This program provides postbaccalaureate students the competencies needed to succeed in the field of career counseling. Students will acquire competencies in the areas of: job development, integrated life planning, lifestyle and career development theory, career counseling, occupational information, community resources, assessment, cross-cultural counseling, and career counseling for special populations.
This certificate program requires the student to be in a graduate counseling program or to have already completed such a program. The student must have an adviser for this certificate program; course substitutions may be permitted only with adviser approval.
Professional standards in the field require that candidates possess a Master's Degree in Counseling for employment.
The certificate requires evidence of completion of 11 units of prerequisites and 32 required units, with a minimum B (3.0) average. Refer to the Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Study: General Information chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.
Requirements (43 units)
Prerequisites (11 units)
COUN 428 Measurement Issues in Counseling (4)
COUN 503 Sociological and Cultural Factors in Counseling (4)
COUN 505 Practicum: Counseling (3)
Required Courses (32 units)
COUN 448 Career Counseling for Adults (4)
COUN 506 Individual Counseling Strategies (4)
COUN 510 Counseling Students in Higher Education (4)
COUN 516 Group Counseling (4)
COUN 587 Seminar: Higher Education Counseling (4)
COUN 588C Supervised Practice in Rehabilitation/Career Counseling (8)
SOC 447 Sociology of Occupations and Professions (4)