The University Certificate in Career Development
is a 30-credit (one-year full-time study) program. It is intended primarily for
practitioners who have some related work
experience in a human services field. The certificate builds on competencies already
developed to enhance the practitioner's
Graduates will learn about:
· career development concepts, principles, and
· the career development implications of social,
economic, and work trends
· using career resources and communication
skills creatively to
ethical and effective
assistance in a variety of settings
· critically evaluating their practice
· engaging in practitioner research.
core and psychology elective courses in this program assume a basic
background in psychology, it is strongly recommended that students have credit in PSYC 289 and PSYC 290
or their equivalent before registering in senior-level courses. Please note, however, that PSYC 289 and PSYC 290 are extra
to this program. The program courses also require students to have third-year university-level writing ability or
higher. To assess your
readiness for writing in 300- or 400-level courses, please contact a
Write Site staff member.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.