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Student Vocational Development And 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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    Education and Career Planning

    • Examine job placement strategies and tools for use in school guidance programs.
    • Identify aspects of career development in the schools, including College Tech Prep programs.
    • Analyze labor market classification systems, career resources, and occupational trends.

    Career Counseling in Schools

    • Examine the role of career guidance as a part of the comprehensive counseling model adopted by many states and schools.
    • Utilize national and state student standards to assist in planning student education and career paths.
    • Analyze the curriculum of career counseling in elementary, middle or junior high, and high schools to ensure it meets students’ developmental needs.

    Facilitating Individual Career Planning

    • Explain why various skills, education, and training are necessary in preparing for the world of work.
    • Analyze the need for school counselors to assist students and parents in preparing for the changing job market.
    • Assess career guidance strategies that promote the success of career counseling for individuals from diverse populations.

    Foundations of Career Development and Counseling

    • Describe the need for career development services.
    • Explain the historical effects of economic, technological, social, and political trends on career counseling services.
    • Examine the most influential theories and models of career development.

    Resources for Career Exploration and Development

    • Use a computerized information delivery system (CIDS) to aid in counseling a student.
    • Explain criteria and organizational plans for a well organized career resource center in a school.

    Career Assessment Tools

    • Analyze career assessment instruments to determine which would be the most valuable in counseling a student.
    • Analyze ethical and legal considerations of assessments in career counseling.
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