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Counseling Services

The Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Watson Hall, which may be located on the campus map.  Students may schedule an appointment, or check-in for a counseling session at the front counter of the Counseling Center.


Counseling services at Orange Coast College are in place to help students identify and clarify personal, career, and educational goals.  The intent is to help students explore their options and make informed decisions that will improve the quality of their lives.  Our professionally trained counselors are available to assist you with the following:

  • Educational Planning

  • Career Exploration

  • Personal Counseling

  • Counseling Classes

  • Support Groups

  • Referral Services

  • Transfer Services 


Appointments may be made in person, online, or by telephone. Each Thursday, the Counseling Center begins scheduling appointments for students for the following week. All appointments are thirty minutes long (unless otherwise noted), and are scheduled a week in advance.

To schedule an appointment, you may click the "Make An Appointment" page from the menu on the left, call (714) 432-5078, or come in person during our office hours.  


Drop-In Counseling

Drop-In Counseling is limited to ten minutes and is appropriate for general questions only. Drop-In Counseling is generally available on Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Students must check in for a drop-in appointment at the Counseling Services front desk on the third floor of Watson hall. All students are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-In Counseling is not appropriate for transcript evaluation, Student Education Plans or personal counseling, as drop-in Counselors do not have access to your transcript or other student records.


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