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Facilitating Career Development - Training and Certificate Program

The Facilitating Career Development (FCD) program (formerly Career Development Facilitator) is the official 120-hour professional development program developed by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).   It was designed to give individuals, in a variety of workplace settings, an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support other people to find career satisfaction.  

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.  Because the curriculum is written in such clear, concise, simple language and ideas, this program is suitable for individuals who have at least a high school diploma.

Please note:  While this program does cover the ethical use of assessments, it does not qualify participants to purchase and use specific 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. 


Who Should Consider Taking This Program?
Anyone who wants to work with individuals in the following settings:

Instructor’s Areas of Expertise and Experience
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.  
            career goals, and academic preparedness)

Capability Statement is available upon request

Individuals Who Want to Attend, or Institutions Who Want to Schedule Training, Should Contact the Instructor Directly:  

Kathleen E. High, M.Ed., CCSP, GCDFI

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