The Counseling department serves all students at City College and provides a variety of services to meet your needs.  Please review the menu items on the right to learn more about what we do and how we can best help you.  

Where to find us:  New Location - "E-2" Building (across the street from McDonald's on Park Blvd.; see updated campus map)

How to reach us: 619.388.3540

When to find us: Monday – Thursday:  8:00a – 7:00p and Friday:  8:00a – 3:00p  

PLEASE NOTE: Walk-in Counseling hours are from 9:00am - 6:30pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once we reach capacity each day we can no longer add students to the list.

To schedule a Counseling appointment please visit the Counseling Services webpage for more information.

For a list of important dates/deadlines and online student resources please visit the Student Resources webpage.

We look forward to working with you to help you reach your personal, academic, and career goals!   

Student Services MIssion statement:

San Diego City College Student Services mission is to inspire, empower and support our students to excel in their intellectual, social, and cultural development to enhance student goal completion.

counseling department Mission:

The San Diego City College Counseling Department is an important partner with students in the education process. We provide the following valuable services to help students achieve their goals and understand the campus community and college culture:

  • A personal connection to the college and available resources.
  • Personal counseling to encourage self-exploration/discovery in a safe and confidential environment.
  • Career counseling and life planning.
  • Educational direction and guidance.


  • Integrity -- adhering to the highest professional ethical standards as defined in "Standards of Practice for CA Community College Counseling Faculty and Programs" (Adopted spring 1997 and revised and adopted fall 2008 by the Academic Senate for CA Community Colleges)
  • Mutual Respect -- respecting and honoring differences of perspectives, values, and beliefs
  • Innovation -- creating new and better ways to serve our students effectively
  • Student Empowerment -- providing students with the tools to become self-sufficient
  • Collaboration -- working together toward a common goal while respecting individual roles
  • Teamwork -- cultivating a departmental environment of interdependence and mutual support that allows people to maximize their strengths and realize their potential
  • Student Well Being -- promoting the holistic health of students with direct services, resources, and support so they will thrive in school and beyond.

counseling department student learning outcome:

·       Increase Student Education Planning: There will be a 10% increase in the number of students who develop a plan that identifies coursework necessary to achieve their education goal.