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.

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6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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George Mason University

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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 you will benefit

  • Recognizing challenges and strategies to maintain quality in career counseling
  • Add value to your coaching services by providing quality career development plans
  • Advance your career by helping others in their career

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
  1. Introduction to Career Planning for Clients
  2. Understanding the Stages of Career Development
  3. Identifying Client's Career Goals and Challenges
  4. Employability and Career Planning
  5. Working with Diverse Audiences
  6. Addressing Challenges that Client's Face
  7. Career Counseling Interviews
  8. Creating Career Development Plans
  9. Traps to Avoid in Career Counseling
  10. Maintaining Quality in Career Coaching Services

Thea Roberts is an instructor with a background in business administration. Previously, she was a finance officer and employment advisor. She also held a position in the Washington State Ombudsman Program. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts.

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 8 or newer.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Any word processing application (not included in enrollment).
  • QuickTime.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

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

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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.

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.

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.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) 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.

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

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.

This course is non-credit, so it does 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 about financial assistance.

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