This program is geared toward individuals wanting to work in the field of career counselling – or those who are already working in a related field but lack the appropriate education. The course schedule has been revised to allow completion in just 16 months (12 months for fast-track entrants). The program runs year-round and is delivered in modular fashion in semesters 2, 3 and 4.
Individuals working in the field of career and work counselling must be informed about current educational and occupational trends in order to make appropriate referrals and utilize vocational assessment tools with their clients. This program exposes students to individual and group career counselling theory and practice.
Through classroom study and supervised placements, students are prepared to deliver career counselling services that are professional, informed and current. Students learn to advise and counsel others on career planning, career change, career revision and school-to-work transition, as well as career change related to injury, illness, inappropriate career choice or job loss. Topics covered include job-search preparation, career management, human rights legislation and diversity.
The career-work focus of this program reflects the rapidly changing field of career counselling, and addresses the special, diverse requirements of the Greater Toronto Area.
This program is unique in Ontario.
Part Time Study Options
This program can be taken part-time, weekday evenings and Saturdays at St. James Campus. The part-time program generally takes three to four years to complete. For more information and to begin the application process, call 416-415-5000 (or 1-800-265-2002), ext. 2185. We also offer a part-time Constructivist Career Counselling (Postgraduate) certificate. The part-time option also offers certificates based on national standards and guidelines.