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Certificate in Counseling (Education / Career)

This certificate program provides foundational training for professionals interested in entering, or advancing in, the field of career planning and career management.

Practitioners learn to help clients to explore short- and long-term career options and to design practical strategies for shaping and pursuing career goals. Areas of study include job search in today’s Internet-driven marketplace, diversity issues in the workplace, career-related assessment tools, career planning and change for Baby Boomers, and professional developmen

Three Levels:

Level 1: Foundation Principles for Career Advisors This first course will explore the basic skills required to perform effectively as a Career Advisor. Career Development is an interdisciplinary field which takes into account workplace dynamics and individual growth and change. Career advisors help focus clients’ skills, interest and values while teaching them how to gather information about workplace options and helping them develop strategies to reach their career goals.

Level 2: Skill Development for Career Advisors This second course will provide information for knowledge of basic skills required to perform effectively as a Career Advisor. Career advisors help focus clients’ skills, interests and values, while teaching them how to gather information about workplace options and helping them develop strategies to reach their career goals. A Career Advisor has a responsibility not only to help clients learn and grow to be successful, but also to keep learning themselves. Career Development takes into account a wide range of information from many diverse areas. The Career Advisor with current information, skilled at their role and with a great attitude has the ability to impact and make a difference in the lives of many!

Level 3: Specialty Areas for Career Advisors This third course will provide information designed to introduce and educate Career Advisors about innovative programs and resources created to assist targeted populations and specialty areas, including: Veterans, older workers, ex-Offenders, ESL students / immigrants / refugees, disabled clients, and displaced professionals. Students will utilize a number of learning approaches, including structured activities, group discussions, guest speakers and lectures and project development. Class Teams will be established for various activities and assignments. The overall intent of the class design is to provide a learning climate that promotes understanding, awareness, skills and building a practical knowledge base to be used on the job.

Duration: 3 Months

Award: Certificate