
      • Career Match
      • Explore Occupations
  4. Thoroughly explore the sections and see what PrepSTEP has to offer!

Tutoring & Tutorials


  • Multi-subject
  • Self paced
  • Different modes
  • Practice tests
  • Tutorials
  • Flashcards

In-person Tutoring & Writing Center

  • Multi-subject
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • 1st Floor of the LLRC

LACCD NetTutor

  • Online, available through Canvas

Smartphone Apps for Student Success 


  • PhotoMath (take a picture of a math problem with your cell and see the steps on how to solve it)
  • Desmos (free online graphing calculator)
  • Mathway 


  • Study Blue
  • Khan Academy
  • Quizlet


  • Be My Eyes
  • Tap Tap See
  • Seeing Al


  • Speechnotes
  • Live Transcribe
  • Evernote

Language & Grammar

  • Duolingo
  • Grammarly Keyboard
  • Google Translate

Productivity & Organization

  • Flipd
  • My Homework
  • Canvas

Mental Health & Wellness

  • Headspace
  • Superbetter
  • Breath2relax

Contact for Assistance 

  • PrepSTEP: Need Help?
  • Literacy Center & Writing Lab: Shazia Khan, 310-233-4238
  • ESL, Writing Lab: Andrea Cano, 310-233-4149
  • Math Lab: Nadine Muro, 310-233-4498
  • Smartphone Apps: Kristen Roualut, 310-233-4621

Reference Books

Reference books are a great way to begin research and gather general information on a topic. 

Career Center

The Career Center offers a professional counseling service designed to extend career information, career guidance, counseling, and career planning courses to students who are in need of help in selecting a career goal or a college major, or who need help in considering alternate choices.

This specialized counseling service enables students to have an opportunity to determine their educational and/or vocational objectives. It also provides an opportunity to discuss plans regarding a meaningful, satisfying, realistic career selection in a job area where it is reasonable to assume there are future employment opportunities.

Computerized assistance is available for career planning by the use of the Eureka Career Information System.

Location: Student Services & Administration Building (SSA 105).

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and evenings by appointment.

Phone: (310) 233-4282

Ask a Librarian!

A librarian can help you with the following in person, on the phone, or through email:

  • Research assistance
  • How to find resources on .....
  • Citations
  • Research paper formatting
  • Access resources off campus
  • How to register for Zero and Low Cost Textbook Classes

Recommended Search Terms

Use these terms while searching the library catalog and databases:

  • Career 
  • Career Development
  • Career Planning
  • Cons
  • Counseling
  • Education Path
  • Employment
  • Employment Strategies
  • Future Outlook
  • Gender
  • Name of Career
  • Location
  • Occupation
  • Occupational Outlook
  • Professional Title Variations
  • Pros
  • Salary
  • Student Opportunities
  • Student Success
  • Work Environment
  • Work Experience


Circulating Books

Navigate to the Find Books tab and use the library catalog search box. 


Connect to the catalog by viewing the books below:

  1. Click on the blue link or image to open the item record in the library catalog. Take note of the school location, call number, and status. 
  2. To find similar books, click on Catalog Record and look at the Subject Terms to see how the item was cataloged. 
  3. Click on the Subject Term to navigate to items cataloged with that term and view results. 

To begin a new search after viewing a book, click Search/Home on the top left bar. 

Counseling Services

The counseling faculty helps students define their objectives and plan how to reach them. Counselors are on duty throughout the calendar year to provide information which will assist continuing students and new applicants to plan their college program of studies. Students are urged to see a counselor periodically in order that their educational planning may continue wisely. Typical areas of discussion with a counselor include:

  • Review of requirements for the Associate degree at Harbor College;
  • Review of technical-vocational offerings at Harbor; 
  • Clarification of the general education requirements and departmental major requirements of various four- year colleges and universities;
  • Analysis of those Harbor courses which will meet lower division requirements at local universities and state colleges;
  • Administration and interpretation of standardized tests to assist the student in choosing suitable educational and career goals;
  • Suggestion of methods of overcoming academic difficulties which the student may encounter;
  • Personal counseling for achieving a more meaningful college experience;
  • Suggestions for more challenging programs for gifted students.

To make an appointment with a counselor for educational advisement please go to:

  • Schedule your appointment
  • By phone at (310) 233-4230
  • In person at the Information Desk in the lobby of the Student Services & Administration Building