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  • Objectives
    The Career Development Certificate program provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate career development; including individual career planning, career counseling, and program supervision.
  • Academic Title
    Career Development Certificate
  • Course description
    Course Descriptions

    College Success Skills
    Enhance and strengthen your skills for success for college and career. Emphasis is on personal management, study skills, and critical thinking.

    Foundations of Career Development

    Examine the overall practice of career development with emphasis on understanding the foundational theories and development of different approaches to career development.

    Introduction to Counselling Principles and Ethics in Career Development
    Analyze the basic tenets of counselling with an emphasis on approach and guidelines. In addition, focus on the ethical decision making process in career development.

    Career Counselling and Coaching Techniques
    Focus on strategies to deal effectively with obstacles clients face in order to make a successful transition into or back into the workforce.

    Developing Essential Competencies for Life/Work
    Build on personal capacity that help clients develop the essential competencies needed to be successful in their work and in their
    daily life.

    Work Search Strategies
    Explore specific skills and information required in successful job search, with an emphasis on résumé development, cover letters, and interview techniques.

    Individual Career Development Planning
    Explore avenues of self-discovery and personal inventories used to identify transferable skills and their importance to career choice. Gain skills applying self-portraits to client profiles.

    Program Supervision
    Gain an understanding of program management functions and the roles and responsibilities of program leadership.

    Creating a Learning Environment for Adults
    Examine the role of career development coaches in providing a diverse and flexible set of courses and processes to accommodate individuals and their needs.

    Resources and Tools for Career Development

    Develop skills in using the resources available to career development coaches including formal/informal assessment instruments, computer programs, and other educational planning tools.

    Career Development in the Workplace

    Explore the changing demographics of workers and the resources required to assist employees to make critical career decisions.
     
    Practicum

    In the practicum experience you have an opportunity to integrate your learning into practice. The fieldwork focus is on the professional development of the practitioner.

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