Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2017.
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 effectiveness.
Graduates will learn about:
Because most 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.
|Total credits in the program||30|
Focus Area 1: Disciplinary Electives
Focus Area 2: Interdisciplinary Electives
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.||15|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits||15|
Required Courses (15 credits)
|PSYC 200||Introduction to Career Development||(3)|
|PHIL 333||Professional Ethics||(3)|
|PSYC 300||Theories of Career Development||(3)|
|PSYC 405||Creating a Working Alliance||(3)|
|PSYC 433||Career Development Culminating Research Paper||(3)|
Focus Area 1: Disciplinary Elective Courses
|EDPY 351||Inclusive Education for Students with Diverse Needs||(3)|
|EDPY/PSYC 389||Learning Disabilities: Issues and Interventions||(3)|
|PSYC 323||Developmental Psychology||(3)|
|PSYC 345||The Psychology of Women||(3)|
|PSYC 347||Introduction to Feminist Counselling||(3)|
|PSYC 350||Adolescent Psychology||(3)|
|PSYC 356||Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues||(3)|
|PSYC 381||Psychology of Adult Development||(3)|
|PSYC 388||Introduction to Counselling||(3)|
|PSYC 401||Learning Through Life||(3)|
|PSYC 406||Introduction to Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy||(3)|
|PSYC 441||Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice I||(3)|
|PSYC 442||Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice II||(3)|
|PSYC 443||Special Projects in Career Development I||(3)|
|PSYC 444||Special Projects in Career Development II||(3)|
Focus Area 2: Interdisciplinary Elective Courses
|COMM 277||Group Communication||(3)|
|EDUC/HRMT 310||The Canadian Training System||(3)|
|ENGL 306||The Literature of Work||(3)|
|HRMT 301||Recruitment and Selection||(3)|
|HRMT/ORGB 386||Introduction to Human Resource Management||(3)|
|HRMT/ORGB 387||Strategic Human Resource Management||(3)|
|IDRL 309/LGST 310||Human Rights, the Charter and Labour Relations||(3)|
|ORGB 300||Organizational Culture||(3)|
|ORGB 364||Organizational Behaviour||(3)|
|POLI 309||Canadian Government and Politics||(3)|
|SOCI 321||Sociology of Work and Industry||(3)|
|SOCI/WGST 345||Women and Work in Canada||(3)|
|SOCI 380||Canadian Ethnic Relations||(3)|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Updated July 27 2017 by laurab