This program provides an overview of what an individual would learn in a three-year career counseling master’s degree program. It is suitable to individuals who want to become competent at assisting others with career issues, but do not want to invest the time, money and energy in pursuing the full three-year career counselor degree program.
Please note: While this program does cover the ethical use of assessments, it does not qualify participants to purchase and use career assessments. Individuals who wish to pursue assessment certification should contact the assessment publisher directly for information on how to meet certification requirements for each assessment tool to be used.
Individuals can sign up for a pre-scheduled class. Open-access classes are generally offered as hybrid - online to suit adults’ needs for flexible schedules. However, the program requires mandatory 24 hours of face-to-face instruction.
Institutions can request that a class be tailored to their unique needs. Class can be offered primarily online or in-person, based on needs and preference.
•Certificate of Completion •12 CEUs •Free one-year membership to National Career Development Association (NCDA) to first-time members
Who Should Consider Taking This Program?
Anyone who wants to work with individuals in the following settings:
•Workforce Development staff •Middle school and high school faculty and staff who support students’ career exploration •Higher Education: University, community college, and Career & Technical Education (CTE) faculty, counselors and staff
• Individuals who work with adults with disabilities needing career assistance
•Career center staff •Human Resources staff •Job Search Services/Coaches and/or Employment Readiness counselors and coaches •Faith-based individuals and communities who support youth and adults regarding education and career development issues •Military education, job search, career and transition counselors and staff •Library, IT, and other support staff who provide resources and services to individuals in career transition
The instructor is an experienced community college education and career counselor and professor. She has worked for community colleges and public and private universities. She also is also a private practice consultant, and has volunteer experience supporting the unemployed through conducting workshops in a local workforce development career one-stop center and leading a support group for the unemployed in a faith-based community. Through her over 15 years of experience, she has developed a wealth of knowledge and created many written resources designed to facilitate individual’s education and career development journey. In addition to the standard CDF program curriculum, students of her CDF program will be introduced, and have access to, those resources.
•College students (basic-skills students to those possessing advanced degrees) •Adults in transition (all ages) •The unemployed •Diverse populations (demographic, active-duty military, veterans, disabled, education attained, work experience,
career goals, and academic preparedness)
•Individuals who have struggled with ‘poor fit’ between person and environment •Higher Education (Community college, state universities and private, faith-based liberal arts) •Faith-based individuals and communities •Teaching and counseling on the self-awareness process •Job Search Services/Coaching •Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and other career assessments •Teach life and success skills