Catherine A. Cochran

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Counseling Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8921
 Location: KOM B 124
Office Hours Additional Information 
By appointment



Professor Cochran is a residential counseling faculty member.  Currently, she serves on the Guided Pathways Steering Team at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). In 2019, she is co-leading as a Student Learning Outcomes Champion for the Student Assessment Committee (SAC). She is the current counseling liaison to the STEM Field of Interest (FOI). Professor Cochran instructs CPD 150 (Strategies for College Success) courses at EMCC.  These courses assist students in finding their career pathway and stay on the path. Professor Cochran teaches a learning community with Reading 081.  The goal of this community is to connect students to campus culture, assist them in a cohesive learning environment, and help them successful complete and persist to the next semester.  She has led CPD 150 AC, Gallery 37, a summer arts apprentice program, through the West Valley Arts Council for six years. Professor Cochran has been involved with the Engage Estrella (E2) Program as a mentor.  In addition, she has participated with the EMCC Peer Mentor Program, as a faculty mentor.

In addition, Professor Cochran has over ten years of experience teaching career development and employability skills. For six years, she served as a Jobs for Arizona's Graduates coordinator, who's primary role was to assist students with their academic and personal success for high school completion and career placement from the Tolleson Union High School District.  Professor Cochran has experience in individual and group counseling through the Phoenix Fire Department's Youth Firesetter Prevention Program.   Professor Cochran is a Glendale Community Community College alumnus. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Arizona State University, and a Master's degree in School Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Professor Cochran and her family are residents of the West Valley. She is excited to serve the West Valley communities and EMCC students. 

Academic Interests 
Guided Pathways, Assessment, Learning Communities, and Retention and Completion
College Service 
2017-present, District Guided Pathways Steering Team
2019-Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Champion