GUID 1005 - College Success Skills

Spring 2014 - Section 3241

Welcome to the class introduction page for College Success Skills - GUID 1005. Please read the following information and contact the instructor, Cindy Shipley, via email ( if you have any questions. You can expect an e-mail response within 48 hours during the semester. Make sure you use a descriptive subject line for your e-mail so it doesn't get accidentally deleted as spam.

Course Information

This course meets on the Yreka campus (RHSI 124) on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45, beginning Monday, January 27, 2014 and ends on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Etudes will be used to provide additional online support for the class.

This course is designed to help students develop values, attitudes, methods, and techniques to support their success in college. Emphasis is placed on learning study skills and college orientation. Also included is information about life skills, career search, communication, diversity issues, and health. This course is strongly advised for first time and returning college students. (AA, CSU, UC)

Course Units: 2.0
Total Hours: 32
Classification of the Course: AA, CSU, UC
Course Grading: Graded

  • You can enter the ETUDES online class portal here on the first day of the class.
  • Your Etudes User ID will be:
    • the first 2 letters of your first name +
    • the first 2 letters of your last name +
    • the last 5 digits of your Student ID Number

    Please be sure to use lower case.

    EXAMPLE:  John Smith's Etudes User ID would be josm12345 (if his Student ID number was S00012345)

    Your password will be:

    • Month and Day of birth in the school records, represented by 2  characters each (mmdd)
    • EXAMPLE: Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04 / 11 / 82)
    • Password = 0411

    You can also find your Etudes login ID in Navigator. Go to the Home tab and it is the first link in the Etudes channel.

  • If you experience any difficulties logging in, you can either call 530-938-5515 or e-mail
  • You will not be able to access the online classroom unless you are officially registered, the semester has officially begun and the instructor has opened the class site. 


Cindy Shipley
E-mail is the preferred method of communication.  
Office hours: Phone sessions by appointment.  E-mails will responded to within 48 hours, except for holidays and other notified times.


Focus on Community College Success, by Constance Courtney Staley, Wadsworth, c. 2013 3rd Edition


Cindy Shipley