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Student Career Counseling

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This course is a study of career counseling from theory to practical application. The focus is on clearly delineated career guidance objectives and strategies for implementing career guidance programs in schools, including the development of individual career life plans for students. The course fosters appropriate use of career counseling tools such as computer-based guidance systems, labor market information, and assessment. It provides a historical perspective of current College Tech Prep and K-12 programs. Issues related to career counseling for individuals from specific populations are also addressed.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Theories and Models of Career Development

    • Examine the most influential theories and models of career development.
    • Analyze the need for career development services.

    Career and Educational Planning

    • Analyze the effects of economics, technology, and social/political trends on career counseling.
    • Analyze the need for school counselors to assist students and parents in preparing for the changing job market.

    Career Counseling in Schools

    • Examine the role of career guidance as a part of the Comprehensive Counseling Model adopted by many schools.
    • Utilize National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) Career Development Competencies by area and level to assist students in planning their education and career paths.
    • Analyze the components of career counseling in elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools.
    • Identify effective policies and organizational plans for a Career Resource Center.

    Career Life Planning

    • Examine the perspectives of work.
    • Analyze the need for a change from occupational perspective to life perspective.
    • Identify aspects of career development in the schools, including College-Tech Prep programs.

    Assessment in Career Counseling

    • Evaluate assessment instruments to determine which assessments would be the most valuable in counseling a students.
    • Identify ethical and legal considerations of assessments in career counseling.
    • Examine a variety of assessment instruments available in schools and local job agencies.

    Computers for Career Counseling

    • Describe the common components and applications in career counseling of a computerized information delivery system (CIDS) or an interactive guidance system.
    • Use a computerized information delivery system (CIDS) or an interactive guidance system to aid in counseling a student.

    Educational, Occupational, and Labor Market Resources

    • Analyze labor market classification systems, career resources, and uses and limitations of labor market projections.
    • Utilize labor market information to help a student formulate career goals.

    Career Guidance Programs for Specific Populations

    • Describe career guidance strategies that promote the success of career counseling for individuals from specific populations.
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