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Career Counselor

The average worker switches jobs more than 10 times in their career. With career pathways becoming more varied, good career advice is in demand. Career counselors help others develop their career with smart goals and clear directions. If you love to help others, career coaching can be a great profession.

The Career Counselor course will help you assist others in their career journey. You will learn the stages of career development, the fundamentals of career planning, and how to work with diverse audiences. You will be able to help jobseekers navigate their career change with meaningful results.    

6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

University of the District of Columbia Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Career Counselor

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2039

What You Will Learn
  • Understand fundamental goals and identify key stages of career development
  • Identify common career challenges and learn to conduct career counseling interviews
  • Understand your clients and identify their career goals
  • Create and deliver comprehensive career development plans
  • Create a quality career coaching service
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Recognizing challenges and strategies to maintain quality in careers counseling
  • Add value to your coaching services by providing quality career development plans
  • Advance your career by helping others in their career

Outline

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Detail
I.    Introduction to Career Planning for Clients 
II.    Understanding the Stages of Career Development 
III.    Identifying Client's Career Goals and Challenges 
IV.    Employability and Career Planning 
V.   Working with Diverse Audiences 
VI.    Addressing Challenges that Client's Face 
VII.    Career Counseling Interviews 
VIII.    Creating Career Development Plans 
IX.   Traps to Avoid in Career Counseling 
X.    Maintaining Quality in Career Coaching Services 

Instructors & Support

Thea Roberts

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Arts

Roberts is an academic mentor and lecturer. She has over two decades of work history in the areas of hospitality supervision and resort management.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course.  

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word is recommended (not included in enrollment).
  • Apple QuickTime.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the “Contact Us” form.

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