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.
- Certificate of Completion
- Free one-year membership to National Career Development Association (NCDA) to first-time members
- Eligible to apply for the new CCSP credential
Who Should Consider Taking This Program?
Anyone who wants to work with individuals in the following settings:
- Higher Education: Faculty, counselors, and support staff who address career-related, major selection, and job-search issues with their students
- Military personnel: education, job search, career and transition counselors and support staff
- Human resources professionals and support staff
- Workforce development: Career advisors, workshop presenters, business services liaisons and support staff
- Faith-based communities: Pastors, clergy, youth leaders, lay counselors, mentors
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 (including workforce development clientele)
- 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
Capability Statement is available upon request